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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 05/24/2013 TG 28 - 11 Divisions (195-204 and 928)


ALUMNI OF PIR 05/24/2013 TG 28 - 11 Divisions (195-204 and 928)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 04/19 /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: 85
Latest Activity: Apr 25, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 05/24//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 05/24/2013 TG 28 - 11 Divisions (195-204 and 928) to add comments!

Comment by my3rdchild on April 3, 2013 at 8:28pm

I am sure everyone will think I am not with the program (and it is true) but I don't know what A school is and how do I know if my son is in it?

Comment by diannep on April 3, 2013 at 8:26pm

What do you mean, free on Memorial Day, my3rd child?

Comment by my3rdchild on April 3, 2013 at 8:24pm

My son left (lives in Ohio) on the 26th. Received box and letter 2 days ago. I didn't know they were free on Memorial Day until after I made hotel reservations so off I go onto the hotel web site again!

Comment by diannep on April 3, 2013 at 4:38pm

Love seeing so much activity on this group already!  YAH! 

Welcome to all of you!

I am another N4Moms veteran here to help along with ellen, FTLW, Lala, and Betsy (others will drop in now and then too!).  Please be sure to look under the MEMBERS box above on this page and checkout the PAGES section below it for lots of info there.  More info will be posted as bootcamp goes on. 

In the meantime, please feel free to ask any and all questions you have on here!  We are here to help!

For anyone with SRs (Seaman Recruit...what your future sailor is right now!) in a "push" division.  No worries...they have a little less time to get all done, but they always do!

Comment by Netta on April 3, 2013 at 3:24pm

hello everyone my fiance left on the 27th. I received his box yesterday it was extremely emotional for me. but I haven't received his form letter yet hoping it comes soon. I am really hoping his PIR is the 24th as that is my birthday and it would be really lovely to spend it with him.

Comment by b26kid19(13/196) on April 3, 2013 at 11:14am

Was so excited about getting his letter yesterday! Ship 11 Div 196. Made my hotel reservations right away since PIR is Memorial Day Weekend. Look forward to connect with all of you:-)

Comment by Tallblueks(ship02div928) on April 3, 2013 at 10:02am

My son lef ton 3/26, so I am thinking this will be his PIR date.  Glad to be apart of this group. Hope to see/meet many of you at graduation. Got "the box" on 4/2. awaiting the letter now.  Was wonderful to smell his scent. Keeps me connected to him.  Looking forward to "chatting" with everyone.

Comment by tamuk23 on April 3, 2013 at 9:32am

My brother left on March 26th and we never got our "kid in a box" but got the form letter package yesterday!!! So exciting.....

Comment by ellen0502 on April 3, 2013 at 6:19am

Comment by Kelley on April 3, 2013 at 4:07am
My son left on the 27th and we also got his package yesterday :). Hoping the letter comes today! Anyone from NY?

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