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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.



Graduates PIR 08/19/11 TG 40


Graduates  PIR 08/19/11 TG 40

Please follow us on the alumni group!

Members: 67
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2018

Discussion Forum

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by Charlie Feb 27, 2018. 10 Replies

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Aug 19, 2011. 0 Replies

Ship 10, DIV 267 Navy Mom

Started by Navy Mom Sandi. Last reply by Onedaysoon ((Ship 10-Div 267)) Aug 18, 2011. 336 Replies

Ship 10 Div 266

Started by Pmbell 02 (SHIP 10 DIV 266). Last reply by momma'o~32020 Aug 17, 2011. 62 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Pmbell 02 (SHIP 10 DIV 266) on August 22, 2011 at 7:20pm
Where is the alumni group
Comment by JuJu Ship 10 DIV 266 on August 22, 2011 at 7:02pm
Diannep -Thanks again for holding our hands through all of this, and encouaging us to start our alumni sight....We are off and running! Us mamas don't waste NO TIME! Lol! OOXX
Comment by kim on August 22, 2011 at 5:42pm
good afternoon everyone.  We made it home and now I think I need a vacation!  or at least a nap.....  I just joined the alumni group (thanks Shuga) and look forward to keeping it touch with everyone.
Comment by LeahScottsdale on August 22, 2011 at 4:48pm
Dont feel like digging through the older posts...who had SR's going to Groton?
Comment by jvptxmom on August 22, 2011 at 4:46pm
Thank you Dianne! You are the best! :)
Comment by jvptxmom on August 22, 2011 at 4:37pm

Finally made it home. I'm trying to post pics on FB but it will take awhile! I'm exhausted but oh so happy!

I was able to text him this morning before we left. It's a great feeling to be able to send him a message and get an immediate response!

I have some things to share about PIR/hotel/food. But not today...too tired!

Comment by BonnieRN on August 22, 2011 at 4:30pm
Thanks Dianne, you were an immense help !
Comment by Momof3kidz(IT) on August 22, 2011 at 3:11pm
Thanks Dianne for EVERYTHING!!
Comment by diannep on August 22, 2011 at 2:29pm
Leaving this group now....congrats, ladies, on your wonderful sailors!  Many blessings to each of them as they move on into their future Navy career!  HOOYAH!
Comment by CarolP on August 22, 2011 at 9:34am
Wow Kathyann, that went right over my head. LOL. I did recognize the word hotspot. My son knows everything about computers also, so I'm sure he will be giving me his order soon. He did call last night to see if I could overnight his phone ASAP!!! I know on his liberty (very short) that he was setting my smartphone up with all kinds of things.
I think you have a very responsible young man. It gave me some great ideas with my sailor, or is called an airman now? Not really sure how that works. He will go to the Theodore Roosevelt.

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