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 01/25/2013 TG 11 - 9 Divisions (069-076 and 911)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/25/2013 TG 11 - 9 Divisions (069-076 and 911)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 01/25/2013.

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: 74
Latest Activity: Feb 23, 2013

WELCOME to PIR 01/25/2013! 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 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 073 and 074 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by sailorsgirl*ship14div074* Jan 24, 2013. 50 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisons 071 and 072 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by MOMMY B Jan 23, 2013. 88 Replies

Flight Info Card

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by jdrs1606 Jan 21, 2013. 1 Reply

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisions 069 and 070 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by jnewbeck Jan 20, 2013. 75 Replies

MEET and GREETS for PIR 01/25/2013

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 18, 2013. 2 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Rueben James) Division 911

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by stephers Jan 17, 2013. 5 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 075 and 076 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by shellyD Jan 16, 2013. 14 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Jan 13, 2013. 2 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 9, 2013. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 01/25/2013 TG 11 - 9 Divisions (069-076 and 911) to add comments!

Comment by 3athlete on February 23, 2013 at 3:04am

I don't know what the deal.  I live in Corvallis, OR - and hr and 1/2 from the Portland airport.  I had to drive by the airport on my way home from a conference for work this evening.  As I drove by the airport (last place I saw my son at MEPS as he headed to boot camp),  I was over come with emotion and right back to where I was with the whole boot camp experience.  I cried all the way home...  When does this stop?

Just checking in.... Wondering how others are doing?  Kathy

Comment by Dm (Ship 03 Division 075) on February 9, 2013 at 4:17pm
Yippee for Sarge!!!
Comment by dsenvon4jack on February 9, 2013 at 4:06pm
I agree with everything jdrs1606 said. Sarges service was amazing. Have to give a plug to our driver DAVE! He was so polite and patintly answews all of our questons. When he picked up our sailor from the horel to take him back, he called us to say he made it safely and on time. We really appreciated that. They went way beyond what I expected and could recommend them enough. Thank-you Navy for moms for allyour wealth of information that got us through bootcamp!
Comment by diannep on February 9, 2013 at 9:38am

BeeBee, jdrs1606, Dm:  Thanks so much for posting this info.  I'm glad that you all recommend Sarge for the future groups! 

If anyone had experience with the other 2 MeetandGreets (Flanigans and Ramada), please share that here also.  Thanks!

Comment by Dm (Ship 03 Division 075) on February 9, 2013 at 6:03am
We didn't use his shuttle service but we did go to the Meet & Greet, which I'd have to say was very helpful. He does give lots of information and does his best to answer everyone's concerns. I would definitely recommend his Meet & Greet to everyone that needs the info. We drove to the grad. but because of Sarge's info. the previous night things went smoother. We are very thankful for his time.
Hope this helps, thank you for all you do!!!
Comment by jdrs1606 on February 8, 2013 at 2:06pm
I used his shuttle service and attended his meet & greet. Sarge's service was the best! Sarge provided the most efficient, cost effective and personalized service. He helped me save money by letting me share the ride to O'hare at 3:00 a.m. (Which he also organized). Since I was going to stay at O'hare and my husband was going to join me later - Sarge texted my husband that I got to O'Hare safely. My husband really appreciated that. He made sure my son (and the other graduates) got back to RTC safely and on time with directions for getting to his ship. Sarge was spot-on with his advice and recommendations. We are grateful to N4M for providing his information and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sarge's taxi/shuttle service. Sarge will take very good care of you.
Comment by BeeBee (Son at GL A School) on February 8, 2013 at 10:18am
I didn't use his shuttle but I did get some pricing from him and attended his meet and greet. He gave a lot on info during the meet and greet and answered a few questions via txt for me during the weekend. He's very helpful and knowledgeable. I would recommend him and I gave his number to my sailor who will be in GL for about a year.
Comment by diannep on February 8, 2013 at 9:09am

Ladies, I'm collecting feedback on your experience with Sarge and crew during PIR weekend.  Both in his shuttle service and MeetandGreet.  Please post on here ....or....friend request/private message me.  We always want feedback on people we recommend on this site.  Thanks!

Comment by jdrs1606 on January 31, 2013 at 3:11am
I had the same problem! I was on 3 FB sites that were close but not my son's division until I found this one and I pledged I would provide the link whenever I referred to the FB site because it was not coming up in ordinary searches because they used hyphens instead of slashes in the name and the other sites had the slashes. I'm glad I could help. See ya on FB. My sailor is in Meridian, Mississippi.
Comment by Dm (Ship 03 Division 075) on January 31, 2013 at 2:42am
jdrs1606: Thanks for giving me the info to the FB account...I looked for it so many times and never found it!!!! Yes we should keep in touch!! My son went San Antonio anyone else??

© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service