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.

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

nukenavymamabear replied to Lancertrackmom's discussion 'A school graduation' in the group NUKE moms
2 hours ago

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

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



Event Details

Meet & Greet PIR 7-23-10

Time: July 22, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Inn
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons
Latest Activity: Jul 22, 2010

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Hi everyone, this event is so N4M members who have a family member with PIR on 7-23 can connect with each other at the Ramada Inn Meet and Greet on July 22nd. Can't wait to meet all my new friends.

Comment Wall


RSVP for Meet & Greet PIR 7-23-10 to add comments!

Join Navy For Moms

Comment by punchlinexx on July 13, 2010 at 11:44pm
i rsvp'd for me, but my sister will be coming also, so that makes two of us!
Comment by navygirl0118(Brandon's Wife) on July 12, 2010 at 10:26pm
I hope to be there! Depending on what time our flight gets in, there will be 3 of us :)
Comment by dianehuie on July 12, 2010 at 10:16pm
HI - have been reading on here off and on, I fly in at 3:00, but by time get to hotel, etc., not sure I will be there in time. Plus the 3 hour time change for me - guessing probably not, but for now can I put in a maybe?
Comment by Rebecca K. (SHIP13DIV247) on July 12, 2010 at 9:01am
I thought I rsvp'd a long time ago. We're hoping to atttend meet and greet, but not sure what our travel times will be. Hopefully if all goes well, there will be four of us there...
Comment by Michimom (MM Nuke Mom) on July 12, 2010 at 8:10am
I just had to change my RSVP to not attending. Our son had his appendix removed late Saturday/early Sunday at the hospital in Waukegan. We don't know any details yet of what happens next, but one thing we do know for sure is that he'll be in the hospital about 3 more days (it was a ruptured appendix). He's so disappointed that he won't be graduating with his division, but he's looking forward to picking up where he left off when he's well enough.

We learned from his surgeon that there were four people from RTC who had appendectomies this weekend at the hospital in Waukegan. We know at least one was a reservist--he was our son's roommate.
Comment by charlotte on July 11, 2010 at 7:08pm
hey lala,I would love to attend the meet and greet, but due to the fact that we have to come from florida early thursday morning , it will take us 18-20 hours to get there, so don't completely count us out.and as for the ribbons; how will we get them if we don't make it on thursday? for just in case, let me know what you think. thanks!
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on July 10, 2010 at 9:59pm
awww, a new baby, that is going to be so special!!!!!!!
Comment by bella on July 10, 2010 at 9:07pm
4 of us and 1 who will see his daddy for the first time!!!!!
Comment by Proud mom JV (ship 13Div 244 ) on July 10, 2010 at 8:46pm
hi every one ..i;ll get at the airport around 5.30 pm .hope i can make it .so i can meet everyone..i'm traveling by miself taking a shuttle from airport; i;ll be staying at the Ramada too .....
Comment by mattsmom on July 10, 2010 at 1:02am
Flying in at 440 so by the time we get the rental car and be on our way hopefully will make it....we are staying at the Ramada.......can't wait to meet you all

Attending (38)

© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service