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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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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.



ALUMNI OF PIR 11/01/2013 TG 51 - 13 Divisions (409-420 and 951)


ALUMNI OF PIR 11/01/2013 TG 51 - 13 Divisions (409-420 and 951)

This Group is for those who have SAILORS that graduated 11/01/2013. A place to keep in touch with each other as your SAILORS continue on their Navy journey!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 106
Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2013

WELCOME to PIR 11/01/2013! 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 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

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 951

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Halloween Candy!!!!!!!!

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Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 11/01/2013 TG 51 - 13 Divisions (409-420 and 951) to add comments!

Comment by KB2OWJ Ship 03 Div 415 on December 22, 2013 at 3:29pm

Great to hear about your son being home for the holidays Todd.  Mine will be flying in from Pensacola late tomorrow night for 12 days.....Just in time for his birthday and Christmas. Enjoy your time with him. :)

Comment by EmilyD on December 20, 2013 at 6:22pm
Congrats Todd and family!!! My son just rolled in looking handsome in his peanut butters about an hour ago. Never been happier!!! We got our DVD yest also. Merry christmas everyone and extra love and hugs to you mamas who are not getting sailors for christmas. Have a merry one , anyways!!!
Comment by Todd on December 20, 2013 at 9:28am

Happy Holidays everyone!  My son is flying in from Pensacola tonight for 2 weeks.  I'm so thankful to be able to have him home for the holidays.  I hope that all your sons and daughters are doing well since BC and you have the opportunity to spend some time with them over the holidays.

P.S.  I received the PIR DVD yesterday, so if you haven't gotten your copy yet, check your mail!  :-)

Comment by Sarabi2013 on November 14, 2013 at 8:30pm
PamelaShip13Div411-Thank you.
Comment by PamelaShip13Div411 on November 14, 2013 at 6:45pm
Sarabi2013, my son ordered photo package A. It is suppose to come with it. To be shipped at later date is my understanding.
Comment by Sarabi2013 on November 14, 2013 at 6:41pm

Will someone please help me clear up a Cruisebook issue? My sailor insists he gets a Cruisebook with his photo order. When I look at his photo order it appears it is not ordered. If that's the case, is there any way to get a Cruisebook ordered yet? And...Searching past info indicates this is only ordered by the sailor at the time the pictures are ordered...

Comment by SheisaSeabee Ship11/Div420 on November 8, 2013 at 7:12pm

I, too, wish to thank everyone on here for all the great support during our boot camp run!  I am heading over to the Seabee moms and Port Hueneme A school pages.  Hope to stay in touch with those I have been blessed to come in contact with!  Congratulations to all the new sailors and families and best wishes for a great Navy future!!

Comment by MachelMMmom on November 8, 2013 at 6:05am
Thank you to catmom for the daily posting of scripture. It was a light to show the way. Thanks to all the other moms for support and information. Without this page I would have been lost. I didn't always post, but I read all the posts. Congrats to all the sailors and Sailors families. I will be on the Ohio navy moms and A school site. Thank you Lemonelephant, for getting me going on this site. Blessings to all and your families.
Comment by MachelMMmom on November 8, 2013 at 5:57am
Thank you Diannep for all your help to us newbies. You have truly been a blessing : )
Comment by diannep on November 7, 2013 at 2:39pm

Leaving this group now...blessings to your sailors!  :-)


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