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 07/03/2013 TG 34 - 11 Divisions (247-256, and 934).


ALUMNI OF PIR 07/03/2013 TG 34 - 11 Divisions (247-256, and 934).

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 07/03 /2013. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes. IL
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2013

WELCOME to PIR 07/03/2013! 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 07/03/2013 TG 34 - 11 Divisions (247-256, and 934). to add comments!

Comment by Navymomx2 on October 4, 2013 at 4:07pm
Hey gang. Anyone still around? Some A schools are coming to an end. .. where is everyone's Sailors heading next? My son is headed to 29 Palms.
Comment by JustApril on July 29, 2013 at 3:23pm

That's awesome, Navymomx2! Good luck to him and to your daughter!

Comment by Navymomx2 on July 23, 2013 at 2:07pm

Hey, gang!  So my sailor, who shipped out of Great Lakes to A school in San Antonio on July 4th, is FINALLY going to be starting classes tomorrow.  Has had three weeks to acclamated to the base, etc.  Not complaining on my end, because he will now be in Texas three weeks longer, so when my daughter gets there to A school in October ( she will be leaving for basic four weeks from today, on 8/20), her big brother will be there that much longer at the same time.  Hope everyone is well. 


Comment by JustApril on July 10, 2013 at 11:28am

I joined two different groups related to Pensacola and a few others. I sent my mom some links but she's not much of an Internet person so I'll probably just keep her posted on whatever I learn through here.

Comment by Tammy (Ship3Div254) on July 10, 2013 at 8:26am
Thank you Dianne for everything! You are an angel!
Comment by diannep on July 10, 2013 at 8:16am

Leaving this group now....blessings to your new sailors in their future Navy adventures! 

Comment by CatMom509 on July 10, 2013 at 3:23am

Hi JustApril!

You could join this group in Pensacola.  It's a fun, chatty group!

There are also state and regional groups that you could check out.  There may also be a group for siblings or sisters.  Is your mom going to join Navy for Moms or are you the "information gatherer?"

Comment by JustApril on July 8, 2013 at 5:13pm

Hi everyone! My membership for NavyForMoms just got approved today but it was a major source of information for my mom and I last week! We watched the ceremony online since we couldn't be there in person. Now my brother is in Pensacola, awaiting information about starting A School. I really appreciate the information I was able to find here!

Comment by CatMom509 on July 7, 2013 at 7:41pm

Hello Everyone!

Back from the Anime Expo with my daughter Donica!!  It was so much fun having a Mommy & Me weekend with her~~

                 "Taste and see that the Lord is good;

                   blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him."

                                                         Psalm 34:8

Comment by diannep on July 7, 2013 at 10:19am

Ladies, we like to keep our PIR info current.  Please post here of your PIR experiences and any correct/incorrect info we may have given to you prior to PIR.  Thanks!


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