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 11/22/2013 TG 002 - 12 Divisions (011-020, 802 and 902)


ALUMNI OF PIR 11/22/2013 TG 002 - 12 Divisions (011-020, 802 and 902)

This Group is for those who have SAILORS that graduated 11/22/2013. A place to keep in touch with each other as your SAILORS continue on their journey in the Navy!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 131
Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2017

WELCOME to PIR 11/22/2013! 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 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 802

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Car Pooling for PIR

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Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 902

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by ciav726 Ship 02 Div 902 Nov 6, 2013. 30 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Navymom810 Nov 6, 2013. 7 Replies

Ship13 Div018

Started by Kat72. Last reply by ellen0502 Nov 4, 2013. 1 Reply


Started by Kat72. Last reply by ellen0502 Nov 4, 2013. 3 Replies

Travel to A School

Started by squid. Last reply by squid Oct 21, 2013. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 11/22/2013 TG 002 - 12 Divisions (011-020, 802 and 902) to add comments!

Comment by sosfirst on September 13, 2017 at 6:46pm

Hello, Just checking in. How is everyone's Sailors? My Sailor got back from his 1st deployment in May and is now in dry dock for awhile. He has 2 years left and is still trying to figure out if he wants to stay in or not.

Have a great day

Comment by Majorityrulz on December 2, 2016 at 6:07am
Yes it is! my sailor is still at Whidbey Island, but will be stationed at Home in July. Very excited. Hope everyone has a great holiday
Comment by MagoostersMom ⚓ on December 2, 2016 at 12:43am

HI Everyone!!! I hope you are all doing well!! It's so hard to believe our Sailors PIR was 3 years ago! My Sailor is a Nuke Machinist Mate and currently serving on a sub on the other side of the world since Oct. of last year. Thank god for Facebook and the technologies we have right now! I can't imagine waiting for a letter! I hope everyone, your Sailor and your families are doing well! :)

Comment by Majorityrulz on October 19, 2014 at 12:14pm
It is in Virginia Beach, Va
Comment by Shesh on October 19, 2014 at 11:24am

I hope your sailor gets to come home for Christmas also, Majorityrulz.  And by the way, where the heck is Damneck??

Comment by Majorityrulz on October 18, 2014 at 6:11pm
I am hoping to see mine at Christmas, then he will be deployed. I'm right down the street from Damneck! It was beautiful out today so I hope the ones here are enjoying it.
Comment by Shesh on October 18, 2014 at 6:06pm

I don't know why I keep forgetting to check in on this site.  I guess facebook gets in the way.  I too am feeling the nostalgia of a year ago.  This site was so active and such a great support system.  How can we forget Battle Stations !  lol   Remembering the excitement of PIR and seeing our Sailors after such a long & stressful time.  Makes my heart swell with pride still.  My son was home last Christmas and is hoping to get home again this Christmas.  I've never gone this long without seeing him.  I miss him so much !

So, Barb, how did the test go for your son?  Hopefully he has ranked up. I hope your plans go through for the holidays also.

I'm sure once I see my son again & have to say goodbye (again) I will not be able to hold back the tears, MagoostersMom.  It's been so long since I've seen him I won't want to let him go.  I'll enjoy every minute spent I do get to spend with him though !

Yes, sosfirst, they will always be our babies.

Comment by sosfirst on October 1, 2014 at 7:56pm

Hello Everyone, Wow it has been a year. I remember this site was my life saver. A way to find out when calls were happening and anyone remember Battle Stations? Well my sailor just left A school (Great Lakes) and has moved onto Damneck where he will be until around May, then who knows where the wind will take him. I am so proud of all of our Sailors. Even now the tears are trying to come out. They are United States Navy Sailors but they will always be our babies.

Comment by DrMom on September 1, 2014 at 9:19pm

I have to say sorry to everyone here! I have not been on here since boot camp. How is everyone holding up? How are all of your kids doing?

Comment by Barb on August 22, 2014 at 11:55pm

We are back state-side now!  My son didn't get what he had requested (Japan), but got a somewhat curious, yet honorable assignment.  He had said that he wanted us to use his car while we were back, but when he got his orders and tried to get to the commissary (1.5 miles), he realized that he was going to need his car!  The best part of that was that we were able to drive his car to CA, picking up our daughter in the LA area and all 6 of us were able to be together for 2 days.  We were even able to attend chapel on the AF base that he is on.  What a sweet, blessed time.  I tell my friends that it was like GOLD!  He plans to take a month off over the holidays, if it works for him. His sister will graduate from college in December, so she should be able to come home during that time, too :)

Last week, my sailor called and told us that his commander had called him in to apologize to him.  Apparently, he qualifies to take the test in September to rank-up.  He was supposed to be notified 6 months before the test in order to give him time to prepare.  He now has 1 month (or less) to get ready!!  He was given a bibliography of things to read that was a page and a half long.  The first item on the list is over 1000 pages! I'm so glad we know that God has it all in control.  I don't know how I would handle a lot of this otherwise!!


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