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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 03/29/2013 TG 20 6 Divisions (131-134, 807 & 920)


ALUMNI of PIR 03/29/2013 TG 20 6 Divisions (131-134, 807 & 920)

This Group is for those with sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 12/21/2012.

A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 61
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2013

WELCOME to PIR 03/29/2013!

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 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 920

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by SYNTIA (Ship 02 DIV 920) Mar 30, 2013. 19 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 807

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Whac-A-Mole (WAM) Mar 29, 2013. 41 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 131 and 132 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by RollTidesMom ship14 div 132 Mar 26, 2013. 104 Replies

^^^^^ Carpooling to GL from the airports ^^^^

Started by diannep. Last reply by Gatorfan ship14 div132 Mar 23, 2013. 8 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Cybermom Mar 21, 2013. 3 Replies


Started by Marsha86. Last reply by SYNTIA (Ship 02 DIV 920) Mar 15, 2013. 5 Replies


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

MEET and GREETS for PIR 03/29/2013

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Feb 19, 2013. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 03/29/2013 TG 20 6 Divisions (131-134, 807 & 920) to add comments!

Comment by CourtRenee on May 8, 2013 at 1:52am
Brenda Z- YAY!! :) I know a lot of you wives are ready to be living at the beach, wish we were leaving in 2 weeks for PC! HOOYAH guys!!
Comment by Brenda on May 8, 2013 at 1:24am

My husband will be leaving GL May 26th and heading to PC for dive school! Best of luck to all the EOD candidates who are to join him that day

Comment by MartiB_TX on April 27, 2013 at 9:05pm
My Daughter started ATT school about a week ago. She will have 9 weeks of electronic basics and then she will start A school. She thinks she will finish A school around the end of Jan or first of Feb
Comment by oneproudmomca on April 27, 2013 at 8:41pm

Hi Everyone...My son also phased up in PC, he is also in civies.  He is also waiting for school to start.  But he is in very good spirits.

Comment by lavendergrl8 on April 27, 2013 at 2:13pm

Hi Everyone..:-) I didn't realize evone was still on here. :0) My son phased up in PC and is in civies too. He's waiting tho for school to start still. :-(

Comment by MartiB_TX on April 26, 2013 at 1:40pm

CourtRenee - sorry, I have been up in Chicago so am just now getting back on.  They have base housing that is really close to her school.  She got housing because her A school is so long.  The Navy will not move you unless you are going to be located somewhere long enough to consider it a permanent base (I think my daughter said a year but I could be wrong on that time frame). Things could be different for her since she has 2 kids and a husband.  No telling where she will go after A school (She thinks she might finish in January or February but she really doesn't know for sure).  

Comment by CourtRenee on April 22, 2013 at 1:14pm
MartiB- where did they end up living? on base or off?
Comment by CourtRenee on April 22, 2013 at 1:14pm
MartiB- my hubby is in special warfare & it seems their training & rules are totally different! he's a diver! he has phased up & is able to wear civie clothes, but we won't live with him until he graduates dive prep school from Great Lakes in June! then July we move to PC with him while he's there for a 4 month training, & should get to live with him! that's great that they are all together again!
Comment by MartiB_TX on April 21, 2013 at 4:54pm
Court Renee she had to phase up in order to request permission to live ashore. I think you can take the test after 2 weeks of being in a school. She took her test as soon as allowed. She can also wear civilian clothes when not on duty.
Comment by MartiB_TX on April 21, 2013 at 4:48pm
CourtRenee where is your husband and what is his rating? Are you able to be with him now or are you still waiting for housing or for him to get s more permanent base?

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