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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 10/07/2011 TG 47 (Divisions 329-340 & 947)


Alumni of PIR 10/07/2011 TG 47 (Divisions 329-340 & 947)

This group is for those who have loved ones who graduated from Boot Camp on 10/07/2011.

Tags:  October 7, 2011; Oct. 7, 2011; 10/07/11; 10/7/11; 10/7/2011; 10/01/2011; 10-7-11; 10-07-11; 10-07-2011; 10-7-2011; Oct

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 134
Latest Activity: Aug 17, 2019

Welcome to all Anticipating PIR 10/7/2011!!

This group is for those with loved ones who had PIR on 10/07/2011. (PIR is short for Pass-in-Review and just means graduate from Boot Camp.)


It was an amazing ceremony, an amazing opportunity to see our Sailors perform and participate as an entire group, amazing to hear that wonderful Liberty call and completely overwhelming to get those long awaited hugs.


It is our desire that this Group will provide the information, encouragement, and support you need while your loved one continues their Navy Journey. We are hoping you will continue to come back and update everyone on that journey and continue to seek support and encouragement from friends you have already made here.


Enjoy your time here and feel free to Comment and join in the Discussions. Be sure to check out the information in the "Pages" section to the right. This is information that will be of interest to all Members.  (You will need to click on "View All" to see all of them.)


Please review the Community Guidelines and keep OPSEC in mind when you post. If you would not want an enemy to know something, then do not post it here because this is NOT a secure site and the enemy lurks. Please do not post your Sailor's last name and NEVER his/her full name. Also do not use your full name, especially if your last name is the same as your Sailor's. If your Sailor provides specific information about events that will occur, please keep that to yourself and do not post the day/time on here since this information may be sensitive and is not to be shared.


Discussion Forum

Divisions 337 and 338

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by Concernedad Oct 27, 2011. 485 Replies

Divisions 333 and 334

Started by KathyMmom. Last reply by Mary...Brittsmom Oct 11, 2011. 397 Replies

Divisions 335 and 336

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by Nuke Mom 11 Ship 3 Div 335 Oct 6, 2011. 196 Replies

Division 947

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by jbsgirl1417 Oct 6, 2011. 206 Replies

Divisions 339 and 340

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by Lil Angie 74 Oct 6, 2011. 247 Replies

Divisions 331 and 332

Started by lemonelephant. Last reply by JoniB (Ship 09 Div 331) Oct 5, 2011. 115 Replies

Divisions 329 and 330

Started by KathyMmom. Last reply by lemonelephant Oct 4, 2011. 82 Replies

Encouraging Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Sep 15, 2011. 0 Replies


Started by Lil Angie 74. Last reply by KathyMmom Sep 12, 2011. 15 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Alumni of PIR 10/07/2011 TG 47 (Divisions 329-340 & 947) to add comments!

Comment by KathyMmom on August 16, 2011 at 6:42pm
Thanks fireteamleaderwife!  I will look at that, and I can't take credit for all of the wonderful information posted on the pages, but must give that over to my new buddy lemonelephat!  She is amazing and I love her already!  I will look at the countdown clocks in a bit as well - those are certainly fun.  Love those ribbons LaLa - defintely going to order some of those for our family!
Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on August 16, 2011 at 6:12pm

KathyMmom- Oh, if you want to change the photo from the three blue mom's dianne usually has some good links to Navy pics that you could pick from.

Also, here is a link to a couple of countdown clocks.

Count Down Clocks

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on August 16, 2011 at 6:11pm

Looks like I won't need to post my regular info dianne, most of it is already on the "pages"! Great job on organizing your group KathyMmom! But I'll still be here to add if needed and answer question and lend a shoulder, smile or virtual hug!

The post for LaLa's beautiful ribbons for PIR and dianne's Battlestations is also on the "pages" right under all of your pretty faces and pictures to the right---> and up!

The Divisional discussions that are started above provide a place for you to get to know the ladies that have SR (Seaman Recruits) that are in the same division as yours. BUT please make sure you are checking in on the main pages here...this is where the "veterans" mostly stay to help you. RTC (Recruit Training Command) runs about sevenTG (Training Groups) at a time so we are busy hopping around as well as a few other groups that we are involved with.

Looking forward to meeting all of you here and it's an honor to "serve".

Comment by diannep on August 16, 2011 at 11:53am

KathyMMom:  As you can see, the "N4M veteran team" is joining quickly.  Fireteam and Lala are are Sandy and Betsy who should be joining soon. You will have lots of help!

Depending on the number of divisions in this group, you may consider starting the division groups with them paired as "brother divisions."  This is because they train with that division and go through BattleStations it is kind of nice for the moms of both divisions to "get to know one another."  But if this is a small group of just 5-7 divisions, it may be nicer to keep the division discussions separate.  Just up to you!

By the way, Lala is the "ribbon queen" and will be posting about her beautiful PIR ribbons that the ladies can order.  Fireteam is the "info queen" and will be able to post lots of info on here for you.  I will go ahead and post my BattleStations info for now.

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on August 16, 2011 at 11:08am
Hello, FTLW here too! I' ll be back in a while to post more. Thanks for starting the group KathyMmom!
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on August 16, 2011 at 9:19am
well you are a very quick learner :-) I am Lala another veteran/seasoned mom here to help.
Comment by KathyMmom on August 16, 2011 at 8:41am
Diannep - no - I copied it all from another PIR group, and limped through with help from another savy N4M.  In fact, I feel somewhat inept, but once I get all of the division information from the RTC page on our PIR (,  The only one I'm sure of right now is 947.  I'm hoping to start a discussion group for each division for this group.  Any help or suggestions you have to offer are most welcome.
Comment by diannep on August 16, 2011 at 8:01am
Thanks for starting this group, KathyMmom!  Your info is so complete....are you a N4M veteran?  I am here as a N4M veteran to help in any way that I can. 

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