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

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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 05/24/2013 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 Iteach on July 3, 2013 at 6:11pm

Hello Moms, 

Went Corry Station to see my Sailor.  He is doing well and is enjoying school.  He says his instructor is great and is learning a great deal.  Pensacola was nice, next time I will try to stay at the Navy Lodge.  Be well.....Happy 4th of July

Comment by ellen0502 on June 22, 2013 at 2:12pm

The DVD will probably come regular mail, so as long as there is a forwarding address it shouldn't be a problem.

Comment by b26kid19(13/196) on June 19, 2013 at 4:08pm
Does anyone know where the DVD will be coming from? We have had an address change and I don't believe FedEx forwards . Is there a nber I can call to submit an address change? Either that or I'll have one of our old neighbors look out for it
Comment by Lighthouse3 Div203 PIR5/24/13 on June 10, 2013 at 12:49pm
That's all very good news. Congratulations!
Comment by Anna on June 9, 2013 at 8:59pm
Hello hope everyone is doing well. I went to see my fiancé this weekend at ft meade. He is doing well and is starting to enjoy his time there now that school has started. We are getting married next weekend.
Comment by Lighthouse3 Div203 PIR5/24/13 on June 5, 2013 at 7:53pm
My son said his A school class should begin on Monday. They will have a large influx of additional sailors after Friday's PIR.

Luvmyboyz, I hope you are able to find out the answer to your question. I'm trying to find out whether they still will have TriCare insurance when my son is in Reserve status (after A School). I'll probably have to search more. I know I read it somewhere before.
Comment by Lighthouse3 Div203 PIR5/24/13 on June 5, 2013 at 11:25am

Youngestson, I am so sorry to learn that he passed away.    A lot of doctor/medical bills can be negotiated down. May the Lord comfort and provide for his family and give her son a safe trip home.

Comment by Luvmyboyz on June 4, 2013 at 12:23pm

I have questions from my Sailor concerning a rate change from his current A School (Port Hueneme) but have no idea where to look or who to ask. 

Comment by Paula (Will's Mom) on June 2, 2013 at 11:51am
Catie- it is the hardest part.
Comment by Catie on June 2, 2013 at 7:50am

Thank you Paula I have had those feelings also, I think the hardest part is his is moved on for good


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