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.



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 July 6, 2013 at 11:20am

Vinsmom1991 - Congrats! Babies are so much fun - especially GRANDbabies!!!

Comment by Vinsmom1991 ship09div067 on July 6, 2013 at 2:54am

So much time has passed since PIR in 2011. My Sailor is stationed on Oahu came home in DEc. of 2012 and got married and they are expecting their first baby in January 2014. My how time flies. 

Comment by NF Mom on April 3, 2013 at 1:17am

Wow, when I first read that I thought 96 days :)

Then I realized 96 hours can mean a lot when you are coming from Afghanistan.

Thank him for his service, in all the ways he is giving.

Comment by Momofahousefull on March 26, 2013 at 9:30am

NF Mom: Congrats!

Our son was just home for a 96 after returning from Afghanistan. It was great just to sit back and watch him with his brothers and sister and baby nephew. I'm looking forward to Easter when all of them will be home for a couple of days. You are so right, NF Mom; God is Good All the Time!

Comment by NF Mom on March 25, 2013 at 3:26pm

Our son made it home for his 30 day leave before his first permanent duty assignment.

It is nice to see his face relaxed and without the stress.

Comment by NF Mom on March 8, 2013 at 1:43pm

It is a boy.

The Henry M Jackson.

Is anyone else FROM PIR 2-11-11 still waiting for their son or daughter to receive their first duty assignment or is our son the last ?

Two years, three months as of yesterday since he left for Boot Camp.

But it was worth the wait. He wanted to be based in Washington state ( home ) and he got it.  He wanted to be on a submarine and he got it.  He wanted to be on a Boomer, and he got it.

God is Good. All the Time.

Comment by William in Nashua on February 20, 2013 at 1:55pm

NF Mom congratulations to your son that is great news.     If he is assigned to a submarine, they also are  entitled to be back paid their Submarine Duty Assignment Pay dating from the day they began submarine training, which is first day he started nuclear field A school.  That is 2 years of  submarine pay in his next paycheck, plus the enlistment bonus finally earned and paid.  Lol.

Comment by Momofahousefull on February 20, 2013 at 11:01am

NF Mom: Congrats to your son!

Comment by NF Mom on February 20, 2013 at 5:56am

Two Years, Two Months and 10 Days after leaving for Boot Camp my son completed his training as an ET-N, Nuclear Reactor Operator.

On Sunday he passed his Oral Boards and was placed on the watch list for the MTS until he gets PCS orders to a Sub or Carrier.

Less than 4 years left on a 6 Year active duty commitment.  Time certainly does fly when we are having fun :).

Comment by Momofahousefull on February 11, 2013 at 8:47pm

Hi all! Happy PIR Anniversary! My son is with the SeaBees out of Gulfport, MS. Glad it's only about 4 hours away. His first deployment was to Guam which he really enjoyed. He is now in his second deployment to Afghanistan and we are eager for him to return. All is well with him.

Glad to hear from y'all and hope to stay in touch. Pench, where are you?!?!?


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