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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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 05/17/2013 TG 27 - 10 Divisions (187-194, 810 and 927)


ALUMNI OF PIR 05/17/2013  TG 27 - 10 Divisions (187-194, 810 and 927)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on05/17 /2013. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW

Betsy, son on Stennis carrier




Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Jul 24, 2013

WELCOME to PIR 05/17/2013! 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".

Discussion Forum

I Got the "I'm a Sailor Call!"

Started by CherylAnn Ship 13 Div. 187. Last reply by teach jc May 11, 2013. 1 Reply


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 May 7, 2013. 8 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 810

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by ellen0502 May 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 927

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by ellen0502 May 7, 2013. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


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Comment by Coders&Colesmom on July 24, 2013 at 11:28am

Yes, this is such an exciting time in their lives! Following them on this journey is so wonderful and at times very awe-inspiring! I will check with my daughter in law about the housing question. She is home with us right now while my oldest gets ready for their deployment.

I'll let you know as soon as I know something about who to get in contact with on the housing!


Comment by twodaloo on July 24, 2013 at 9:59am

Don't know yet Dawn about what ship.  All I know is he will be a diesel mechanic for which he is super stoked!  He has received verbal orders but not on paper.  As soon as we get more details, I will let you know.  He and his wife are starting the search for housing.  Any tips?  So excited for this leg of their journey!

Comment by Coders&Colesmom on July 24, 2013 at 9:55am

twodaloo! That's awesome!  What ship is your son stationed on? My sons are on the Boxer. I am so glad that you will be able to visit both your son and daughter during visits to California. Same with me!

Cole is an ABF - Aviation Boatswain Mate Fueler. He'll be fueling the aircraft up on the flight deck. His brother, Cody, is an ABH - Aviation Boatswain Mate Handler, he's responsible for directing the aircraft on and off the flight deck. Both are responsible for rescue and recovery if, God forbid, there were to be an accident up on the flight deck.

Congrats to you and your Sailor, Twodaloo!!


Comment by twodaloo on July 24, 2013 at 8:40am

My son got orders to San Diego too!  That is exciting that he gets to be with his brother.  My daughter lives in Palm Springs area so we are excited about being able to see them both when we visit.  Is your son an Engine Man?

Comment by twodaloo on July 23, 2013 at 1:30pm

My son got orders to San Diego too!  That is exciting that he gets to be with his brother.  My daughter lives in Palm Springs area so we are excited about being able to see them both when we visit.  Is your son an Engine Man?

Comment by Coders&Colesmom on July 23, 2013 at 11:27am

Thanks, PuertoricoNFV!!! I love hearing about our sailors!!!  So glad he's making friends! Mine is done with A-school and heading home any day now before hitting his first duty station. He got San Diego and is going to be on the same ship as his older brother! So exciting!!


Comment by puertorico-USSGHWB on July 15, 2013 at 1:52pm

It's been a while since I posted on here, Update on our sailor, hes doing great in his new duty station, the good thing is that he is only about 4hrs away from us. So far we have been able to spend two weekends with him and was able to stay with him on the base.. Since he has no vehicle he has connected with other sailors and made some new friends. He stays on the ship since he is single and is not married. Right now he is out at sea on the ship somewhere in the ocean ans should be back home soon. Good to see some familar faces on here. Take Care.

Comment by Coders&Colesmom on July 1, 2013 at 6:08pm

Hi Twodaloo! No, he's in Pensacola, FL for a-school. I understand about the missing him! I wish so much I could go see Cole for A-school but it just isn't going to happen. How's he liking his A-school?  Cole seems to like one moment and then the next, he's ready to go on to his first duty station, of course stopping by home prior to reaching his first duty station! LOL


Comment by twodaloo on June 27, 2013 at 10:45pm

Hey guys!  How is everything.  Son still in A school in Chicago.  Miss him big time.  His wife is going to see him for the fourth.  Coder's Mom is he in GL?

Comment by Coders&Colesmom on June 25, 2013 at 1:28pm

Hi NavyWife09! Congrats to your Hubby on classing up!  Now the real stuff can begin for him. My son classed up just last week so he's pumped to get his schooling finally going. I'm so glad you are able to be there with your husband during his schooling. That will be great.

I checked out your pics on ESTY and they are really pretty! You do great work!

Thanks so much for the update! It's so great to hear how things are going since PIR!

Take care and enjoy Pensacola!



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