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.)

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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 03/01/2013 TG 16 - 6 Divisions (101-104, 914 and 915)


ALUMNI OF PIR 03/01/2013 TG 16 - 6 Divisions (101-104, 914 and 915)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 03/01/2013.

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: 57
Latest Activity: Feb 18, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 03/01/2013! 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 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 101 and 102 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Tickled Pink Feb 27, 2013. 21 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by 5timesblessed Feb 20, 2013. 5 Replies

MEET and GREETS for PIR 03/01/2013

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by 5timesblessed Feb 18, 2013. 6 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Divisions 914 and 915 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by meme1 Feb 14, 2013. 64 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by sallyg Feb 9, 2013. 1 Reply


Started by jax. Last reply by Felicia (Demetri & Dominic Mom) Jan 25, 2013. 4 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 103 and 104 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 24, 2013. 14 Replies

My two son are at Div 103 and 104

Started by jacinth2. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 03/01/2013 TG 16 - 6 Divisions (101-104, 914 and 915) to add comments!

Comment by ⚓ darsatm ⚓ on April 13, 2013 at 9:59am

classicplbghtg- your welcome ..please pass on info to others...

Have a great weekend...


Comment by classicplbghtg on April 13, 2013 at 9:04am

thank you i was just thinking about that yesterday glad you found that info out for us darsatm:)

Comment by ⚓ darsatm ⚓ on April 12, 2013 at 3:18pm

FYI: for all of you waiting for the DVD's of your Sailor's PIR.

Just called the NEX Photo Lab for update for mine and Bill told me 3/1/13 was being sent out this week, so be looking for them to arrive soon.

Comment by diannep on March 6, 2013 at 8:30am

Leaving this group now...blessings to your sailors!

Comment by diannep on March 6, 2013 at 12:18am

You're very welcome!  Goodnight!

Comment by sallyg on March 5, 2013 at 10:27pm

I want to share a funny. I had not yet had a letter from my sailor in bootcamp. I figured he just wasn't going to write.  Today I got two . :) They were great! 

Thank you very much to the awesome Veteran Moms for sharing their knowledge!  I appreciate all your help!

Comment by Dylansmom on March 5, 2013 at 8:53pm

Thank you

Comment by diannep on March 5, 2013 at 4:49pm
Comment by Dylansmom on March 5, 2013 at 12:13pm

is it Hooyah or Hoorah!

Comment by diannep on March 5, 2013 at 9:35am

jax/classic:  You are very welcome!  If you want to jump on the two PIR groups I posted to Julie below, please do!  The ladies love hearing from those who have just been through PIR with their experiences.  Congrats on the new sailors here and blessings in their futures! 


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