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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 12/16/2011 TG 05 — 05 Divisions (017–020 & 905)


ALUMNI of PIR 12/16/2011 TG 05 — 05 Divisions (017–020 & 905)

This site is for families & friends of Sailors graduating on December 16, 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: 59
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2012

Welcome to PIR 12/16/11!

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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.





Countdowns Forecast by NWS


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

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for PIR 12/16/2011 SARGE'S Meet and Greet

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for PIR 12/16/2011 RAMADA Meet and Greet

Discussion Forum

Ship 04, Div. 19 Navy Moms

Started by NavyMomma89. Last reply by momofS Dec 20, 2011. 92 Replies

Ship 11 Div 017

Started by navymom2011. Last reply by Amy Dec 14, 2011. 35 Replies

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Shelli 04/020 Mom Dec 14, 2011. 1 Reply

After PIR - Liberty & Friday and Saturday Departures

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 13, 2011. 0 Replies

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 13, 2011. 0 Replies

Great Lakes RTC Maps

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Fishmom (Ship 11 Div 017) Dec 13, 2011. 2 Replies

Just found the group

Started by Seabee2be (ship 04 Div 019). Last reply by Seabee2be (ship 04 Div 019) Dec 12, 2011. 5 Replies

Ship 2 Div 905

Started by Lucy-Kennys Mom. Last reply by Lucy-Kennys Mom Dec 11, 2011. 41 Replies


Started by loganmyseaman(SHIP07/DIV035) Dec 10, 2011. 0 Replies

SHIP 04 DIV 020

Started by cmhs13. Last reply by kitkate1994 Dec 9, 2011. 17 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Dec 6, 2011. 5 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Lucy-Kennys Mom Dec 5, 2011. 3 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by PatricksMom Dec 3, 2011. 2 Replies

What happens after PIR 12/16?

Started by Suzy Ship 02 Div 905. Last reply by PatricksMom Dec 3, 2011. 12 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Nov 17, 2011. 0 Replies

Photo/Keel/DVD ordering info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by diannep Nov 15, 2011. 0 Replies

Leave vs. Liberty

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Lucy-Kennys Mom Nov 8, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship/Div How it Works

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by CeliaSews Nov 3, 2011. 5 Replies

History of the Ships Names at RTC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Nov 2, 2011. 0 Replies

Calls from your SR

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Lucy-Kennys Mom Nov 1, 2011. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 12/16/2011 TG 05 — 05 Divisions (017–020 & 905) to add comments!

Comment by Debbie G. on January 4, 2012 at 11:13pm

I've moved on but I miss you guys.  Don't have the same connection with the new groups :/

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 22, 2011 at 5:27pm

I'll be leaving you now also...not going to post my "whole thing" as you all are doing great...but as I caught it on some past PIR groups...please remember that OPSEC and N4M Community Guidelines always stand. Thank you all!

God Bless you and your families! Merry Christmas and Blessed futures for your Sailors careers!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 22, 2011 at 5:25pm

Here is the link to your PIR pictures from RTC FB photo wall:

02/16/2011 PIR photos from RTC FB

Comment by momof5~(1CorpMen1Undesignated) on December 20, 2011 at 6:10pm

Comment by allison (ship 11 div 018) on December 20, 2011 at 10:12am

Just wanted to say a huge thanks to N4M's.  You have been a wealth of information and support!!  As Celia said, it really helped so much in preparing us and keeping us sane throughout the process.  What a special group, it has been an incredible blessing!!  Ashley arrived home yesterday for leave and goes back on the 31st.  It's so wonderful having her home.  We had a house full with the rest of the family here when she arrived yesterday, everyone is so proud and in awe of how their baby sister is all grown up :)  Have a blessed Christmas everyone!!!

Comment by Debbie G. on December 20, 2011 at 9:45am
Thanks Diannep, and everyone else; Celia fyi my son also went into Chicago which is why he wasn't around! He got his laptop just fine when he returned and he'll also be coming home on leave (not 100 sure when).  Thanks for all your help!
Comment by CeliaSews on December 20, 2011 at 8:59am
We had an amazing weekend at graduation and the celebration afterwards. We took our sailor immediately after the ceremony, and after picking up his pictures, which we had FedEx'd home. I felt really prepared thanks to Navy for Moms. We returned him to the base at 7:15 so he would have plenty of time to get back to his ship. His flight to Pensacola was not until 6:41 Saturday night. However, he arrived at Midway at 2:30 in the morning. He was told by the USO people he could leave, so we met him at the airport around 9:30 AM. We took the subway into the city and had a great time. He bought his new cell phone, we had delicious deep dish pizza and saw the "bean" at Millenium Park. He was back at the airport by 5:00 with plenty of time to spare before his flight. Many of the sailors who were scheduled to leave late on Saturday left for the day. He was told he could not leave in a car, but could use the subway, which is really easy. We used it all week in Chicago.

My son will be coming home on leave from the 22nd to the 1st. Thanks again to everyone here for their great advice!
Comment by NavyChief04 Ship 11 DIV 017 on December 20, 2011 at 12:29am
Thanks everyone!
Comment by NavyChief04 Ship 11 DIV 017 on December 20, 2011 at 12:28am
Thanks Diannep.
Comment by ARMYwifeNAVYmom on December 19, 2011 at 6:17pm
Wow I can't believe I didn't meet alot of you at the graduation this past weekend.

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