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.



Graduates PIR 08/19/11 TG 40


Graduates  PIR 08/19/11 TG 40

Please follow us on the alumni group!

Members: 67
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2018

Discussion Forum

Encouragement Questionnaire

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Places to Eat in Great Lakes

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Ship 10, DIV 267 Navy Mom

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Ship 10 Div 266

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Comment by kathyann on August 22, 2011 at 9:24am

Carol:  He added a "hotspot" to his iPhone, and 4 gb of "whatever" so he can connect his laptop to a wireless connection, also some other "thinga majigy" to it. (He is a computer geek). So that was the additional cost and then taxes on top of it. He is setting up an allottment to come to us to put towards his portion of the bill, which was HIS idea, and very responsible of him I think.


His orders are for the CVN Carl Vinson, San Diego. I am excited he will be fairly close to home (2 comfotable days driving or 90 minute flight). Looks like he will only have a few days between school and duty station. I am already planning on spending my birthday (January) in San Diego if he is not out at sea.

Comment by shuga on August 22, 2011 at 9:02am

OK Ladies here's the Link for the Alumni group.

Comment by BonnieRN on August 22, 2011 at 1:06am

Well whatever you guys change it to I will be there.  I really only have you guys here that truly understand what Navy moms and our kids are going through.  No other of my friends have military family members.  (It is still hard for me to believe that I do at times).  It is a whole different world I must say.  My daughter is in Mass Communications and it is a small rate.  Their N4M group not too active.

Might I just say that Tide sticks and bleach pens are a wonderful invention?  My daughter sat on something that may have been charcoal and the tide pen followed by a little bleach pen totally took it away.  Also helped on some shoe polish she had on cuff.  Was quite worried about "gear drift"  my new favorite phrase  :- )   

Comment by jvptxmom on August 22, 2011 at 12:15am
Flying out in the morning! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and is home safe and sound. If you are traveling tomorrow, I'll be praying for safe travels!
Comment by jvptxmom on August 22, 2011 at 12:14am

Just dropped my child at the base. All was well until I got a call saying he left his dogtags in the hotel. I had to run them back out to him! He didn't get in any trouble! Thank God! I think he just wanted to stress me out one more time!! Gotta love our kids! Didn't someone say they might be responsible young men and women now but they still need their mama's!!!

Comment by CarolP on August 21, 2011 at 11:29pm
Thanks Kathyann for the info. I just got a call from him and he just had his bag delivered. Kathyann, how is it $80 for an iPhone on your plan? If we keep our son onour plan and just upgrade to a smartphone for him, its only about $35 with the taxes. that's for unlimited data, talk and text...
Comment by NewMexicoMom on August 21, 2011 at 11:21pm

There is a group for those who have sailors in Pensacola... I changed my profile name to NewMexicoMom from luvmykid 10/268 in case you're wondering who this is... The Pensacola group has some good info about the area and links to take a look at.


Comment by kathyann on August 21, 2011 at 11:03pm
So my kid got an iPhone. We were in the ATT store for almost 2 hours! Finally decided to put him on our family plan, with data and unlimited text and mobile to any mobile is also unlimted. He is putting an allotment in place for the $80 to come out of his pay and directly to me to pay his portion. He's been doing pretty good with his budgeting, and figured this weekend was his only "splurge" for quite some time!  Oh, Carol, they will deliver his seabag to his base/School. That is unfortuate that happened, but probably pretty common!
Comment by J&R's Mom on August 21, 2011 at 6:35pm
In my March Group we started another Group to follow up and keep in touch with.  I did not make the Meet & Greet, the Hubby and I ended up going in to Chicago and did not get back until late on Thursday.  We got home late last night after spending all day Sat shopping and running errands with our Sailor, he stays in Great Lakes for A School until next May.  Our visit was fantastic.  He has grown up a lot and is a totally diffrent and amazing man now (even dumped the GF that was no good for him as soon as he got his cell phone back!)  Yeah, he said he deserved better!
Comment by shuga on August 21, 2011 at 5:33pm
Omg please do another group u guys are my new family!

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