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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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



The Cyber Sisterhood


The Cyber Sisterhood

For moms (and dads), wives (and husbands) and girlfriends (and boyfriends) who survived PIR February 19, 2010 - Including Ship 14 Div 095-100, Ship 7 Div 101-102 and Ship 6 Div 913

Members: 86
Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2016

PIR 19 Feb 2010

Discussion Forum

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Comment by JnRene on December 26, 2009 at 6:55am
I was so hoping for a call yesterday too! At least I can put some letters in the mail today.
Comment by Arwen on December 25, 2009 at 9:31pm
I think I'll start a spreadsheet for our group, like Dec Boot Camp Families has. I'll just mine info from our conversations, is that okay with everyone?
Comment by Arwen on December 25, 2009 at 2:55pm
Twila, the form letter is about four pages (2 front/back) with general information introducing parents to the Navy, a section where your recruit writes in his/her address, information on PIR, contact information for emergencies and a short section (four or five lines) for your recruit to send a short personal message.

There are also two pamphlets included, one is an general "Welcome to the Navy" pamphlet, the other is a tourist guide of hotels and attractions, for PIR.

Blaise will write in all capital letters, Chris said in his that it is required, probably to make sure it's legible.
Comment by Arwen on December 25, 2009 at 3:46am
I've heard the address you were given will still get to the recruit, it just takes longer.
Comment by Arwen on December 25, 2009 at 2:53am
I have 3410 Sailor Drive
Comment by JnRene on December 24, 2009 at 11:55pm
Thanks Arwen...i was a little confused when i saw the ship/div numbers in the info section of this discussion
Comment by Arwen on December 24, 2009 at 11:38pm
Div 102? I didn't know it went that far, but I am guessing that yes, you are in the right place.
Comment by JnRene on December 24, 2009 at 10:45pm
Am I in the right spot?? even tho he is ship7 div102??
Comment by Arwen on December 24, 2009 at 9:50pm
No phone calls yet. I'm just happy to get the form letter!

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