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.

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

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.



Welcome to the discussion group for divisions 015 & 016.

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!
 Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.
Every single question that is asked is important
Every single concern is genuine
Every single member is important to us
We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

Views: 2899

Replies to This Discussion

SailorMom59 thanks for the information about your call.  That is great.  I posted the information on my facebook since his gf got the call and she could not even call to tell me this or anything else... I am happy they got all of the ribbons and your SR was one of them..

Got a call from my SR!  So awesome to hear his voice.  He is doing awesome!  I cant wait to see him.  He said this is the best experiance he has ever had and enjoying every minute.  I am so proud I cant even tell you!  Hugs to everyone


Dillonsmom, dont let your husband get to you.  Your son is probably thinking that he knows he does not have to make you proud of him.  Kids always do that, they try to please the parent that they feel like has the least amount to do with them.  They want to win their love.  He knows you LOVE him.  Be strong.  It really sucks, but hang in there. 

Reading all your ladies post about your SR calling their gf makes me grateful that I have a wonderful relationship with my SR gf. He called her today too. She immediately text me about their phone call. And then I saw her in person and we talked about it. I was so happy for her. I was able to hear about him through her. Sorry you ladies don't have great relationships with the gf's.

beckybec - Yes it was really nice before he left, I just do not understand.  But I sent her a couple of texts with no response so I will take my information from here, and be happy.  I can not wait for Nov 21st.. Looking forward to meeting everyone at the Meet and Greet.  Thank you everyone for all of your love and support.

Deb that's all we can do as mothers. I'm on a countdown everyday. So glad we are getting close. Looking forward to the meet and greet and mostly PIR.

Pink I think what you said to Dillonsmom was right on the money.

Debnchris, your son probably is needing affirmation from his girlfriend, he knows your his mom through thick and thin.

Look forward to meeting all of you...

My SR is going to Nuke school after PIR. He told me yesterday that when they return from liberty on PIR day they leave 3 hours later for the airport to ship out to South Carolina.  Just thought I'd pass that on to anyone else with a SR going there.

Your recruit has been misinformed....but in a good way!

Here is what RTC PAO says about Liberty for this PIR:

U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command At this time the liberty period for those graduating on Nov. 21 is as follows:

Recruits attending "A" school in Great Lakes will depart on 21 Nov and report to their new command. Following normal check-in procedures, they will be authorized liberty Wednesday, 21 Nov and Thursday, 22 Nov.
Recruits attending "A" school outside of Great Lakes will depart RTC 23 Nov. They will be authorized liberty Wednesday, 21 Nov and Thursday, 22 Nov.

angelfire430 - so your SR is going to leave right after graduation?? No Thanksgiving?? I am sorry if that is true.

Wow, i sure hope that is not the case for any of us........................ Wow, that is about all I can say after reading that.......................

I got a phone call on Sunday from my husband!!!! I was so excited.  And I was spending the day with my beautiful mother-in-law... as a side note I'm really sorry for those of you who don't have a great relationship with the gfs or daughter-in-laws.  I love my mother-in-law and we both have spent the past few years working really hard to make our relationship work.  It's always a hard relationship, but it's such an important one with my husband, her son, gone.  Anyway.  We were both together with my son and his niece, so my husband got to talk to everyone.  It resulted in a whole lot of crying and not a whole lot of information shared because of phone passing, but it made him happy!!!!  Only 15 more days!!!

The count down states 13 days I can not wait. I think my son is going to A in GL so we will stay as long as he can visit


© 2022   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service