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.)

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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 07/11/2014 TG 35 - 7 Divisions (215-218, 815-816 and 935)


ALUMNI OF PIR 07/11/2014 TG 35 - 7 Divisions (215-218, 815-816 and 935)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on July 11, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 46
Latest Activity: Jul 24, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 07/11/2014!

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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 Jul 12, 2014. 4 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 935

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Momma Bear Jul 1, 2014. 7 Replies

Ship 14 Div 17 - Photos

Started by HalfPint Ship 14 Div 217. Last reply by JTMom Jun 23, 2014. 2 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Lois Jun 13, 2014. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 07/11/2014 TG 35 - 7 Divisions (215-218, 815-816 and 935) to add comments!

Comment by dalia10903 on July 19, 2014 at 12:20pm
Thanks to all.......I am joining the Pensacola Group, If any live in the Dallas area...Navy for Moms meeting for Dinner on 29th 7pm at Buca behind NorthPark Mall...
Comment by diannep on July 19, 2014 at 11:24am

Leaving this group now.....blessings to your sailors in their Navy futures!

Comment by Jande0621 on July 18, 2014 at 8:26pm

Catmom I just realized you asked my daughters rating. It is STG. I did join that group, but wondered if there was anything else I should join.

Comment by mysonjoe on July 16, 2014 at 4:46pm

I just joined this group. I wish I would have known about it sooner. I know I am speaking for all of us. That was a great ceremony. It was so great to see all those smiling faces. I am a very proud mom. My son never gave up on his dream on becoming a sailor. Congratulations everyone. Hoping that these next few months go by quickly so we can see our sailors again.

Comment by CatMom509 on July 15, 2014 at 9:51am

Hello Friends!

     "Above all, guard your hearts

      for it is the well spring of life."

                            Proverbs 4:23

Comment by CatMom509 on July 15, 2014 at 3:02am


Can any of you verify that the white dixie cup hats in the kid size are still sold at PIR for $5.00?  Thanks a bunch!!

Was there anything different at PIR than what we had advised?  We like to be current in our info that we pass onto the PiR groups~~  :)

Comment by CatMom509 on July 14, 2014 at 9:31am

Good Morning All!

     "Blessed be the Lord God,

      the God of Israel, who only

      does wondrous things!"

                            Psalm 72:18

Comment by CatMom509 on July 14, 2014 at 2:08am

I also asked lemonelephant in the Boot Camp Moms group if she knew of a San Diego A school group.  What is your Sailor's rating?

Comment by CatMom509 on July 14, 2014 at 2:02am


I did a search using Latest Activity to see all the groups that had recent activity and this San Diego group popped up about 5 or 6 pages down.  Not sure if A school moms are there too, but it's a place to start...

Comment by Jande0621 on July 13, 2014 at 6:54pm
Is there a way to search the names of the groups? When I search it brings up comments instead of group names.

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