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 Mike's Mom (S-PACT/Yokosuka,JP) on March 6, 2013 at 9:32am
Just checking in on the gang. Thank you all again for being there during BC. Don't know if I would have made it without you all!
Comment by cincymom1/VirginiaBeach on January 26, 2013 at 11:54am
Hey everyone! I still enjoy all the comments and still laugh at all our antics
(daubersmom) with our Sailors! I talk to mine almost everyday. He's stationed right now in Virginia Beach. He was home for the holidays and it was more than wonderful. I pray everyone has a blessed day, and I'll check in again in a few days,
Comment by daubersmom on January 24, 2013 at 8:41pm

Hi all, Hope all is well. Well my cover is blown now.. LOL I had asked if anyone was going to the HM Graduation today and if they were to please take pictures of my Sailor for me since I couldnt go. I got a text from my Sailor today, here is what he said: " daubersmom? Really??? and how many people did you ask to take my picture?"then I expalined that for security reasons we couldnt use their name on this site so his reply was " Daubersmom????" then I get a text that says " I couldnt believe it when someone asked me if you were Daubersmom and I told him no!!!" LMAO Just had to share that and I hope you all got as big of a chuckle as I did... Never underestimate the power of a Taznavian Mom...

Comment by Karen on January 24, 2013 at 5:10pm
Hello, everyone! Hope you all are doing well. Does anyone know about the process of getting contact lenses with Tricare Prime? I ran out this week and I'm not sure how to go about getting contacts. This is my first time having this insurance and I'm kinda lost with how to go about it. Thanks!
Comment by cynthia/Matt'smom@SanDiego/FN on January 14, 2013 at 2:46am

Hello group!  how is everyone doing?  Doing better now that I know that I can still have good contact with my Sailor while he is deployed in Bahrain.  A change of plans for him are in the works and we won't know for a little while what they are.  His original job is an engine man on a minesweeping ship, but due to his eyes getting worse and he is now fully color blind he has to be assigned another job, they want to gain him into another position with the crew he is with, but if not, I'm sure they will do what is best.  He is remaining upbeat and doing well, he adjust quickly and has such a great attitude, so I know he will do good at whatever they find him to do.  @  daubersmom, great to see your post, I'm still trying to get use to the emptynest as well, it is a journey, lol!!    looking foward to reading posts from other's on here, wishing everyone well!!

Comment by daubersmom on January 13, 2013 at 9:34am

Hi all,

Sorry I havent been on here much, still trying to adjust to the empty nest syndrome.. I did have both of my kids home for Christmas, it was so nice, but then they left and I felt like I started over dealing with it.. All is good though, I am so proud of both of them..

I have a huge favor to ask, if anyone is going to the graduation ceremony in San Antonio, could you please get a picture of my Sailor getting his certificate? I am really bummed out it is during the week and I do not have enough vacation days left to go.

I hope all is doing well and I really do miss talking to you all. I will do better at coming in here to check on you all and your Sailors...

Comment by kimboskids2010/Nuke-TR on January 3, 2013 at 5:50pm

Hey - Ladies!!  hope that everyone had and wonderful

Christmas and a great new years... we had a wonderful christmas this year...all 3 sons were here, even our sailor...Nuke A-school had a break!!!  He left to go back this am.  Am going to miss him again, but it's okay!!! He seems good and happy. 

Hope all the young men and ladies stay safe as they all return back from holiday travels....

Comment by cynthia/Matt'smom@SanDiego/FN on January 2, 2013 at 8:20pm

Happy New Year to all of you!  I too just had an awesome time with my Sailor for the holidays.  As of right now, he is on his way to Bahrain for deployment on his ship.  He will be on a minesweeper ship, not sure I am doing well with that lol, but I am praying and relying on our Lord to be with them all while they are doing what they are trained to do.  @ awesome for you all, I know you are enjoying it all, blessings!  @ San Diego moms out there, that is where my Sailor will be when he is not deployed, looking forward to talking to you on here! 

Keeping all of our Sailors on my daily prayer list, we have been through so much with them on this journey, and I am glad we did it here together, you are all a great blessing to me.

Comment by GNLmom(IC@GL for A school) on December 26, 2012 at 11:59pm

Hello EVERYONE!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!! Mine begins tomorrow (Dec 27th). I pick up my sailor at the airport at 8am. I can't believe it's been 3 months since I have seen her. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa! I hope I can sleep tonight! I will be cherishing every moment of the next 10 days before I have to let go of her again. 

Comment by NarMom on December 17, 2012 at 12:43pm

Hello, Always a Mom (Janis)

Merry Christmas to you too. My daughter is station in San Diego, she just came back from a short trip across the water, a quick turn around for 5 days. This was  her first sail. She said she got sick the first day but now she  have sea legs she's a CS and her ship isnt ready yet, so she's dock\port for now. she has signed up for 4 years and that what they say she'll be until then unless she gets deployed. (not looking forward to that). Hopefully she'll get to come home for Christmas.

Happy Belated birthday to your son, I'm sure he enjoyed those cookies. You had to go through alot,,,great information to know in case I send my sailor some goodies. Glad you and your family get to spend Christmas with your sailor.

Thanks for sharing.



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