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 03/22/2013 TG 19 - 11 Divisions (121-130 and 919)


ALUMNI OF PIR 03/22/2013 TG 19 - 11 Divisions (121-130 and 919)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 03/22/2013. A place to keep up with each other as your SAILORS journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 92
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2017

WELCOME to PIR 03/22/2013! 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


Started by Melissa Olson. Last reply by beachlover Mar 27, 2013. 1 Reply

^^^^Carpooling from the Airports^^^^

Started by diannep. Last reply by ktw0715 Mar 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Honor Recruits Family Members

Started by Jersey Sam Mar 12, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Mar 7, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by vacanita Feb 26, 2013. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 03/22/2013 TG 19 - 11 Divisions (121-130 and 919) to add comments!

Comment by Luvmysailor0710 on March 24, 2013 at 9:06pm
Congrats to all Sailors and family!! What an amazing weekend. What my Sailor, family and I experienced this weekend is indescribable. Our trip was perfect, starting from the drive to Great Lakes to Sarge's meet and greet, to Hotel stay, to PIR, to spending all weekend with my Son, couldn't ask for anything else. Had the best seats(upper bleachers). My Son is a new man. I cried my eyes out. So happy to see my Son/Soldier again. Off to Pensacola for A school. Just got the call that he has arrived @ Pensacola. So glad to be able to communicate after 2 long months. Thanks to NavyforMoms for all the informative information, as well as Sarge's meet and greet(must attend). Totally appreciate all of your support from the bottom of my heart. God Bless.
Comment by power0806 on March 23, 2013 at 7:46pm

Just got home to Pittsburgh and the phone was ringing.  It was my Sailor on his cell phone!!!  He sounded excited and said there was a water park on the base.  No one is yelling at them!  He feels like he has a private bathroom (only 4 people) and the bed looks comfortable.  I'm going through my own withdrawl symptoms not having to run to the post office.  I feel like an anchor has been lifted off my sholders.  We'll be watching reruns of the video and gathering all of the pictures from cameras and cell phones this next week.  Going shopping for Easter basket items to send in a care package - things that don't fit in a plain white envelope  :)       Many thanks to everyone on this site for all of your support and help - I am still amazed with everyone that I met.  Your sailors looked good on that deck!  Proud to be a Navy Mom is such an understatement!.  Good luck to everyone in there new lives!

Comment by Rhody Navy Mom on March 23, 2013 at 11:47am
Amazing graduation, a day I will never forget! Saw my sailor off this morning From 2-4am at Ohare, he is on his way to Texas! All of the Sailors were psyched at the airport , nice to see them so relaxed! Congrats to all sailors and their families!
Comment by diannep on March 23, 2013 at 8:41am

Hope all are enjoying a day at the airports with their sailors, or, a day in and around GL for those staying there for A School! 

Comment by ellen0502 on March 23, 2013 at 3:20am

Congratulations ladies (and gentlemen) you have all now graduated from BC. I have changed the name of the group to Alumni of ...


                                         Happy Feet Penguin

Comment by AlaskanSailorMom Ship 3 Div 124 on March 22, 2013 at 11:50pm

Most amazing day today!!  I could not believe how handsome my son looked and how grown up he is now!!! 

Comment by BeachBunny on March 22, 2013 at 11:29pm

Congrads to all

Have a great weekend there, enjoy your new sailors....I think I was the last on the floor in our PIR group...I was frozen in my seat with excitement!!

Be safe...proud of all...:)

Comment by Liskamama on March 22, 2013 at 12:35pm
Well he's Graduated! Most emotional time I couldn't wait to hold him! Now just waiting to get him. Cried my eyes out one proud Mama!
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on March 22, 2013 at 9:09am

Happy PIR day!!!! Enjoy your day with your Sailor, I know you are beyond excited and ready for those big doors to open up :)

Comment by diannep on March 22, 2013 at 8:31am

Hope all are THERE by now!  Hurry up!  :-)  But most importantly....ENJOY!  Remember to be testing out those cameras now--before PIR--- in the PIR Hall to get the settings right.  Mine came out too dark!  Also photos allowed to be taken outside on the base!  Just inside!  You will just have about 10 minutes after Liberty is called to get your pictures so get moving!  :-)  They clear the hall after that.


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