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."


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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



ALUMNI OF PIR 05/02/2014 TG 25 - 9 Divisions (157-164 and 925)


ALUMNI OF PIR 05/02/2014 TG 25 - 9 Divisions (157-164 and 925)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on May 2, 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: May 2, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 05/02/2014! 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

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 925

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Sunshine Apr 30, 2014. 80 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by navylovem Apr 30, 2014. 4 Replies

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisons 161 and 162 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by minniesmom (Ship 11 Div 162) Apr 27, 2014. 37 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Apr 11, 2014. 7 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 157 and 158 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Luann (Scott's Mom) Apr 10, 2014. 2 Replies

Letter from son

Started by Paula. Last reply by ellen0502 Mar 26, 2014. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 05/02/2014 TG 25 - 9 Divisions (157-164 and 925) to add comments!

Comment by diannep on May 3, 2014 at 8:56pm

mom22Navy:  Blessings to your SR as he continues his journey.  Hoping for good news medically and with a waiver and look forward to seeing you on here again when he is back to training!

Comment by CatMom509 on May 3, 2014 at 3:45pm


Prayers for your son and your!!  So glad to hear he is determined to take care of his health issue and get back on track with our Navy~~  May both of you lean on our Lord for strength~~   (((HUGS)))

Comment by CatMom509 on May 3, 2014 at 3:43pm

Hello All!

     "Let the beauty of the Lord

      Our God be upon us."

                          Psalm 90:17

Comment by CatMom509 on May 2, 2014 at 10:47am

CONGRATULATIONS  to all the new Sailors and their families on this lovely PIR day!!

Remember that this is only the beginning of their Navy journey.  Stay plugged into Navy for Moms as we have groups for A school, C school, ratings (jobs), bases, ships, states, regional, twins & multiples, and the Christian Chat that I am a part of!   God's blessings to you all~~ <></

Comment by CatMom509 on May 2, 2014 at 10:43am

Happy Friday!!

     "Whatever you do, do it heartily,

      as to the Lord and not to men."

                            Colossians 3:23

Comment by diannep on May 2, 2014 at 9:12am

Those moving over to GL A School will do that shortly after PIR and it takes several hours.  You can plan to pick them up on that base around 2 or 3 pm.....they will call you, probably on a borrowed cell phone.  They can return that night with their own phone.

Comment by diannep on May 2, 2014 at 9:10am

naveylovem:  Sorry, just got this now.  I think if you did this, you probably saw that you can only turn around in one area.  Enjoy PIR!

Congrats to all of your sailors!

Comment by navylovem on May 1, 2014 at 9:54pm

Diannep, if I drive, what road would I be making the U-turn on?

Comment by navylovem on May 1, 2014 at 9:46pm

Thanks for your responses. I forgot to mention though, my sailor has A school in GL as well. So I don't know if I would be able to drive there and wait for him. Or if would take too long and I should just take the shuttle there and then wait at the hotel until he's ready.

Comment by CatMom509 on May 1, 2014 at 7:20pm


I had rented a car, but opted to leave it at the hotel and take Sarge's shuttle to PIR.  It was very convenient as he picked us up right at 6:30 am (make sure you are getting into a Sarge shuttle--ask!!)   Dropped us off at a gate that was only 50 yards from the graduation hall entrance.  After PIR, all the shuttles are in the lot to the right of the NEX.  Look for Sarge on the side of the shuttle.  Have Sarge's number handy in your cell phone to make sure you get a Sarge shuttle to go back to your hotel.  847-212-0246  $3 per person each way.  You can sign up for his shuttle at the Meet & Greet or if you can't make that, give him a call at the above number to get on the schedule~~


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