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.)

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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

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List for PIR

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PIR Access List

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Encouragement Questionnaire

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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 Christy on January 20, 2014 at 12:40am

miss the daily hoopla! where did everybody's sailors go? Mine's in Pensacola FL.

is this thing on?

Comment by CatMom509 on January 16, 2014 at 4:44am

Movin' on too.  Blessings to all of you and your Sailors!!

Comment by diannep on January 15, 2014 at 9:31am

Leaving this group now.  Hope all of you continue to check in on this group with updates on your sailors so you can stay in touch!  :-)

Comment by diannep on January 14, 2014 at 1:31pm

Glad so many had such a great experience at PIR...and that your sailors are now adjusting to the next phase of A School.  Blessings to your sailors as they continue their Navy journey! 

Comment by bagisme on January 14, 2014 at 1:20pm

I just want to say thank you or all the advice and answered questions that I received during my 8 weeks of boot camp. My son PIR on 1-10-14 and it was the most spectacular event I have ever attended. Everything was so well organized and everyone was so nice. I thought I would never make it and it would just drag on but it went really fast. I hope all the new Moms, Dads, Wives, Husbands have the same experience. My son is now at A school but they are keeping them busy till it starts. He asked me to ship a few things but they are not allowed to wear civilian clothes for a month. Can't wait to read how everyone is doing and how all the new boot campers are doing. Oh we were also very fortunate to be able to spend all day Friday and Saturday with our Sailor. We were lucky enough to both be leaving from the same airport and my flight left last. Have a great day everyone

Comment by M's Mom on January 13, 2014 at 11:12pm
Now that I have had time to rest and get somewhat back to a normal schedule, I would like to thank everyone on this site for all their help. Great group of people. We enjoyed our trip and graduation was wonderful. Got to spend Friday with our son and then at the airport on Saturday. Flew out at 2 pm for Pensacola. I love being able to text whenever I want. Good luck to all the new sailors, the journey is just beginning! Take care.
Comment by Carla on January 13, 2014 at 7:18pm son is in CT too. He didn't travel with the group....there were 4-5 guys that had to take a later flight. His rating is ITS. We are still a little up in the air about what schooling he has to complete....we know of sub school and A school, but there may be one more thing. It seems strange (and I am sure it is the difference between the sailor being a son vs a husband) but I think I am struggling more now that I am able to access my son whenever I want. I want him to "fly" on his own and have to resist the urge to keep checking up on him. Before, I just assumed no news was good I think "oh, no....he didn't call. Something must be wrong." I big weirdo, right??
Comment by ColaMom on January 13, 2014 at 7:03pm
PIR was a great experience! Thanks to all of the support from N4M and Sarge & his crew.
Comment by FrancesT ship 11 Div 56 on January 13, 2014 at 10:10am

Thank You All For Your Support And Love !!!!!!! Had A Wonderful Time Meeting All The Ladies That I Have Spoken To For These Long 8 Weeks Of Bootcamp!!!!! Please Keep In Touch And God Bless Our Sailors!!!!!!

Comment by ⚓️NikB⚓️Ship13Div059⚓️ on January 13, 2014 at 10:00am
Our trip to Chicago was great! Got to see my husband graduate from boot camp, spent some time with him that was amazing albeit short. Hanging out with him at the airport was the best until we had to say goodbye. Then we went and did some sight seeing. We went to the Shedd aquarium, the sky deck, then went back to the hotel, got some rest and flew back home. He's all checked into A-school. He knows and likes his roommate and is working on finding out when we can join him in CT. He's going to be there for a year (maybe a little more) after all his schooling is said and done. Being able to talk and text and snapchat back and forth is heaven. He loves that he an call whenever he wants and say "I love you". I'm so happy that he's happy. :)
I love this site and our group but it seems really quiet now that graduation has come and gone. What do we do now?

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