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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




PIR 12/3/10

******HI, I am Sherri, and am now the administrator of this group, Sherri(ship9,div10) if anyone needs to reach me, please find my picture icon/name in the posts and click on it to contact me.******** Graduation 12/3/10

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Latest Activity: Dec 24, 2014


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Discussion Forum

Ship 02, Div. 903

Started by bookwurm07. Last reply by mom2jessibee Oct 13, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi.  My son is on Ship 02, Div. 903...anyone else here with a loved one on the same ship?Continue

Code of Conduct

Started by Lynne. Last reply by Lydia lukesmom (Ship 2 DIV 903) Dec 7, 2010. 3 Replies

Okay y' is the Code of Conduct....I do not know who I "borrowed" this from...but if they tell me I will happily give them!! This is very important information, so please read…Continue

Meet & Greet 12/2/10

Started by Dodie. Last reply by momclf (ship03 div 018) Dec 4, 2010. 74 Replies

I have been asked to coordinate & help plan a Meet & Greet for families of 12/3/10 PIR sailors. Any and all input is greatly appreciated. I will be emailing my nephew who is a naval reserve…Continue

SHIP 09 DIV 009 PIR 12-3

Started by Molly*corpman* mom. Last reply by Dodie Dec 2, 2010. 8 Replies

how many of us have kids together?  let me know

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Comment by annemarie on December 23, 2014 at 11:09pm
Hi Cal Sailor Mom. Just saw your post today. Our son is on the USS California. He is older too. He'll be 29 next month. My husband and I will spend Christmas with our two other sons and their wives and our sailor's fiancé will spend some time with us also. Being with family will make missing him easier to handle. My you have a Blessed Christmas with family and friends.
Comment by annemarie on December 8, 2014 at 8:12pm
Hi Ladies. It has been a year since I commented. I hope all your sailors are doing well. My son is deployed and won't be home for Christmas. This is the first time we won't see him at holiday time. It will be difficult for all of us. He became engaged this summer but won't marry until 2016 when he is discharged. Happy Holidays to all. I will keep all PIR 12/3/10 grads in my prayers.
Comment by annemarie on November 29, 2013 at 6:06pm

Anybody still check this group? It would be nice to hear a bit about how things have gone for our sailors.  Our son, an ET on the U.S.S. California just earned his Dolphins.  It's been a long hard road and we are proud of him. 

Comment by annemarie on October 4, 2012 at 10:43pm
Hi Ladies, Finally our son graduated from Prototype. We were able to attend his graduation on the 28th of Sept. It was a beautiful ceremony. We are so proud of him. There was horrible news that day though. Two sailors who were to start prototype training were killed in a tragic auto accident near Ballston Spa. My heart and prayers go out to their families. What unbearable news.
Comment by redchaos(SHIP 09 DIV 010) on September 21, 2012 at 9:24am

So good to hear of Amy's progress.  Its been a very long time since I've been on here.  My sailor, Chase, has been in Nuc training and is in his last phase of the course.  I think he will be able to graduate the program around March.  They roll so many in and he just rolled in this past month. Then it will be finding out where he is stationed.  He's in Ballston Spa, NY right now, but he's had fun traveling for the past couple of years.  Really miss him, but he is certainly turning into a fine man to be proud of and so different from the kid who left!  Calls me every week and keeps me up to date.  Occassionally asks for a!  Hope all y'all have happy news and your sailors are safe and happy!!!


Comment by CC0727 on January 15, 2012 at 8:39pm

hi guys! have not been on here in a looooong time! hope everyone's new year is off to a good start : )

Comment by annemarie on December 29, 2011 at 11:07am

Happy Holidays everyone.  I hope all of you had some time with your sailors and all is going well for you and them.

Comment by Dodie on October 5, 2011 at 8:49pm
Hi Girls. It just doesn't seem like 1 yr has already passed. Matt is really enjoying Charleston, SC, He will finish Power School in Feb & then off to Prototype training...he won't know until closer to graduation if prototype training will be in Charleston or NY. I think he's hoping for Charleston, but he understands about the needs of the Navy so he goes with the flow:)
Comment by nvmomma on October 5, 2011 at 8:02pm

Yes, what a year it has been. My son is also at Goose Creek in Power School - part 2 of the 3 part Nuke training to prepare for entering the fleet. I wish I had gotten onto N4Ms sooner, I joined shortly before PIR, so I missed out on sharing in the ups and downs of boot camp with you: the arrival of the Kid Box, the frustration of no news or slow news, the worries over sickness, the joy of hearing their voice the first time they called (we both cried), the anxiety of Battle Stations, the thrill of the "I'm a Sailor" call, etc. etc. I missed so much...

Blessings on all of your sailors wherever they are in their Navy journey...


Comment by annemarie on October 5, 2011 at 3:24pm
Hi Rena,  It was nice to hear from someone from PR 12/3. Our son Aaron finished A school in Goose Creek in May and he's in Power School now at GC.  If all goes well he'll start proto-type in the spring and then it's off to the fleet.  It's been tough on him and us but so far we're making it through.  Best wishes for Dylan's continued success.

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