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 09/04/2015 TG 43 - 11 Divisions (289-298, and 943)


ALUMNI OF PIR 09/04/2015 TG 43 - 11 Divisions (289-298, and 943)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 09/04/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 98
Latest Activity: May 4, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 09/04/2015! 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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Discussion Forum

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor/Uniforms

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by DNavyFamily Sep 2, 2015. 1 Reply

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 943

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by ProudNVYFam Sep 1, 2015. 94 Replies

Meeting your NEW Sailor at the Airport/USO info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Aug 31, 2015. 3 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Steph Proud AG Mom Aug 31, 2015. 1 Reply

looking for DIV 297 moms

Started by missymom297. Last reply by missymom297 Jul 28, 2015. 3 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 09/04/2015 TG 43 - 11 Divisions (289-298, and 943) to add comments!

Comment by Steph Proud AG Mom on May 4, 2016 at 3:56pm

How is everyone doing?  

Comment by DNavyFamily on November 11, 2015 at 5:58pm

It is great- agreed!   No orders yet- there may be a C school involved so that will probably add another month or so before getting the final, official billet and orders.  Ours did get approved for Christmas vacation- first time home since ship-out on July 8th.  Wild- can't wait.  To this day it's hard to see the bathroom unused and bedroom without their stuff- it did help though- we quickly converted into a little office/guest room.  Still ready to go when they get home but has been helpful when we try not to dwell on them being gone.

Comment by Becky on November 11, 2015 at 5:51pm
I got my DVD today! How funny we were all on the same page with wondering about the where abouts of this! What a cool Veterans Day Surprise! My daughter is still in A School. Will be there through the first of the year. Any of your family members have orders yet?
Comment by DNavyFamily on November 11, 2015 at 10:42am

Thanks for everyone staying in touch- I've got a feeling we'll be using this site for years!

Comment by DNavyFamily on November 11, 2015 at 10:40am

Good news- we received our FedEx package last night, as well.  No cruise book but then again I need to recheck what our sailor ordered.  

Comment by Arlene21 on November 10, 2015 at 11:36pm

Yea it is good we are all on the same track.  funny though we did receive the DVD yesterday.  it came FedEx.  I guess we will keep waiting for the books

Comment by Dianemw on November 9, 2015 at 8:39pm

I think we all must be on the same track because I texted my son about it today. He said that he was told it takes a really long time. I guess it is a good sign if no one has gotten it yet. I was beginning to think we were the only ones.

Comment by Becky on November 9, 2015 at 8:31pm
Funny you asked about the DVD and cruise books I just text my sailor last night to see if she got it. I have yet to receive ours either. Guess I need to call the exchange?
Comment by DNavyFamily on November 9, 2015 at 11:09am

No- glad you asked!  I have our sailor's paperwork and photo package and will look for that receipt/contact them. 

Comment by Arlene21 on November 7, 2015 at 10:21pm

Has Anyone who's Sailor had PIR 9/04 received graduation DVD's or cruise books yet?


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