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



ALUMNI of PIR 9/16/11 TG 44: 13 DIVISIONS (303-314, 944)


ALUMNI of PIR 9/16/11  TG 44:  13 DIVISIONS (303-314, 944)

This is a group for all members with a loved one whos PIR date is 9/16/11. Boot camp Families To meet and greet and encourage each other thru BC.


Assistant admin: KimmieM

Members: 111
Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2018

Discussion Forum

SHIP 7 Division 304

Started by BlueRockSailorMom([prototype). Last reply by BlueRockSailorMom([prototype) Feb 23, 2013. 32 Replies

Hi all! My son is ship 7 division 304.  Anyone else with a child in this division?


Started by Boys R Us(ship07/div303). Last reply by tina41 Jan 3, 2013. 27 Replies

I heard tina41 got a letter today!!! Yay for her!!!! Anyone else get one? None for me yet :( My SR has a 7 year old little brother that was crying yesterday because he misses his big brother!…Continue

Ship 12/Div 311

Started by proudmom (311)(HS Corpsman mom). Last reply by LocoLippy Oct 3, 2011. 200 Replies

Hopefully I am creating a discussion correct.  Is anyone elses son/daughter in this division?  Let's keep in touch.Continue

Ship 12 Division 312

Started by John's Mom (Ship 12 DIV 312). Last reply by tylermom Oct 3, 2011. 125 Replies

Ship 12 Division 312 anyone else have a child in this division?

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 9/16/11 TG 44: 13 DIVISIONS (303-314, 944) to add comments!

Comment by diannep on July 26, 2011 at 10:30am

sheshe:  Want to change your group icon pik and get rid of the silhouette pik?  Here's what you do: 

Google "navy pictures" and select one that you like.  Save it...and then:

Go back into your EDIT GROUP setting...and you will have the option to change that image.  Just download your picture and you have personalized your group! Don't forget to hit "Save" or "OK" at the bottom of that page.  It really is easy.

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on July 26, 2011 at 8:43am

Good morning, I bet you are excited that your PIR group has finally formed. I know 7 or 8 weeks seem like a very long time right now but it will pass by so much faster than you ever imagined it would. And the first yr will fly by as well. My daughter had PIR July 23rd last year. I have been coming back to each new PIR group since then to help answer questions and make this journey easier for as many as I can.My daughter is an AO and is based in VA. She got married during A-school and 4 days later her husband left for bootcamp. They are both finished with school and have their own apartment. It has been a crazy year lol.

And like Diannep said I also make ribbons to wear to PIR and to the meet and greet to show your support for your Sailor. They also make a really good way to help you recognize other members of your DIV and and members of N4M's. I wore mine the whole day of PIR and it was so cool to see so many others wearing them when we were walking around the mall. They would come up and say hi, especially those in the same DIV. The next morning at the airport it was so nice because it made you feel like family. You knew right away there were people there that you had been talking to and getting to know for 8 weeks. And we got to meet some of their Sailors as well so that was very cool. They also make a great keepsake and many people order an extra on for framing or to put in a scrapbook.You can see pics of the ribbons on my page here and on my facebook page Unique Memory Makers, if you would like more info or to place an order send me a friend request on this page or an email to If I have not responded to a friend request or email on this site within 24 hours please send me an email. Sometime messages on this site get lost and are never found again lol.

And please if you have any questions at all please ask, That is what we are here for and there is no such thing as a dumb questions. We are happy to help in any way we can. Lora, aka Lala

Comment by diannep on July 26, 2011 at 8:10am

Lala is another beloved veteran who will be along to help with info and to introduce your group to the beautiful ribbons she makes for you all to be worn at PIR. 

fireteamleaderswife will also post a good amount of info up top for your group later on.  I will go ahead now and post the BattleStations info...that is their final test so won't happen for a while.

Comment by diannep on July 26, 2011 at 8:00am

Hey, sheshe:  Thanks so much for starting the PIR 9/16 group!  I will post your link on BootCamp Moms for others to find you, and you will want to do this each day for a while, if you aren't already doing it!  I will also let the other veteran ladies know you are here.  I see Denise has joined already...she is great with veteran info too. 

Please ask any questions that you have.  Also, please try and check your board here often.  I will also ask you to appoint an administrator for your group once some other ladies join and you have a volunteer.  All that means is that you will have a "back up" lady to delete posts and post info up top if needed when you aren't on the board.  We must keep last names off of this site. OPSEC rules...for the security of our Navy and our country!  So, it is best to have 2 ladies in charge of the board.  So once you have some ladies joining, please ask if anyone would be willing to step into that role.  Then you can add her.  You would do that by going into "Options", then "Manage Group Members," then putting a "check" in the box in front of her name, and then hitting "Promote to Administrator."  It's easy.  We have had a couple of groups in the past where a lady starts it, and then leaves. The board is then "paralyzed" since no one can delete, etc...without getting NavyMomAdministrators involved.  The last one, I think, may have had her son discharged and she never came back after the first week.  Another lady actually had a falling out with her SR daughter and deleted her profile...which of course deleted the entire PIR group!  So please don't delete your profile!  HA! 

Thanks again, and remember....Betsy, Sandy, fireteamleaderswife, ochaos, and a few others will be joining here soon. 


Comment by sheshe866 (SHIP02 DIV944) on July 25, 2011 at 6:50pm
Comment by sheshe866 (SHIP02 DIV944) on July 25, 2011 at 5:17pm

Hello ... if you have joined here you have a loved one in Ship 2 Div 944.

My son is here.17 and we have had the call and received the box. Awaiting the letter now.


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