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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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

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



All Discussions Tagged 'PIR' (62)

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Updated PIR Weekend Suggestions and Advice?

Hello everyone! We are going to the PIR Graduation on 4/3/20 and love all of the information on this site. Even after sifting through the d…

Started by phils434

6 Mar 16, 2022
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Collectible (Challenge) Coins, Pins and Jewelry

Hi All, I am looking for current (2018) information regarding the collectible coins, pins, and jewelry that used to be available through a…

Started by ProudMom

5 Jun 10, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Rv parks

We have an rv and will be traveling to PIR this way. Has anyone stayed in any of the parks in the area? I see a KOA but that's about 16 mil…

Started by mern

9 Apr 17, 2018
Reply by mern

Advice on PIR this Friday (3/9)

My son was originally scheduled for PIR on 2/9/18. However, he was ASMO'd because he failed his run, and his PIR was pushed back 4 weeks as…

Started by Beachmama68

4 Mar 16, 2018
Reply by Msbosssaye

PIR experience with a toddler

Was just wondering if anyone on here has experienced a PIR recently with their toddler. Just been wondering how it’s going to go lately. I…

Started by NukeWife

3 Jan 16, 2018
Reply by NukeWife

N4M GROUPS: Listed By PIR Date (Boot Camp Graduation) - Active thru December 28, 2018

PIR (PASS IN REVIEW, ie GRADUATION from Boot Camp) GROUPS Within a week after your recruit /arrives at Great Lakes, you'll get THE BOX cont…

Started by BunkerQB

280 Jan 6, 2018
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

We need an extra ticket for graduation ceremony Oct. 27,2017

We are in need of an extra ticket for the graduation ceremony October 27, 2017.  Each Sailor gets 4 tickets for family and friends.  If you…

Started by here4u

11 Nov 25, 2017
Reply by hooyahsuzy

In Need of PIR info??

I am not a Navy mom, but I am a Navy girlfriend and i have been searching through every part of the internet for information. My boyfriend…

Started by Samlw

1 Apr 18, 2017
Reply by CryptoDad

PIR photos ?

Can anyone tell me how to order additional PIR photos?

Started by SteamQueen

2 Dec 5, 2016
Reply by lemonelephant

Ship 06 Div 177 PIR 05/06/2016

any one else have a recruit in ship 06 div 177 i would like for us to stay connected so when recruits gain access to call we can share with…

Started by lno627

4 May 7, 2016
Reply by suzy1110


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