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 11/18/2011 TG 01 — 07 Divisions (001–006 & 901)


ALUMNI OF PIR 11/18/2011  TG 01 — 07 Divisions (001–006 & 901)

This group is for those who have a loved one who will PIR on 11/18/2011.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 53
Latest Activity: Jan 20, 2012

This group is for those who have loved ones graduating from Boot Camp in 11/18/2011.

OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmust importance. Please take the time to read the Opsec and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names are never 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 discouraged as their RDC's read this site and can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.







Countdowns Forecast by NWS


R 1T 1C 1CLICK ME to go to the Recruit Training Command Website

M 1AmpersandG 1 CLICK ME for PIR 11/18/2011 RAMADA Meet and Greet

M 1AmpersandG 1 CLICK ME for PIR 11/18/2011 SARGE'S Meet and Greet

Discussion Forum

Ship 12 Division 004

Started by Courtney (ship12div004). Last reply by Chris_submom Nov 24, 2011. 223 Replies

Ship 11 Div 001

Started by pb2011(ship 11 div 001). Last reply by karlawb Nov 21, 2011. 187 Replies

SHIP 12 DIV003

Started by rainmom. Last reply by rainmom Nov 16, 2011. 22 Replies


Started by Invisible12. Last reply by Mnpatty Nov 16, 2011. 5 Replies

Can someone take a picture for me?

Started by Constables. Last reply by Mim ( Ship 03 Div 005) Nov 13, 2011. 5 Replies

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Mim ( Ship 03 Div 005) Nov 11, 2011. 2 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by WandaG Nov 11, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship 11 | Div 002

Started by NavyDadGary. Last reply by NavyDadGary Nov 10, 2011. 16 Replies

Ship 3/ Div 5

Started by Laney (Ship 03 div 005). Last reply by cmhs13 Nov 9, 2011. 48 Replies

Ship 02 Div 901

Started by Ashley527. Last reply by WandaG Nov 7, 2011. 65 Replies

News, anyone?

Started by uga_mich. Last reply by MOMSLICE Nov 7, 2011. 7 Replies

Encouraging Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Nov 1, 2011. 6 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Chris_submom Nov 1, 2011. 2 Replies

Ship 03 Div 006

Started by Ange76. Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Oct 28, 2011. 4 Replies

Great Lakes RTC Maps

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by WandaG Oct 26, 2011. 1 Reply

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by MOMSLICE Oct 23, 2011. 2 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 8, 2011. 0 Replies

Letter Writing

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 3, 2011. 0 Replies

Week by Week at boot camp

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 3, 2011. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 11/18/2011 TG 01 — 07 Divisions (001–006 & 901) to add comments!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 10, 2011 at 3:06pm
Leaving your group now. Blessings to you and your Sailors!
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on December 2, 2011 at 1:01pm

I am not sure who is still checking this group but I had several from here who wanted to know when I would have the Navy themed tote bags finished and for sale. So if you were one of those people check out my facebook page and take a look at the pics. There are different fabrics to choose from. Just send me an email and let me know if you are interested in placing an order.       Thanks, and I hope all your new Sailors are doing well :-)

Comment by OldSarge on November 23, 2011 at 7:35am

Please pass on to other groups. Thank you and happy Holidays.


Here is some information on the up-coming meets and greets: PDF INFO HERE


next grad dates:

TG 03 — 11 Divisions (009–016, 802, 803 & 903) Graduate Dec. 2, 2011 Click here Get gate pass MEET AND GREET DEC 1ST -6pm-10pm SEE pdf

NO GRAD Dec. 9, 2011

TG 05 — 05 Divisions (017–020 & 905) Graduate Dec. 16, 2011 MEET AND GREET DEC 8TH -6pm-10pm SEE pdf

NO GRAD Dec. 23, 2011

TG 06 — 10 Divisions (021–028, 904 & 906) Graduate Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

 MEET AND GREET DEC 28TH -6pm-10pm SEE pdf

TG 07 — 09 Divisions (029–036 & 907) Graduate Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 MEET AND GREET JAN 5TH 2012 - 6pm-10pm SEE pdf


TG 08 — 07 Divisions (037–042 & 908) Graduate Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 MEET AND GREET JAN 12TH - 2012 - 6pm-10pm SEE pdf

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 22, 2011 at 7:35pm
Mim - please do! Help is always welcome.and everyone has their own experience to bring to the groups!
Comment by cmhs13 on November 22, 2011 at 5:02pm

I just wanted to thank each and everyone of you that have poured out your heart or gave advice on here it has truly helped me get through alot of lonely and hard times of not being able to talk to my daughter. Now I just have one more to get though bootcamp. He PIR's 12/16. I pray that each of you have a very blessed thanksgiving! Thank you again for all of your support!


Comment by MamaEagle on November 22, 2011 at 4:48pm

It has been a crazy journey but each one of you are now a part of my heart.  Thank you for all the wonderful advice and encouragement.  I hope to continue seeing you in different areas of this site and maybe we will cross paths again.  I know I would not have stayed sane without this group.  Thank you all :)

Comment by Mim ( Ship 03 Div 005) on November 22, 2011 at 8:41am

Thanks Diannep you were a great help enjoy your holidays with your loved ones.! Maybe we'll still chat i'm planning on staying on to support others. :)


Comment by WandaG on November 22, 2011 at 7:18am

Thanks Diannep for all your help :o)  Happy Thanksgiving.

Comment by suebal MM3 USS California SSN781 on November 21, 2011 at 10:25pm

Yes...thanks Dianne! You, too, are a goddess! Love and light!

Comment by flbradybunch (Corpsman Mom) on November 21, 2011 at 10:10pm

Thanks diannep for EVERYTHING!  Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you and yours!


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