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 12/13/2013 TG 05 - 8 Divisions (037-042, and 905-906)


ALUMNI OF PIR 12/13/2013 TG 05 - 8 Divisions (037-042, and 905-906)

This Group is for those who have SAILORS that graduated 12/13/2013. A place to keep in touch with each other as your SAILORS continue on their journey in the Navy!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 81
Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2013

WELCOME to PIR 12/13/2013! 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. Edit Edit

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 12/13/2013 TG 05 - 8 Divisions (037-042, and 905-906) to add comments!

Comment by diannep on December 18, 2013 at 9:33am

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

Comment by CatMom509 on December 14, 2013 at 11:50am

Good Morning!!

      "...Preserve sound judgment and discernment,

       do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you,

       an ornament to grace your neck.  Then you will go on your way to safety,

       and your foot will not stumble, when you lie down,

       you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet."

                                                                                    Proverbs 3:21-24

Comment by bprincessmom on December 14, 2013 at 8:14am
Navy lodge
Comment by Deniseship14 div 040 on December 14, 2013 at 8:07am
We are by gurney mills mall. About 15 min from base. Where are you?
Comment by bprincessmom on December 14, 2013 at 7:56am
Good morning where are you staying deniseship14div040?
I am heading to midway in about 25 mins
Comment by Deniseship14 div 040 on December 14, 2013 at 7:16am
Is anyone going to Midway this morning. We may be unable to and I'd like to send something to my sailor??
Comment by Hummingbird on December 13, 2013 at 11:02pm

Thank you Annette! It has been such a wonderful day, loved every hug with my Sailor.  It has been a pleasure anticipating this day with everyone here and I am so grateful all of you were here to help me through to today.  Good luck to each and every new Sailor from PIR 12/13/13 and may God go with them each step of the way.

Comment by Annette on December 13, 2013 at 8:01pm

Beautiful, hummingbird!

Comment by CatMom509 on December 13, 2013 at 12:06pm

Happy Friday!!

     "I sought the Lord, and He answered me;

      He delivered me from all my fears."

                                        Psalm 34:4

Comment by diannep on December 13, 2013 at 9:48am

PIR DAY!  Enjoy!  Hope most of you are now in the PIR Hall getting your seats!  Enjoy this very special day!


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