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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ALUMNI OF PIR 10/18/2013 TG 49 - 11 Divisions (389-398 and 949)


ALUMNI OF PIR 10/18/2013 TG 49 - 11 Divisions (389-398 and 949)

This Group is for those who have SAILORS that graduated 10/18/2013. A place to keep in touch with each other as your SAILORS continue on their Navy journey!

Location: Great lakes, IL
Members: 99
Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2014


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".

Discussion Forum

military flights to bring my airman home - any info welcome

Started by SHIP 12 ~ TRITON ~ DIV 398. Last reply by Washingtonmom Oct 27, 2013. 2 Replies

PIR 10-18-13

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Jennifer Oct 14, 2013. 3 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 389 and 390 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by jeffnersam (S14D389) Oct 14, 2013. 47 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 949

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by diannep Oct 10, 2013. 51 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Sep 29, 2013. 8 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 10/18/2013 TG 49 - 11 Divisions (389-398 and 949) to add comments!

Comment by Annagrace19 on October 13, 2014 at 1:13pm
New to this site. Wanted to get information on battle station for my recruit. He's in ship 02 div 949. Does anybody know anything about his division?
Comment by ScottsMom ship 02 DIV 949 on February 8, 2014 at 10:48am

I have just finished my BOOT CAMP journal sheets. They are a great way to memorialize your SR's journey through boot camp. Even if your SR has graduated Boot Camp this is a great trip down memory lane. I hope you like them.

Comment by HDShortysMama on January 15, 2014 at 6:01pm

I haven't received my daughters Keel.  Anyone else not get their Keel?

Comment by PTBamaFan on December 3, 2013 at 9:21pm

Got the PIR DVD today.

Comment by ArizonaNavyMom on November 20, 2013 at 11:35pm

hesmyson-My son's PIR was 10/18/13 and he's a nuke also. I sent a friend request so we might keep in touch. 

Comment by ellen0502 on November 20, 2013 at 1:06pm

It can take several weeks to get the DVD, sometimes 6-8 weeks. Hang in there it's coming!

Comment by miafinesseship09div394 on November 20, 2013 at 12:46pm
I havent recieved it. Is there a number where we can call
Comment by PTBamaFan on November 20, 2013 at 12:10pm

Has anyone received their copy of the DVD for the 10/18/12 PIR? 

Comment by alsmom on November 1, 2013 at 10:01pm

Thinking about all our Sailors lately and all their moms!! Happy and proud and concerned for all!!!

Comment by HDShortysMama on October 25, 2013 at 11:30am

This has been a wonderful group, it's kind of sad (in a good way) that this has come to an end of this emotional phase, all the ups and downs, but so proud of our sailors for pushing through to make it to the next part of their journey.  Like I told my daughter, the time really did go fast, it just seems like a long time that I haven't seen her (and still waiting to see her).  Thank you to all for answering many of my questions, it really helped.  God Bless our Sailors and their families.


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