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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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Alumni of PIR 11/24/10 DIVs. 005 - 008 & 902


Alumni of PIR 11/24/10 DIVs. 005 - 008 & 902

For all families and friends of seaman recruits graduating PIR Nov. 24th, 2010. Day before Thanksgiving.

Members: 53
Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2017

Sun, Nov 21st - Div. 005, 006, 007, 008

Mon, Nov 22nd Div. 902

Discussion Forum

Travel arrangements

Started by day. Last reply by Holley's Mama #2 Nov 19, 2010. 9 Replies

Hey, so I'm just wondering how everyone's getting there, when/where they're coming in, where they're staying, all that jazz - I know it's getting close to time, but I haven't made any carved-in-stone…Continue


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Nov 19, 2010. 11 Replies

The grand finale for the recruits.  Here is a weblink that explains it to you: …Continue

Anyone in Ship 09, Division 008?

Started by kfell3. Last reply by bubbymom (Nadine) ship 09 div 08 Nov 18, 2010. 9 Replies

Just looking to see if anyone else's loved one's are in this ship/division?Continue

Ship 9, Division 005

Started by srm54 (Ship 9, Div 005). Last reply by Dot1223 Nov 15, 2010. 19 Replies

Hi,  everyone, my son left 9/23 as part of a group leaving from San Diego.  Well, I finally found out his ship and division last Friday after calling his recruiter.  Still haven't received the letter…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Alumni of PIR 11/24/10 DIVs. 005 - 008 & 902 to add comments!

Comment by StarChild (Ship9 Div007) on February 25, 2017 at 10:50pm
My son has been on hold since he left for boot camp. He had a hole in his ear but after being examined several times, the hole has healed and he is being pushed back into training. Our prayers have been answered.
Comment by StarChild (Ship9 Div007) on January 11, 2017 at 9:26pm
Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well. Just wanted all to know that my sailor is now a recruit in Louisiana. He has another child, a girl who is now 7 months old. His son is 3 yrs old.
Also my oldest son is now in boot camp so I am going on that roller coaster ride again. His PIR is in March so I am praying the weather will allow me to attend.
AndreaS61, congratulations are in order for you as well. I hope to stay in touch and come back again and not in 3 yrs. Lol! Until next time.
Comment by AndreaS61 on August 6, 2013 at 12:52pm

Double congratulations StarChild! How exciting. I haven't been on this site in forever but I think about all of you often and wonder where your sailors are now, what they're doing, etc.  It wasn't all that long ago that we were all worrying about our babies striking out on their own and now they're all grown up and flourishing. My daughter is still in San Diego, but is up for deployment in February.  It's been great having her on the West Coast, as I'm in the Seattle area.  She's been going to college at night and will have her Associates degree in the Spring. She's stressing about completing it before deployment. I hope she doesn't overburden herself, but she's determined. My youngest daughter married a guy on the Nimitz in December (2012). They met last summer and he's been out to sea more than he's been here, but his deployment is winding down and then they'll get a place of their own and actually get to be married. I think he has 2 years left on his contract, but is considering reupping. It's funny how quickly things change! I hope you are all doing well and that your sailors are safe.  Take care all and please let's stay in touch!!

Comment by StarChild (Ship9 Div007) on March 25, 2013 at 7:23pm

Hello Everyone, I haven't been by to visit in a long time. Had some health issues and I had to get myself together. I remember was cold as heck and I cried my eyes out afterwards. LOL! Wanted to let everyone know that my sailor is married and expecting a baby boy this summer. I am so excited! Well I will be back more often. Hope you all don't forget this group.

Comment by AndreaS61 on November 21, 2012 at 1:12pm

Good morning all. I'm wondering if anyone else is thinking back two years when we were all heading to Great Lakes for PIR? About this time our sailors were probably in battlestations and we were all on pins and needles hoping our kids were okay and that they would pass. I remember seeing my daughter after PIR, all grown up and in uniform. She left on 10/4/10 as a teenager and the next time I saw her she was a woman. Still makes me teary to think of it all. She's doing well and is an ET on Cornado. She's up for orders next year and will probably be deployed. She's been on shore duty so far, so it's to be expected. Labmom - Congratulations to your daughter for finishing her training. JM-ISmomx2 - congratulations to your son. Starchild - Love the poem. Too true! They just grow up so fast! I hope your son is doing well.  Happy Thanksgiving all! I hope your sailors will be coming home for Christmas. 

Comment by StarChild (Ship9 Div007) on September 29, 2012 at 10:54pm

JM-IS- congrats to your sailor. I know you are very proud. So am I!!

Labmom-sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It is very tough I know.

My sailor was home from Norfolk last week since I was in the hospital. I couldn't relax until I saw his face walk through the door. I am so blessed to have my sons and they were very worried. I lost my mom 17 yrs ago and my dad last Sept and we are still grieving his loss. I could see the worry in my sons' faces and it gave me such pain. Have to take better care of myself so I can be in their lives a long time.
Well hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Talk to you later.

Comment by JM-ISmomx2 on September 28, 2012 at 12:56am

Very proud of our son who received his EXW today as well as being presented with his first NAM. We look forward to him coming some soon.

Comment by AndreaS61 on July 25, 2012 at 7:15pm

StarChild - Happy Belated Birthday to your son. I hope you were able to connect with him on his birthday. I'm sure he never doubts how much you love him and that he misses you as much as you miss him.  I know it's hard for the sailors, too, to be away from home on holidays.  You just never outgrow your mom!

Comment by StarChild (Ship9 Div007) on July 7, 2012 at 2:39pm

Today is my sailor's birthday and I can't tell him how much I love and miss him. Feeling something-sadness, pride-don't know what. Well I text him and sent a message on FB. Hope he sees it before the day is over:(

Also one of our own, Robyn Torres a Navy Mom, passed away Thursday afternoon from brain and lung cancer. Her sailor has been in for 2 years. He was by her side. 

Comment by StarChild (Ship9 Div007) on July 4, 2012 at 6:11pm

Happy 4th to my sisters!!

AndreaS61-sounds like you have a nice visit with your sailor. She is trying to do too much but she will have to figure that out for herself. Then again, she may be trying to get college out of the way so the Navy will take care of tuition. She knows what she is doing.

Yes it is hard not having my parents with me but I feel their spirit when I am down and need some comfort.


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