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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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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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 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 Emily on May 1, 2014 at 7:12pm
At sarges meet & greet! A lot of fun here! (:
Comment by CatMom509 on May 1, 2014 at 7:10pm

Hello Friends,

     "I am with you and will watch over you

      wherever you go...I will not leave you

      until I have done what I have promised you."

                                                Genesis 28:15

Comment by diannep on May 1, 2014 at 2:44pm

Sorry, message below is for navylovem!

Comment by diannep on May 1, 2014 at 2:43pm

It is up to you, Emily.  There are good things about both!  We took the shuttle when there and had no issues ($3/pp each way), others drove and had no issues.  Except those who waited in the long line of cars because they didn't know that they could keep to the left, bypass RTC, turn around, and do an easy left turn into RTC.  Others opt to drive and park off base (at train station, paid parking I think) which is about 1/2-3/4 mile from easy walk to the gates....that way, they can leave quickly after PIR and jump the train to Chicago if they want, or head out in their cars around the area.  There is not one right or wrong way.  Just a matter of preference!

Comment by navylovem on May 1, 2014 at 12:58pm
Emily, I bought my sailor a watch since its a nice gift that they can carry around easily.

Hey guys, is it better to drive to rtc, or take a shuttle?
Comment by Emily on May 1, 2014 at 12:01pm
Last minute shopping....
I need a cool idea for a graduation gift. I already got my boyfriend a navy emblem pendant for his chain I bought him at Christmas, but I would also like to get him something else. Any suggestions, or what have y'all bought for your sailors?
Comment by ellen0502 on May 1, 2014 at 10:56am

Good Morning!

Safe travels to those on the move today! You are about twenty-four hours from the best hug ever!!! :)

Comment by diannep on May 1, 2014 at 8:05am

Safe Travel for those leaving today!  Enjoy Sarge's MeetandGreet tonight!

Comment by diannep on May 1, 2014 at 8:04am

Magy:  Are you driving?  If so, no need to leave that early.  You can leave between 6:15 and 6:30, but here is a hint:  On Buckley, main drag to RTC, stay in the LEFT lane, the line of cars going to RTC will be on your right.  Bypass RTC and turn around right past it near the train station.  Head back to RTC from the opposite way.  Easy left turn into RTC that way..  We have had confirmation from ladies in past groups that this works!  No waiting in that long car line!

If taking a shuttle from a hotel, try to be on the earliest one you can, but they don't wait in the car lines so no problem getting there.

Good Morning All !

Comment by Magyc1972 on April 30, 2014 at 11:45pm
So my sailor told me to get there to wait in line at 545 to get a good seat. Is there really a need for me to do this.

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