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.



ALUMNI OF PIR 01/10/2014 TG 09 11 Divisions (051-060, and 909)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/10/2014 TG 09 11 Divisions (051-060, and 909)

This Group is for those who have SAILORS that graduated 01/10/2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as your SAILORS continue on their journey in the Navy!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 116
Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 01/10/2014! PLEASE See the PAGES section for Informational Posts about BC and PIR. PAGES is underneath the Members Photos. PLEASE scroll down this page here to find the Comment Box to post a reply to the PIR GROUP.



N4M's Community Guidelines and OPSEC

~OPSEC OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance.

~N4M’s also has Community Guidelines just like any other social media.

~Please take the time to read the OPSEC and N4M’s Community Guidelines.

~A quick note here, from the N4M’s CG’s:

• Don’t Jeopardize the Safety of Our Sailors: Remember OPSEC (Operational Security) (Don’t Sink Ships With Loose Lips) This site and all content posted on it are viewable to everyone on the Internet. This doesn’t mean you can’t share things about your Sailor – but too many details can put Sailors in harm’s way. The following are examples of red flags and should not be shared within this community either by posting or sending via a Group message:

• Sailors’ last names. This includes your username if you share the same last name as your son or daughter.

Some Suggestions:

~If your last name is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended for you to use in your username for your own personal security. This is your option. It is also not a good idea to use an email address as your username for personal security reasons.

~First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember, everyone can see it and someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. Again, your option

~It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends".

Discussion Forum

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 909

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by ProudMom93 Jan 6, 2014. 53 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Jan 4, 2014. 14 Replies

List for PIR

Started by alice. Last reply by Zimborunner Jan 1, 2014. 4 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Dec 31, 2013. 2 Replies

PIR Access List

Started by ScMom. Last reply by bisbee73 Dec 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by mustang Dec 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 01/10/2014 TG 09 11 Divisions (051-060, and 909) to add comments!

Comment by alice on January 21, 2014 at 9:53pm
Hi Everyone! I miss our time on here. So glad to hear all your Sailors are doing well. My son is on hold at GL for ATT school before he goes to San Diego for A School. Said they told him he could be on hold for couple weeks to a couple months waiting for enough Sailors to fill the class. I'm just so glad that he really likes the other 3 Sailors he's housed with. He has his laptop, new phone, and guitar with him so he's set LOL. Was going to send him coffee pot and some snacks today but can't go on the roads, we're in state of emergency with the snow. Hopefully weather will be better tomorrow. Best part is being able to talk and text him, so much better than BC :)
Comment by ProudMom93 on January 21, 2014 at 12:17pm
My son is active duty, Navymom. Was in Division 909.
Comment by Navymom111413 on January 21, 2014 at 3:26am
ProudMom93, is your son a reservists or active duty? My son is active duty. His roommate is a QM reservists and was in his ship 13 division 059. He starts class tomorrow, but my son is on hold until they get enough QM's to fill the class. I am glad your son is not on hold.
Comment by M's Mom on January 20, 2014 at 1:44pm

Christy - there is one on FB, Pensasola A & C school and ther is one on here, same name. I am in both. Lots of great info.

Comment by Christy on January 20, 2014 at 1:13pm

Nice to hear everyone and their sailors are doing very well.  M's Mom: my son is waiting for AD school as well! In the Div 060 group pic, he's the one dead center smiling....when everyone else is serious.  THAT got him a 4 hour watch immediately after PIR :(  oh well, we still had "Christmas" for him after that.

FLMuscadine: I'm so happy your made it out and that your son was so Happy to see you!  PIR was such an awesome day!

I am going to find another forum or group that pertains to A-school in Pensacola. Hope to see some of you there! I feel like we cyber-bonded and i'll miss those of you whose kids went other places.

Comment by ProudMom93 on January 20, 2014 at 12:51pm
Navymom, my son is also at a school for QM, PIR of 1-10-14 as well. I haven't spoken to him but he texted me yesterday and said that he got his classes so I think that means they are not on hold. Am I wrong on this?
Comment by Navymom111413 on January 20, 2014 at 6:06am
My Sailor is at QM "A" school in Great Lakes.
Comment by FLMuscadine on January 20, 2014 at 4:14am

Well Christy, I am glad you asked.  It takes a while for me to figure certain things out, and this website is no different.  Still getting a lot of emails from a different group (Boot Camp Moms), and tonight I actually went back to the beginning of this group and read most.  I visited navyformoms for the first time about 10 days after my son left.  I was pretty much in the dark when it came to they day to day.  Had it not been for Mom2Bryan, I probably would have had no news from my son.  Bryan just happened to be his bunk mate. He kept mom informed, and she delivered the news to me!  Add to that the fact that I was out of the country for two and a half weeks...just a 24 hour stay home before going to GL.  Looked out the window as we landed in Chicago and could not believe my eyes...all was daughter and I had never seen snow!!!  Kept on thinking....I can't wait for a call....just will hope for the best.  I realized at PIR when they announced liberty, my son really did not know for sure we where there.  He was so, so happy to see were we.  The look in his eyes was priceless.  Meet and Greet was awesome, but even there I could not find many of you who I really wanted to meet.  Alice, I just saw your message and I will reply to you soon.  I hope you are feeling better from that terrible fall.  Lemonelephant and diannep, thank you so much for all your help. did the SRs who needed letters do?  Son is in Gulfport now, so any others there let me know who you are.  BTW Christy, I lived in Pensacola for about five years....great place to be!

Comment by M's Mom on January 20, 2014 at 12:47am
Mines in Pensacola. Waiting for AD school
Comment by SandraG on January 20, 2014 at 12:42am
LOL Christy. Mine is in Goose Creek, SC for Nuke A School

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