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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."


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 01/20/2012 TG 09 — 05 Divisions (043–046 & 909)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/20/2012 TG 09 — 05 Divisions (043–046 & 909)

This Group is for those of us who have a Sailor Recruit's Pass in Review January 20, 2012. Please feel free to connect with one another as we will hopefully all be sitting the same room watching not only our own Sailor but all of our Sailors finish their RTC journey and continue on with the rest of their Navy journey. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Someone will be able answer it for you.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 51
Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2013

Welcome to PIR 01/20/2012

 OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmust importance. Please take the time to read the Opsec and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names are never allowed on this site. If it is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended. First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but discouraged as their RDC's read this site and can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.







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R 1T 1C 1CLICK ME to go to the Recruit Training Command Website

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for PIR 01/20/2012 SARGE'S Meet and Greet

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Discussion Forum

Ship 09 DIV 045

Started by futureHMwife. Last reply by JORDANSMUM Dec 30, 2013. 124 Replies

(`'~-,..Christopher Walker..,-~'`) <3

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ProudNavyMom Jan 21, 2012. 15 Replies

RTC FB Photos for PIR 01/20/2012

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 21, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 09/Div 043?

Started by Navy Mom x3. Last reply by CJ proud mom of DJ Jan 20, 2012. 82 Replies

Ship 09 Div 046-Roll Call!

Started by Samantha (DDG 51 Arleigh Burke). Last reply by Samantha (DDG 51 Arleigh Burke) Jan 18, 2012. 231 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 18, 2012. 0 Replies

Please Help!

Started by celinamae. Last reply by baylorbear Jan 12, 2012. 6 Replies

ship 02/div 909

Started by shhowe. Last reply by Jtsgnomebase Jan 7, 2012. 54 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Jan 6, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jan 6, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 31, 2011. 0 Replies

Meet and Greet over Dinner 01-19-2012

Started by futureHMwife. Last reply by futureHMwife Dec 29, 2011. 36 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 29, 2011. 0 Replies

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by futureHMwife Dec 28, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship 09 Div 46

Started by Sherees. Last reply by Samantha (DDG 51 Arleigh Burke) Dec 15, 2011. 1 Reply

American Red Cross made a tough time easier

Started by joemama. Last reply by futureHMwife Dec 13, 2011. 1 Reply


Started by loganmyseaman(SHIP07/DIV035) Dec 10, 2011. 0 Replies

After PIR - Liberty & Friday and Saturday Departures

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 2, 2011. 3 Replies

Welcome Members!

Started by futureHMwife. Last reply by futureHMwife Dec 1, 2011. 12 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 01/20/2012 TG 09 — 05 Divisions (043–046 & 909) to add comments!

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on November 23, 2011 at 9:21am

Hi FutureHMWife- It is exciting seeing this group get started. I know you are ready for this journey to get going and believe me it will go faster than you ever thought it would. For now write every day and and as soon as you get the form letter start mailing them. They live for mail especially during the holidays. If you have any questions all just ask that is what we are here for :-)

BTW I am Lala (Lora) I have been hear on this site a year and a half. My daughter is now an AO and my SIL is an IT both in VA Beach. I hope you have a very good Thanksgiving and surround yourself with lots of family and friends.

Comment by diannep on November 23, 2011 at 7:56am

Another N4Moms veteran here like FTLW joining to help!  Betsy, Lala, and Sandy should be along soon--also N4Moms veterans.  Hoping that Jessica comes back on too!  Please ask any questions that you want to.  Also, feel free to add any of us as administrators of this site.  We would be glad to help in any way we can!  Thanks so much for starting the group!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 23, 2011 at 4:17am


FireTeamLeaderWife here!

My Sailor PIR’d on 05/26/2011.

So I am a “junior vet”, (don’t know how much longer I can claim that – only when I mess up, huh!) as I have only been on the site for about six months since our son’s PIR.

I will check in here once and awhile to see if I can answer any questions and lend some support. There will be a few other veteran moms along to lend a hand and support you all through your PIR experience. diannep, LaLa Ribbon Queen, Betsy,momofPensacolesailor, Sandy’s Sailor son, and possibly JessicaBSailormom. We have a few others that heklp out when we have SPECOPS in the groups, sjtina and skyler to name a couple. Others drop in occasionally too…plus we are always looking for more to “join the ranks”. Things change in the military and we like to give out the most current info that we can so moms that have just gone through this help a lot.

I’ll also be loading up the Discussion Forum area with lots of info to help you along during your PIR experience. Please feel free to add your own discussions and start your divisional discussions.


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