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.



ALUMNI OF PIR 01/18/2013 TG 10 - 11 Divisions (059-068 and 910)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/18/2013 TG 10 - 11 Divisions (059-068 and 910)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 1/18/2013.

A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW

Betsy, son on Stennis carrier


Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 94
Latest Activity: Jul 2, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 01/18/2013! 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

~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 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 067 and 068 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by bdehoop Jan 24, 2013. 60 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 065 and 066 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by BTsmom Jan 16, 2013. 99 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Rueben James) Division 910

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by conjonsmom Jan 16, 2013. 68 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 063 and 064 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by 1quiltmom Jan 15, 2013. 75 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 059 and 060 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by navydaughtersmom13 Jan 12, 2013. 77 Replies

Hello Moms

Started by nursecandy1. Last reply by Lola2010 Jan 9, 2013. 5 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by zaksmom (Ship 13, Div 068) Dec 31, 2012. 1 Reply

MEET and GREETS for PIR 01/18/2013

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by zaksmom (Ship 13, Div 068) Dec 20, 2012. 3 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisons 061 and 062 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by JLMom Dec 19, 2012. 13 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 01/18/2013 TG 10 - 11 Divisions (059-068 and 910) to add comments!

Comment by BTsmom on July 2, 2014 at 7:07pm

I have moved three times since my Sailor graduated somewhere in one of those moves I think I lost her graduation pictures! Does anyone know if we can still reorder those?

Comment by D'sMomMary on April 9, 2013 at 10:51am

Her last name is Kathy, and she is on facebook here- 

Comment by Monica13063 on April 9, 2013 at 10:15am


Do you have any clue who might be the person to get ahold of that could make a DVD for me?


Comment by BTsmom on April 6, 2013 at 11:04am

We got the Keel yesterday! A little disappointed because it was only the division and the brother division of the sailor. Couldn't get the chance to see everyone's Sailor. :(

Comment by D'sMomMary on April 4, 2013 at 12:49pm

The facebook group for our PIR date has been wrestling with this problem too. I think what they settled on is, someone smart who knows how to copy DVDs is making copies for the moms who missed out.  I haven't been wanting to ask for one so I lost track of the discussion, but it certainly sounded plausible. Monica, I think things like that are why longtime military families are a tougher breed!

Comment by zacharys_mom on April 4, 2013 at 9:53am
I have my copy. What did they suggest you do?
Comment by Monica13063 on April 4, 2013 at 7:21am
Mary, I was hoping to get one, and at the time, I called and she told me that they had copies so just send in my order form. I did but it came back to me with a sold out notice. I wish they would have just taken my order over the phone :( nothing like utilizing modern technology! I was hoping someone who had a copy could let me know.
Comment by BTsmom on April 3, 2013 at 9:52am

We still haven't received The Keel she ordered. We have moved but have a forwarding address. Anyone know about that?

Comment by D'sMomMary on April 2, 2013 at 9:40am

Hi Monica, they ran out of them. It had been my understanding that they would be available for some time afterwards so I was in no hurry to order mine, unfortunately :(

Comment by Monica13063 on April 2, 2013 at 9:16am
Hello all! Does anyone know of any available copies of the PIR DVD?

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