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 10/09/2015 TG 48 - 09 Divisions (337-344, and 948)


ALUMNI OF PIR 10/09/2015 TG 48 - 09 Divisions (337-344, and 948)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 10/09/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 69
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 10/09/2015! 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"

Discussion Forum

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisons 337 and 338 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Curlyq Oct 4, 2015. 9 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 948

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

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 341 and 342 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by apryll Oct 2, 2015. 17 Replies

Ship 06 (USS Constitution) Division 339 and 340 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Xraytech1 Sep 23, 2015. 105 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 10/09/2015 TG 48 - 09 Divisions (337-344, and 948) to add comments!

Comment by ellen0502 on December 1, 2016 at 8:26pm

“Deleting inactive members - The ad agency that handles N4M is in the process of updating the site.  If you have not been active since 12/1/15 you will be deleted to make room for new members.  You will be able to re-join.  If you don't want to be deleted you will need to post something to activate your account.  They have already started deleting members.”

Comment by Curlyq on October 16, 2015 at 2:10pm

Just got home.  The whole trip was amazing.  It was hard saying goodbye, but she is happy.  Thank you so much for all the support and the admins for all the information.  It made this process a lot easier.  I couldn't have done it without yo guys.

Comment by Nita on October 15, 2015 at 12:36am
Thanks for everything to this group and its admins and members. Blessings to each of you as we moved forward with our other specialty groups to support our sailors.
Comment by CatMom509 on October 14, 2015 at 5:04pm

Movin' on too.  Continued blessings on your Navy journeys!!

Comment by diannep on October 13, 2015 at 11:17pm

Leaving this group now. Blessings to your new sailors!

Comment by CatMom509 on October 13, 2015 at 9:08pm

Happy 240th Birthday, United States Navy!!!

~~Ready Then, Ready Now, Ready Always~~"

Comment by CatMom509 on October 13, 2015 at 8:27pm


     "And God said, 'I will be with you.....' "

                                        Exodus 3:12a

Comment by diannep on October 12, 2015 at 6:22pm

You are all very welcome!  We love helping!

Comment by diannep on October 12, 2015 at 6:22pm

2servmom: Here is a link to one group:

Not terribly active.  I saw some old comments re: ETs on NUKEMoms group too.  Not sure if that would be another group for you?  You can check out the groups the members belong to in the group I gave the link for above.

Comment by 2servmom on October 12, 2015 at 5:40pm

Just got home a little while ago, our sailor is staying in GL for A school. He looks so good I couldn't stop just glancing over to make sure he was there, we have missed him so. I was amazed at the pagentry of Graduation and so impressed. I 'want to send out a special thanks to all of the Mom's that came before me, you have helped in ways may not realize. I am still astounded by the difference between Army and Navy graduations! Now my youngest is talking Air Force, told him not sure if I can handle this again! One last question, does anyone know of an A school site for ET's? Thanks again for everyones help and knowledge!


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