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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PIR 3/26/2010!!

Recruits family members who recruits PIR is 3/26/10 stop here!!

Members: 63
Latest Activity: Dec 7, 2010

“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'”
President John F. Kennedy


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Discussion Forum

Ship 09 Div 136

Started by Melissa1213 USS RR sister. Last reply by Anthony Mar 22, 2010. 52 Replies

For all family members and anyone else who wants to chat/ discuss ship 09 div 136!


Started by Micky. Last reply by workingbee Ship 09 Div 134 Mar 20, 2010. 19 Replies



Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Jennifer Mar 19, 2010. 3 Replies

This is a neat idea - can someone in our PIR group set this up?  I don't have easy access to a computer that can perform this function.  Thanks in advance.…Continue

Tags: 3/26/10, spreadsheet

Hotel to stay in during PIR weekend

Started by sschick02_new navy wife. Last reply by Mary T (ship09, Div133) Mar 18, 2010. 11 Replies

My bf's family and I are making our reservations this weekend.  Just have to decide the best place to stay:  easy commute to the base, reasonable but nice.   Have you all with a March 26 PIR date…Continue

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Comment by Coco on December 7, 2010 at 6:54pm
Hey Sandra congrats! Happy holidays to all. My son graduates from FMTB training(Navy corpsmen who work with the Marines in combat) on December 16th and then off to Washington state for 6 months or so.

Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Comment by Coco on November 2, 2010 at 11:58am
Hello all! Hope everyone's kids are doing well. Mine is in San Diego doing FMTB training. He loves the warm weather and ocean!

Just wanted to put this out here cause I know several of you live in and around the Chicago area. There are two girls who were injured during boot camp and currently at the VA hospital in Great Lakes. Their families live out of town (one in Alaska) and are trying to find people to visit them while they are in the hospital and during physical therapy until they can get in boot camp. One of them has a broken tibia. If anyone is interested let me know or send me a friend request.
Comment by Coco on June 18, 2010 at 2:25pm
I agree - I have seen so many changes in my son already. I think the Navy gives them more focus and structure...afterall this is what they are going to be doing whether they like it or not. So the ones that "get it" want to do their best and really push themselves to do so.
Comment by Lion55's mom on June 18, 2010 at 7:21am
What is ear squeeze? My son is in Goose Creek. He will finish A school in July and then come home for 10 days. I am lucky enough to have relatives near Goosed Creek and have been here visiting for a couple of weeks. It is not easy, he has to study sooooo much. New concept for him! Thanks to the Navy there are alot of new concepts in his brain now! After that he will go back to Goose Creek for power school and then .....SUB Duty! That is going to be hard on this momma!
Comment by Coco on June 16, 2010 at 11:03pm
Wow look at all of us. Our kids are growing up lol! I switched my user name from Lewismom to this new one. Congrats to everyone whose kids have graduated. Dans mom I think are boys must be together at Great Lakes. He picked his orders last week and it looks like San Diego for more training and then Washington for the next year. I am spoiled with him so close that I haven't had to adjust yet to not seeing him yet. I guess my time will come in another 5 or 8 weeks and Kym I will probably experience that expensive airfare at some point during the next year when I go out and visit him.
Comment by MrsLindsey (Ship 09 Div 134) on May 18, 2010 at 6:50am
How nice to see some ladies coming back....I do miss following this group! Just got back yesterday from visiting hubby in CA. He is still wishing he could come home but is doing well in A school.
Comment by rlb46341 SHIP 09, DIV 133 on March 29, 2010 at 12:08pm
Sandra Sailor Nichelle, there doesn't seem to be a way for me to see the pic, or do I have to be your 'friend' to be able to access them?
Comment by rlb46341 SHIP 09, DIV 133 on March 29, 2010 at 12:06pm
aaahhhh!!!! Oh no MrsLindsey!!
I'll go look SSN! Thankx :)
Comment by MrsLindsey (Ship 09 Div 134) on March 29, 2010 at 11:50am
rlb- you could have been like me. I am sitting there waiting for things to start...look at my camera and go "oh no I forgot to get our memory card out of the digital picture frame" So could only put a few pictures on the camera's memory and most turned out to dark!
Comment by rlb46341 SHIP 09, DIV 133 on March 28, 2010 at 5:33pm
Thankx :) I have a REALLY terrible camera so most didn't turn out. I'm happy for a few :)

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