This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



ALUMNI OF PIR 08/31/2012 TG 42 — 12 Divisions (269–278, 818 & 942)


ALUMNI OF PIR 08/31/2012 TG 42 — 12 Divisions (269–278, 818 & 942)

This is a group for family & friends of SRs who PIR is 8/31/2012!

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 126
Latest Activity: Jul 6, 2013

Welcome to PIR 8/31/2012!

OPSEC OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance. Please take the time
to read the OPSEC and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names of Sailors/Recruits are not allowed on this site. If it is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended. First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.





CLICK ME for the PIR 08/31/2012 MEET and GREETS

Discussion Forum

Ship4 Div. 818

Started by Jodi-alumni Ship 4. Last reply by MamaG Sep 3, 2012. 239 Replies

Ship 9 Div 275/276 Training group 42

Started by ohcheet (nuke MM3). Last reply by MissMe27 Aug 28, 2012. 29 Replies

Ship 09 Div 273/274

Started by GraceRae<3. Last reply by mcp1525 Aug 28, 2012. 76 Replies

Ship 12, Divisions 269/270

Started by CookieGVB. Last reply by GunsMom Aug 28, 2012. 86 Replies

Ship 12 Divisions 271/272

Started by GANukeMom(EM mom). Last reply by AMY(CODY'S MOM) Aug 24, 2012. 48 Replies

Ship 12 Div 270

Started by Matt's Mom-Ship12, Div-270. Last reply by Matt's Mom-Ship12, Div-270 Aug 24, 2012. 4 Replies

PIR 8/31/12 SHIP 3/DIV 277/278

Started by Debi K. Last reply by amanda Aug 24, 2012. 32 Replies

Ship 2/Division 942

Started by nursecat(ship 2/ DIV 942). Last reply by AMOMMSO Aug 19, 2012. 20 Replies

N4M’s Community Guidelines and OPSEC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Geraley T Aug 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 08/31/2012 TG 42 — 12 Divisions (269–278, 818 & 942) to add comments!

Comment by GANukeMom(EM mom) on July 6, 2013 at 5:48pm

Happy Anniversary Everyone!!!! We made it through our First year. I thank God daily for all of you.

Now, let's get ready for year 2.


My Sailor is 1/8 of the way through his first enlistment. What about your's?

Comment by GraceRae<3 on December 12, 2012 at 5:27pm

Just wanted to say happy holidays to everyone before my hubby comes home and I get super swamped!! Love to you all and your families :)

Comment by GANukeMom(EM mom) on November 20, 2012 at 1:27pm

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. I am truly blessed by having all of you in my Navy family.

Comment by ellen0502 on October 10, 2012 at 2:33am

momplus2, Here is a link to the group for those with loved ones in Japan. I am sure someone there will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Comment by momplus2 on October 8, 2012 at 2:44pm

Thank you Jodi-almuni Ship 4 Div 818. How do I get to the bootcamp moms site to connect with her? This will help a great deal. Thank you so much!

Comment by Jodi-alumni Ship 4 on October 7, 2012 at 9:30pm

momplus2-there is a mom on bootcamp moms site whose son is leaving for Japan also. You may want to contact her. I think her name was dawn64, maybe the two of you can get together and share ideas.

Comment by momplus2 on October 4, 2012 at 4:10pm


Hope all are doing well. My son has orders to be in Japan by the beginning of November. I am wondering if there is a support group or other moms that have a son or daughter going to Japan? I would like to know if anyone can offer any tips, suggestions or anything else to know before my son leaves for Japan...Thank you:)

Comment by SRB's Mom on September 8, 2012 at 5:57pm
GANukeMom, my son is EM from 275/PIR 8/31. I sent you a friend request.
Comment by GANukeMom(EM mom) on September 7, 2012 at 10:28pm

My Sailor is now an EM at Charleston, SC. He says they will class up next week. He is rooming with another EM that was from Div 275. If he belongs to you, please let me know.


Comment by Mrs. Woody on September 3, 2012 at 10:53pm

My Sailor was Div 261 (PIR 8/24). 


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