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 09/21/2012 TG 45 — 9 Divisions (299–306 & 945)


ALUMNI OF PIR 09/21/2012 TG 45 — 9 Divisions (299–306 & 945)

This PIR Group is for those members that have loved ones who will be graduating Boot Camp on 09/21/2012. A place to gather information, share concerns and get support as your Recruits start their Navy careers as future Sailors.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW

Betsy, son on Stennis carrier


Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 81
Latest Activity: Sep 3, 2015

WELCOME TO PIR 09/21/2012

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

Calls from your SR

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Sep 3, 2015. 10 Replies

My husband is Yoeman DIV 299

Started by Proud_Navy_Wife. Last reply by Suwigg (Mom - LS2/Italy) Oct 18, 2012. 3 Replies

Ship 4 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 303 & 304 (brother divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by sparkyjo-PIR 09/21/12 Div 303 Sep 25, 2012. 130 Replies

Ship 2 Division 945

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by briana&isaiah forever Sep 11, 2012. 67 Replies

After PIR – Liberty; Sailors Departures from RTC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by briana&isaiah forever Sep 7, 2012. 6 Replies

pic of division 945

Started by elizabeth/ mom ship 13 div 294. Last reply by briana&isaiah forever Sep 6, 2012. 1 Reply


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by sparkyjo-PIR 09/21/12 Div 303 Sep 1, 2012. 1 Reply

Boot Camp Questionnaires

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by diannep Aug 29, 2012. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 09/21/2012 TG 45 — 9 Divisions (299–306 & 945) to add comments!

Comment by sparkyjo-PIR 09/21/12 Div 303 on March 2, 2013 at 1:39am
Hey, someone came back! I am still friends with the moms I made on here before boot camp. Plus I'm still making new friends from our group.
Comment by mikeysmom /USS GW on February 24, 2013 at 1:03pm

HI all..thought id post for anyone who checks back like I did today..WOw have we all come a long long way. My son is in japan getting ready to sail off next month.Im soo proud of all our sailors and especially all us MOMs who really made it thru together. Wishing you and your families all the best.Be safe and prayers go with all of you...lisa

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on October 18, 2012 at 12:32pm

I am going to virginia Beach soon and would love to hear from anyone who lives in that area. I am hoping to be able to meet several moms/wives etc from that area and either have a small party or at least all go out to dinner together. If you live in the VA Beach/Norfolk area or close enough to drive and want to join us please send me a friend request or message. I love meeting other Navy Families :-)

Comment by sparkyjo-PIR 09/21/12 Div 303 on October 1, 2012 at 7:08pm

Now that my SR has graduated and is now a sailor, what should my user name include?  Do I drop the (Ship 04 Div 303) from my name?  What do I use in place of that?

Also, should we leave the depper and bootcamp groups?


Comment by briana&isaiah forever on September 24, 2012 at 2:49pm


Comment by Jenideer (Ship 11/ Div 302) on September 22, 2012 at 10:13pm

Ladies had so much fun here in Great Lakes, it was fun to meet a few of you. Had a great 2 days with my Sailor. Excited for him to start his new life as a Navy Sailor and see the world, best of luck to you all! Hugs and kisses and hope we meet again someday soon.

All my best!

Comment by zachsmomct on September 21, 2012 at 5:22pm
Had the most Amazing experience in my life today. I watched my Son graduate from US NAVY Basic Training. I am so very proud of him. I love my son!!
Comment by diannep on September 20, 2012 at 8:22pm

Never heard of that either.  Maybe what they mean is that the top row fills first because people like that no one is behind them...they can lean on the wall.  But I have heard some say that their view was a bit obstructed there, so be sure to get there early and check it out.  We sat in the middle of our section, halfway up, and we had great visibility.

Comment by ellen0502 on September 20, 2012 at 5:30pm

I have never heard of that before, and nobody from the last PIR (9/14) has said anything about it. If it were something they were now doing at PIR, I am sure someone from that group would have said something.

Comment by Rox (FN-EM/Nuke School) on September 20, 2012 at 5:01pm
All checked in and I have a question. I know we are arranged by section at PIR. The hotel front desk also said at PIR they seat you from top to bottom. Is this correct? In other words, the earlier you arrive, the higher you have to sit, even if you did not want to. Please confirm, thanks!

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