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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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 04/17/2015 TG 23 - 9 Divisions (145-152, and 923)


ALUMNI OF PIR 04/17/2015 TG 23 - 9 Divisions (145-152, and 923)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 04/17/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 46
Latest Activity: Jan 1, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 04/17/2015!



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 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisons 151 - 152 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by momh Apr 23, 2015. 24 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 149 - 150 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Kim*CD's*ProudNavyMom Apr 14, 2015. 15 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 923

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by DREW7062 Apr 13, 2015. 3 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 147 - 148 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by momsports Apr 8, 2015. 6 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Mar 25, 2015. 3 Replies

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You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 04/17/2015 TG 23 - 9 Divisions (145-152, and 923) to add comments!

Comment by CatMom509 on April 21, 2015 at 1:36pm

Movin' on also~~ Continued blessings on your Navy journeys!

Comment by diannep on April 21, 2015 at 12:55pm

You are very welcome, Lori.  SO glad you had such a great time!  Congrats to your sailor!

Leaving this group now....blessings to everyone's sailors as they continue their Navy careers!

Comment by CatMom509 on April 20, 2015 at 3:03pm


You're so welcome!!  PIR graduation is definitely a special memory in a Sailor's career!!  :)

Comment by Lori on April 20, 2015 at 8:23am

Thank you to all who provided such great information.  Thanks to you all, this weekend was a tremendous success -- we are very proud to have a Navy Sailor as our son and so is he.  He did leave early Saturday morning, but our day on Friday was priceless!

Comment by CatMom509 on April 19, 2015 at 7:19pm

Blessed Sunday!

     "The Earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness,

      the world and those who dwel therein."

                                                      Psalm 24:1

Comment by CatMom509 on April 18, 2015 at 1:07pm

Good Day!

      "The grass withers, the flower fades,

        but the word of our God stands forever."

                                                 Isaiah 40:8

Comment by CatMom509 on April 18, 2015 at 3:46am

What a yummy day for you, Kim*CD's*ProudNavyMom!

Comment by Kim*CD's*ProudNavyMom on April 17, 2015 at 6:09pm
What a wonderful day. He requested Ruby Tuesday Colossal burger for lunch and Giordana's Pizza for supper. As for me, I am just happy seeing him!
Comment by CatMom509 on April 17, 2015 at 3:53pm


So glad for happy surprises for you new Sailor!!

Comment by CatMom509 on April 17, 2015 at 3:53pm

Happy Friday!!

     "For of Him and through Him and to Him

      are all things, to whom be glory forever."

                                            Romans 11:36


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