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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



ALUMNI OF PIR 10/31/2014 TG 51 - 12 Divisions (343-352, 821 and 951)


ALUMNI OF PIR 10/31/2014 TG 51 - 12 Divisions (343-352, 821 and 951)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on October 31, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 71
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 10/31/2014! 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 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 821

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by JPzMom Oct 31, 2014. 1 Reply

Gift Basket for Sarge's Meet and Greet

Started by Surfcitynavymom. Last reply by CatMom509 Oct 31, 2014. 36 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by CJsNvymom Oct 29, 2014. 9 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Oct 23, 2014. 10 Replies

Anyone else posting here?

Started by dtous1212 Oct 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Newspaper Announcements

Started by GeauxTigers#1. Last reply by ellen0502 Oct 12, 2014. 1 Reply

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 951

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by karen44 ⚓ ♫ Oct 11, 2014. 3 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 10/31/2014 TG 51 - 12 Divisions (343-352, 821 and 951) to add comments!

Comment by HydrangeaMimi on November 6, 2014 at 9:21am

Thanks for all the suggestions made online. My daughter, granddaughter and I were able to make the trip to see our sailor and then spend a little time with him before his flight the following morning.  PIR was incredible.  I loved it.  He loves the Navy life so far, and I hope he always will.  We laughed at his stories.  He's a happy young man and was told to wipe that smile off his face, Basic was not his happy place!  But oddly enough, it was.  We saw changes in him and that he had gained 15 pounds, ladies!  That's a good thing!  He's always been on the slim side (since leaving his childhood).  He learned a great deal since September 5th when he left home.  He loved the people he was with in DIV 350.  It was great to be there for graduation and enjoyed the ceremony very much.  Best wishes to all and safe sailing in life are wished.  May the Lord be with each sailor and family!


Comment by CatMom509 on November 6, 2014 at 3:57am

You gals are sooo sweet and you're very welcome!!

Comment by Surfcitynavymom on November 5, 2014 at 10:17pm
Thank you all so very much for all of your love, prayers, and support. You have truly given each of us so much encouragement and words of wisdom when we needed them most. You have been a beacon of light on an unknown journey.

Many Blessings to you,
Comment by Q'sMom ~ Dee on November 5, 2014 at 1:23am

diannep & CatMom509 ~ Thank You with all my heart for your advice, encouragement & support!  I'm still trying to adjust to being a Navy Mom vs a Boot Camp Mom LOL  I think it's still going to take some time.  This journey has been Far easier & better traveled with you ladies on it!  Thank you for your time and loving care!  I'll be following you around the site, but I just wanted to thank you before you left this area.  "Time waits for no man" and "moving on" is part of life, but this is still bitter-sweet.  God Bless you as you continue helping those in need of your tender guidance.  Thank you for being here for me & others!!  Dee  :-)

Comment by Nina56 on November 4, 2014 at 8:30pm
Same here!
Comment by CatMom509 on November 4, 2014 at 7:03pm

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

Comment by diannep on November 4, 2014 at 12:55pm

Leaving this group now....blessings to your sailors in their Navy future!

Comment by CatMom509 on November 3, 2014 at 10:56am

Greetings to All!

     "Morning by morning O Lord,

      You hear my voice, morning by mornng

      I lay my requests before You

      and wait in expectation."

                                                Psalm 5:3

Comment by CatMom509 on November 2, 2014 at 6:45pm

Blessed Sunday!

     "And the peace of God,

      which transcends all understanding,

      will guard your hearts and your

      minds in Christ Jesus."

                                    Philippians 4:7

Comment by CatMom509 on November 2, 2014 at 4:27am


I am really glad you and your family, nor anyone else at the hotel was hurt!!  That is really freaky!! 

I hope you purchased that extra daily insurance on the rental vehicle, so the rental agency will handle it.  Did the hotel call the police to have a police report taken or did they document the incident themselves? 

Actually, I would be pretty specific on a TripAdvisor review.  People should know the exact nature of this incident and how management responded to help you (or not). 

Otherwise, how was the rest of your stay at the Ramada?  We haven't has any recent feedback on this place~~


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