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:

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.



Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 313 and 314

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

Views: 1896

Replies to This Discussion

The brother ships are going incognito. I don't think any of us has heard anything.
And thanks mikes mom for the web site
Hopefully they will break radio silence soon! Haha!
Phone call!!!!!!!!!! My heart is at ease. :)
We got ours too. Well, his girlfriend got the call but whatever, at least someone heard from him, haha! He is apparently pretty sick and spends a lot of time sleeping. Hopefully he doesn't fall behind and get his PIR date pushed back!

ugh...that stinks about being sick. G said he hasn't been sleeping very well but eating good!!!  :)  

Gayle, did your son give you any info on what they are doing now? Apparently ours said they are doing some PT, but it sounds like he does PT and sleeps. Have they done their PFA yet or started any classes?

I asked stupid mom questions like are you eating good and sleeping ok?  lol   I don't know what PFA stands for (I need to learn the acronyms). He did say he did good and had a pretty good time in running, swimming went ok and he told his dad that they haven't started classes. Their division has dropped to 83 down from 86. They have inspections this week. My husband said he couldn't believe they knew about it. :)  When he was in, inspections were a surprise.  I hope this helps ya some. I feel clueless. I was just so happy to finally hear his voice I was tongue tied.  lol  He was kind of hard to hear too. I got tired of asking him to "speak up" and "excuse me".  I  hope your son calls you next time. He also did say we should have some letters coming. 

Thanks! That does help! PFA is the physical fitness assessment, where they do the running, swimming, push ups, sit ups, and something else, I think :) I hope he does too, his gf told him he had better call his parents next time. Haha! I wasn't at all surprised that he called her this time, she really needed the phone call, so I'm glad that he did. As long as he calls us next time, haha!

I thought that's what it was. So yes, they have.  :)  Are y'all flying or driving to PIR? 

Oh definitely flying. We live in California. But we'll fly southwest so if we have to make a change, it will be manageable. Where are you from?

Kansas...we are driving. It's only a 9 hr drive for us. We will leave Thurs some time. We drove to CA back in July. We were in the San Jose area.  lol  We didn't know about the boarder patrol.  They stole my Washington cherries.  :(

How many phone calls do they get? My son has called his girlfriend twice but has yet to call us, it is very frustrating for us. it was his sisters birthday and he still called his girlfriend. Anyone got any suggestions or know how many calls he gets?


© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service