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.

Format Downloads:

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.



PIR 1/21/11 Divisions - 49-52 and 909


PIR 1/21/11     Divisions - 49-52 and 909

Recruits graduating from Great Lakes, IL boot camp January, 21, 2011.

Members: 53
Latest Activity: Jul 19, 2019

Make your own Countdown Clocks

Discussion Forum


Started by Lynne. Last reply by Zig's Mom - carmen47 14/307 Jul 8, 2013. 11 Replies

I hope you find these fun and informative.  Jessica actually has many of them, but like she said sometimes they are hard to open.  I went through many of them, gathered questions from them and tried…Continue

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

 Nuke A School FAQ click the Above LinkContinue

Shuttle or Own Car To PIR?

Started by tobyswife89. Last reply by chew92 Jan 19, 2011. 8 Replies

We had planned on using the hotel shuttle to go to and from the PIR but I was wondering if we then would have to drive back to base to pick up our SR or will some SRs be able to go on the shuttles…Continue


Started by diannep. Last reply by vibranttk Jan 18, 2011. 31 Replies

This is the final test for the recruits, and then they become sailors.  It takes place some time during the last 8 days before PIR (Thurs night, none on Fri or Sat nights---Captains Cup on…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of PIR 1/21/11 Divisions - 49-52 and 909 to add comments!

Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on January 25, 2011 at 12:44pm

yes I did but if you can send me some to my email that would be awesome. I will pm you.

As far as the group. Go up to to group and selcet recently added.

Comment by dragonfly/Ship 2, Div 909 on January 25, 2011 at 12:43pm
I tried to find the group, and can't!!  =((((((((
Comment by dragonfly/Ship 2, Div 909 on January 25, 2011 at 12:38pm

I will have to wait til I get home tonight.  Send me a pm with your email addy.  My sister took some GREAT pics!  I tagged you on some. Did you see them?



Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on January 25, 2011 at 12:32pm
Hey Kim! Glad he reached out to you. My son called this morning it seems he left for Pensicola sooner then he thought. He should have landed already by now. He is with Sam's sailor. He said he will call agian this afternoon.  I formed the group already called The Seaster's! It has an Eagle as the profile pic but would like to change it to our group photo. Do you have one you can text me or email me?  
Comment by dragonfly/Ship 2, Div 909 on January 25, 2011 at 12:06pm

Hi Cat!!!!  It was AWESOME!!!!  It was great meeting everyone.  I love you all!! I will be looking for the "seasters" group!  You can't get rid of me that easy!! heehee  Well, I finally heard from my son, he txt me from his roommates phone.  I have to mail him his ipod and cell. lol

Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on January 25, 2011 at 11:44am

Good Morning Everyone! Glance up top at the clock.. 3 days since! HUH! Can't bellieve it came and went so fast.


It started with the meet and greet! Never had a doubt in my mind that the women I have spoken to all this time would be any different then when I met them face to face. An enormous turn out! You ladies are wonderful.

Graduation was an experience I will never forget. It was breathtaking. I had goosebumps and my heart was pounding with excitement. Our sailors walked with such pride. I got the longest and greatest hug that I had been waiting for, for a long time.


I don't see the reason to leave and will start a group on here called the Seasters. So for anyone who wants please search for it!! Hoping to hear from you all soon.  


Comment by diannep on January 25, 2011 at 10:48am

nascarnov:  You are very very welcome!  Lala, Jessica and I love doing this.  And all are veteran moms too!  So if anyone would like to join us and jump in to help the current PIR groups, boot camp moms, or DEP groups, please feel free!

So glad that PIR was is truly an experience of a lifetime, right?  Good luck to you all and your sailors in their future endeavors! 

Comment by DebBon / Ship7 Div 052 on January 24, 2011 at 11:08pm
I agree with you Nascar, I loved meeting everyone and I am sad that we all have to find new groups to join :o(  I hope we all check in once in a while to see how everyone is doing.  It would be really sad if we lost touch with one another, cause we had a great group and the support we had for one another was AWESOME.....
Comment by nascarnov on January 24, 2011 at 8:54pm

Jessica and Dianne Thank you both for all the wonderful advice and support you gave our group.  It was wonderful of you to take time to do that for others! 

PIR was awesome and incredible!  We loved every minute of it, and had a great time with our sailor!  I also had a fantastic time meeting all the Navy Moms at the Ramada Meet and Greet.  They put on a fantastic party for us, and we all enjoyed it! 

Thanks again, Jessica and Dianne!

Comment by TamiS on January 24, 2011 at 8:19pm
Congratulations to our new Sailors and their families. You are all a wonderful bunch of supportive Navy Moms, and it was fun to finally see your beautiful faces at our M&G. I hope we can all stay together and continue to share our experiences. What a blessing it was to have our son for 3 full days. He got to come home and sleep in his own bed, and take long hot showers!

Members (53)


© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service