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.



ALUMNI of PIR 11/09/2012 TG 52 — 12 Divisions (363–372, 823 & 952)


ALUMNI of PIR 11/09/2012 TG 52 — 12 Divisions (363–372, 823 & 952)

This PIR Group is for those members that have loved ones who will be graduating Boot Camp on 11/09/2012. 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: 122
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2016

WELCOME TO PIR 11/09/2012!

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".






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Discussion Forum

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisions 371 & 372 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Benice661 Nov 22, 2012. 158 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Division 823

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Whac-A-Mole (WAM) Nov 7, 2012. 54 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 952

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by wendym56(ship2 Div952) Nov 6, 2012. 119 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 369 & 370 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by TUSmom Nov 6, 2012. 138 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 365 & 366 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Jodi-alumni Ship 4 Nov 4, 2012. 122 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 367 & 368 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Ali63-MMmom Nov 4, 2012. 85 Replies

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisions 363 & 364 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by lisashd66 Nov 1, 2012. 56 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by MoCityMom Nov 1, 2012. 7 Replies

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Comment by Mary123Sons on December 15, 2012 at 11:43am

Update:  haven't been on in a while.  I got to attend both of my sailors PIR's in November and my husband got home from his 2 mo outing yesterday.  I won't get to see my 11/9 sailor for Christmas, but we will pick him up in Pensacola on the 28th and he'll be with us for New Years which is a family reunion for my family.  Everyone can't wait to see him.  My other son will be home for Christmas/New Years.  This will probably be the last year we will all be together for New Years.  Happy and Sad.  Thanks to all of you and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  God bless our sailors in their new journeys.

Comment by Calirose on December 13, 2012 at 10:27am
Just wanted to update everyone. My son received his orders for Norfolk Virginia after A school. Its a long ways from Bonney Lake Washington but very excited for him.
Comment by karens (alumni ship 13-Div 366) on November 29, 2012 at 10:04am

Hi Everybody, Sailor called last night to give me the info on stand down at Goose Creek (it was the exact dates I told him at PIR) but is now official as he has his dates and time all approved.  Will be home Dec 21 has to be back Jan 5. So excited! Plane fares are horrible this time of year and this late, no direct flight from Charleston to PHila, so will have a 3 hour layover in Newark, NJ but he said he doesn't care just wants to be home for Christmas.  He classed up on Nov 26 and is glad to actually be doing something rather than being on hold. Says he loves it and is happy with his decision, but still a little nervous that it is more relaxed now than boot camp, says he is still waiting for someone to start screaming (lol) Hope everyones Sailors are doing well. HUGS

Comment by Sundown on November 28, 2012 at 5:17pm
Proudstepmom, hang in there! There will be a time that your sailor will turn around. Trust me I know. Boot camp was a short amount of time. We are still here for you....
Comment by Sundown on November 28, 2012 at 5:12pm
Hi everyone! Time is flying by. I love that I can talk to my Sailor every few days. He is doing great. The has phased up and passing his A school testes in GL. I am so thankful to the Adopt a Sailor program. My Sailor got a awesome family. They show him around Chicago and took them to a muesem. My Sailor will be coming home to visit next week. He will say for a week then be stationed at San Diego. Two hours from our home. I hope all of you and your Sailors are doing well. Keep in touch. Tell us how everything is going.
Comment by karens (alumni ship 13-Div 366) on November 25, 2012 at 6:14pm

ProudStepMom, I wouldn't worry too much, sometimes the indoc period between boot camp and A school is a challenge for them.  They feel free after all the control of boot camp, they have weekend liberty with no parents or RDC's around, they have money, probably more than they have before.  Once A school starts he will be busy, watch's are part of his job he'll adjust to it, they do give them financial schooling and they can get talked to if they don't keep their finances straight, the Navy expects responsibility from them and that includes financial.  As far as the girl of a week and a half, probably a fling, once he is out of A school he'll be stationed at a new base and in the fleet so I doubt she will follow him.  Try telling him you have no room and were hoping for a family Christmas with him and see what he says.  Just keep talking to him it will work itself out. We are here if you need to vent.

Comment by ProudStepMom (Ship 11 DIV 364) on November 24, 2012 at 9:40pm
*sigh* well the excitement of graduation has wore off and just as I had feared, the freedom has proved to be a little more than our "soldier" can handle. At this point we have credit cards arriving at our house in his name, bank statements that are just about over drawn (may be now, we've stopped looking), 4 requests for his address with no reply, complaining about pulling duty on Facebook, and now... A refusal to come home for xmas unless we allow his new girlfriend if a week in a half come stay with him the while time at our house. Mind you, we have no extra bed or room. Not even a full size couch (not that we would consider unless she was an orphan with no where to go anyhow). BUT - he is a big boy now and will make his own decisions and pay his own consequence. It's just so disheartening, after all the talks and the lessons and the time we put in teaching him about credit and money and respect and morals... I guess I have to just wait it out. Thanks for listening!
Comment by Jodi-alumni Ship 4 on November 24, 2012 at 7:52pm

Hi karens, just sent you a message. Luke is enjoying Groton and the freedom he gets there compared to bc. I don't think he has classed up yet but he does seem to be happy. My son just graduated C school in Pensacola and is headed for A school now. Hopefully he will be home for the holidays. Luke already has his liberty but my son doesn't. I am hoping he gets it this coming week. I keep watching the ticket prices go up, sigh. Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and heard from their sailors. Take care.

Comment by BJ on November 24, 2012 at 6:44pm
My sailor is still in Great Lakes until Dec. 1st so we drove up to be with him on Thanksgiving. We ended up spending the day with other family in Chicago, and he even stayed overnight with us at the hotel. We'll be leaving for home tomorrow morning. Overall it was a great weekend, and like you all said,he'll be home for Christmas so looking forward to that.
Comment by Calirose on November 24, 2012 at 5:51pm
Didn't even think of that karens, I will do that. thanks..... good to hear from you too.

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