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



Awesome Alumni of 2/11/11


Awesome Alumni of 2/11/11

PIR Feb. 11, 2011

Members: 172
Latest Activity: Nov 11, 2015

Discussion Forum

Ribbons - PIR 2-11-11

Started by aprul(ship11,div63). Last reply by J-04/128 Feb 26, 2014. 19 Replies

Hey PIR 2-11-11,I am making ribbons for anyone who wants them. Some of you have requested information from me and I have tried to email or message each of you personally. You can send supplies or some of the ladies are sending money orders. The…Continue

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by SailingHi Ship 9 Div 071 Feb 25, 2011. 2 Replies

 Nuke A School FAQ click the Above LinkContinue

who has a Sailor staying in great lakes for A-school???

Started by Mrs Eubank. Last reply by Mrs Eubank Feb 19, 2011. 9 Replies

my sailor is staying in great lakes for AECF and his rate is ET. anyone out there with that or just in great lakes????????


Started by diannep. Last reply by vydeoynkhorne Feb 16, 2011. 150 Replies

This is the final test for your recruits.  When they pass this, they are sailors and trade in their recruit cap for their sailor cap in a capping ceremony afterwards. The ship they do this on was designed by Disney, so it is very realistic. During…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by Momofahousefull on November 11, 2015 at 9:20am

A heart-felt THANK YOU to all who have and are currently serving!

Comment by Momofahousefull on September 7, 2015 at 9:40am

@Mamawalrus - I still check in about once a week. Things are going well with our sailor. He'll be reenlisting when the time comes and will move to a new location early next year. In the meantime, looking forward to all 5 being home for Christmas with their spouses, children, & 1 fiance!

I agree that this group was a blessing going through those first few months leading up to PIR! Miss hearing from you! May you continue to have fairwinds!

Comment by mamawalrus on August 18, 2015 at 12:45pm
Hi all. Not sure if anyone still checks this group. I saw a mom on another site ask about a group for Navy and of course I recommended N4m! What a blessing it was to go through such an amazing experience with everyone!
Comment by adm60 on February 16, 2015 at 6:52pm
Wonderful to mark 4 years thank you MHF My Sailor finally ashore from the Vinson and headed for Newport and legal training. He just met his 1st baby last week, she three months old.Very touching great joy and hope and promise. Our PIR connection was a wonderful association! Adm60
Comment by Momofahousefull on February 14, 2015 at 10:01am

Four years since PIR. Hope all of you and your sailors are doing well! Mine has finished his 3rd deployment and we just returned from seeing my soldier (my sailor's brother) off on his first deployment. Thanks for all who serve!

Comment by Momofahousefull on January 1, 2014 at 8:21am

Happy New Year to all! May your sailor be blessed with a wonderful year wherever they are as they realize that there are many who respect and honor their commitment and pray for their safety and success.

Comment by NF Mom on December 28, 2013 at 8:55pm

Three years goes by very fast at times.  Very slow at other times.

Comment by Momofahousefull on December 7, 2013 at 10:10am

Angies: Grateful for all who served then, those who enlisted because of what happened and served faithfully, and for those who continue to serve as protectors of our nation.

Comment by angies on December 7, 2013 at 2:00am

Here we are... another anniversary.

Comment by Momofahousefull on November 11, 2013 at 10:59am

Thankful today for our sailors, Marines, soldiers, airmen, and coasties who have or are currently serving and protecting us! Thank you for your part in encouraging and enabling your son / daughter to serve as well!


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