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





Who wants to make an Illinois N4M site with me? Calling all Illinois Sailor families.

Members: 402
Latest Activity: Apr 7, 2021

Discussion Forum

IL Navy Moms

Started by FitBunny. Last reply by chcabr90 Jun 9, 2017. 7 Replies

Hi! New to group

Started by Kyle'sMom (Karen). Last reply by navymommia Jul 15, 2015. 32 Replies

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Comment by Ceej0347 on June 3, 2019 at 6:10pm

Mommagoose - so glad to hear your getting some relief. I understand the mowing thing my boys had to do our lawn in sections.

thanks for the well wishes - appreciate that!

Comment by Mammagoose on June 3, 2019 at 5:11pm

Hey Ceejay, In east central Illinois we are starting to dry out a bit but expect rain all week long.  My hubby is frantically trying to mow before the rain hits tomorrow.  

My kiddo is waiting patiently in SC for the next thing....  semper Gumby all the way....  have a safe trip and enjoy your time with your sailor.

Comment by Ceej0347 on June 3, 2019 at 2:14pm

Just checking In with all our Illinois Mommas.

Hows your Sailors? How’s their mommas.

mine grads power school this Friday - we are off to SC.

Comment by Navy Sister/Mom on January 5, 2019 at 6:50pm

Ceej0347, Yes!  I've already talked to him.  He called when he got on the bus from the airport.  I was so excited!! 

They don't have NROTC, or ANY ROTC at my kids' school.

Comment by Ceej0347 on January 5, 2019 at 6:31pm

Navysister- that’s very cool. That why my senior wants NROTC. 

Im so glad u enjoyed ur time at PIR!! A school is easier at least more communication.


Comment by Navy Sister/Mom on January 5, 2019 at 3:32pm

Hi all!!  I survived PIR, and we're back home. EVERYONE in the house is asleep, including my 10 year old.  It was an exhausting two days!!  My sailor just boarded his connecting flight, and will be on his way to Pensacola!!  I'm so excited for him!

@Ceej0347, my senior wants to join the Navy now, after seeing my oldest graduate yesterday, but he plays football, so he wants to go AFTER playing football in college.

Comment by Mammagoose on January 2, 2019 at 10:00pm

My daughter is super excited.  We plan to head up for scholarship day in february and then to teach her to take the train system in March.  It’s going to be weird being down to one child at home.

Congratulations on your sailors! Enjoy PIR

Comment by Ceej0347 on January 2, 2019 at 7:12pm

Navy sister/mom - I have a senior too!!! But he wants NROTC

Comment by Navy Sister/Mom on January 2, 2019 at 7:05pm

I have a sailor!!  I got the call today!!  Now I just have to stay patient until PIR Friday. 

@Mammagoose, I have a Senior in HS now, and he's gotten information from Judson.  

Comment by carols_kitchen on January 2, 2019 at 2:07pm

Ceej0347, you are now a mentor. I'll see if I need to do anything else. I always hot linked any weird requests or bogus members to the admin. That is the very first and oldest friend you have. 


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