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 08/07/2015 TG 39- 10 Divisions (259-266, 816 and 939)


ALUMNI OF PIR 08/07/2015 TG 39- 10 Divisions (259-266, 816 and 939)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 08/07/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 57
Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 08/07/2015! 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.

~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"

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Div 266 A school SR

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Div 266 A school SR

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Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Division 816

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Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 939

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by diannep Aug 4, 2015. 2 Replies

PIR Question about additional guests

Started by hanshab. Last reply by Yella Horse Gal Aug 4, 2015. 6 Replies

Ship 11 Div 266

Started by Marsha . Last reply by Ujsmom Aug 2, 2015. 1 Reply

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You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 08/07/2015 TG 39- 10 Divisions (259-266, 816 and 939) to add comments!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 12, 2015 at 12:18pm

Movin on also.  Continued blessings on your Navy journeys!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 12, 2015 at 12:17pm

Hi Friends!

     "A man's steps are directed by the Lord.

      How can anyone understand his own way?

                                                  Psalm 20:24

Comment by CatMom509 on August 10, 2015 at 3:46pm

Hello All!

     "The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;

       Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;

       Do not forsake the works of Your hands."

                                                         Psalm 138:8


Comment by diannep on August 10, 2015 at 11:32am

Sounds great, Erin!

Leaving this group now....blessings to all of your sailors!

Comment by Erin&Justin on August 9, 2015 at 11:58pm
Yeah, I know that our relationship is strong and it'll be really rough. I realize this now that it'll be worth it in the end because he was an honor recruit and is setting himself up nicely to rank up faster and before I left today he said, I might be doing this for me but I'm doing this for us too.
Comment by my3sunzz on August 9, 2015 at 8:07pm
you have to stay strong. the navy isn't victimizing you, they are strengthening you.
Comment by CatMom509 on August 9, 2015 at 3:42pm

Blessed Sunday!

     "For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity

      lives in bodily form; and you have been given

      fullness in Christ, Who is the head over

      every power and authority."

                                                Colossians 2:9-10

Comment by Erin&Justin on August 8, 2015 at 10:24pm
Thanks guys. I'd been gone for 5½ months and I just didn't know how to feel after I saw him and got to spend time with him. The little rules with everything has made it a little hard for us to spend time together and I didn't expect this. I guess that's the military though! I think that I'll get used to it, I only live 6 hours away.
Comment by my3sunzz on August 8, 2015 at 11:34am
Erin, I feel for you. I can't imagine. I miss my son, but he's my child, not my partner. Hugs. it will all pay off.
Comment by diannep on August 8, 2015 at 10:38am

Erin:  The Navy pretty much "owns" your sailor....their needs come first.  Having said that, they understand that sailors have families and are not totally heartless... but it takes great strength and independence from family members of military personne to make this workl.  SO hang in there and be a great support to your sailor....he will need this from you and it is the greatest gift you can ever give him!  In A School, communication is back....phones, computers, even visits if you can do that.  If your sailor pulls shore duty in this country, another good thing.  But just be flexible....because it is tough!  But so very rewarding!


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