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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 05/15/2015 TG 27 - 7 Divisions (177-182 and 927)


ALUMNI OF PIR 05/15/2015 TG 27 - 7 Divisions (177-182 and 927)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 05/15/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 53
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2016




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 927

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Proud Mexican mom Apr 9, 2016. 20 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Apr 21, 2015. 4 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 05/15/2015 TG 27 - 7 Divisions (177-182 and 927) to add comments!

Comment by wigglyturtle on June 3, 2015 at 9:01pm

If your sailor is in San Antonio for HM A school and is in class 160 (will mostly be those from 5/15 PIR) please join our group on facebook!

Comment by CatMom509 on May 20, 2015 at 11:24am

You're both very welcome!!

Very important advice you are sharing about I.Ds!

Comment by Loving Mom on May 19, 2015 at 3:04pm

I had to laugh daughter did not have her I.D. with her when we went to NEX at the mall.  They would not let her in nor would they let her sit outside and wait due to the heightened security level.  We all learned our lesson to carry that I.D. with you everywhere!

Comment by Judithmac on May 19, 2015 at 2:56pm

Thank you to all the Admins!!!!!

My son stayed in Great Lakes for his A school, so we were able to have him the entire weekend. We would pick him on at 7:00am and drop him off 21:00. Getting back to the base isn’t as bad as they say it is. We never had to make a long line. The only thing is to make sure that EVERYONE in the car has ID.

Overall, the experience was wonderful. The saddest thing was saying good bye to my son Sunday night. However, seeing him so grown up and walking so tall and proud just made me appreciate him even more. When he walked away from me Sunday after we dropped him off at the base, I realized through my tears that this is what my son was always meant to do. And even though I miss him terribly. I could not be prouder of my son.

Comment by CatMom509 on May 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

Movin' on too. Continued blessings to all as you travel down the Navy journeys!!


Comment by diannep on May 19, 2015 at 9:37am

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your sailors!

Comment by CatMom509 on May 18, 2015 at 4:20pm


Here's an A school group specific to Pensacola, FL. It has very helpful N4M veteran moms helping out!

Comment by CatMom509 on May 18, 2015 at 4:15pm

What blessing for you to have your Sailor close by, KAM Mom!!

Comment by CatMom509 on May 18, 2015 at 4:13pm

Hi Friends!

     "For this God is our God for ever and ever;

      He will be our guide even to the end."

                                                 Psalm 48:14

Comment by MyboyAllgrownup on May 18, 2015 at 2:45pm
My son went to Florida but it was wonderful connecting with other mom's at the PIR!

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