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 04/04/2014 TG 21 - 11 Divisions (125-134 and 921)


ALUMNI OF PIR 04/04/2014 TG 21 - 11 Divisions (125-134 and 921)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on April 4. 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 78
Latest Activity: Dec 24, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 04/04/2014! 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


Started by diannep. Last reply by encourager Mar 31, 2014. 12 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 921

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by hoosiermamma Mar 31, 2014. 33 Replies

Laptops & Cell Phones at RTC after PIR

Started by ElaineC. Last reply by ellen0502 Mar 31, 2014. 3 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Mar 5, 2014. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 04/04/2014 TG 21 - 11 Divisions (125-134 and 921) to add comments!

Comment by encourager on December 24, 2015 at 9:51pm
My Navy moms, let's light up the site with good wishes for Christmas. I start!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.. Thanks for all your support throughout my Sailor's Naval career.
Comment by tammyl on April 20, 2014 at 8:55am

Happy Easter to All here and Far, they will be in our hearts!!!!

Comment by CatMom509 on April 15, 2014 at 3:24pm


Just want to let you know that the Facebook page for U..S. Navy Recruit Training Command usually posts many pics of PIR.  If you spot your Sailor in these pics, you can Download them to your own computer by clicking on the pic, then going down to Options to download OR you can right click and Save Picture As~~

Comment by girl chief on April 11, 2014 at 7:26pm

Lala - so sorry to hear about your extended family loss.  I will keep all of you in my prayers.  {-|o

Comment by girl chief on April 11, 2014 at 7:25pm

diannep -  I posted some advice on the Boot Camp group about this, but I may be worth adding to the list of PIR stuff:  "When you get your "I'm a Sailor!" call, ask your sailor in what position they will be marching in their division at PIR (such as: far right row, 4th from the back).  I forgot to ask and spent the first few minutes, after they entered the door, trying to pick her out in the formation. They really do all look alike."

Comment by girl chief on April 11, 2014 at 7:20pm

This is the first chance I've had to write.  I can hardly believe it's been a week already. This site is so helpful.  I went to the PIR knowing what to expect and can't imagine how helpless I would have felt if I didn't come armed with all the info that this site and lemonelephant, diannep, elen0502, CatMom, mrsb, BsNukemom, A's-momma Erin, Craig and all you others provide. Bonus: I was able to help out some other moms during PIR with some of that info.  Thank you to all.

Comment by tammyl on April 11, 2014 at 11:27am

Diannep....n sure if this has been posted but if your sailor leaves great lakes on the 12:30 am bus...unless you just want to give them their cell probably could wait till 3 or so, cuz they go to the uso and then come down to go to their airline counter then wait to get their tickets and we didn't go through security till about 4 by time we got gate passes. A few more hours of sleep would of been great since we just sat and waited for our sailor.

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on April 9, 2014 at 10:22pm

Hi everyone. I have had several emails and messages asking if there are any updates on my son-in-laws family who was swept away by the mudslide in WA. It is easier to update here than to send out so many messages and emails.

Billy Splillers and his children were home when the mudslide hit. His wife was at work. Their four year old son was among the first to be rescued after the mudslide. He was pulled free from the mud by firefighters and a helicopter and was reunited with his mom when she found him at a local hospital. It was announced on Monday that Billy was identified as the latest slide victim. Their daughter Kaylee, 5, was among the first victims identified. The body of their 13-year-old son (Billy's stepson) Jovon was identified last Thursday and their 2-year-old baby girl Brooke, is still missing. The family truly appreciates all the love, support, thoughts and prayers from all of our extended Navy family and I really appreciate the support we have received from all of you. There are 3 victims that have not been identified and 12 are still missing. Please continue to keep all the families affected by this disaster in your thoughts and prayers.    Thanks so much <3 <3 <3

Comment by CatMom509 on April 9, 2014 at 2:32pm

I'm movin' on too....even more blessings are coming your way as your Sailors continue on their Navy journeys!!

Comment by diannep on April 9, 2014 at 1:38pm

My thoughts exactly, ellen!  HA!

Ladies, moving on from this group to help the other new PIR groups....blessings to your new sailors!


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