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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.  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.

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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. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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Today's Sailor can contribute to exciting innovations by pursuing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Learn more here: Para Padres

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



PIR: July 6, 2018 TG 35 - 5 Divisions (273 - 276, and 935)


PIR: July 6, 2018 TG 35 - 5 Divisions (273 - 276, and 935)

This group is for those who have loved ones graduating on July 6, 2018

A group to chat with others, ask questions, gather information, learn, laugh, even shed a tear as your loved one begins their journey to become a United States Sailor!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 15
Latest Activity: yesterday

Welcome to the group! PLEASE See the PAGES section for Informational Posts about BC and PIR. PAGES is underneath the Members Photos. PLEASE scroll down this page here to find the Comment Box to post a reply to the PIR GROUP.

N4M's Community Guidelines

~OPSEC OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance.

~N4M’s also has Community Guidelines just like any other social media.

~Please take the time to read the OPSEC and N4M’s Community Guidelines.

~A quick note here, from the N4M’s CG’s:

• Don’t Jeopardize the Safety of Our Sailors: Remember OPSEC (Operational Security) (Don’t Sink Ships With Loose Lips) This site and all content posted on it are viewable to everyone on the Internet. This doesn’t mean you can’t share things about your Sailor – but too many details can put Sailors in harm’s way. The following are examples of red flags and should not be shared within this community either by posting or sending via a Group message:

• Sailors’ last names. This includes your username if you share the same last name as your son or daughter.

Some Suggestions:

~If your last name is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended for you to use in your username for your own personal security. This is your option. It is also not a good idea to use an email address as your username for personal security reasons.

~First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember, everyone can see it and someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. Again, your option.

~It is also a good idea to change your visibility settings for your Profile Page (MY PAGE) to "Just my friends."

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of PIR: July 6, 2018 TG 35 - 5 Divisions (273 - 276, and 935) to add comments!

Comment by diannep on May 19, 2018 at 8:12am

DiggasMom:  Another point on mailing photos....if a letter is too thick, they have to open in front of their RDCs.  Of course, they don't want to have to do this so it is best to do as CatMom said and scan on backs of letters ....collage style....or on another sheet of paper.  

Comment by CatMom509 on May 18, 2018 at 3:14am

Happy Friday!!

      "Because You have been my help,

       therefore in the shadow of Your wings

       I will rejoice."

                                               Psalm 63:7

Comment by CatMom509 on May 18, 2018 at 3:14am


DiggasMom probably received her info on the Form letter~~

Comment by CatMom509 on May 18, 2018 at 3:12am


Yes, you are in the right PIR group -- the divisions are listed right after the title of this group if you scroll up.

Yes, they can receive photos, but it is best to scan them onto the back of your letters so you can get more on the page or use them as a "letterhead" at the tops of your pages.  This way they don't weigh so much or take so much space in their limited property drawer.

Comment by Mimishad on May 17, 2018 at 1:30pm

DiggasMom do you mean you have received his form letter?

Comment by DiggasMom on May 17, 2018 at 9:06am
Hello all my son left for boot camp May 9th. I received his address and division yesterday ... he’s division 274 am In the right group? If so are they allowed to receive photos
Comment by CatMom509 on May 16, 2018 at 4:07am

Hello There!

     "Have I not commanded you?

      Be strong and courageous.

      Do not be discouraged, for

      the Lord Your God will be

      with you wherever you go."

                            Joshua 1:9

Comment by CatMom509 on May 15, 2018 at 2:22am


Welcome to Navy for Moms!!

My Sailor Daughter's PIR was March 2013--can't believe how fast time has flown!. She is an IT2 (Information Systems Technician, Petty Officer Second Class). I primarily provide scriptural encouragement for the PIR groups, and a few of the other groups that I am a member of. I'll also help out with anything that I am familiar with--all kinds of tidbits I learned during my daughter's Boot Camp experience~~ This site really made the time go much faster. I'm so thankful that my Sailor daughter sent me the link for this awesome group of friends when she enlisted!! Count 9 Fridays and before you know it, you'll be seeing your baby again at PIR!!  Here we go!!!

Comment by ellen0502 on May 14, 2018 at 4:30pm

Welcome to your PIR group!

My son is an ET2 (IW/SW), or PO2, and his wife is a MM2, or PO2 and is now Reserve. Both were forward deployed in Japan for three years, and my son was stationed in Bahrain for a year after Japan. Both are now back in the states, and I am happy they are closer to me. :)

Be sure to ask any questions you may have, we love answering them. Don't worry if you think your question has probably been asked before, ask it anyway.

Again, welcome to the group!

Comment by ellen0502 on May 14, 2018 at 4:29pm

Please be sure to read:

The Guidelines are located in your PAGES section here on your PIR group. PAGES are located on the right side of this page. (The above is a direct link there.)

Also, please read the OPSEC information located above


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