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 12/04/2015 TG 04- 11 Divisions (027-034, 802-803 and 904)


ALUMNI OF PIR 12/04/2015 TG 04- 11 Divisions (027-034, 802-803 and 904)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 12/04/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 76
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 12/04/2015! 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 12/04/2015 TG 04- 11 Divisions (027-034, 802-803 and 904) to add comments!

Comment by ellen0502 on December 1, 2016 at 8:23pm

“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 Ty's Mom on December 16, 2015 at 11:42pm

What an awesome post. Congratulations to your son. Mine was in Div 033. It was a great day and so proud of my son too. But your post nailed the emotions for us Mom's in the audience. Good luck to you and your new sailor.  

Comment by Cameronsmom on December 16, 2015 at 11:26pm

What an awesome experience PIR was. I would have posted sooner, but I have been trying to balance a few things and get used to the new normal now post PIR. I've been feeling a bit lost and like I'm starting over. 

The cadence that started before the thundering sound of marching feet could be heard and slowly the door began to rise. The sight of marching feet of Ship 14 DIV 027--my son's division, could be seen. I knew right where he was before the door finished rising and before I could see him. I could feel it in my heart and knew right where to look. My husband asked where I thought he would be, I said back right corner-last column on the right, last recruit. He asked if I could see him and I said not yet.  I was right...that is exactly where he was. At the point I saw him I had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat ; filled with love for my son and feeling so proud of him. I almost could not see them pass by for all the tears in my eyes. I kept thinking, he left a young man, still a little boy inside. He is standing there, marching in as a man, ready to take on the world.

When they called Liberty, our youngest son (19-Sean) was up and out of his seat and down the stairs from the balcony. He was the first of us to get to Cameron. Oh how I would have loved to have seen that reunion. We were still trying to get down to where they were standing. Ty got to him next and then me. I finally got my big bear hug!! He hugged me so tightly and lifted me slightly off the ground. Oh how I have missed his bear hugs. He saved them for whenever I was sad because he knew they always made me smile. He hugs so tightly that I almost stop breathing, both arms wrapped tightly around me; then he rocks me slightly side to side...he always called them his big bear hugs from the first time he gave me one when he was 5. He always gives me hugs, but reserve this hug for when I really need them. Sweet guy!

He walks with such strength, pride and determination now. And he finally wears his pants where they belong--on his waist!!  LOL.  

To my oldest son and new sailor: Hooyah Cameron!!! You did it. I always knew when everything finally came together for you and you found balance, you would knock everyone's socks off. You did it kiddo!! You finally found what makes you happy and proud. I have said it before, but I'll say it again.: Your wings were ready to fly, but my heart was not ready to let you go. Now it's your time to soar! Fly Cameron Fly--You've got this kiddo. Love you lots!

Comment by diannep on December 9, 2015 at 6:24pm

Congrats, everyone! 

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your new sailors!

Comment by wendiwags on December 5, 2015 at 9:57am
What an incredible experience! Proudest day ever! Hard to say good bye again as he leaves for Pensacola. It was a pleasure to meet all of you that I did...Wendi
Comment by Kim on December 4, 2015 at 4:22pm
We are waiting too!
Comment by DelRay on December 4, 2015 at 4:15pm
still waiting for my sailor to finish up moving across the street and getting his classes. anyone else waiting?
Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 4, 2015 at 3:27pm

Happy PIRday! Hope you enjoyed the ceremony.

Have a Blessed day with your new Sailors!

Comment by diannep on December 4, 2015 at 7:40am

Happy PIR Day!  Be early for PIR for better seat selection in your division section.  Enjoy!

Comment by CatMom509 on December 4, 2015 at 4:46am

Happy Friday!!

     "Commit your way to the Lord;

       trust in Him and He will do this:

       He will make your righteous reward

       shine like the dawn, your vindication

       like the noonday sun."

                                          Psalm 37:5-6


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