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 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920)


ALUMNI OF PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on March 28, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 84
Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2017

WELCOME to PIR 03/28/2014! 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

~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 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 810 and 811 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Lucy (Ship 04, Div 811) Apr 12, 2014. 188 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 121 and 122 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Lucy (Ship 04, Div 811) Mar 27, 2014. 24 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 920

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by mom_to_anthony Mar 14, 2014. 31 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Mar 14, 2014. 10 Replies


Started by 2121lake Feb 19, 2014. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920) to add comments!

Comment by diannep on April 3, 2014 at 5:21pm

Same here....moving on.....Here's to a wonderful Navy journey for all!

Comment by CatMom509 on April 3, 2014 at 1:39pm

Movin" on.  Blessings for your continued Navy journey!!

Comment by MattsMom on April 3, 2014 at 12:25pm

I agree Annabel Lee and Em's mom!  Such a relief being able to have talk again!  It makes having to say goodbye so quickly a little better.  

Comment by Annabel Lee on April 3, 2014 at 12:10pm
Em'smom, I'm loving being able to text, and talk to my son too! :)
Comment by Em'smom on April 3, 2014 at 11:15am

It's so nice to be able to text and talk to my daughter again!!  Even though I have to wait for her to respond, I know she will.      Hope all is going well with everyone else.

Comment by CatMom509 on April 2, 2014 at 5:26pm

Hi Sweet Friends!!

     "O Lord, I will honor and praise Your name,

       for You are my God.  You do such

       wonderful things!"

                                               Isaiah 25:1

Comment by CatMom509 on April 2, 2014 at 5:25pm

Annabel Lee,

Happy to help in any way!

Comment by Annabel Lee on April 2, 2014 at 7:27am
Thanks for the info CatMom!
Comment by CatMom509 on April 2, 2014 at 3:01am


You should ask about EM hold times in your Great Lakes A school group.  Those moms should know more as all the A schools have different hold times for the different ratings. 

For example, my Sailor daughter went to Pensacola A school for IT.  The training took 5 months.  But she had to wait to "class up" (wait for enough IT Sailors to arrive before classes could begin).  She only had to wait 2 1/2 weeks, but it could have taken 2 - 3 months.  In Hold waiting to class up, they do alot of cleaning and volunteering to help in the community or around the base.  They can sign up for things.

"Phasing up" just means the time it takes before the Sailors are able to wear civilian clothes and be able to have "liberty" (leave base with a liberty buddy or family).  Phase 1 is about 2 weeks (in uniform all the time, muster (meet for roll call several times a day); Phase 2 means they can wear civilian clothes and have more liberty;  Phase 3 is the most relaxed, called Foxtrot in Pensacola.

One thing to caution your Sailors is not to engage in underage drinking or hanging out with the wrong crowd of Sailors.  Too many have thrown away their Navy careers doing such things!! 

Comment by Verm68 on April 1, 2014 at 5:14pm

I was wondering about hold for (EM) at A school in Great Lakes ????


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