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 11/26/2014 TG 03 - 11 Divisions (019-026, 801-802 and 903)


ALUMNI of PIR 11/26/2014 TG 03 - 11 Divisions (019-026, 801-802 and 903)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on November 26, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW



Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 87
Latest Activity: Jan 14, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 11/26/2014! 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.

Discussion Forum

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 11/26/2014 TG 03 - 11 Divisions (019-026, 801-802 and 903) to add comments!

Comment by diannep on December 5, 2014 at 12:17am

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

Comment by diannep on December 1, 2014 at 2:18pm

Will do, Bookster.  Thanks for the heads up!

Comment by Bookster on November 30, 2014 at 8:09pm
Yes please tell all parents to arrive super early to PIR. We arrived at seven fifteen and his section was already full(still can't forgive myself) so we had to sit in a side section.
Also I loved the gurner mill mall and the surrounding restaurants. If I had to do it all over I would head there after graduation, eat in a restaurant, stroll te mall and then go see a movie. It's all together and within a good driving distance so the sailors are not nervous about getting back in time. I LOVED the navy lodge hands down. So darn close!
Comment by diannep on November 30, 2014 at 4:33pm

That's right, michelle!  My son told me the same thing when on Liberty after PIR.  He was scared to death to be late after much older son's GPS took us to a closed down restaurant....sailor son went nuts and said forget it, he didn't need to eat dinner, he CANNOT be late....he will just skip it was, we found a Buffalo Wings place near the Walmart....which was fast and filled with A School he enjoyed visiting with them.  We got to the base 45 minutes before time to be back, we drove on base to the Chapel parking lot so he was closer and he STILL wanted to get right out of the car and head to his ship!  This from my formerly rebellious son!  HA!  The Navy certainly had reformed him!  :-)

Comment by michellex2 on November 30, 2014 at 1:36pm

My sons both let me know that if you are on time in the Navy you are already late. 

Comment by diannep on November 30, 2014 at 12:46pm

Thanks michelle for that info.  The moral of the story for all PIRs and adopt a sailor days.....BE EARLY!  Can't go wrong if early!

I always have recommended that people get to RTC when the gates choose seating, etc.  I have had a few in the past say it wasn't necessary to be there that early....but most said they were glad they did go early because they got the seats they wanted. 

Comment by Ash Mom734 on November 30, 2014 at 11:53am
Thanks for info. Will update more info. Hoping to find adoptees in wichita
Comment by michellex2 on November 30, 2014 at 9:41am

I just want to thank everyone on this website for all of your support and the information that was provided. I also want to let those moms know who have Sailors going to Groton, CT for A School that if their sailor needs anything while they are here I live close by (within in minutes) and can provide you with my contact information. 

diannep- We picked up my other SR for Thanksgiving along with one of his shipmates. They started at 7:30 AM instead of 8:00. We were there early. They did not have to be back until 7:30PM but we arrived a little before 6 and just hung out in the car. When I left the line to get into the main gate was a few miles long. Make sure you leave early to return them - I did see several SR's running for the gate. It was an awesome day for my new sailor and his SR brother.

Comment by diannep on November 30, 2014 at 8:54am

Ash Mom:  lemonelephant told me your sailor will be training to be a Seabee (UT).  Here is a group you may want to join:

Comment by CatMom509 on November 29, 2014 at 5:53pm

Ash Mom734,

Hope you were able to find the right Texas A school group to join and glad your new Sailor made it safely there~~


© 2023   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service