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 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 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 Denise - browns57 on August 31, 2012 at 8:28am

KathyMmom - I am so sorry to hear of your son's illness, I was heartbroken reading your comment.  Sending all my thoughts & prayers your way.

Comment by KathyMmom on August 30, 2012 at 6:29pm

Hey everyone!  I hope all of you are doing great and have had some opportunity to spend time with your Sailors.  Hard to believe that it's been a year since they left us and started this adventure.


My sailor is currently in San Diego - loves it and is assigned to the submarine USS Albuequerque.  Unfortunately, 2 weeks ago he became very ill and has been diagnosed with a chronic illness which, in his case, requires an immune suppressing drug to keep it somewhat controlled.  This means he will be declared 'unfit' and 'undeployable' for the navy and will be given a medical discharge.  That process started today.  He is completely heartbroken - and we had to sit with him in his hospital room while he cried and begged God and every doctor he could find not to remove submarines and Navy from his life.  It's so hard as a mom to see your child going through something like this, no matter their age.  If wishes could come true....  If I could find a big ole miracle stick to whack him with... if, if if....


His Chief is currently trying to get him reassigned out to Point Loma so they can help him work on his Dolphins (warfare pin), but the MedBoard doesn't think the PEB will take that long since his case is so severe.  Regardless, we appreciate the gesture of the Chief and the crew of his boat.  What an amazing bunch of sailors they are.


New adventures await us, but I doubt I will continue to keep up with all of you after we complete this process.  However, please know that all of you, your families, and especially your sailors will be in my heart, my thoughts, my prayers - always.  The support here has always been fantastic and I will miss it.  Wishing you all the best that life can possibly bring you.

Comment by darlene8993 on August 15, 2012 at 4:34am

Hi Moms!  My daughter is still in school at DLI in Monterey, CA, until March, then on to Georgia.  I also can't believe it's been a year, since August 7 for us.  This time last year I was a blubbery mess!  Now I can talk and text with my girl all the time, but I sure do still miss having her around home!  Right now we're looking forward to a week-long class break visit over the first week of September.  Can't wait to have her here!  Also since last year, our oldest daughter graduated from college and moved out, our oldest son graduated college and is headed to the Middle East on a 2-month mission trip in a couple of weeks, and our other son transferred to West Virginia University and is living in an off-campus apartment.  SO, we are empty nesters!  Definitely a bittersweet feeling.  

Glad to hear you are all doing well and it's fun reading about the different paths all of our sailors have taken since October 7.  That is a day I will never forget.

Take Care, Ladies!

Comment by Denise - browns57 on August 14, 2012 at 2:01pm

I can't believe it will be a year tomorrow that I said good luck to my son as he left for BC.  Sometimes it feels like it was yesterday & other times it feels like it was forever ago.  Been thinking about him alot lately with his ship deployed, it's been about a month since I have talked to him.  Had a few emails and have seen a post once in awhile on fb. 

Today is great, we received a box from him with a note and some gifts, the best was a dvd of him talking & a bunch of pictures from deployment.  Of course I will go home from work & watch it over & over again!

Hope all is well with everyone's Sailors & families!


Comment by Renee on July 16, 2012 at 3:34pm

KathyMmom - have a great visit with your son, and congratulations to him!  My son went to Hospital Corpsman A school in San Antonio, then on to AVT (Aerospace Med Tech) C school in Pensacola. He graduated from there in May and chose orders to NAS Whidbey Island in WA state.  Within his first month he's had two short "deployments" - one to a desert NAS, the other to a carrier.  His unit will be deploying in August on the same carrier for 6-9 months.  We're hoping to see him in the next few weeks, hopefully while all the kids are still here and things get crazy with school!  We've been lucky to see him graduate from A school and C school and he's pretty good about calling or at least texting, but this next rotation is going to be very different!

Once again, enjoy your visit with your son!

Comment by KathyMmom on July 14, 2012 at 10:46am

Hey ladies!  I hope everyone is doing well.  Can you believe it's almost been a year since our sailors headed off to GL to begin this crazy adventure?  What are your sailors up to now? 


My son will graduate from his A school (Sonar Tech Submarine), on thursday.  He is completely stoked to be leaving Groton, CT and heading to San Diego and assigned to the USS Albquerque (Los Angeles Class Sub).  We will get to see him for a few days, so we are very excited for this coming week.


Can we get a roll call of assignments and current locations?  I think it would be fun to know where everyone is.

Comment by Renee on May 31, 2012 at 3:22pm

Denise - it is a little like going back to BC, isn't it?!  My son just got to his duty station in WA, after graduating from C school last week.  He'll be deploying soon as well.  Just like you, the thought hit me that things are going to change again!  Best of luck to your son!

Comment by Denise - browns57 on May 31, 2012 at 2:57pm

Hope everyone's sailors are doing great! I was happy to have my son home for 10 days.  His ship is being deployed tomorrow this will be like BC again with very little communication.  I've gotten so use to the phone calls and texting back & forth.

Congrats to all the sailors who have gotten married!  Take care!

Comment by Micka on February 17, 2012 at 11:24am
Momofbp~ thank you! She was a high school sweetheart. They are young but we just love her!
Wow your son has been quite a few places. What is he doing in the Navy! I assume he is going to San Diego. Is he sub or surface? We are about 5 hours from San Diego so we hope that is where our kids end up. We love it over there!! My son will be in Charleston,SC for another year. I can't remember if my son purchased a DVD. Is it worth trying to get? My 17 yr wants to join the Navy As an Aviation Rescue Swimmer so I may be going through all this again in a year or 2. Let me know how the DVD. Take Care!
Comment by Micka on February 16, 2012 at 11:43pm

Wow cant believe 4 months hav gone by since PIR.  My son is in SC with his new wife.  Yes we have had many changes in the last 6 months LOL.  But its all been good.  I wear my bootcamp division tshirt all the time.  Hope all is well with everyone.


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