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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ALUMNI OF PIR 07/10/2015 TG 35 9 Divisions (231-238, and 935) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests


ALUMNI OF PIR 07/10/2015 TG 35 9 Divisions (231-238, and 935) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 07/10/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 45
Latest Activity: Sep 30, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 07/10/2015! 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.

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You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 07/10/2015 TG 35 9 Divisions (231-238, and 935) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests to add comments!

Comment by ChristineC on May 22, 2015 at 5:17pm

Good points about asking elsewhere and having a place to go the rest of the day.  Hopefully the vetran members assigned to this group can help some.  I'll let you know what I find out. 

Comment by ellen0502 on May 22, 2015 at 5:16pm

For all of you with Sailors flying out of GL, if you can stay through late Saturday do so. Your Sailors will leave in the wee hours of Saturday morning, but you can go to the airport, and wait with them until they leave.

For those with Sailors staying in GL, if you can stay until late Sunday or even Monday you will have the most time with your Sailor. They will have part of Friday after PIR and moving over to the TSC side with you. They will also have Sat and Sunday from approx 6am-10pm with you. Times can vary from what I posted, be prepared.

Comment by ChristineC on May 22, 2015 at 5:01pm

It's fun to see that you two, alabamatlab and Navymom, have sons in the same division as ours.  I've seen your names since I started here on NavyforMoms.  : ) 

Comment by alabamatlab on May 22, 2015 at 4:46pm
Christine, i don't have an answer to your question but my son is on ship 12 DIV 232!
Comment by ChristineC on May 22, 2015 at 4:43pm

Forgot to say he's in Division 232, Ship 12

Comment by ChristineC on May 22, 2015 at 4:42pm

We're so happy to have received our form letter and know the date of our son's PIR.  Now I have a million questions.   Well, quite a few anyway.  #1  Our son will go to A school in Pensecola. Should we plan to stay at a hotel near RTC the night after PIR (Friday night) or move to a hotel in the airport?

Comment by pat on May 22, 2015 at 4:33pm

Anyone's son or daughter  Ship13 Div 233?

Comment by ellen0502 on May 22, 2015 at 1:10pm

Please take the time to read the PAGES here, on your PIR GROUP. The PAGES are located on the right side of this main comment wall, directly under the member photos. 

Please be sure to read about:

N4M’s Community Guidelines and OPSEC (direct clickable Link)

We will be placing more information there along the way for you as well.

Remember there are no dumb questions, so ask away!

Comment by ellen0502 on May 22, 2015 at 1:09pm


Welcome to your PIR group!

My son graduated BC in April of 2012. He is an  ET, stayed in GL for A School, went to C School in San Diego. He has also had additional schooling and training since (an ETs learning is never done).  He is forward-deployed and is attached to is a Whidbey Island-class landing ship.

A few other veteran moms will be joining to help answer questions, offer support, and give you lots of information.

There will also be lots of pages posted with information for you along the way. They will be posted as the subjects come up!

Remember there are no dumb questions, so ask away!

Fasten your seatbelts...the next few weeks will be a roller coaster ride, but at the end of the ride you are in for the best hug ever!!


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