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 04/24/2015 TG 24 - 9 Divisions (153-160, and 924)


ALUMNI OF PIR 04/24/2015 TG 24 - 9 Divisions (153-160, and 924)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 04/24/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 62
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 04/24/2015!ROUP.



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 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 157 - 158 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by proudmomjlo Apr 23, 2015. 32 Replies

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisons 155 - 156 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by blitz1201 Apr 21, 2015. 67 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisions 159 - 160 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by jeanie Apr 21, 2015. 4 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 924

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Gil Apr 17, 2015. 1 Reply


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Mar 25, 2015. 4 Replies

So great to have this!

Started by Speciala Mar 24, 2015. 0 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 153 - 154 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by MamaG Mar 22, 2015. 8 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 04/24/2015 TG 24 - 9 Divisions (153-160, and 924) to add comments!

Comment by CatMom509 on April 30, 2015 at 3:15pm


You're so welcome!!

Comment by Vivi on April 30, 2015 at 12:17pm
Thank you to Diannep & CatMom509 for 'manning the watch' around here! Blessings to you!
Comment by CatMom509 on April 29, 2015 at 2:15am

A little late with this info, but hope you find it useful!!

CONGRATULATIONS to all the new Sailors and their families!!  Safe travels to all to an awesome PIR!!

Remember, PIR is just the beginning of the Navy journey.  Keep plugged into Navy for Moms where there are groups for A school, C school,  ratings (jobs), bases, ships, states, regional, twins and multiples, and the "Christian Navy Moms" that I am a part of!

Also, the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command page on Facebook puts up photos from each PIR.  If you see your Sailor in a pic or more, you can download it to your own computer by either clicking on the picture, going down to Options and downloading it OR right click, "Save Picture As" to a file on your computer~~

Comment by CatMom509 on April 28, 2015 at 5:08pm

Movin' on too.  Continued blessings on your Navy journey!!

Comment by diannep on April 28, 2015 at 9:09am

Leaving this group now....blessings to your new sailors! 

Comment by diannep on April 27, 2015 at 12:39pm

proudmomjlo:  Ooops.....forgot this PIR group was done.  Call the Photo Lab up at RTC and see if you can still order the PIR DVD.  Here's the number:

847 578 6205

It should be around $29.

Comment by proudmomjlo on April 27, 2015 at 11:10am

Does anyone know if we can buy the dvd and items from the PIR?

Comment by Nichole on April 27, 2015 at 10:25am

So Happy for you, RissasMom :)  Congrats to you and your SR!!!!!

Comment by CatMom509 on April 26, 2015 at 7:42pm

Blessed Sunday!!

     Great peace have they who love your law,

     and nothing can make them stumble."

                                             Psalm 119:165

Comment by diannep on April 26, 2015 at 8:16am

Wonderful, RissasMom.  Great news!


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