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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ALUMNI of PIR 12/02/2011 - TG 03 — 11 Divisions (009–016, 802, 803 & 903)


ALUMNI of PIR 12/02/2011 - TG 03 — 11 Divisions (009–016, 802, 803 & 903)

This site is for families & friends of Sailors graduating on December 2, 2011. We can share information, concerns, & ways to connect as we continue the journey from bootcamp to PIR and beyond.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 109
Latest Activity: Apr 15, 2015

Welcome to PIR 12/02/2011

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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.





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

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for PIR 12/02/2011 RAMADA Meet & Greet 

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for PIR 12/02/2011 SARGE'S Meet and Greet


Discussion Forum

San Antonio Bound! Is there any others?

Started by Cubmom (Ship 07 Division 009). Last reply by lucy70 Dec 11, 2011. 47 Replies

SHIP 07 DIV 010

Started by donna. Last reply by proudmom07 Dec 1, 2011. 34 Replies

ship 07/ div 011~ anyone

Started by momof5~(1CorpMen1Undesignated). Last reply by Ricky's 2nd Mom Dec 1, 2011. 85 Replies

Ship 04 / DIV 803

Started by lyndahl (04/803). Last reply by Diver Mom Dec 1, 2011. 100 Replies

Shuttle Busses?

Started by GirlsGoneNavy. Last reply by ProudNavymomofSailorJohn Nov 30, 2011. 3 Replies

~Free Banners and Bumper Magnets~

Started by nikinno. Last reply by nikinno Nov 30, 2011. 18 Replies

Ship 09 Division 015

Started by My2Sailors. Last reply by ProudNavyMom Nov 29, 2011. 294 Replies

Ship 07 Div 009

Started by Phillies. Last reply by rckprt mom Nov 29, 2011. 68 Replies

Ship 07 Division 012

Started by Sparky. Last reply by MELISSA 995 Nov 28, 2011. 112 Replies

ship04 div 803

Started by Barrolracer. Last reply by jam's mom (Patty) Nov 27, 2011. 1 Reply

ATTN: Nuke Moms

Started by wvnavymom. Last reply by wvnavymom Nov 27, 2011. 30 Replies

Ship 002 DIV 903

Started by wranglermom. Last reply by diannep Nov 27, 2011. 119 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Bcedab Nov 27, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship 04, Div 802

Started by shannonlee123. Last reply by sjtina Nov 26, 2011. 18 Replies

GSM/GSE Moms...Are there any others?

Started by My2Sailors. Last reply by My2Sailors Nov 26, 2011. 2 Replies

Ship 09 Div 016

Started by luseika. Last reply by KatieRay Nov 26, 2011. 167 Replies

Thanksgiving waiting in Visitor Center

Started by LucasMome. Last reply by Navy Mom 0324 Nov 24, 2011. 6 Replies

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor Nov 24, 2011. 3 Replies

div 010

Started by J Birds mom (ship 07 div010). Last reply by J Birds mom (ship 07 div010) Nov 23, 2011. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 12/02/2011 - TG 03 — 11 Divisions (009–016, 802, 803 & 903) to add comments!

Comment by DisneyDebi (02/903) on October 11, 2011 at 8:16pm
So excited to have a date!  The count can officially begin :)  Look forward to sharing thoughts, experiences, stories, and shoulders with fellow Navy Moms!
Comment by Pentwater98 on October 11, 2011 at 8:12pm
Hello Everyone... My SR is in Ship 07 Div 011. Hoping for the form letter by the end of the week.. It is great finally knowing I am in the right PIR group...
Comment by Sparky on October 11, 2011 at 7:44pm

Ok this will be my PIR yea, I know where to be... My sailor is ship 07 Div12

I am really happy that it is Dec 2 not Thanksgiving week my husband will be able to go to the PIR as well. Thank you for getting our PIR to posted.


Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 11, 2011 at 6:55pm
Tank's Mom, Thank you for creating the group...looks great! I will be back on in awhile to add more info!
Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 11, 2011 at 6:54pm

Community Guidelines and OPSEC

Hello Everyone.

Safety for your SR (future Sailor) and you!

Sailors LAST names are NOT allowed anywhere on this site. If your last name is different from your sailors it is still not recommended.

FIRST names ARE allowed but I, and some of the other “veteran” moms, will most often advise you not to use them. This is a public forum and anyone can read the posts-they do not have to be a member (if the group is set to private, the public cannot read but all N4M members can-so all you have to do is join) While they use their last names in BC (in fact they don't usually, if ever, find out each other’s first names until the end of BC), the RDC's know who they are and can then, with the right amount of info, link them up to you. So, let’s say you use your last name in your N4M name, post a picture of your SR...easy to match up...and so on.

Why does that matter? Your SR's are trying to get through BC with as little undue attention as possible. "Fly under the radar", so to speak. There have been reports from moms of their recruits being matched up with them. Some are just identified…some get IT (Intensive Training), I am guessing this depends on WHAT is posted…I know of one mom who said that her son had to do 5 push-ups just for every time she posted!

The MOST important reason for being discreet is OPSEC-Operational Security. This is a way of life for us now. It will be for your Sailors career and for some of them, even more so, depending on their individual security clearance. Some moms have mentioned that even today after years they do not know EXACTLY what their sailor does.

SPECOPS...definitely need to be VERY careful.

Here is a link to the "Community Guidelines" for N4M:


Here is the link for "OPSEC is everyone’s responsibility" specifically:


Here is a link to the video on OPSEC on this site:

Please take the time to review this information.

Thank You.

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 11, 2011 at 6:53pm

Tank's Mom here are the CD Clocks and Weather links.

Count Down Clocks and Weather Great Lakes,Illinois

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 11, 2011 at 6:36pm


FireTeamLeaderWife here!

My Sailor PIR’d on 05/26/2011.

So I am a “junior vet” LOL as I have only been on the site for about four months.

I will check in here once and awhile to see if I can answer any questions and lend some support.

I’ll also be loading up the discussion Forum area with lots of info to help you along during your PIR experience. Please feel free to add your own discussions and start your divisional discussions.

How to add a Discussion - Go to the bottom left corner of the DF area (It's actually just above the comment box here.) and click "Add a Discussion".

Fill in the Title and any description you like.

For DIV discussion Titles a suggestion would be:

SHIP ##/ DIV ###

Simple as that! Then the other members from your div can reply and you can connect up even closer there.

Remember that you are ALL part of this TG though and to stay on the main pages to talk here too! Plus, we veteran moms mostly stay on the main pages of the groups. There are 7-8 PIR groups running at one time and so we do not get to the DF's as much. We do check them as often as we can...OPSEC rules apply there also.


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