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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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PIR 9/2/2010

For all boot camp grads on 9-2-10

Members: 116
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2016

Div 289 & 290 Aug 25 completed

Div 291 & 292 Aug. 26 completed

Div 293 & 294 Aug.29 completed

Div 295 & 296 Aug. 30 completed

Div 297 &298 Aug.31 completed

Div 299 & Div 300 Aug. 31 completed

Div 818 Aug. 26 completed

Div 942 Aug. 29 completed

Discussion Forum

Ship 11 Div 295

Started by DeidresmomDebbie(ship11-Div295). Last reply by DeidresmomDebbie(ship11-Div295) Sep 30, 2010. 10 Replies

Hi my daughter is in this ship and division but said she bunks with girls from other divisions because there are only a few "females" as she puts it in her division, I was wondering does anyone know…Continue

What is a Snipe?

Started by Craig Sep 12, 2010. 0 Replies

In Medieval days up till the early 1800's there were no engines and no Snipes. Along about 1812 the Navy obtained their first paddle wheel steamer named the USS Fulton. To run the boiler and engine,…Continue

Free USPS Packaging for Family and Friends of Service members

Started by Eunice-Ship07Div290 PIR 09/02. Last reply by lacbdave Sep 11, 2010. 9 Replies

Free USPS Packaging for Family and Friends of Service membersThe United States Postal Service is providing military family membersand friends with packaging materials to send packages to…Continue

Ship 11 Div 300 PIR 9/2/10

Started by momofgm (Becca's Mom). Last reply by Jackee8 Aug 31, 2010. 48 Replies

Have you heard from your daughter or son?  My daughter is in Div 300 and she sounds good, but tired.  Interesting in hearing how your daughter or son is doing.

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Comment by Craig on December 6, 2016 at 10:37pm
Posting to keep this group active...
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Comment by richsmom (Div 818 PIR 9/2/10) on January 10, 2011 at 5:13pm


If your PIR only has 5 divisions than you should definetly have no problem getting in.  We had 14 divisions.  Wow.  OK  Have fun  :-)

Comment by Sharlene/Ship 007 Div 050 on January 10, 2011 at 3:46pm

I am going to the meet and greet.  Our PIR only has 5 divisions, so I don't think it will be a problem.  Thanks for all the information.

Comment by richsmom (Div 818 PIR 9/2/10) on January 10, 2011 at 3:04pm



Make sure you go the the meet and greet at the Ramada.  It was alot of fun to meet all the girls I'd bee chatting with.  A few of us are still friends and still chat.  It makes it so much more fun when you can put a face to the name and chat. 

And have fun  I know we did.

Comment by Sharlene/Ship 007 Div 050 on January 8, 2011 at 11:27pm
Richsmom, Your husband sounds like a very smart man!  We are still debating driving vs shuttle.  We will probably play it by ear. I am willing to take my chances on getting in.  Even if I don't get in, I get to see our SR afterwards.  Thanks so much for the information.
Comment by richsmom (Div 818 PIR 9/2/10) on January 8, 2011 at 8:49pm


We drove to PIR and did not take the shuttle.  We had to wait in line for a little while but it was't too bad.  Just leave early.  There was plenty of parking and it was well organized.  If you have  your own car then you can leave at your leisure and not have to worry about getting back at a certain time.


As far as not being on the listor not and getting a seat, I really can't say for sure.  My son's PIR had 14 divisions which I was told was the most ever.  I think we had plenty of room.  I'll try to get the answer for you.

BTW  Our car was picked randomly for a spot check upon pulling on to base.  We had to get out and open the trunk, glove compartment etc.  No big deal.

My hubby said it was because I looked so good in my dress.  Now wasn't that nice of him to say, especially after being married to me for 30 years.  HA HA

Comment by Sharlene/Ship 007 Div 050 on January 8, 2011 at 10:19am
Ladies, our SR's PIR is 2 weeks away!  Any tips that you can pass along? ie driving to and parking on base vs taking a shuttle?  I'm the step-mom and I am not on the "list" for PIR, I've read that I can probably get seated after everyone on the lists are seated, what are your thoughts on this.  Any information would be appreciated.  Thanks!
Comment by Bsnavymom on January 2, 2011 at 9:28am
Havent been on in a while glad to hear all is doing well.  Brandon didnt get to come home for Christmas so it was a hard one with other things going on to but he loves what he is doing still little home sick he will leave in 2 weeks for 2 months then in july for 8 said with this next year he will only be in port for 50 day till 2012 trying to fin out when we can get quick visit so we dont have to wait 1 1/2 years to see him they will be doing lots of quick runs to dinffernt port till july cant wait 1 1/2 years is any one else on the USS STENNIS
Comment by oregonmom1 (ship06/Div942pir9/2) on December 22, 2010 at 12:38am

My Kristyn is loving the Navy.  She told her Grandpa that she has "fallen in love with the sea."  She is hone on leave now until right after Christmas, and will ship out for a 9 month deployement soon after the new year,

I appreciate the support from this site my "Mom friends" 

Merry Christmas and I pray blessings and safety to you all in 2011

Comment by sweetpea nuke mom on November 24, 2010 at 9:19pm
Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! My sailor is enjoying Navy life too. Training is hard work, but he is very dedicated and working toward a goal. Would love to hear from other Moms in our group.

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