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 FresnoNavyMom (Nuke School) on December 13, 2012 at 7:57pm

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmas to everyone. I hope you are all doing well this first holiday season since our Sailors signed up. My daughter and I took some holiday pictures by our Christmas tree today. I thought I'd share them with you guys. I play Mrs.Claus at local hospitals and for kids. Today I was at the Veteran's hospital. It was so moving for me to go deliver gifts to Veterans.

Comment by Lynda (MA-Little Creek, Va) on December 12, 2012 at 12:11am

My sailor is feeling alittle more at home in Virginia Beach. He had a special treat this past week. The WWE wrestlers did a Support the troops special that will air on December 19th on USA channel. He's in a picture with his fellow MA's and the wrestlers on the WWE's facebook page. I have a celebrity now.

I sent him a package through the snail mail and never got to him. I'm hoping that it's at his base somewhere and will finally get to him. Prayers that it does it had some of his xbox games and alot of cup of soup he requested. And a very special card his little sister sent him.

I hope all is well with everyone. Have a happy and safe Holiday. Sending lots of love and hugs.

Comment by NarMom on December 11, 2012 at 11:55am

Hello everyone,

It's been a while since I've been on here, Glad to hear that everyone is doing well and that their sailor is doing well.

Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday and God Bless you and your sailor.

Comment by Mike's Mom (S-PACT/Yokosuka,JP) on December 11, 2012 at 2:58am
So good to hear from you all. My sailor is on the Cowpens out of yokosuka, JP. He is liking the navy even though he is undesignated and doing scut work. He absolutely LOVES Japan! He says he is happier than he has ever been in his adult lie. That warms my heart so much. To know he is happy and has a decent job. Don't know when we will see him again, probably the holidays next year. It has been really hard to have him so far away. I would never make it through if it weren't for you all and your support. Thanks to all of you. Wishing you a happy holiday season. Praying for our sailors. Be strong moms!
Comment by ProudNavyMom,NavySchoolofMusic on December 6, 2012 at 9:03am

Hey fellow NavyMomsters! - I've really enjoyed reading all your posts. Thought I'd get on here & send an update:

My son has been attending A School in Virginia Beach & will graduate in March. He is finally in his element. He's thriving & really growing up. He didn't come home for Thanksgiving, but will be home for Christmas. We're planning an open house & he'll have a lot of time to spend with friends. 

It breaks my heart to read on other blogs how some sailors are struggling. The Navy has been a true blessing in our lives. I really don't know what my son would have done without this amazing opportunity.

I have come across 2 other families locally who are in the Navy too, so we've stayed connected. That's really cool!

I must admit, I do miss the 100+ emails each day from this group:), but life has a way to keep us busy, doesn't it?... - Love Y'all! & Merry Christmas!

Comment by cynthia/Matt'smom@SanDiego/FN on December 2, 2012 at 5:33pm

My son will be heading to San Diego this upcoming week.  He will be coming home for Christmas, then to head back and then ship out to the middle east.  I am not looking forward to him leaving after the holiday and hope I can keep it together at least until he leaves.  My heart is always with him as well as my prayers, that is my only gift to him that I feel will best help him.  Hope all of you are doing well and your sailors too, Blessings!

Comment by FresnoNavyMom (Nuke School) on November 22, 2012 at 1:08pm

Well, I've been absent for a long time too, but I needed my Navy Moms this morning. Like many of us, it's my first holiday without my son home. I'm really missing him today! I don't even feel like cooking. I have to keep a happy face for my daughter. She's suffering too.

Well, I had to get that off my chest to a group of moms who will understand. I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving, and at least gets some telephone or Skype time with their sailors. :)

Comment by cynthia/Matt'smom@SanDiego/FN on November 21, 2012 at 10:57pm

Hello everyone!!  It's been a while since I've been on here.  Have been busy with grandchildren, part time work, and church activities.  I read some of the posts but really never have enough time to respond, I fall asleep at the computer, lolol!!   My son will be home for christmas and then off to San Diego after his return, having a difficult time already, knowing I will have to say good bye yet again.  He has done so well and am so very proud, just as I know all of you are too for your Sailor.  Thank you all for the support and sharing that takes place here, it really is a life saver and wishing you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Comment by kander on November 21, 2012 at 9:12am

My daughter will be graduating Dec.3rd and is headed to duty station NAS Oceana  any one else going there? She doesn't have all the details and isn't sure when she gets leave.

Comment by Lynda (MA-Little Creek, Va) on November 20, 2012 at 11:18pm

I'm having a harder time letting go of my MA2. He's been on leave for 10 days and go to his duty station in Virginia on Thanksgiving. I want to hide how sad I am because I don't want to add any stress to him. He's really nervous about making a mistake.I really could use a TazNAVYan group hug. Thank you


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