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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 12/21/2012 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: May 31

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. 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 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 mickeyd on September 16, 2013 at 11:39am

Thanks MommaJeri, I will look there.

Comment by MommaJeri on September 14, 2013 at 11:08am

mickeyd - if you are on facebook, look for the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command page. Under Photos, look for the album 21 Dec 2012 Graduation. They posted some pics from our sailor's PIR. Hope this helps. :) 

Comment by mickeyd on September 12, 2013 at 5:15pm
Hey Denise, thank you so much. I think your son was even in the same DIV as my son. I think you were sitting behind me at PIR. My pictures just did not come out very good. I will take anything that is offered from you and anyone else.
Comment by deniseMatt'smom on September 12, 2013 at 4:55pm
We have pics too! Friend me also and we'll send them long...hope everyone's sailor is happy and time does fly!!!
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 12, 2013 at 11:53am

bclmomct - I am going to send you a message too - I didn't get many pics and would like you to send me some too if that's ok.

Comment by bclmomct on September 11, 2013 at 9:33pm

mickeyd --

friend me and I'll get contact info and send you some pics. 

Comment by mickeyd on September 11, 2013 at 9:13pm

I know this is a long shot but I am looking for a couple of great pictures from this PIR day. Maybe the big door going up or just something cool. Also my sailor was in 11/37 if anyone has any good shots of that division. My pictures did not come out so great. Trying to put a scrapbook together for my sailor.

I hope everyone is doing good and their sailor is loving their Navy life. My sailor is in Japan and still trying to adjust to being so far from home. So is his mom!

I absolutely cannot believe it is coming up on a year that our sons and daughters went to BC. What a year it has been.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on July 18, 2013 at 11:38am

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is doing well - just wondering what everyone from our PIR is up to?  My son had his A school grad on 4/19 and started Power school on 7/1/13....He will stay in Goose Creek, SC for this school also.  Here's a picture from his A school grad...


Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on March 28, 2013 at 5:09pm

Hi mickeyd - wow - your son is in Japan!  That just seems like it happened so quickly.....I hope that at some point in time you are able to visit him there...... I've actually looked at the Japan Moms group before and they sure seem like a fun group - and very supportive of each other!  Hopefully your son will enjoy his time there too.  Thanks for updating us and know that we are all here for you!  Hugs to you and to your son!

Comment by mickeyd on March 28, 2013 at 3:59pm

Hi everyone. I like to come back to the PIR site especially on Thursdays and to to the group that is graduating. It just takes me back to the weekend we were all there and the anticipation and excitement of seeing our sailors for the first time in many weeks. My son is in Japan. He has been there since Feb 11 and just got back from a month long underway on the McCain. New experience for him. He just turned 25 on the 27. Only the second birthday of his life that we were not together. The other was when he turned 20 in Amman Jordan. He will be in Japan for two years. He is adjusting but still missing home for sure. I am a little jealous of the moms that will get to visit their sailors who are stateside. Hug them tight. Still so thankful for Navy For Moms. A great group of them on Japan Moms. Take care everyone.


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