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.)

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 02/08/2013 TG 13 - 14 Divisions (089-100, 806 and 913)


ALUMNI OF PIR 02/08/2013 TG 13 - 14 Divisions (089-100, 806 and 913)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 02/28/2013.

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: 142
Latest Activity: Oct 31, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 02/08/2013! 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 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 806.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Hello2u Dec 1, 2013. 286 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 099 and 100 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by vickiet Feb 15, 2013. 105 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 091 and 092 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by louielou Feb 11, 2013. 192 Replies


Started by mcmomship13div099 Feb 7, 2013. 0 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Rueben James) Division 913

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Nicks Mom Ship 02 DIV 913 Feb 7, 2013. 274 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 093 and 094 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by joy@n4m Feb 6, 2013. 46 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 095 and 096 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Newnavymom1994 Feb 4, 2013. 41 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisons 089 and 090 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by mh mom (ship12 div 089) Jan 29, 2013. 64 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 097 and 098 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Angelsmom Ship 14/DIV 097 Jan 24, 2013. 47 Replies

graduation gifts!

Started by jacintaaradanasSHIP13DIV096. Last reply by sailsetter Jan 22, 2013. 12 Replies

MEET and GREETS for PIR 02/08/2013

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jan 18, 2013. 16 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 18, 2013. 1 Reply


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 18, 2013. 3 Replies

Information about ship 14 div097

Started by Jen20swim. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 18, 2013. 4 Replies

Phone Call ... Yea

Started by CC52mom. Last reply by sailsetter Jan 11, 2013. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 02/08/2013 TG 13 - 14 Divisions (089-100, 806 and 913) to add comments!

Comment by K's Mom! on March 4, 2013 at 5:25pm

Keke - so glad you got to go see your Sailor! My son is in Pensacola as well :) I am hoping to go up for a visit some time in the next 2 months - Want warmer weather when I go so I can enjoy the beach while there! Has your Sailor started school yet or is he still waiting? Mine has to wait another 5-6 weeks at least.

I cannot wait for the DVD to get here!  Having a DVD Viewing party is such a great idea! I will have to do that - Now I am even more excited! I was going to take it here and there with me for everyone to see it but I can have a big party and that will be much more fun! 

Congrats on your son's first week at A School Kathyb - that is awesome!

Comment by Keke on March 4, 2013 at 10:13am
Hello everyone! Hope everyone is well. I am in Pensacola with my sailor. I'm enjoying it out here and I got to go on base :)
I am leaving tomorrow so I'm getting sad but being able to talk to him everyday makes me feel sooo much better.
Comment by sailsetter on March 2, 2013 at 2:57pm

KathybShip13Div099, lemonelephant offered that the keel won't come for a while.  There are a few pics at the back from PIR.  The Keel is mailed about 12 or 13 weeks after PIR.  The DVD is mailed about 6 to 8 weeks after PIR.

Comment by sailsetter on March 2, 2013 at 11:19am

that is such good news Kathyb :O) 

Comment by KathybShip13Div099 on March 2, 2013 at 12:33am

Great day today - got a wake up call from my son and a good night call.  First week in class at A shool and he passed his test and phased up!  They have passed all white glove inspections too.  He says him and his roommate are like peanut butter and jelly working together for a common goal. 

Comment by sailsetter on March 1, 2013 at 6:33pm

thats good to know, 

Comment by britefuture on March 1, 2013 at 3:20pm

A DVD party? That's a great idea.

I haven't post much since our "snowy" PIR. My son is doing well. Still loves his decision to go NAVY. He's at GC, waiting to school up. They've changed the date once already.

I spoke to him about the theft issue. He assured me that he locks everything up. He said that, while he likes his room mates, he trusts no one with his personal stuff. Mainly his cell and laptop. He also said that they can get "hits" on their inspections if all three compartments aren't secured.

Comment by Hello2u on February 28, 2013 at 7:29pm

yeah,, I'm still waiting for my dvd too,, having a dvd party with family that could not attend. :)

Comment by three4me on February 28, 2013 at 7:28pm

Ok Thanks louielou.  

Comment by louielou on February 28, 2013 at 7:19pm

K's Mom, I had heard of theft at A School, so sad that someone is not trustworthy. My son wants me to send him his laptop and I'm thinking of installing lowjack on it.


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