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 05/10/2013 TG 26 11 Divisions (177-186 and 926)


ALUMNI OF PIR 05/10/2013 TG 26 11 Divisions (177-186 and 926)

This PIR Group is for those members that have loved ones who will be graduating Boot Camp on 05/10/2013. A place to gather information, share concerns and get support as your Recruits start their Navy careers as future Sailors.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW

Betsy, son on Stennis carrier


Location: Great Lakes, UIllinois
Members: 104
Latest Activity: Sep 10, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 05/10/2013! 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".

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 05/10/2013 TG 26 11 Divisions (177-186 and 926) to add comments!

Comment by Steph Proud AG Mom on September 10, 2015 at 10:50am

Update- for anyone who is still here and checks... I got my I'm a Sailor call finally!  It was amazing.  Pir 9/4 was incredible- the moment of a lifetime!  Hooyah Sea Sisters!

Comment by Steph Proud AG Mom on March 2, 2015 at 2:51pm

Hi Everyone. It's Liz's mom   Two years ago, we were all preparing to send our kids to RTC.  It's funny how time flies.  I wish some of you were still here... aaaaahhhhhhh.  Anyway my Son leaves for RTC on July 8th.  Hoping to finally get a I'm a Sailor call... Hugs to all of you!

Comment by Steph Proud AG Mom on October 1, 2013 at 8:48am

I just emailed her DD214 to her recruiting station.  I am hoping the waiver process will be painless and easy... Fingers Crossed!  I am super excited!

Comment by Steph Proud AG Mom on September 26, 2013 at 3:56pm

Hi Everyone!  She's been home for 3 months as of October 3.  We have officially called the recruiter to try and start her re enlistment.  We had x-rays and an MRI done, and nothing showed up.  She is now able to walk, and run a little with no pain.  I am excited about this second journey of hers.  My Son is wavering between the Navy and the Army.  We start his journey this time next year.  I hope and pray all is well with your Sailors and Families!  God Bless, and Fair Winds and Following Seas!

Comment by Hemetmom on August 25, 2013 at 12:37pm

Congrats deedee that is so awesome your grandbaby is so cute!!

Comment by Coach Shelia on August 10, 2013 at 5:58pm
Hello everyone! Here it is 90 days since PIR 5/10/13! Praying all of your Sailors are doing well! Praying that all of you are feeling great! I still pinch myself daily that life changed forever for all of US! I still see my son's face and eyes so confident! Surrounded by others like him ready to defend Our Country! Take Care! God Bless You All and Your Navy Loved Ones Today and Forever!
Comment by Janie (MM Nuke mom) on July 11, 2013 at 11:24pm

I found out that my daughter is in class 1334A, so let me know if you have sons/daughters in class 1334.  :)

Comment by Coach Shelia on July 10, 2013 at 8:04pm
Hello everyone! Sending many many many Blessings to you and your Sailor today and forever! Can't believe it has been 2 months since PIR 5/10/13!
Comment by Janie (MM Nuke mom) on July 7, 2013 at 10:00pm

Not only did I actually have some FB communication from my daughter yesterday, but she also actually called me today.  Thanks to all who have been aware of our situation and have kept us in your prayers.  More are certainly welcome, I think it will take time to heal from all we've been through but this is a huge, huge step for her.

Comment by Hemetmom on July 1, 2013 at 9:33am

Deedee I am so glad your son is going to Aschool mine graduates wendsday but will be stuck in limbo till he getts his hard copy of his orders to Jacksonville Florida 


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