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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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.)

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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 01/10/2014 TG 09 11 Divisions (051-060, and 909)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/10/2014 TG 09 11 Divisions (051-060, and 909)

This Group is for those who have SAILORS that graduated 01/10/2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as your SAILORS continue on their journey in the Navy!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 116
Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 01/10/2014! 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 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".

Discussion Forum

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 909

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by ProudMom93 Jan 6, 2014. 53 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Jan 4, 2014. 14 Replies

List for PIR

Started by alice. Last reply by Zimborunner Jan 1, 2014. 4 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Dec 31, 2013. 2 Replies

PIR Access List

Started by ScMom. Last reply by bisbee73 Dec 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by mustang Dec 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 01/10/2014 TG 09 11 Divisions (051-060, and 909) to add comments!

Comment by on November 1, 2016 at 11:24pm

 Hello everyone. My son graduated  January 10, 2014 division 14-058. We never received his DVD from graduation. Does anyone have a copy that I can buy from you or have? Thank you very much. My son asked me if I can locate anyone that would have one. Gina

Comment by Christy on January 30, 2014 at 8:46pm

Alice-Summertime in San Diego?!! you may never leave!   Try to check out the
Gas Lamp District if possible.  Your son is going to love it there!!

Comment by alice on January 29, 2014 at 11:04pm
Forever proud-I understand, when I moved here 7 yrs ago, with my husband and 3 of my 5 children I thought I was making a good decision. I was taking my family from a two bedroom run down appt w/ no yard and on a busy road to our own 3bedroom house w/ big backyard on nice street. The only thing was It was 2hrs away from all my friends and family(even my two older children). Fast forward 7yrs, divorced, disabled to where I can't walk half the time let alone drive back and forth to see anyone. i've lost touch w most of those friends and my 2 older children work 2 jobs so they don't visit much. It didnt seem that bad while my son was here but now w/ just me and my 2youngest (10 and 11 yr old) I too am thinking if it might be better for us to move back to be close to my family.
I joined " Molly's Adopt A Sailor" it helps keep me busy and not feeling so lonely, and just a good feeling to be helping our military. Check them out, like here you'll find a lot of great supportive people. HUGGS!
Comment by Forever proud on January 29, 2014 at 6:24pm
Alice - considering my options. They say that you shouldn't make any major life decisions for a full year after a spouse dies. Well I haven't - and will never - experience that, but I liken this to it. I have no real ties here as all of my family is spread out, so wondering if I should look into selling and moving closer to family. Tough being here alone - but maybe too soon to be thinking like that
Comment by alice on January 29, 2014 at 2:53pm
Hi everyone, my son classed up yesterday! (he's at GL for ATT School) thank God because he was so bored just waiting for the class to begin. The class is 43 days then I guess it's another wait until he goes to San Diego for his A School. Well at least the the process has started.
Christy- that's great your going to see your son ;) I'm hoping to take a trip out to see my son in San Diego this summer
Forever proud- I know what u mean, even though I can basically talk to him anytime now, there's still an emptiness in our house and in my heart without him here. I wonder if that ever gets better?
Comment by Christy on January 28, 2014 at 12:19am

Forever proud- Uh huh, yep, forgot them :(  was just too excited about the trip and worried the weather would cancel our flight.  Now finding out that flights are a little. ..a lot pricey to get to Pensacola.  We just want to see him so bad since or visit was So short in GL. REALLY miss that kid!

Comment by Forever proud on January 27, 2014 at 8:41pm
Christy oh no you did not forget the challenge coins! Missing all my peeps here in ATL. I don't know about you guys, but now that I don't have a date to focus on, I'm sort of lost. my house is entirely to big for a single occupant.
Comment by Christy on January 27, 2014 at 5:32pm

miss everyone too! Son had us send civis last week in order to wear next weekend.  I included his Challenge coins that I FORGOT TO TAKE TO PIR! He loves Florida weather compared to Great Lakes....even tho its chillier than he imagined.  We're going to visit him at end of Feb.

Comment by FrancesT ship 11 Div 56 on January 27, 2014 at 2:35pm

Miss You All!!!!!!!!!! Hope All Is Well!!!

Comment by bisbee73 on January 22, 2014 at 12:12pm

Hi moms.  I haven't been on much since PIR.  My son is in Damneck in IS school.  When he first got there (1/11) they told him he wouldn't start school until 1/24 when they had enough sailors but they went ahead and started a class on 1/13 so he was glad he didn't have to wait.  He loves it so far and it's wonderful to have communication with him.


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