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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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 01/27/2012 TG 10 — 07 Divisions (047–052 & 910)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/27/2012 TG 10 — 07 Divisions (047–052 & 910)

This site is for families and friends of Salilor Recruits with PIR January 27, 2012. This is a great way to share information, concerns and to connect as we continue the journey through bootcamp to PIR and beyond.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 76
Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2012

Welcome to PIR 01/27/2012!

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OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmust importance. Please take the time to read the Opsec and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names are never allowed on this site. If it is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended. First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but discouraged as their RDC's read this site and can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.





Countdowns Forecast by NWS

R 1T 1C 1CLICK ME to go to the Recruit Training Command Website

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for the PIR 01/27/2012 SARGE'S Meet and Greet

M 1AmpersandG 1CLICK ME for the PIR 01/27/2012 RAMADA Meet and Greet


Discussion Forum

Ship 03/Divison 047, Please click here and share information

Started by Navy Mom Ship 3, Div 047. Last reply by Navy Mom Ship 3, Div 047 Jan 30, 2012. 302 Replies

Ship 12 Division 049, PIR 1/27/12

Started by Tonya. Last reply by Mrs. David's mom Jan 30, 2012. 223 Replies

Photos for PIR 01/27/2012:

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 27, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 26, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by CDsMom. Last reply by navywife11 Jan 24, 2012. 4 Replies

Boot Camp Questionnaires

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by BzMa(Ship 07 Div 52) Jan 24, 2012. 2 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jan 22, 2012. 8 Replies

Ship 3 Div 48. Any others ou there?

Started by BusyLifeHappyWife. Last reply by Navy Mom 1992 Jan 20, 2012. 39 Replies

What Happens at Boot Camp - Day-per-Day? (Up to week #6) – From a SAILOR

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by diannep Jan 19, 2012. 0 Replies


Started by loganmyseaman(SHIP07/DIV035). Last reply by Josie Jan 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 15, 2012. 0 Replies

Thinking of you all :)

Started by caylex 9/279 Jan 9, 2012. 0 Replies

SHIP 2 DIV 910 PIR 01/27/12-

Started by navywife11. Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Jan 8, 2012. 34 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Jan 6, 2012. 0 Replies

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 6, 2012. 0 Replies

Finally found!

Started by Shellie. Last reply by Shellie Jan 1, 2012. 4 Replies

ship 07 Div 051 :)

Started by momma2many. Last reply by AnitaT (Ship 07 Div 051) Dec 31, 2011. 8 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 30, 2011. 0 Replies

Photo/Keel/DVD ordering info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by diannep Dec 24, 2011. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 01/27/2012 TG 10 — 07 Divisions (047–052 & 910) to add comments!

Comment by diannep on December 1, 2011 at 8:49am

Good morning.  Thanks for starting the group, momma2many.  And thanks FTLW for guiding her!

I am another N4Moms veteran, like FTLW, joining to help.  I'm sure that Lala, Betsy, and Sandy will be along shortly....all N4Moms veterans ready to help in any way that we can. 

Congrats on getting started!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 1, 2011 at 3:12am

ADDRESSING MAIL - You may have obtained your mailing address from your recruiter. It may be incomplete, have too much info...or be just fine. Your form letter will have the correct way to address your letters to your recruit. An exemplar is below (the Recruit Training Command is not necessary).

SR, Last Name, First Name, Middle initial
Ship ##, Divison ###
Recruit Training Command
#### Something Drive or Avenue
Great Lakes ILL 60088-####

Recruits do not get to start writing home until the second Sunday they are there. A MRPO - Mail Recruit Petty Officer has to be appointed, trained and pass a test in order to handle the mail. So you may not receive your first real letter for about two and a half to three weeks.

Start writing now and as soon as your form letter arrives just send them all off!

Please do not send: musical cards, envelopes that are colored, have stickers, glitter, anything that draws attention to your recruit. Plain white envelopes are the best. You may send pictures but remember that they do not have a lot of room to store them. The RDC's will view them for content. We recommend photocopying photos, jokes, pictures, newspaper clippings of sports scores etc. onto the back of the letters you write as that draws less attention.

Your recruit is trying to "fly under the radar" and this will help during their time in BC.

Please see the discussions above on "Letter Writing", Jokes and Fun Stuff..." and "Boot Camp Questionnaires" for more info. Plus I know that LaLa Ribbon Queen will be posting an encouraging BC Questionnaire later on that is wonderful!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 1, 2011 at 2:24am

I will be posting this periodically in the beginning stages of the group.

Community Guidelines and OPSEC

Hello Everyone.

Safety for your SR (future Sailor) and you!

Sailors LAST names are NOT allowed anywhere on this site. If your last name is different from your sailors it is still not recommended.

FIRST names ARE allowed but I, and some of the other “veteran” moms, will most often advise you not to use them. This is a public forum and anyone can read the posts-they do not have to be a member (if the group is set to private, the public cannot read but all N4M members can-so all you have to do is join) While they use their last names in BC (in fact they don't usually, if ever, find out each other’s first names until the end of BC), the RDC's know who they are and can then, with the right amount of info, link them up to you. So, let’s say you use your last name in your N4M name, post a picture of your SR...easy to match up...and so on.

Why does that matter? Your SR's are trying to get through BC with as little undue attention as possible. "Fly under the radar", so to speak. There have been reports from moms of their recruits being matched up with them. Some are just identified…some get IT (Intensive Training), I am guessing this depends on WHAT is posted…I know of one mom who said that her son had to do 5 push-ups just for every time she posted!

The MOST important reason for being discreet is OPSEC-Operational Security. This is a way of life for us now. It will be for your Sailors career and for some of them, even more so, depending on their individual security clearance. Some moms have mentioned that even today after years they do not know EXACTLY what their sailor does.

SPECOPS...definitely need to be VERY careful.

Here is a link to the "Community Guidelines" for N4M:


Here is the link for "OPSEC is everyone’s responsibility" specifically:


Here is a link to the video on OPSEC on this site:

Please take the time to review this information.

Thank You.

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 1, 2011 at 12:46am

Thank you to momma2many for starting the group!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 1, 2011 at 12:45am


FireTeamLeaderWife here!

My Sailor PIR’d on 05/26/2011.

So I am a “junior vet”, (don’t know how much longer I can claim that – only when I mess up, huh!) as I have only been on the site for about fsix months since our son’s PIR.

I will check in here once and awhile to see if I can answer any questions and lend some support. There will be a few other veteran moms along to lend a hand and support you all through your PIR experience. diannep, LaLa Ribbon Queen, Betsy,momofPensacolesailor, Sandy’s Sailor son, and possibly JessicaBSailormom. We have a few others that heklp out when we have SPECOPS in the groups, sjtina and skyler to name a couple. Others drop in occasionally too…plus we are always looking for more to “join the ranks”. Things change in the military and we like to give out the most current info that we can so moms that have just gone through this help a lot.

I’ll also be loading up the discussion Forum area with lots of info to help you along during your PIR experience. Please feel free to add your own discussions and start your divisional discussions.


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