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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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ALUMNI of PIR 9/1/2011 TG 42 Div 281-290, 818, 819, 942


ALUMNI of PIR 9/1/2011 TG 42 Div 281-290, 818, 819, 942

Group for those who's Sailors graduated 09/01/2011 - "veryproud" started this group, but please contact "DiverMom" with any issues/concerns regarding this board. CONGRATULATIONS to all the new NAVY family members!  Thank you!

Members: 111
Latest Activity: Aug 9, 2012


Latest Great Lakes, Illinois, weather

Discussion Forum

Ship 02 Div942

Started by towermom. Last reply by Ashley Sep 10, 2011. 159 Replies

Looking for anyone else that has someone in Ship02Div942 - received form letter and the 3 sentences from my son!! Continue

Ship 04 Div 819 PIR 9/1

Started by DiverMom. Last reply by whsmom Sep 4, 2011. 146 Replies

Moving the discussions from the Boot Camp site to here so we are organized and connected... Continue

ship 12 div 285

Started by Chris's MOM. Last reply by Chris's MOM Aug 31, 2011. 240 Replies

 is there any mom's for ship 12 div 285 I can chat with ?Continue

My son CJ is in Division 942 ship 02 Recruit Training

Started by CJsmom Aug 30, 2011. 0 Replies

My son CJ is in this group I believe or this is where I send his letters I want to see pictures please!!!

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You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 9/1/2011 TG 42 Div 281-290, 818, 819, 942 to add comments!

Comment by Cranny(Ship04 Div819 PIR 09/01) on November 1, 2011 at 8:28am
DiverMom-My son also just completed dive prep and is in Panama City! I am so proud of these young men! Wishing them all the best on this next phase of their journey!
Comment by DiverMom on October 26, 2011 at 4:07pm
Just touching base with you all!  My Sailor just completed dive prep in Great Lakes and will be headed to Panama City, Florida for A School - finally!  It is so wonderful to be able to send care packages, Skype, have phone calls with no time limit!  I hope you all are doing well in transitioning to new phases in your lives, as well!  Take Care!  
Comment by surfincin on September 24, 2011 at 10:52pm
It is so awesome talking my my son now and being able to finally send him care packages :)
Comment by boilermom on September 24, 2011 at 9:16pm

He is doing well. Communication is a wonderful thing!


Comment by Crystal(ship11div282)(EM1150) on September 24, 2011 at 8:29pm
Missing talking to some of you ladies, but so glad to talk with my SR daily. He's adjusting to A school, Hope all is well with our group. : )
Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on September 24, 2011 at 5:04pm
How's everybody doing?  Isn't it great to be able to talk to our kids now and hear the excitement in their voices as they pursue their dreams? It is still very hard on them with adapting to A school, I hope everybody is settling in well.
Comment by diannep on September 16, 2011 at 6:12pm
Thanks, wellen.  I will pass that along!
Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on September 16, 2011 at 4:44pm
Yes, 818, flew out just this past Tuesday, the 13th. Labor Day played into it as well as space avail. in Coronado.
Comment by diannep on September 16, 2011 at 2:58pm

Hey, ladies.  Did any of your sailors fly out after PIR on Monday or later?  We had been told that all fly out on Sat or Sun, but that is being questioned now.  We want to make sure we pass on accurate info.  So please post if you had a sailor fly out AFTER the weekend, rather than during it.  Thanks! 

Blessings to your new sailors!

Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on September 14, 2011 at 8:50am
Thank YOU FIreteam Leader!

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