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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."


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 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: 93
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


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Comment by CatMom509 on March 18, 2013 at 6:38am

Hi Everyone,

This is for future reference when your Sailor changes from A school to their new base/ship or maybe even C school.  Each base has their own Personal Property office.  I didn't want to wait till after PIR to give this info to you all (didn't want to forget).

                Comment by Dad of Sailor, IT Corry Station 13 hours ago           

Personal Property Information for those in Pensacola/Corry Station.

I wanted to give you all a heads up that your Sailors are authorized personal property shipments when they leave A School headed to their first duty station. My son said no one knew about it and for some reason the schools do not tell the students about this and my son said his friends were all paying out of pocket to ship stuff home.

Once they have hard copy orders they need to visit the personal property office and they will be given instructions on how to ship their goods at the Navy's expense. Sailors should not be paying to move themselves. I got the information for my son and he went and did it and found it an easy process.

Personal Property Office - Corry Station

(850) 452-6105 (850) 452-6086

Personal Property -  NAS Pensacola

(850) 452-4730 (850) 452-4727

Comment by Rhody Navy Mom on March 17, 2013 at 9:09pm

Can everyone believe that we are down to single digits counting down to PIR?  So excited and packed, ready to go for Thursday morning.  Safe travels for everyone!  Hoping to see everyone at Sarge's Meet and Greet Thursday night!  

Comment by CatMom509 on March 17, 2013 at 7:03pm


Any homemade goodies in a ziplock bag he could take with him to A school!!

Comment by CatMom509 on March 17, 2013 at 7:01pm


Don't forget the charger for his cellphone!  Also, the AC adapter for the laptop so he can plug into the wall in his room instead of the laptop constantly running on its battery.

Comment by diannep on March 17, 2013 at 5:20pm

Your marriage certificate should solve that problem, DelawareMom. 

Comment by diannep on March 17, 2013 at 5:18pm

DelawareMom:  RTC FB should post the results probably tomorrow.

Comment by Delaware Mom ( Ship 03 Div 123) on March 17, 2013 at 4:07pm

Any word on the Captain's Cup or where we'll see info posted?

Comment by Delaware Mom ( Ship 03 Div 123) on March 17, 2013 at 3:50pm

LaLa, officially for business reasons I don't use my married name, I use my maiden. My son has always been under the assumption I took his stepfathers name and I guess it hasn't come up in the 15+ years we've been married LOL

TY Nicks Mom- I will pack those things and I look forward to meeting you also! 

Comment by Rhody Navy Mom on March 17, 2013 at 1:11pm

Delaware Mom - bring some of his own underwear, boxers whatever. I hear they can wear their own and not the 'whitey tights' they are issues after Boot camp.  I am packing 7 pairs.  Also, a change of clothes (t-shirt/sweatpants). Most said their SR took a long hot shower and relaxed in the hotel room, this way they can change out of their uniforms while they are at the hotel and then change back when they leave the hotel (in public they need their uniforms on).  My son also asked for his fav junk food - M&M's, starburst, etc.  Looking forward to meeting you this week!  :)

Comment by CatMom509 on March 17, 2013 at 12:47pm


           "The Lord is my strength and my song;

             He has become my salvation.

He is my God, and I will praise Him,

             My father's God, and I will exalt Him."

                                                         Exodus 15:2


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