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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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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 08/22/2014 TG 41- 11 Divisions (255-264, and 941)


ALUMNI OF PIR 08/22/2014 TG 41- 11 Divisions (255-264, and 941)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on August 22, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 85
Latest Activity: Aug 27, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 08/22/2014! 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

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 259 and 260 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Bensma SHIP 14 DIV 260 PIR Aug 21, 2014. 44 Replies


Started by CP-KW-1986 11/255 & 11/284. Last reply by CatMom509 Aug 21, 2014. 6 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Aug 20, 2014. 3 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Aug 12, 2014. 3 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 941

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Aug 10, 2014. 12 Replies

lost on this web site

Started by Tammy. Last reply by CatMom509 Jul 28, 2014. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 08/22/2014 TG 41- 11 Divisions (255-264, and 941) to add comments!

Comment by Ashnicrow on August 27, 2014 at 12:42pm

Just got home! LONG weekend, but so absolutely wonderful! Thank you all for everything! :) Was also wondering if the awesome ladies I sat next to were on here, by chance? One's son was going to Pensacola, he played the bass drum in 941? :)
So excited to be joining the Navy family after talking to everyone. Hope everyone got enough time with their sailors! <3

Comment by diannep on August 27, 2014 at 11:26am

You all are very welcome! 

I am leaving this group now.....blessings to each of your sailors as they continue their Navy adventure!

Comment by baseballmom2817 on August 26, 2014 at 3:59pm
Thank you so much for all your help in getting us through these past few weeks. I don't know what I would have done with all the support from all the other moms. Thank you again!
Comment by T'sNukeMomMM(class1449A) on August 26, 2014 at 2:48pm

@diannep Your information was awesome!!! Thanks for all your help and support!!! If not for N4M I would have been lost. Thank you to the administrators for the time you have put in for us new moms. The PIR information was wonderful.

Comment by diannep on August 25, 2014 at 7:00am

Ok, ladies, now time to give us our report cards!  Did we give any incorrect info?  Was there extra info we did not give you that we should have?  Tell us how we can do it better in the future PIR groups....we want to give accurate info! 
Thanks and congrats to your sailors!  Good Morning!

Comment by proudmom on August 24, 2014 at 11:54pm
Ok I posted this earlier but must not have gone through. We drove from Va to Great Lakes for PIR. The long trip was well worth it. We stayed at the Navy Lodge and everything was perfect. We went to Sarges meet and greet an all I can say is, what a blessing him and his wife are to all these families he takes care of. Everything he told us was on the money. Everything the admin. On this website do is amazing. What a blessing it is to have people to pay it forward. May God bless each and everyone of you. Thank you from Sailor Brown family
Comment by diannep on August 24, 2014 at 8:25pm

You are very welcome, CodysMom! And yes, you will love that you are back in contact with him now.  More like he is away at college!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 24, 2014 at 8:22pm


You're quite welcome too!!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 24, 2014 at 8:22pm

You're so welcome, diannep!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 24, 2014 at 8:19pm

Blessed Sunday!

     "Let your light so shine before men,

      that they may see your good works

      and glorify your Father in heaven."

                                       Matthew 5:16


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