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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




PIR 10/29/10 Alumni Group!

Family and Friends Sharing Memories of PIR 10/29/10 and also to follow these sailors on their new adventures.

Members: 99
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2012

Discussion Forum

ship 7 division 350

Started by suesmom ship7 div 350 PIR 10/29. Last reply by Dunesmom Dec 26, 2010. 50 Replies

Hello. a group for division 350 ship 7 to discuss letters and such. My daughter called saturday and got to talk for 15 minutes. She said they are all doing Ok. and doing a lot of ironing and folding..

Looking for other moms & GF's in Ship 4, div 823

Started by Militarymomof2. Last reply by Kayliefirefly Nov 18, 2010. 565 Replies

Hi, I am a Seal wannabe mom. Looking for other moms that are dreading Pre buds and then the big move to California for Buds after graduation.

Ship 12 Div 353- anyone have a sailor going to A school in great lakes-PIR 10/29/2010

Started by Nicole-Sailor Aunt. Last reply by Matts mom Proud mom of a Sailor Nov 17, 2010. 6 Replies

Hello, I am new to this website, and I was trying to reach anyone that has a recruit from Ship 12 Division 353 and that is staying in the Great Lakes for A school. My nephew had his PIR on…Continue

Ship 12 Div 353 PIR 10/29/10

Started by Sea-n-Melody. Last reply by PollyAnna~MM~[Prototype] Nov 8, 2010. 119 Replies

Hi! I'm new to this website and I was wondering if anyone else had someone in Ship 12 Div 353? I got a call from my boyfriend Saturday which was a great surprise! He also said he was able to write a…Continue

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You need to be a member of PIR 10/29/10 Alumni Group! to add comments!

Comment by AirCrewMom (SailorMOM)Div 349 on October 21, 2011 at 11:26am

Hello All: Hope everyone is doing well.

My Son is still in Jacksonville, I have visited the base and it is pretty cool as the base go, I did it at night so there was not much to see other than his rack, some building etc. I have moved from MD to FLorida (Aug/Sept)so I am now 3 hours away from my airman. He is coming home for Thanksgiving and bringing a buddy and possible another mate who's is far away from this group and is so glad that I can repay the hospitality to others who has been really kind to my son. Love and miss you all so much and was so glad that this group was here for me last year thru out the wait....

Comment by musicmom of a Sailor on October 11, 2011 at 3:21pm
Congrats, Polly!
Comment by musicmom of a Sailor on September 4, 2011 at 6:44pm
I'm so sorry to hear this news about ProudMom's son.  I haven't been up here much myself for almost 6 months.
Comment by Dunesmom on August 19, 2011 at 8:49pm

Thank you PollyAnna

May God  be with them

Comment by Dunesmom on August 11, 2011 at 10:49pm
PollyAnna i did pass your post on to a couple of other groups.  It never hurts to have as many prayers sent as possible.  If you find out anything please let us know. 
Comment by Mom of Joshua, the MA on August 11, 2011 at 5:56pm
Oh PollyAnna - Please pass on my sympathies!
Comment by Dunesmom on August 11, 2011 at 3:42pm
OH my gosh NO!!! Oh my heart breaks for her and the family. Prayers for them.  S
Comment by Dunesmom on July 22, 2011 at 1:28pm

So happy for your visit Sass with your Sailor!  That is wonderful that he loves what he is doing. 

My Sailor/Airman has graduated this morning.  Is starting to pack up and say his good byes to friends he has made on this part of his journey.  He likes where he has been so far.  ya know the seeing the world, well state side first.  which is fine with me:)  Have a great weekend


Comment by Sassafras Proud Mom of a Sailor on July 16, 2011 at 1:25pm

Our Navy lad is home for a few days, on leave, having completed another round of academics. When he goes back to SanDiego, he's not sure whether he will remain in port, awaiting the return of the ship he's assigned to, or whether the Navy will transport him to the ship while it is still deployed. Either way, he is loving the experience. It is all a great adventure to him, and it is good to have him home... (((hugs)))

Comment by Dunesmom on July 16, 2011 at 12:53pm

Sounds like things are moving right along.  Prayers remain for all those in need.  My Sailor is headed to FRAC on the 29th of this month with a stop to SERE for a couple of weeks befor school starts.  Leave plans have changed but will be happy when we can see him, will just be a bit longer. Take care All



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