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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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Hey everyone....just wanted to let you know there is a Facebook page for loved ones of Sailors graduating on Sept. 14th.  Feel free to join us.


This Facebook page was created by veteran mom's who had a hard time navigating this forum when our kids were in boot camp.  We were very much in need of a Facebook Group and still have people who could help us out with their experience.  So, after out kids graduated we decided to pay it forward and create the pages for the upcoming PIR's and offer our experience just as the veteran moms do on this site.  We want it to be a place of comfort, support and information.  We in no way wish to discourage you from Navy for Moms, it’s an awesome site and was a source of help to me when my Sailor was at BC.  You can never have too much support while your loved one is in BC, so why not be a part of both?  We are there to offer you what we have experienced and have learned along the way and also offer comfort and support. 

The group is a closed group to offer some privacy.  You have to be a member of the page to see the comments on the page and you have to request to join the group. 

If you have any questions you can go to the members page and ask any of us. 

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great, i have a hard time navigating this site. Whenever I post something I never get an answer...I cannot even see if I posted it or not

I meant navy4moms, i am better with fb, thankx

Kajmam, I only see a total of three posts, including this one, from you since you joined the group yesterday afternoon (I may have missed a couple when looking).

You can see your posts very quickly after you click the reply button, they will show directly above the new open reply window.

Kajmam:  So sorry that you are posting with no answers?  We N4moms veterans are always on there trying to find questions you all may have-.  I posted a "comment" on your personal page about posting.  I know back when I first was on the site back in 2009, I was commenting back to myself rather than the other person!  UGH!  They have changed the format now, but I had no clue until someone informed me.  If you have any questions about this site, please let ellen, me, Lala, FTLW, or Betsy know...private message any of us and we will be happy to help!

We just ask any who join the FB groups to please stay on this site also with your questions.  Don't want misinformation out there.  We N4Moms veterans spend lots of time on all of the PIR sites, messaging families with new sailors, to make sure our info is up to date.  Many of us have been helping on here for more than 2 yrs.  We love helping the new families here and hope that you all allow us to continue to do this!

This site is not that hard to navigate...all you do is push buttons...or click underlined items. There isn't anything on this site that you can "play with" that if you make a boo-boo...that you can't "fix". If you're not sure ask someone...a "seasoned" member on this site ,"How do I..." we can answer right there on the page or on your Profile Page or Private Message. We want you to "get it" as this site was made for support of moms of recruits/ BC and beyond. This site is sponsored by the Navy but not monitored by it...we, the members are supposed to monitor ourselves by adhering to the N4M's Community Guidelines and practicing good OPSEC.
I will personally answer any questions on how to do stuff on the site. Friend me and I will send it in a private message.
Thank u...i just get so many emails with updates but cannot find answers to my questions... Dont worru, i will figure it out somehow

YAY, once you get the hang of it it will be easy. And the format doesn't change all the time so you don't have to re-learn it every year lol. let us know if you need any help.

As far as "Closed FB" groups being completely safe...just type in "How to hack a closed FB group" into your search engine and see what comes's very interesting. And as far as that don't have to hack...just request to join the FB group. Our PIR groups are public so that moms can join easily...many will close the group after PIR. The N4M's Community Guidelines clearly state that they can't "know" who everyone is that joins his site. It also states that it is a Public site. Sure the FB groups are closed...but let me ask you this...How do you know who they are letting into the group? I am sure that the admins are trying to be safe....not saying that they aren't at's just that anyone can conceal their identity or fake who they are. Maybe they will eventually be found out...but how long does it take to gather intel? Not long...I am not on FB...(yet, family personal preferance)...but I could get info from others who are on FB easily if I wanted what does that say about the security of FB? It is the internet Folks...all of it Twitter, FB, N4M...the list goes on...the best thing to do is practice common sense on what you put out there. In the military OPSEC is vital...and expected. I have been a member of this site for over a year...I don't post my real name, pics or personal info...and I enjoy this site...and feel supported and try to help others. It can be done without giving out personal info.

What is the name of the FB page as I can not locate it and there is no link to access.

I sent a request yesterday to be added and still have not been. Is there more than 1 page for that date or is that the only one on FB?

What is the name of the page?  I can't seem to find it.....


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