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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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.



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 Mary...Brittsmom on January 17, 2012 at 5:09pm

My sailor just left last night. She is headed overseas to her great adventure. While this time was the hardest to say goodbye, I have to say I am so incredibally proud of her. She is very excited to be heading off into this big world.


Comment by darlene8993 on January 12, 2012 at 9:40pm

Hi Everyone, hope you and your Sailors are all doing well.  Just want to take a moment to say, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the young SR who died this week at RTC.  He was due to graduate next week.  My heart goes out to them, I can't even imagine what they must be feeling.

Comment by Denise - browns57 on December 8, 2011 at 12:31pm

A week & half went pretty fast for this Mom, it was so good to have our son home for this short time, celebrate a late Thanksgiving and then an early Christmas.  I was so proud to walk with him in the airport yesterday with him in his dress blues on the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  He's arrived at his first duty station last night, so ready to get busy & learn more.

Comment by KathyMmom on December 5, 2011 at 3:13pm

I haven't forgotten those who want a copy of the dvd, but my hubby put is somewhere and I am unable to find it right now.  He's on the hunt.

Comment by Mary...Brittsmom on December 1, 2011 at 12:11pm

Thanks KathyMmom.

Comment by KathyMmom on November 30, 2011 at 6:32pm

I just received mine in the mail the other day.  Let me check the copyright on it and I will get back to you after I'm done with some other tasks.

Comment by Mary...Brittsmom on November 30, 2011 at 2:51pm

Grrrr....Just called the photo lab and they are sold out of the Oct. 7 PIR DVD. Does anyone have one that they would be willing to burn and send me a copy? I will pay for all costs.

Comment by Sheilamf #2 PIR10/10/14 Div 318 on November 23, 2011 at 11:29am

Hi all... I received my DVD of the 10/07 PIR this week.  I sat down last night to watch it, with some of the family that couldn't make the trip to Chicago.  I was just as moved as I was the first time.  I hope you are all doing well and your Sailors are happy.  With the holiday season being upon us I know we're all focused on being with or not being with our new Sailors.

I consider myself lucky to have mine just a 6 hour drive away.  I will be traveling up to Connecticut's Submarine School for the second time, this weekend to spend Thanksgiving with him.  And we are hopeful, that he'll get some Christmas leave approved to come home for the first time since August (fingers crossed).

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!

Comment by Mary...Brittsmom on November 17, 2011 at 10:03pm

So Excited, my girl will be home for 7 days at Christmas and then 7 days before her next comman. At least that is the plan. She will finish A school in January, so if she does not get to come home then at least we will have her with us for Christmas. Hope all you lovely ladies have wonderful holidays.

Comment by darlene8993 on November 16, 2011 at 5:03pm

Hi Everyone!  I hope you're all doing well!  I just peeked at the Boot Camp Mom's page and I am ashamed to primary thought was "Oh, I'm glad that's not me anymore!"  We are excited, our daughter will be home from DLI for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I know I am blessed and I'm thankful for it.  She is really excited to come home.  She seems to be doing well but she is definitely homesick, which surprises me a little bit.  I guess we turned out to be not so bad after all!  haha


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