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.

Format Downloads:

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 03/14/2014 TG 18 - 11 Divisions (103-110, 808, 809, 918)


ALUMNI OF PIR 03/14/2014 TG 18 - 11 Divisions (103-110, 808, 809, 918)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on March 14, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 89
Latest Activity: May 9, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 03/14/2014! 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/Division 106

Started by mamanance. Last reply by mamanance Mar 11, 2014. 2 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Mar 10, 2014. 12 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 918

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Mikey'sWife Mar 10, 2014. 51 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 27, 2014. 1 Reply

Ship: 03 Div: 105

Started by Renee. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 27, 2014. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 03/14/2014 TG 18 - 11 Divisions (103-110, 808, 809, 918) to add comments!

Comment by ellen0502 on March 23, 2014 at 6:15pm

Here is the link to the RTC ship coins.


Comment by BigShooter on March 22, 2014 at 5:58pm

Can someone send me a link on where to go for the challenge coins that Craig designed? There are a ton online and I want to make sure I support the right vendor and get good quality.  

Comment by popeyesgirl on March 19, 2014 at 1:08pm

diannep and CatMom509 - thank you for everything! You ladies ROCK!

Comment by diannep on March 19, 2014 at 8:50am

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

Comment by jbug on March 18, 2014 at 8:45pm

Thanks CatMom509!!!!!  Blessings to you as well.

Comment by CatMom509 on March 18, 2014 at 4:05pm


I'm movin on.  Continued blessings to you and your Sailor on your Navy journey!!

Comment by CatMom509 on March 18, 2014 at 4:04pm

Hello Friends!

     "Now thanks be to God who always leads us in

      triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the

      fragrance of His knowledge in every place."

                                               II Corinthians 2:14

Comment by popeyesgirl on March 17, 2014 at 3:24pm

Wow! I never thought I would EVER see the countdown clock reach zero! Congratulations to all of the new Sailors and their families! What a wonderful PIR weekend! It was so nice to meet some of you at the Meet & Greet! And of course to meet some of the Sailors at PIR, out at the mall, etc. Such a pleasure and such fine young men and women!

I thank you all for your friendship and support along the way! And I look forward to staying in touch as the journey continues! Fair winds and following seas to all! : )   

Comment by CatMom509 on March 16, 2014 at 5:32pm

Brett Parks is a true American hero~~

Comment by CatMom509 on March 16, 2014 at 5:28pm

Hello All~~

     "Your words were found, and I ate them,

      and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing

      of my heart; for I am called by Your name,

      O Lord God of hosts."

                                              Jeremiah 15:16


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