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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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ALUMNI of PIR 11/23/2011 - Divisions (007–008, 801 & 902)


ALUMNI of PIR 11/23/2011 - Divisions (007–008, 801 & 902)

This site is for families & friends of Sailors who graduated on November 23, 2011 wishing to stay connected as our SAILORS continue on their journey. HOOYAH! 

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois and beyond
Members: 32
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2018

Welcome to PIR 11/23/2011

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.





Countdown-Clocks Forecast by NWS

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

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for PIR 11/23/2011 RAMADA Meet and Greet

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for PIR 11/23/2011 SARGE'S Meet and Greet


Discussion Forum

Ship 12 DIV 008

Started by Ship12 Div 008 Kendra. Last reply by hismom Nov 29, 2011. 12 Replies


Started by sjtina. Last reply by RKproudmom Nov 28, 2011. 59 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Nov 21, 2011. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by TJL Nov 19, 2011. 3 Replies

After PIR - Liberty & Friday and Saturday Departures

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by tlh_3119 Nov 19, 2011. 6 Replies

Can someone take a picture for me?

Started by Constables. Last reply by RKproudmom Nov 19, 2011. 16 Replies

Reviewing Commander

Started by debjleroux. Last reply by debjleroux Nov 16, 2011. 2 Replies

Ship 12 / DIVISION 007

Started by Diana(PO3/IT3). Last reply by Jo (Wife of an ET Radioman) Nov 15, 2011. 39 Replies

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by lorriemi navy mom x2 Nov 14, 2011. 3 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by moonflower Nov 9, 2011. 1 Reply

Some SR's are not getting mail! Please help!

Started by Ship12 Div 008 (Cheryl -CBs Mom). Last reply by AZKmom Nov 9, 2011. 6 Replies

Leave vs. Liberty

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


Started by Invisible12. Last reply by Invisible12 Nov 7, 2011. 5 Replies

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by silkoutwest Nov 2, 2011. 2 Replies

Questions regarding pre buds

Started by USNmom. Last reply by AZKmom Oct 30, 2011. 2 Replies

Calls from your SR

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ProudMom(Ship12/Div8) Oct 26, 2011. 23 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by mamawalrus Oct 15, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship/Div How it Works

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 11, 2011. 0 Replies

Meet N Greet Info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 10, 2011. 2 Replies

Week by Week at boot camp

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 10, 2011. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 11/23/2011 - Divisions (007–008, 801 & 902) to add comments!

Comment by Ship12 Div 008 Kendra on April 16, 2013 at 9:36am
Haven't checked in in along time! Meg is doing great she is now stationed in Port Hueneme California :) I haven't gotten to go see her yet but hoping to plan a trip this summer! Hope you all are doing great and your sailors are loving life! Meg got nominated for Blue Jacket Sailor of the Quarter! Although she didn't win overall it was a great privilege for her to be nominated!
Keep in touch!
Kendra :)
Comment by Diana(PO3/IT3) on August 12, 2012 at 2:54pm

Jenn...great to hear from you, too! Glad to hear you had some quality time with B and he is happy with his career so far. Feels like a loooooooong time ago when we were quietly hanging out with our tired puppies after bootcamp.  Will definitely make sure A gets hooked up with you when she's in port.  Hope to see you both very soon.  {{{{hugs}}}}

Comment by Jenn (Proud AO Mom) on August 10, 2012 at 4:39pm

Gee Dee - I think you must have been reading my mind yesterday!!  I was thinking of my BC moms and was in fact getting ready to send an email to Diana! 

Diana - I'm so excited that A will be in San Diego!!  I'd love to have her over for a home cooked meal once she gets all settled!  I like to try and give back to sailors out here - hoping it's paid forward for my boy somewhere along the line.  And that she is one of "ours" makes it even more awesome to support her.  You'd better be in touch when you get done here!  Dee owes me a drink (hmm, or maybe I owe her one) we can make it a three-some!  Friend me on Facebook if you want - we can stay up to date that way too.  :)

As for B - he was just home for a week of leave.  He is stationed in Lemoore, CA with VFA 41 (up near Fresno in the middle of nowhere)!  He loves his job though.  They are getting ready to deploy soon so it was nice to spend some time with my big boy! 

Comment by Diana(PO3/IT3) on August 9, 2012 at 10:51pm

{{{{{{{DEE}}}}}}}}!!!! How have you been? My girl will be stationed in San Diego - USS Boxer (insert huge smile). She finishes C school in 2 weeks and then will be home until she must report to her duty station September-ish. I'll have lots of reasons to head down your way soon!

Comment by AlohagirlinCA (Mom of MT) on August 9, 2012 at 3:42pm

Miss everyone!!

Comment by Diana(PO3/IT3) on May 8, 2012 at 6:25pm

{{{{JENN}}}}....I've missed our regular communiques, too. :-/  The Navy Lodge is booked during the time I'm going. It's also 15 minutes away from her so I'm opting for the Quality Inn for starters. We will head towards the beaches, national seashore, etc during her off time to explore and spend some time together.  Since she's been there for 5 months, I'm counting on her to be the 'expert' on where to go! Can't wait!! ......not for the humidity though....x-p

Comment by Jenn (Proud AO Mom) on May 8, 2012 at 2:13pm

Hey Diana!!!  ARe you getting excited for your trip?  I bet it is going to be nice!  e sure to post some pics of the graduation and tell Aubrey congratulations!

As for where to stay in P'Cola - I know there is a topic on the Pensacola page and a few of the moms have recently made the trip out there and have some tips about where to stay and good places to eat.  I have heard the Navy Lodge is nice (probably along the same lines as in Great Lakes) but it is on the beach (or really near) - so it's a popular place to stay.  Keep us updated!  Miss chatting with you regularly. :)

Comment by Diana(PO3/IT3) on May 5, 2012 at 4:38pm

Hi Mommas (and Poppas).....Hoping all is going well with you and yours. I'm off to see my Sailor girl in a week-ish as she is graduating A School.

For those of you who visited in P'Cola, particularly with sailors at Correy Station - any good tips on the visitation?

Big hugs...

Comment by Diana(PO3/IT3) on April 10, 2012 at 6:40pm

Hey Kendra and Dee!!!  Wow oh wow Kendra. Married??????????????? Did you have a clue at all? Yep, I think I'd have a big powwow with Aubrey-girl if she took that route, too. But, if they are happy and safe - embrace the change!

Aubrey finishes up A School mid May. I'm flying out to Pcola the day before and staying for 5. She then starts C School there - not sure exactly when but the predicted finishing time for that will be fall-ish sometime. Then - it's off to a Fleet somewhere.  I cannot wait to see her.............. Skyping has been a godsend.

Kendra, happy trip to Pcola!   Dee, Kings Bay is a pretty area. Much warmer than CT!

Hugs everyone...


Comment by AlohagirlinCA (Mom of MT) on April 10, 2012 at 5:57pm

OMG!! i would absolutely kill Tyler...just saying!   But u make the best of it Mom, and enjoy that new son of urs... <3


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