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 08/30/2013 TG 42 - 11 Divisions (321-330 and 942)


ALUMNI OF PIR 08/30/2013 TG 42 - 11 Divisions (321-330 and 942)

Welcome to the group with SAILORS who graduated Boot Camp on 8/16/2013. A place to keep up with each other as your sailors continue their journey in the Navy.

Location: Great Lakes. IL
Members: 103
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 08/30/2013! 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 and OPSEC.

~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 08/30/2013 TG 42 - 11 Divisions (321-330 and 942) to add comments!

Comment by belovedbyHim on October 15, 2013 at 9:37pm

Navy Moms-- I'm posting this on all the pages I'm a part of.  A Navy mom on FB needs our help.  Her son is stationed in New Orleans. Due to the Shut Down he is largely alone since his base is mostly reservists.  I'm hoping to connect her with some Navy mom's in the New Orleans area.  Please message me and I'll pass on your info to her.

Comment by Donna on September 11, 2013 at 4:47am
Hi sungold my son was in div 329 ship 9. What can we do to help?
Comment by spomss on September 5, 2013 at 6:18pm

So proud of all the Sailors-and the mommas!  Continue on with your Sailor-and each other...the cheerleading doesnt stop-still need to keep your Sailor focused on their continued successes!

leaving this group now-please thank your Sailor for protecting me each day!

Comment by belovedbyHim on September 5, 2013 at 12:56am

Diannep and Catmom- Thank you for all your help and support while we were lost at bootcamp.

Comment by tiffw on September 4, 2013 at 11:21pm

Thanks for all your expertise, diannep!

Comment by diannep on September 4, 2013 at 11:11pm

Leaving this group now too....Blessings to your new sailors!

Comment by tiffw on September 4, 2013 at 4:28pm

Thanks CatMom!

Comment by LeeAnn on September 4, 2013 at 4:22pm

I want to thank everyone for their prayers when my grandson was so sick right before PIR.  We all got to attend PIR and boy was it spectacular.  Congratulations to everyone!!!  I hope all of you who were able to attend had a wonderful reunion with your Sailor.  

My grandson is doing ok.  The doctors switched his antibiotics because the cyst is growing.  If it does not shrink within the next few days they will have to drain it.  He will still have to have surgery in a few weeks so please pray for a positive outcome there!

Comment by CatMom509 on September 4, 2013 at 4:21pm

CONGRATULATIONS  to all the new Sailors and their families!!  Blessings to all on your Navy journey~~

I'm movin' on now~~ 

Comment by CatMom509 on September 4, 2013 at 1:20am

Us moms certainly know our own babies, don't we?

Now keep on following them through the A school groups, C school groups, ratings (job) groups, state groups, regional groups, ship groups, base groups, twins/multiples, and the Christian Chat!  This is only the beginning!!


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