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 PIR 9/7/2012


Alumni PIR 9/7/2012

A Place for loved ones of SR in PIR 09/07

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 119
Latest Activity: Feb 12, 2013

Welcome to PIR 09/07/2012

CLICK ME for the link to the RTC WEBSITE

CLICK ME for the PIR 09/07/2012 MEET and GREETS

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.






Discussion Forum

Veteran Moms ~ I need your help 900's divisions

Started by Craig. Last reply by GrannyRachel29Palms Feb 12, 2013. 27 Replies

Ship 02 Div 943

Started by Haup9. Last reply by Haup9 Oct 10, 2012. 95 Replies

Ship 9 Div 284

Started by brendabo. Last reply by GaMom284 Sep 14, 2012. 100 Replies

Ship 9 Div 287 and 288

Started by Mom of B. Last reply by happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) Sep 11, 2012. 266 Replies

Ship 03 Division 282

Started by nolanavymom (Ship 03 Div 282). Last reply by nolanavymom (Ship 03 Div 282) Sep 8, 2012. 123 Replies

PIR 9/7/12 - SHIP 12 - DIV 285/286

Started by RebeccaLee63. Last reply by dyschell Sep 6, 2012. 133 Replies

Ship 3 Div 281

Started by tracyln. Last reply by tracyln Sep 3, 2012. 51 Replies

PIR Sept 7

Started by careersailor. Last reply by tlb4444 Sep 2, 2012. 3 Replies

PIR Sept 7

Started by careersailor Sep 1, 2012. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Alumni PIR 9/7/2012 to add comments!

Comment by GrannyRachel29Palms on October 21, 2012 at 8:38pm

My sailor is in A-school in Ft Sam Houston. Basic Corpsman training is going well. Apparently, Navy, Air force, Army have a rivalry going. Why 20 Army pukes would try and rumble with 4 SO Corpsmen is a puzzler. Navy won. hehehe. My sailor was amused by the event. I get an occasional text, and see his rare Facebook post. I guess he's busy. Ah well, when they get deployed, we hear less. GO NAVY! let's just be supportive of our sailors. I'm not going to whine about it, they are doing a fine job.

Comment by happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) on October 21, 2012 at 1:03am

jeepmom~ Wow! My daughter is ATI and will be just STARTING school Monday! Has been there since 07Sept.!! Good for you that yours did not have a long waiting period :)


Comment by jeepmom on October 18, 2012 at 10:03pm


    My son is almost done in Pensicola,we are lucky we hear from him alot and have been Skyping. He's supposed to be going to Lemore next(which is awesome cause we're in San Diego) on the 27th. He is coming home YEAH!He is AD

Comment by happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) on October 13, 2012 at 2:26am
Bethr you are not the only 1. My daughter is in Pensacola and has not started A school yet. we text a couple times a week but she won't call me and she hasn't written me any letters however neither have I. I thought since she has her phone that we didn't need to read any more letters but maybe I need to start writing them.
Comment by bethr311 on September 29, 2012 at 4:47pm
My son is not being very communicative since boot camp! Is that a guy thing? I told him I missed his letters from boot camp! He has a computer and cell phone, he says the cell phone service is bad. He just started classes this week and said the time before that was a lot of briefings. Being a mom I want to know about everything: food, weather, bugs, laundry, roommate, etc. Anyone else have a sailor at Goose Creek SC?
Comment by happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) on September 29, 2012 at 4:28pm

I text with my daughter a lot, but have only had one GOOD phone conversation with her. Seems as though she is stuck waiting to class up to start school! She doesn't do much but clean and stand watch!

Hey BMANSMOM, haven't heard from you in forever!

Comment by BMANSMOM(ship09DIV288) on September 23, 2012 at 6:23pm
My sailor is doing great. He found out that he will be heading to the fleet a lot sooner. He seems very happy. I love being able to talk and skype with him. I hope everyone is doing well.
Comment by QuestioningSerenity on September 23, 2012 at 6:08am

Two weeks have flown by so fast, and it's wonderful to hear from out Sailors more often. So hows everyone doing? Your sailors?

Comment by happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) on September 14, 2012 at 12:26am

Can you guys believe the next PIR is already here?!?! WOW how time flies!!!

Comment by Page ship 09 div 287 9-7-12 on September 13, 2012 at 11:50pm
Brendano! Yes my Sailor is in San Antonio Corps schools ;) Feel free to message me!

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