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.



ALUMNI OF PIR 12/21/2012 TG 6 - 11 Divisions (031-038, 803 & 904 -905)


ALUMNI OF PIR 12/21/2012 TG  6 - 11 Divisions (031-038, 803 & 904 -905)

This Group is for those with sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 12/21/2012.

A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW

Betsy, son on Stennis carrier




Information PAGES LINK for PIR 12/21/2012

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 110
Latest Activity: on Monday

WELCOME TO PIR 12/21/2012! 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 your 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

One Year Later - Where are they now??

Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet). Last reply by mickeyd Jan 10, 2014. 3 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Division 803

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Whac-A-Mole (WAM) Dec 21, 2012. 202 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by diannep Dec 21, 2012. 8 Replies

MAPS of RTC/Metra Parking Map

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by MommaJeri Dec 20, 2012. 1 Reply

^^^^^Rides from the airports to Great Lakes^^^^^

Started by diannep. Last reply by Mommamac MM(CVN77) Dec 19, 2012. 12 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 035 & 036 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Jem (ship03div036) Dec 13, 2012. 46 Replies

MEET and GREETS for PIR 12/21/2012

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Dec 4, 2012. 11 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by bama mom Dec 1, 2012. 1 Reply

Dress code for family at PIR

Started by Lise. Last reply by RanesMom(Ship02Div905) Nov 27, 2012. 1 Reply

Phone Calls

Started by Clone's Mom. Last reply by Clone's Mom Nov 20, 2012. 28 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 12/21/2012 TG 6 - 11 Divisions (031-038, 803 & 904 -905) to add comments!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on Monday

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on Monday

Hi Geri - thanks for the update!  I approved your pictures too.

My son (and DIL) are both out of the Navy now.  They are living in Michigan and our first grandbaby (their son) just turned 1 in May.  Loving being a Lolli.  We bought a condo right near them and hope to retire there (from CA to MI) in the next 1 1/2 - 2 years. They both used their GI bills to get their undergrad degrees at MSU - and she's using hers to finish up her Master's too.  They bought a new home almost 4 years ago, again, thanks to the Navy and their GI Bill!

Comment by Geri on Monday

Hi all, 

My son was in the PIR on 12/21/2012. He was stationed in SD attached to a LCS for a few years, then deployed to Japan and Guam. He has new orders and will be leaving his current base soon. He is hoping to hear good news on his chief exam later this year. 

Congratulations to all who have new SIL/DIL and grandbabies. I hope everyone is doing well and that your sons/daughters are safe wherever they are in the world. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on May 31, 2022 at 3:57pm

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on May 25, 2022 at 1:25pm

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on May 25, 2022 at 1:24pm

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on May 25, 2022 at 1:24pm

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on May 25, 2022 at 1:24pm

Update! My son and his wife finally had their actual "wedding". It was almost 2 years after they said "I Do" (thanks covid). Both are veterans now.  It was a beautiful ceremony here in CA and now they are back in Michigan.  It was a fast 4 days and I miss them already!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on December 1, 2016 at 7:13pm

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 B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on December 22, 2015 at 4:29pm

Hi denise - Merry Christmas to you too!


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