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



ALUMNI OF PIR 05/16/2014 TG 27 - 9 Divisions (171-176, 812-813 and 927)


ALUMNI OF PIR 05/16/2014 TG 27 - 9 Divisions (171-176, 812-813 and 927)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on May 16, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 87
Latest Activity: May 15, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 05/16/2014! 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 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 175 and 176 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Tracy (Ship 14 Div 175) May 14, 2014. 29 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 927

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by MonkeyBoysMom May 14, 2014. 30 Replies

Sarge's Meet & Greet

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by OldSarge May 7, 2014. 17 Replies

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisons 171 and 172 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Maureen ( Ship 11 Div 172) May 4, 2014. 88 Replies


Started by CatMom509 Apr 21, 2014. 0 Replies

PIR Hotel Recommendations

Started by SpecMom. Last reply by ellen0502 Apr 7, 2014. 3 Replies

Meet and Greet for 800 Div

Started by SpecMom. Last reply by ellen0502 Apr 7, 2014. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 05/16/2014 TG 27 - 9 Divisions (171-176, 812-813 and 927) to add comments!

Comment by my6kids (Ship 13) on March 24, 2014 at 12:51am

Ship 04 DIV 812.  So excited to be part of this group.  I hope many of us are able to meet each other at PIR.  Day by day, we can support each other. 

And remember, we got to check off our very first Friday already! :D

Comment by christy on March 23, 2014 at 7:59pm

ship 04 div 812

Comment by ellen0502 on March 23, 2014 at 7:42pm

Hi christy, What ship and division is your son in?

Comment by krisanntd on March 23, 2014 at 7:28pm

My son should also PIR on 5-16. He is in the Chicago bulls division 174. Looking for his box this week.

Comment by christy on March 23, 2014 at 7:17pm

My son graduates BC on 5-16-14, it was suggested to me to join this group, I have done this and would like to know what I do next.

Comment by CatMom509 on March 23, 2014 at 6:24pm

Blessed Sunday!

     "Praise God in His sanctuary;

      praise Him in His mighty heavens.

      Praise Him for His acts of power;

      praise Him for His surpassing greatness."

                                          Psalm 150:1-2

Comment by CatMom509 on March 23, 2014 at 6:21pm


Welcome to Navy for Moms!!

My Sailor Daughter's PIR was March 2013--can't believe how fast time has flown!.  She is an IT3 (Information Systems Technician, Petty Officer Third Class) stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. I primarily provide scriptural encouragement for the PIR groups, Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and a few of the other groups that I am a member of.  I'll also help out with anything that I am familiar with--all kinds of tidbits I learned during my daughter's Boot Camp experience~~  This site really made the time go much faster.  I'm so thankful that my Sailor daughter sent me the link for this awesome group of friends when she enlisted!!  Count 9 Fridays and before you know it, you'll be seeing your baby again at PIR!!  Here we go!!!

Comment by ellen0502 on March 23, 2014 at 3:40pm

Please take the time to read the PAGES 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 23, 2014 at 3:39pm


Welcome to your PIR group!

My son graduated BC in April of 2012. He is an ET3, stayed in GL for A School, went to C School in San Diego, and is currently stationed in Japan. The ship he is attached to is a  Whidbey Island-class landing ship, part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).

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

There will also 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...the next few weeks will be a roller coaster ride, but at the end of the ride you are in for the best hug ever!!


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