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.)

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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 11/21/2014 TG 02 - 11 Divisions (009-018, and 902)


ALUMNI OF PIR 11/21/2014 TG 02 - 11 Divisions (009-018, and 902)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on November 21, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Members: 97
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2017

WELCOME to PIR 11/21/2014! 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.

Discussion Forum

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 017 and 018

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by J Freshie Nov 17, 2014. 44 Replies

Meeting your NEW Sailor at the Airport/USO info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by J Freshie Nov 14, 2014. 1 Reply


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Nov 12, 2014. 7 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 902

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by sodaknavymom Nov 12, 2014. 10 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Karaoke Darth Nov 5, 2014. 6 Replies

Unit Pics

Started by georgiamoreno1. Last reply by anasazigypsy Nov 2, 2014. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 11/21/2014 TG 02 - 11 Divisions (009-018, and 902) to add comments!

Comment by anasazigypsy on August 31, 2017 at 11:22pm
My sailor is part of SAR efforts in Tx. right now.
Comment by anasazigypsy on November 20, 2015 at 12:33am
Just checking in close to year later .My sailor has been in Norfolk since April .Not coming home till after Christmas so since he had leave during stand down at A school in Pensacola last year, this will be the first with out him . Hope everyone is doing well and has happy sailors. Happy holidays to all.
Comment by CatMom509 on November 27, 2014 at 9:56pm


Yes, The Keel (yearbook) should be part of the Package A if your Sailor daughter ordered the package when she took her pics.  However, it is not shipped to the families till several weeks after PIR.  It's the same with the PIR dvd--not shipped till later.  Hope she also ordered the PIR dvd.    Photo Lab is 847-578-6205.

Comment by anasazigypsy on November 27, 2014 at 3:39pm
A heartfelt thanks to all who make this site possible. Made life so much easier all through bootcamp being able to know in advance what to expect and how to best prepare for PIR. To those I met in the smoker' s area at Navy Lodge and outside the Meet and Greet, an especially warm, lol, Thanksgiving wish to you and to all of you wishes for a happy holiday season.
Comment by TerriNavyMom on November 27, 2014 at 11:37am

?? about the Book ?  Did Package A include this book or not?  My daughter ordered the biggest package thinking that all was in here... Please let me know ASAP so i can order one if i can..  Thanks PIR was amazing and I am so Glad that I was there for her moment!!    She really didn't want to do much over the weekend either but hang out with her family and BF.   It was really nice being able to HUG her again!  Hopefully I will get a call / text once in a while now so I can see how A School is going.     We ate Chinese food BOTH days with her as that is what she wanted.. 1/2 Priced Steak at the Hotel Friday Night and we veg'd and watched movies and Hung out with our Sailor !   

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 27, 2014 at 6:55am

                        ~HAPPY THANKSGIVING~

Comment by CatMom509 on November 27, 2014 at 6:53am

Blessed Thanksgiving!!

     "Let the message of Christ dwell among you

      richly as you teach and admonish one another

      with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs

      from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude

      in your hearts."                                                          Colossians 3:16


Comment by CatMom509 on November 25, 2014 at 6:00pm

Movin' on also.  Continued blessings on your Navy journeys!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all~~

Comment by Judicita on November 25, 2014 at 5:36pm
Hey I want to thank everyone for the great support. A big HOOYAH!!! To the world's greatest Navy!
Comment by diannep on November 25, 2014 at 8:01am

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your new sailors in their Navy futures!


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