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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."


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 9/24/2010

FOR moms, dads, siblings, wives, loved ones of recruits graduating from Naval Basic Training on Sept 24.

Members: 83
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2012

PIR 9/24 Welcome and share your news or ask questions or just chat!

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Welcom Navy Loved ones! This site is so helpful for support and finding information and sharing information. Being a Navy Mom and Wife is such an honor. It isn't always easy to wait to hear from them, or to know that they have been, or will be in harms way, but we couldn't be more proud of our boys. The youngest boy said recently, "it feel pretty awsome to be part of something so big, and respected"... He is still in boot camp... My oldest has served three years and is a wonderful young man, who now believes serving their country is something all young men should do. We are so proud of all of our NAVY sons, husbands, daughters and wifes, boyfriends and girlfriends... Please share, ask questions, and enjoy the support provided by Navy for Moms.

Discussion Forum

Ship 06 DIV 945

Started by PatriciaT. Last reply by Whaletalkers Sep 27, 2010. 177 Replies

        Aren't these just the longest days in your life?  I'm now a mailbox junkie, hangin' out by the box all the time just waiting for that letter!        Does anyone have a son or daughter Ship 6,…Continue


Started by Maureen62 Proudmomofasailor. Last reply by weimy Ship 06 Div 945 PIR 9/24 Sep 23, 2010. 41 Replies


Ship 03, Division 319

Started by semaggie. Last reply by semaggie Sep 22, 2010. 35 Replies

I have a daughter graduating, anyone have a son or daughter in this division???


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Sep 22, 2010. 26 Replies

Thursday, 9/16    Divisions 317nd 318              Congratulations to all of the NEW SAILORS!Monday, 9/20      Divisions 945and 820Tuesday, 9/21     Divisions 319, 320, 321, and 322  Sat. 9/18   …Continue

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Comment by Jaz04 on August 4, 2010 at 2:59pm
Hi Ladies, I am here because I hope that I can be of help to some of your questions or concerns. My son just graduated bc 7/30. It is so awesome.
Comment by Maureen62 Proudmomofasailor on August 4, 2010 at 11:48am suggestion if I might.....We put a countdown clock on our PIR page..You would just put in there Sept 24th..really gets everyone excited that we are one more day closer to PIR !! If you dont know where to find the application, just request me as a friend, and you will see it on my page and there is a link.
Comment by Maureen62 Proudmomofasailor on August 4, 2010 at 11:38am
Morning All,

Thanks for having me. I am a BC mom whose son will graduate a few weeks before you all. Thought I would come on in and help you guys get through the following weeks, as Ive been there . If you have any questions at all, please dont hesitate to ask at all !!
Comment by navy on August 3, 2010 at 6:26pm
We are mailing things in white envelopes with no stickers or anything like that on the outside. The address will be
SHIP 0_ DIV _ _ _
and then the rest of the information that they send. Our recruiter gave us too many zeros and hadn't included the RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND line.
I wanted to be sure to address it just right, because I didn't want him to get picked on for anything that I could have controlled. I just wanted to give you the basic format... and write away! It is funny how important snail mail becomes to us during these weeks!!!! I wish you and your son the best!
Comment by navy on August 3, 2010 at 4:14pm
So glad you got the call, you will get another one in THREE weeks!! your sons address will come soon. I know how anxious you are to begin mailing letters!! I was too... and I mail one every day!
Comment by Mary on August 2, 2010 at 11:37pm
I'm not certain that my son's graduation is this date. I am just guessing based on what I have read. My son left for GL on the 28th and got there at 2:40a.m. on the 29th. I did get the I'm here call and he said he'd call again in a few weeks. So I am thankful for this. I will call the recruiter tomorrow and see if I can get the rest of his info. so I can start mailing him letters.
Comment by navy on August 2, 2010 at 8:21pm
Thanks!! I really started it for selfish reasons.. the 9/2 group was so good it really kept me connected to my son when he was in that PIR group... he is of course getting over surgery and maybe be graduating this DATE... This site was soo helpful to me my first few weeks, and when my son was in the hospital that I really felt it was important to get the moms from this grad date a place to share, cry, be happy etc... You all are amazing !! Thanks for everything you have done..
Comment by SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy on August 2, 2010 at 3:31pm
I'm here to help, thanks for creating this PIR group ktbugstep!
Comment by navy on August 2, 2010 at 12:23am
Welcome to all of you new Navy family members!! You should be getting Form letters this week that will give you their mailing addresses. A letter a day is great! The more mail they get the better. It really helps if we send them pre-addressed stamped envelopes too. I know this is tough for us here at home, but it is going to be the adventure of a lifetime for them! The best thing we can do is continue to love them, and let them know how very proud we are of them!!!

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