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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 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

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Kimberly Oct 30, 2013. 8 Replies

Halloween Candy!!!!!!!!

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Help if you can

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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 WearsLargeHats on October 15, 2013 at 11:32am

As our recruits are learning damage control and firefighting, I was going to post Isaiah 43, but I decided that I like this sort-of-paraphrase from the hymn "How Firm a Foundation". Words from John Rippon's Selection, 1787, alt.:

When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
for I will be with you, thy troubles to bless,
and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie.
my grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
the flame shall not hurt thee, I only design
thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

Comment by ellen0502 on October 15, 2013 at 10:33am

Good Morning!

Coffee good morning photo: Coffee Coffee.jpg

Comment by Cody'sMomship13div412 on October 15, 2013 at 10:25am

Thanks so much diannep.  I knew there had to be a "reason". That's understandable :o)

Comment by diannep on October 15, 2013 at 10:06am

CodysMom: We used to be able to post the schedules on here.  I did that for about 1 year or so (2010), before RTC asked on FB for people not to mention dates.  We contacted RTC PAO and asked if that applied to us too, and he said:  No, we are more concerned with the security on FB.  So we kept doing it.  But a year later, they asked us not to do it here either.  It is not that the dates being exposed are any kind of threat to the is more practice of OPSEC.  BattleStations is a night of experiencing all that they could encounter when deployed.  When deployed, OPSEC states that you cannot disclose details/location until after the fact.  So they want all to practice that.  That is the only reason. We are allowed to private message the dates.  I still keep a schedule from the dates you all give me (received from your SRs).  I actually will post the schedule post-BattleStations in the BattleStations discussion group as a reference.

Comment by Cody'sMomship13div412 on October 15, 2013 at 10:02am

What is the reason for battlestations being so secretive?

Comment by diannep on October 15, 2013 at 8:53am

Some ladies actually use electric/battery candles if they want to leave them on all night (i.e, during BattleStations which is an overnight drill) and they don't want to burn down the house!  Others like to burn them for a little while and pick out their favorite scent so that their house can also smell really nice!  :-)

Good Morning All !

Comment by MachelMMmom on October 15, 2013 at 6:45am
Catmom509 thank you for all the information, you are so helpful and such a blessing. Dmaeship12div410 so glad you finely were able to talk to your son and his div is doing so well. It deffinately sounded like Monday was a blessed day for a lot of moms on here. I am so happy for everyone.
Comment by CatMom509 on October 15, 2013 at 3:42am

For those of you looking for a special gift for your SR-soon-to-be-Sailor, please check out .  They have Challenge Coins, which are a military tradition.  Craig, who is one of the veterans on Navy for Moms, designed the ones that are connected to the ships at RTC.  The name of your SR's ship is right next to the ship number in the Discussion Forum.  When you click on one of the coins, you will be taken to a page where there is a video about Challenge Coins.  This would be a special gift especially connected to their Boot Camp days!  Another really sharp coin is the Core Values one in the section where 70 other coins are available--it has cut outs and a diamond cut beveled edge.  These coins are no longer given out by the Navy to the Sailors, so it is up to friends and family.  My Sailor daughter thought hers was "cool"

Comment by CatMom509 on October 15, 2013 at 3:29am

Here's the blue candle I put together.  The candle I got from my dear friend who sells Gold Canyon Candles and I got the Navy sticker from the NEX~~

Comment by diannep on October 14, 2013 at 10:11pm

Truequeensmom/Machel:  The burning of the blue candle is traditional in the is a reminder that you are thinking about or praying for your sailor...during bootcamp (especially during BattleStations), during school, during deployment.  Just a way to keep your sailor close to you.


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