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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PIR 01/08/10 Survivors Self-Help Group


PIR 01/08/10 Survivors Self-Help Group

Welcome everyone who has a sailor who graduated on January 8th 2010 or anyone who just wants to join the fun!

Members: 11
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2020

Discussion Forum

Talk Like A Sailor

Started by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors Nov 15, 2009. 0 Replies

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You need to be a member of PIR 01/08/10 Survivors Self-Help Group to add comments!

Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on October 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

Dan is now officially separated from the Navy and at the University of Kentucky! Hope all is well with all of his fellow boot camp alum.

Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on December 24, 2013 at 12:32pm

Dan is on track to get out in November, he plans on going to school to be a physicians assistant and then to possibly re-enlist.

Merry Christmas!

Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on May 30, 2013 at 3:01pm


Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on May 30, 2013 at 3:01pm

Anybody still here? Dan is talking about re-enlisting or not and I thought about our group. Anybody else having the same conversations? Dan has been to A-stan with the marines and is now stateside close to home (yea?) How about an update on your sailors?


Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on January 9, 2012 at 2:08pm

Totally missed that, it's hard to believe it's been two years already!

Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on November 2, 2011 at 7:51am
Dan is home from deployment and we're loving having him home for a few days! He heads back to Camp Lejeune tomorrow. :(
Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on October 24, 2011 at 3:15pm

Dan just earned his FMF pin!


Now he's just waiting for a ride out of the sand pit and home by Christmas!

Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on August 18, 2011 at 9:59pm
Jodia- Dan is still "in the sand" we hope to have him back sometime in October.
Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on August 16, 2011 at 4:52pm

Congrats to Kenny for completing the Nuke pipeline and to Rod for earning his crows! Major achievements both.

My sailor is still a Marine clearing roads of IED's in the sand. They just got back to base from a 3 week patrol so he's been on FB chatting with me, he seems to be in good spirits considering.

Soon after he gets back he will get to choose new orders, for some reason his A school class only got two year orders instead of three. He told me the Marine Commander was pi$$ed because that means they only have them for one deployment (yeah) he tried to change them but couldn't. He's hoping to choose orders in a hospital closer to home.

Comment by Dan's Dad (John) on April 13, 2011 at 12:51pm
Thanks Navy Aunt. You feeling better? Never heard how your awful tests came out.

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