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 11/13/2015 TG 01 - 11 Divisions (001-010, and 901)


ALUMNI OF PIR 11/13/2015 TG 01 - 11 Divisions (001-010, and 901)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 11/13/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 60
Latest Activity: Apr 3, 2017

WELCOME to PIR 11/13/2015! 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"

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 11/13/2015 TG 01 - 11 Divisions (001-010, and 901) to add comments!

Comment by NavyMom1108 on April 3, 2017 at 1:15am
Good Evening NavyMoms and Family,
I haven't been on here in a very long time. My son has been a few bases since then. His next journey is Japan in about 3 months. Greatfully, he is coming home for OneMonth!! I'm so happy we will have him home before our Sailor traveling across the world! Good luck to All!!!
Comment by ellen0502 on December 1, 2016 at 8:25pm

“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 mom2stg on November 23, 2015 at 12:13pm

This morning, I was able to order a DVD of the PIR, for $29.  Call the NEX photo lab at 847-578-6205.  They took credit card payment over the phone, and said I should receive it in 6-8 weeks.   The lab is open M-F, 7:30-4 central time.  I'd recommend calling as soon as possible; before she took my order, she checked to see if they had any left.   Good luck!

Comment by MJanieB on November 22, 2015 at 5:01pm

Any info on the PIR 11/13/15 video. Still not posted online?

Comment by mom2stg on November 20, 2015 at 9:35am

I am also searching for the video of Nov 13 PIR. very disappointed that we cannot share this experience with family.  If anyone knows where I can get it, I would greatly appreciate you sharing.  Thanks.

Comment by Suzie1507 on November 19, 2015 at 8:21pm

Hi,  I know they usually post the video of the previous week's PIR, but I haven't seen one posted for 11/13/15 yet.  Has anyone else seen one posted?  I had several family members who weren't able to view the livestream and would really like to see our recruit's PIR.

Comment by diannep on November 19, 2015 at 12:43am

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your sailors!

Comment by diannep on November 18, 2015 at 11:14am

Ladies, I will notify RTC with this new info.  I will ask them to contact the GM of Navy Lodge to get specifics.  They want to make sure this doesn't happen again.  Thanks for the info! 

Comment by Lisa on November 18, 2015 at 11:08am
Heather.... Wow I'm sorry. It's always one person who screws it up for a few.
Comment by Heather on November 18, 2015 at 10:51am

Lisa - we spoke to the GM of the Navy Lodge who was pretty upset about it.  It was one specific person in charge of my sailor's shift that would not allow them to go to the Lodge.  The Lodge is the safest place, from our point of view, but while the GM said it was okay, my sailor wouldn't disobey the orders given.  For the others who DID get to go, I hear they had a great time!


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