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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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.)

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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 06/06/2014 TG 30 - 9 Divisions (189-196 and 930)


ALUMNI OF PIR 06/06/2014 TG 30 - 9 Divisions (189-196 and 930)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on June 6, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 77
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 06/06/2014! 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


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Jun 17, 2014. 12 Replies


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challenge coins

Started by MzUnderstood (SHIP 03 DIV189). Last reply by AZBmom PIR6/6/14 May 21, 2014. 2 Replies

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Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 06/06/2014 TG 30 - 9 Divisions (189-196 and 930) to add comments!

Comment by ChristineLI,NY on August 23, 2014 at 9:02am
Hi Navymom4! My sailor actually left just this morning for his first duty station in Lemoore Calif. He was home on leave for 2 weeks and we hardly saw him! Used to that anyway as he will be 29 tomorrow and has been independent for some time. It was great seeing him and spending real quality time with him. He's a bit apprehensive about going to Lemoore as he has heard only negative things about it. He got to choose his assignment and is kicking himself for not choosing Japan. He is, however, accepting his decision with a mature attitude and will make the best of it. A GREAT THING TO SEE AND HEAR! Thanks for staying in touch.
Comment by cybergrouch on July 1, 2014 at 10:24am

My daughter just came back from japan (3 week student trip). We used Skype which is a program you can download onto your computer and phones.  Another program is Viber.  Both are free and it is free to voice call and video call over the internet.  If she has access to FB then Skype will work the same.  We called each other early in the morning or late at night as it is 13 hours difference.  She was in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya and Osaka. 

Comment by ChristineLI,NY on June 30, 2014 at 10:08pm

Navajosunshine39, good to see your name again after these many weeks. Glad to hear your son is doing so well.  My son is in MS and seems to be happy and doing what he needs to do. And it is good to be able to have constant contact with them. Take care and God Bless!

Comment by Navajosunshine39 on June 30, 2014 at 11:25am

Good morning!

I haven't checked into the N4M site for quite some time, since my son graduated.  As I scrolled down to this area, the clock that I diligently kept checking before the 6/6 PIR is at 000:00:00:00, and I have to admit that those times before that clock read all those zeros I miss. I don't know why, but it's just the feeling.  My son is doing good in San Antonio. He's adjusting good, and has already shared some funny stories about their new schedules. He's been studying a lot, so he's felt a little stress, but nothing major.  I'm looking forward to his graduation from there. Our communication has been constant and I'm happy to have that back. But my son is no longer a child. This Navy experience has been changing him in a strong, positive way, and I couldn't be more proud of him. I'm thankful for the Navy, for the experience it's providing my son. It's challenging him, but that's what he needs, and I remind him of that every chance I get.

I hope you and your sailors are doing great as well. I think of you all, everyone I communicated with on N4M's. Take care, and God bless you all.

Comment by CatMom509 on June 17, 2014 at 2:19pm


It's a different part of their Navy life while they are waiting to phase up and get more privileges and then class up and actually start their training!!  Remind them to focus on why they are there--to get the detailed training for their jobs in the Navy and not to party!  Too many Sailors have messed it up for themselves because they 1. are no longer living at home; 2.  have money, 3.  have extra free time, and 4.  not associating with the Sailors who are there for the right reasons.  Please, please, caution your Sailors to NOT engage in underage drinking and the breaking of serious Navy rules!!

Comment by diannep on June 11, 2014 at 2:13pm

A School is another adjustment for them  It is another new scenario for them, and many may now be separated from their new best friends from Bootcamp (although some may be lucky to have some of them in school with them).  They are going through INDOC now on their new bases....happens every time they change base.  BUT, here's the GOOD news.  As they realize they are now back in touch with families/friends through phone/computer....and as they can now receive care packages from home, their spirits may improve!  So give them a little while!  They'll get there!

Comment by diannep on June 11, 2014 at 2:10pm

Leaving this group now....blessings to your new sailors!

Comment by Jstbear on June 11, 2014 at 9:22am

My son is at A school too in Great Lakes @Nvymom4.  He's pretty upbeat.  Did he give you reasons why he's down?  Perhaps he feels alone because a lot of sailors shipped out across the country, new roommates?

Comment by Anna on June 10, 2014 at 10:54am

How is everyone's sailor doing? Great trip to Chicago, not long enough though. Anyone from these divisions at Ft. Meade? Specifically 190? I'm enjoying getting daily phone calls but he doesn't sound too well at all. Very depressed... Any one else getting the same reaction?

Comment by Navajosunshine39 on June 9, 2014 at 12:06pm

Good morning from AZ

We made it home safely yesterday. It was an awesome weekend in Chicago, and I enjoyed my time with my sailor. I spent every minute I could with him, up till he boarded his flight to TX.  It was sad for me, but happy for me too, because he's got his foundation of life he's starting to build through the Navy and I couldn't be more proud. I didn't get a chance to meet other moms who were there, and that's my only regret. But my family & I enjoyed ourselves, and I'm thankful for the memories :)

Happy Monday everyone!!


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