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 6/23/2022 - 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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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 02/07/2014 TG 13 - 11 Divisions (083-090, 807 and 913-914)


ALUMNI OF PIR 02/07/2014 TG 13 - 11 Divisions (083-090, 807 and 913-914)

This Group is for those who have SAILORS that graduated 02/07/2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as your SAILORS continue on their journey in the Navy!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 128
Latest Activity: Feb 16, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 02/07/2014! 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

~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 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 085 and 086 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Leigh (Justin's Mom) Feb 6, 2014. 189 Replies

Basket Project for Sarge's Meet and Greet

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Katze Feb 6, 2014. 71 Replies

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisons 089 and 090 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by MennoMom (Ship 11 DIV 090) Feb 5, 2014. 231 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 807

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by C's mom Feb 5, 2014. 143 Replies

Flights to A School

Started by B'sMomLa(ship 11 div 090). Last reply by B'sMomLa(ship 11 div 090) Feb 2, 2014. 4 Replies

Mail Call this week

Started by B'sMomLa(ship 11 div 090). Last reply by B'sMomLa(ship 11 div 090) Feb 2, 2014. 2 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Feb 1, 2014. 18 Replies

PIR 2/7/2014 grab and go

Started by Eyesavvy. Last reply by BeachBunny Jan 31, 2014. 9 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by DaniGirl (Mikes Wife) Jan 27, 2014. 5 Replies

Can hardly WAIT!!!

Started by AngelaDB. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 17, 2014. 3 Replies


Started by Kelly Jan 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Big Tuesday Test

Started by JJNukesNanny. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 9, 2014. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 02/07/2014 TG 13 - 11 Divisions (083-090, 807 and 913-914) to add comments!

Comment by B'sMomLa(ship 11 div 090) on February 16, 2014 at 6:20pm

Thought y'all would appreciate hearing that my son, and 5 other sailors new to the Nuke school went out to eat in Charleston at a restaurant called T Bones Friday night where their check was paid for by "some rich, navy veteran couple".  nice to know our sailors are being looked after. 

Comment by SandyShip11div90 ma of 2 sailors on February 14, 2014 at 7:54am
@diannep I hope you still get this message. I have 2 Sailors now and things were the same except this time we ran into one problem. My son had added 4 family members on the letter as I had instructed him to. Well as it goes my older Sailor wasn't given permission to attend so we swapped him out with a friend of ours. I wrote to my son 4 weeks before PIR. My son confirmed this info with me. He requested the change and to my surprise his name wasn't on the list. Another family staying in the same hotel as us had the same issue. Thankfully they let our friend in with proper ID. But I can't imagine what could of happened had they not let him in. Another thing is we were recommended to eat at Trattoria Restaurant in Libertyville. Sailors eat free. But please let people know since the restaurant employees failed to communicate this to us Sailors only get free pasta. Not everything on the menu. Thank you all for the great support. And catmom509 thank you for the Bible scriptures. They helped me day by day to get through this. Bravo Zulu to all moms!
Comment by CatMom509 on February 12, 2014 at 3:10pm


I'm movin' on too.  Continued blessings in you and your Sailors' Navy journey~~

Comment by CatMom509 on February 12, 2014 at 2:59pm

Hello Friends!

     "In his heart a man plans his course,

      but the Lord determines his steps."

                                     Proverbs 16:9

Comment by CatMom509 on February 12, 2014 at 4:11am


Thanks for the details and for helping A'sMom and Sarge out!!  So very appreciated~~  Wonder if the bulk of those who didn't RSVP were from Facebook and not here?  Not sure how the Facebook PIR groups work.  Sorry about that for you, your family, and the others from here.  Will be sure to pass on how imperative RSVPing is!

Comment by diannep on February 12, 2014 at 12:13am

Thanks, ladies, for the feedback! 

Leaving this group now....blessings to your new sailors in their Navy futures!

Comment by Huskies on February 11, 2014 at 8:10pm
I thought this group was a life saver! The hardest thing for me was the lack of communication and getting bits and pieces from other SR's helped so much. When a couple weeks went by and there was no word, the advisors in this group would explain and encourage and say that no news was good news and that things would soon get better. And they were right!
Comment by KJTsMomma on February 11, 2014 at 5:55pm

CatMom509 - The Basket Fundraiser was a succes - at least in my opinion.  We raised $920 for the next Meet & Greets.  I'm not sure what other Basket Fundraisers have brought in for Sarge in the past, but I thought that was pretty good.  I helped A's Mom out due to a flight delay (pick up) which delayed her getting to the Meet & Greet until a little later.  I hope with that and the donation box Sarge will have $$ for the next and maybe part of the next.  My only complaint is so many people showed up who had not RSVP'd to Sarge.  Food ran out before everyone had a chance to go thru the line.  (my family included in that)  My younger son was OK with White Castle since there our none in our area.  So for future groups - Please RSVP!  I think Sarge said about 100 RSVP'd and there was probably 250 - 300 people there.  Great turn out, but not fair to those who had RSVP'd and didn't get to eat.  :)

Comment by CatMom509 on February 11, 2014 at 5:06pm

Good Afternoon!!

     "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

      be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."

                                                                                   Psalm 19:14

Comment by Maryv76 on February 11, 2014 at 1:21pm

Just want to say we had an Amazing time with our Daughter very cold though but Sarge is a life saver he helped us out so much I would recommend him to anyone


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