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

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

PIR 08/26/2011 Meet & Greet

Time: August 25, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Waukegan
Street: 200 N. Green Bay Road
City/Town: Waukegan IL
Phone: 847-244-2400
Event Type: meet, &, greet
Organized By: FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2011

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Thursday night 08/25/2011

6-8 pm

Ramada Waukegan

200 N. Green Bay Rd.


All family members/friends of those in PIR 08/26 are welcome!

Comment Wall


RSVP for PIR 08/26/2011 Meet & Greet to add comments!

Join Navy For Moms

Comment by Chris& Justin's mom on August 28, 2011 at 10:05am
I got to meet Sharon, I only wish I could've stayed longer. There was alot of drama going on that day into the next.
Comment by 1DYBUGs Mom/Dana - S9/D280 on August 25, 2011 at 7:42pm
We are on the way...will be there just around 7.
Comment by Jana on August 23, 2011 at 6:09pm
I believe I saw on the hotel website that there will be snacks and drinks
Comment by caylex 9/279 on August 23, 2011 at 5:29pm
My family is asking if there will be food/drinks available at the meet & greet.  I can't remember if I've seen any of those details.  Any info would be appreciated  :)
Comment by HM Wife! Ship11 Div273 on August 22, 2011 at 11:07pm
3 plus a baby :) can't wait!
Comment by Sam's_Mom on August 19, 2011 at 12:51pm
I am so going to try to be there.  I can't wait for august 26th.  It can't come fast enough
Comment by BrendansParents on August 17, 2011 at 5:27pm
We're about 8 days away from meeting everyone. I'm about ready to start packing.
Comment by KarenB on August 17, 2011 at 5:11pm
4 coming from here. I CANNOT wait to see my boy!! We're in single digits...9 days!!
Comment by Sparkling on August 17, 2011 at 3:17pm

We land at O'Hare at 6pm.  I hope we make it in time!


Comment by BrendansParents on August 16, 2011 at 11:15am
11? Your SR must have traded a lot of deserts for the extra 7 tickets.

Attending (30)

Might attend (5)

Not Attending (2)

© 2023   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service