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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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 02/27/2015 TG 16 - 8 Divisions (095 - 100, and 915-916).


ALUMNI OF PIR 02/27/2015 TG 16 - 8 Divisions (095 - 100, and 915-916).

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 02/27/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 57
Latest Activity: Mar 3, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 02/27/2015! 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.

Discussion Forum


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Feb 26, 2015. 5 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisions 099 - 100 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Proud Navy Mom Feb 20, 2015. 23 Replies

Rank after PIR

Started by paulita. Last reply by Proud Navy Mom Feb 20, 2015. 4 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 095 - 096 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by SSH123 Feb 17, 2015. 9 Replies

Lots of letters :)

Started by stephthemom Feb 3, 2015. 0 Replies

Making reservations

Started by stephthemom. Last reply by stephthemom Jan 29, 2015. 14 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 915 - 916 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Flylady Jan 28, 2015. 20 Replies

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisons 097 - 098 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by proudmom Jan 24, 2015. 16 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 02/27/2015 TG 16 - 8 Divisions (095 - 100, and 915-916). to add comments!

Comment by diannep on March 3, 2015 at 9:54am

I'm moving on as well!  Blessings to your new sailors!

Comment by CatMom509 on March 3, 2015 at 2:28am

Movin' on, everyone!  Continued blessings on your Navy journeys!!

Comment by CatMom509 on February 28, 2015 at 12:20pm

Good Morning!

     "I make known the end from the beginning,

      from ancent times, what is still to come.

      I say: 'My purpose will stand, and I do all that I please.' "

                                                               Isaiah 45:10

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on February 27, 2015 at 8:46pm

Friday Night Fireworks on your Weather Widget! (Look up)

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on February 27, 2015 at 3:40pm

Happy PIRday!

CONGRATULATIONS to all the New Sailors. Have a blessed time on Liberty with them!

Comment by CatMom509 on February 27, 2015 at 1:15pm

Happy Friday!

     "What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord!"

                                                         Psalm 33:12a

Comment by diannep on February 27, 2015 at 9:17am

Happy PIR Day!  For those of you running late and driving, stay to the left on Buckley (car line for RTC on your right).  Bypass RTC and turn around at the train station right past there.  Head back to RTC from the opposite direction....easy and quick left turn onto RTC then!

Comment by CatMom509 on February 26, 2015 at 4:14pm

CONGRATULATIONS to all the new Sailors and their families!!  Safe travels to all to an awesome PIR!!

Remember, PIR is just the beginning of the Navy journey.  Keep plugged into Navy for Moms where there are groups for A school, C school,  ratings (jobs), bases, ships, states, regional, twins and multiples, and the Christian Chat that I am a part of!

Also, the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command page on Facebook puts up photos from each PIR.  If you see your Sailor in a pic or more, you can download it to your own computer by either clicking on the picture, going down to Options and downloading it OR right click, "Save Picture As" to a file on your computer~~

Comment by CatMom509 on February 26, 2015 at 4:11pm


I'm glad for you that you know exactly the details of your SR daughter's situation and what needs to be done next for her to become a Sailor.  For me, it would be the "not knowing" that gets me more worried.  Prayers for her ear drum to heal quickly~~  (((HUGS))) to you!

Comment by CatMom509 on February 26, 2015 at 4:08pm

Hi Friends!

     "I know that You can do all things;

      no plan of Yours can be thwarted."

                                             Job 42:2


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