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 09/14/2012: A global force of TazNavyan Momsters!


Alumni of PIR 09/14/2012: A global force of TazNavyan Momsters!

We've survived Boot Camp and now dedicate ourselves to supporting, comforting, and sharing the next steps in ours and our sailor's lives!

Location: United States of America
Members: 125
Latest Activity: Dec 8, 2018

Welcome to PIR 09/14/2012! A place for friends and family to stay connected!

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 in your username you will need to change your username. If yours 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 to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends".








Discussion Forum

A School Ft Sam Houston

Started by daubersmom. Last reply by daubersmom Jan 14, 2013. 23 Replies

SAs to Japan

Started by Mike's Mom (S-PACT/Yokosuka,JP). Last reply by PaulaKylesMom (JapanNavyMom) Dec 11, 2012. 1 Reply


Started by OUgrad02. Last reply by Mike's Mom (S-PACT/Yokosuka,JP) Nov 1, 2012. 2 Replies

Ship 12, Division 296

Started by KellyCali. Last reply by daubersmom Oct 17, 2012. 71 Replies

Anyone have a sailor going to Meridian, MS for A school from PIR?

Started by yeomanmom. Last reply by lindagr41 - Ship 12 Div 295/296 Sep 20, 2012. 3 Replies

Check in here if you son/daughter is heading to Groton after PIR 9/14/12

Started by lisafriess (Norfolk Sub). Last reply by ellen0502 Sep 20, 2012. 5 Replies

Ship 3/Div 297-298

Started by ModestoAngel (IT/ATF Pensacola). Last reply by ellen0502 Sep 20, 2012. 82 Replies

Ship 14, Divisions 289/290

Started by MamaB=Ship 14, Div 290. Last reply by ellen0502 Sep 20, 2012. 88 Replies

Ship 13 Divisions 293-294

Started by mrstower (AM/Pensacola). Last reply by ellen0502 Sep 20, 2012. 7 Replies

Mom's Tshirts for our PIR

Started by Lynda (MA-Little Creek, Va). Last reply by Lynda (MA-Little Creek, Va) Sep 17, 2012. 89 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by kimboskids2010/Nuke-TR on August 6, 2014 at 7:53pm

Greetings to all of you!!!  just notice that in alittle over a month, it will be two years since our sailor graduated bc.  Hope all your sailors are well and are happy with this navy life...just saw my sailor...still in the trainning phase for him--almost done with proto-type and nuclear training. he was home for a week a month ago for the 1st time in 18 mo..

Comment by Mike's Mom (S-PACT/Yokosuka,JP) on September 7, 2013 at 6:41pm
Close to a year now and what a ride!! Mike is in Japan. They did joint exercises in Australia during the summer. He finally got a room in the barraks. Loves Japan, navy not so much. We are hoping to visit in Japan next fall or the following spring (2014-2015). Don't hear from him nearly often enough.
Comment by cincymom1/VirginiaBeach on September 6, 2013 at 8:41am
Congratulations GNLmom and your new Marine. My son came home for the 4 day Labor Day weekend. It's amazing to see how mature he is now. He's really enjoying being in the Navy and every time I put on my t shirt I'm reminded of our time together.
Comment by GNLmom(IC@GL for A school) on September 5, 2013 at 11:26am

Hello All! It's been a rough 13 weeks, but it's almost over. My son just finished with the CRUCIBLE and is now a UNITED STATES MARINE!!! We leave for San Diego in one week for his Graduation and to bring him home for 10 days of leave. I got to see his platoon video last night. I CRIED LIKE A BABY when I saw him! My daughter is home with us for one more week. She arrived last week. We were going to surprise my son at graduation wwith her being there, but that fell thru. Her orders were changed at the last minute. So now instead of leaving for San Diego with us on Thursday, she leaves to report to her ship. Very heart breaking, as he was really wanting to see his sister, since it's been since Christmas when she was last home. But that's military for ya. 

Here is pics of them both sailor.jpg marine.jpg

Comment by ProudNavyMom,NavySchoolofMusic on July 2, 2013 at 10:56am

Hi All!  GNLmom almost made me cry!  I miss everyone & I didn't realize that until I saw her familiar name:)

We will be visiting our sailor next week.  He was able to come home for Christmas, but we haven't seen him since.  He will have 2 weeks leave at the end of July too.

He's been enjoying his time in the Navy & I'm still a "Proud Navy Mom"!!


Hope everyone is well & Happy 4th of July!!

Comment by GNLmom(IC@GL for A school) on June 29, 2013 at 7:25pm

HI everyone! wanted to check inand see how you were doing. It's been almost a year since this group started boot camp. WOW!! Can't believe it's been that long already. My sailor will be home for a couple of weeks at the end of August before having to report for duty at her ship. I am excited to see her again. It's been since the Christmas stand down since I have gotten to see her. I am counting fdown the days, only 59 days to go!

On a more solomn note, my son left 2 weeks ago for his boot camp in San Diego. I got his FORM letter this past Thursday. I have joined the Marine Family network and they are very informative and supportive. Maybe it's because I have so much time invested with this group already, but I feel more comfortable coming to you all for support. Guess I gotta learn to make new friends again, lol. His graduation is mid September and I am planning my trip. Already looking for hotels and have been checking flights since February. 

I hope everyone is doing good and their sailors too! will check back later. LOVE YOU LIKE FAMILY!!

Comment by daubersmom on April 9, 2013 at 9:59am

Hi all,

Just thought I would check in a see what everyone is up too.. My sailor is doing good, is at his first duty station for at least 2 years.. bought a car.. and is happy.. I on the other hand decided to make some life changes..(think its my mid life crisis) I have left my job of 12 years and decided to go back to school!! I am in a CNA class now, will graduate in May and then I am going to take the CMA and Home health Aide classes.. My goal is to work for Hospice.. I have thrown myself into certain organizations that support our military, met and had lunch with two other navy moms last sunday, and have really been happy with my new life..

So.. even though I think it is my midlife crisis,LOL I am having alot of fun and feel so content.. And here I was dreading the empty nest syndrome!! LOL 

Comment by cynthia/Matt'smom@SanDiego/FN on April 8, 2013 at 9:23pm

Military friends, I just wanted to caution you not to accept friend requests from other "navy wives" you don't personally know or don't have mutual friends with (even then be cautious). In the last two days, both a local fb navy wives group and a Hawaii military community group I'm on have had individuals with fake profiles request adds to the group and then add other navy spouses as friends. The profiles are clearly fake (stolen pictures from other wives blogs, etc), and the profiles only created a day or two prior. When questioned about their authenticity, the profiles suddenly get deleted. The incidents will be reported to NICS but I wanted to remind EVERYONE to be cautious. Practice OPSEC and PERSEC and DON'T hint at anything. Al Qaeda called for its members to glean info about military member and their FAMILIES via social networking a year or so ago so please be overly cautious. Loose lips DO sink ships.....remember the USS Cole?!?! Feel free to repost

Comment by GNLmom(IC@GL for A school) on March 24, 2013 at 12:43pm
Gosh haven't been on here in a while but I have been reading the posts through my email. My sailor is still in GL getting ready to start C school next month. She gets to come home late August then reports for duty in September. She will miss her brother's high school graduation but hopes to attend his marine boot camp graduation before going to her station. I am very proud of her and her accomplishments. She graduated A school 2nd in her class. She has made lots of friends who has now become her new family and I am very glad she has them. I miss her but we do talk/text/video chat at least 4 or 5 times a week so its not as bad as boot camp. My son leaves for San Diego 2 days after graduating high school. My separation anxiety is starting to kick in. I burst into tears the other day at work. This one is gonna be harder on me cause he's the baby and mama's boy. I have already joined the marine parents site, but I already know I have a wonderful support group with my fellow momsters. Take care everyone and I will check in again soon.
Comment by Kira (Daughter AT1 Whidbey) on March 20, 2013 at 5:32pm
Looks like this group quieted down a lot in the last six months while our sailors/airmen are flung about the country and world.

I'm the mom of a future ATI who is still in Pensacola since the day after PIR (with a great Christmas trip home to San Francisco). We went to visit her in Pensacola 2 weekends ago for her 20th birthday and had a GREAT time spending 2 whole days with her seeing the sights and having fresh gulf seafood and enjoying the beautiful sunny (but cold) weather and white sand beaches of Florida.

She's still in Pensacola A school until May, but we're sitting on pins and needles until mid-April when she finds out where C school will be and where she will be working as an ATI after that. We're hoping for somewhere close to California. She's doing so great in A school (#1 in her class) so we're hoping that helps in getting to pick where she's posted.

Good luck to everyone's graduates and hope everyone's Navy careers (short or long term) are flourishing.


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