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.



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"Kelly:  She changed divisions within the same PIR group or came from another PIR gro…"

diannep replied Aug 30, 2012 to Gate Pass

14 Sep 7, 2012
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"Great info here, MamaLama!  Now we can just post the link to your discussion on the…"

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"I recommend Residence Inn Waukegan!  PIR Shuttle Free Hot Buffet Breakfast (served e…"

diannep replied Jul 30, 2012 to Lodging for PIR

47 Aug 12, 2012
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"MamaLama:  So sorry that there was a rude USO unnecessary and normally t…"

diannep replied Jul 30, 2012 to Latest and greatest tips on PIR from a mom who just got back!

5 Aug 25, 2012
Reply by lisafriess (Norfolk Sub)

"We just ask any who join the FB groups to please stay on this site also with your qu…"

diannep replied Jul 28, 2012 to FB Page for 9/14/12

14 Aug 28, 2012
Reply by MamaB=Ship 14, Div 290

"Kajmam:  So sorry that you are posting with no answers?  We N4moms veterans are alwa…"

diannep replied Jul 28, 2012 to FB Page for 9/14/12

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"Navy Lodge  847-689-1485 Residence Inn Waukegan  847-689-9240 Springhill Suites Wauk…"

diannep replied Jul 27, 2012 to Lodging for PIR

47 Aug 12, 2012
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"PMBirdsong:  All of the MeetandGreets are "kid friendly" so please plan to come!"

diannep replied Jul 27, 2012 to Lodging for PIR

47 Aug 12, 2012
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"Good idea, MamaLama, to stay through Sunday.  Travel plans for your sailors can chan…"

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