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 10/05/2012 TG 47-12 Divisions (317-326, 821 & 947)


ALUMNI OF PIR 10/05/2012 TG 47-12 Divisions (317-326, 821 & 947)

This Group is for those who have sailors that graduated Boot Camp on 10/05/2012.

A place to keep up with each other as the journey continues with our Sailors.

Location: Great Lakes, Il
Members: 131
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2013

Welcome to PIR 10/05/2012!
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 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 if it includes your Recruit.






Discussion Forum

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Division 821

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Blackcrow Oct 24, 2012. 87 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 325 & 326 (brother divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Glo Mom of Future Officer Oct 8, 2012. 129 Replies

Photos of 324 better than before

Started by Ohiomom. Last reply by Ohiomom Oct 5, 2012. 2 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 947

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by janeyjane Oct 4, 2012. 51 Replies

Meet and greet Thursday night

Started by OldSarge. Last reply by tamidawn50 Oct 2, 2012. 4 Replies

Random photos of div 323

Started by Ohiomom. Last reply by tibbytab (J.R.L.'s mom USS IKE) Oct 2, 2012. 6 Replies

Submarine Training

Started by leannevalle (Sub school). Last reply by Laurie ( ship 11-Div 319 ) Oct 1, 2012. 11 Replies

Photos of 324

Started by Ohiomom. Last reply by Skippy Oct 1, 2012. 8 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 10/05/2012 TG 47-12 Divisions (317-326, 821 & 947) to add comments!

Comment by Janie134 on July 7, 2013 at 1:53pm

My FC Sailor finished "A" school in GL and is on hold now to be transferred to VA for his "C" School in VA in August.  He graduated top grades in his class and was presented with Distinguished Navy Graduate certificate at his graduation. Is SO BORED in GL now and says he is just a janitor now. Can't wait to leave. Will have 10 days at home in Aug and another 20 days in Dec before being assigned to his destroyer in Norfolk after 4 months "C" school

Comment by Skippy on July 7, 2013 at 1:12pm
Mine is still in little creek, but betting ready for VBSS training..and he was undes, and has struck BM rate
Comment by Huggy on June 30, 2013 at 5:19pm

Hope everyones sailor is doing grreat. Please update where and what they are doing. Mine is in Newport RI doing HM.

Comment by Janie134 on December 18, 2012 at 11:14am

Merry Christmas to all the families of our new sailors, some of whom will be with their sailors for the holiday and some of whom can not.  Knowing our men and women are following their dreams and the pride we have in each of them helps with the sacrifices that must be made. The time will come when we each will be with our sailors even though none of us can share every special event with them. We can all be very thankful for the communication we can have now, to be able to say "I love you" and to hear those words said to us. We will enjoy those who can be home now and will  continue to love and support those who cannot.  Our Global Force for Good does not take holidays. God Bless our country and our Troops around the world on the special occasion of remembering the Holy Birth.

Comment by cmmom/ship4div821 on December 18, 2012 at 10:39am

Happy Holidays to all of you!...Thankfully, my sailor is coming home for Christmas. I feel very blessed. My thoughts are with all of you and wishing you a wonderful holiday season

Comment by marmee4 (alumni mom) on November 22, 2012 at 9:17am

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Spending a Turkey day without my son is strange and a bit lonely. He did get leave from A school, but it is short and he is with his wife's family - as he should be. We have hope for some time during Christmas before his first duty station, which we now know is San Diego. For those of you with folks in BC, hang in there and know they are being taken care of and having a great meal too. We all sacrifice for the cause and remain thankful and proud. THis is our new reality and at least we know they are safe today.

Comment by marmee4 (alumni mom) on November 9, 2012 at 12:24pm

It's Friday again, so thinking about all of you proud folks attending PIR today.  Enjoy every moment - it is a truly beautiful and moving ceremony - worth the 8 week wait and the sore bottoms you get while waiting for the event to begin.  Time with your sailor will be short but very sweet - proud to be a part of the Navy family - always!!

Comment by Skippy on October 23, 2012 at 9:07pm
Looking for the mom of PICO. He was the RPOC of Division 323". That's the brother div to my sons 324 and my son found out today that he is going to the same ship,
Would like to get to know you!
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on October 18, 2012 at 12:30pm

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 tibbytab (J.R.L.'s mom USS IKE) on October 11, 2012 at 12:49pm
I found a pair of glasses in the NEX parking lot on 10/5/12. I tried to find somewhere to turn them in but no one could tell me where to turn them in. If anyone knows who they belong to let me know I'll mail them. On another note, I had the best weekend!!! I couldn't let him go for a long time after they graduated. I'm so happy he really loves it and he's glad he did it.. Thanks to all the moms in this site you've been very helpful!

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