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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ALUMNI OF PIR 04/26/2013 TG 24 - 11 Divisions (157-166 and 924)


ALUMNI OF PIR 04/26/2013 TG 24 - 11 Divisions (157-166 and 924)

This Group is for those with sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 04/26/2013.

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

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2013

WELCOME to PIR04/26/2013!

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".

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 04/26/2013 TG 24 - 11 Divisions (157-166 and 924) to add comments!

Comment by 5boys on March 4, 2013 at 2:26pm

Yay, Kris! I'm waiting for my Sr's recruiter to get the info....for some reason he didn't have it yet.

Comment by Miss Kris on March 4, 2013 at 2:04pm

Received an email from the recruiter; my son is in Ship 3 Division 163. Address later this week!

Comment by 5boys on March 4, 2013 at 12:35pm

Hi Shelly! I have not received my form letter yet, but it should be coming soon. I'm on the look-out, let me tell ya. :) My sons recruiter called and for some strange reason, he does not have the address yet. Probably later today. I definitely have letters to send. :)

Glad you got to talk to others! That I know of, there is no one close to my location. This is my solace and my outlet, right here online.

Comment by diannep on March 4, 2013 at 12:04pm

You are in the right place!  Welcome, shelly!  So glad you found us!  Just want to doublecheck...that is not your SR's  (Seaman Recruit) last name in your screen name on here, is it?  If so, can you change that?  We are not allowed to post any last names of SRs on here.  If it is not your SR's, then no problems! 

So neat about the phone calls!  They are truly gifts during this time especially, as are those precious letters!  So...keep that phone glued to you...even in the bathroom or when stepping out for mail (many find that "in the bra" is a good place not to miss a call!).  They usually cannot call back later if you miss it can be a bit stressful to be so tied to the phone, but so worth it!

I am a  N4Moms veteran helping on the PIR groups (since 2009).  My sailor has now been honorably discharged, but I love staying on here to help!  So please post any questions you have.  Also, please check the PAGES section above and to the right under the MEMBERS photo box.  Lots of info there!  More will be posted as bootcamp goes along.


Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 3, 2013 at 4:39pm

Another veteran mom checking in!

My Sailor PIR’d in 05/2011. He is a Seabee Reservist. I have been an AF (Security Forces) Reservist wife for 27 + years…I know …not Navy…but I am somewhat familiar with military life! We have been through two Deployments. Our son enlisted while Hubby was in Iraq. This site was a Godsend and helped me get through not only our sons BC experience but my husbands and my separation for 6 months.

I am a “veteran” mom on the PIR groups mostly and have been on them now for over a year and we have 7-8 PIR groups running at the same time.

Comment by ellen0502 on March 3, 2013 at 5:27am

Please take the time to read the PAGE here, on your PIR GROUP, about:

N4M’s Community Guidelines and OPSEC (direct clickable Link)

PAGES is located in the middle column here on your PIR GROUP underneath the MEMBERS Profile Pictures.

We will be placing lots of information there along the way for you as well.

Comment by ellen0502 on March 3, 2013 at 5:27am


Welcome to your PIR group!

My son PIR'd in 04/2012, He is an ET so he stayed in GL for A School. He is currently attending C School in San Diego, and looking forward to getting out to the Fleet in July.

A few other veteran moms that will be joining to help answer questions, offer support, and give you lots of information along the way.

There will be lots of pages posted with information for you along the way. They will be posted as the subjects come up!

Remember there are no dumb questions, so ask away!

Fasten your seatbelts because the next few weeks will be a roller coaster ride, but at the end you are in for the best hug ever!!


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