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 June 23, 2017 TG 33 - 11 Divisions (193-202 & 933)


ALUMNI OF PIR June 23, 2017 TG 33  - 11 Divisions (193-202 & 933)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp June 23, 2017. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 66
Latest Activity: Jun 28, 2017

Welcome to the group! 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 change your visibility settings for your Profile Page (MY PAGE) to "Just my friends".

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR June 23, 2017 TG 33 - 11 Divisions (193-202 & 933) to add comments!

Comment by NavyMom2424 on June 28, 2017 at 11:42am
Stephanie, my son also is in Meridian for A School He is in Logistics. He was able to get his phone before flying out as well and we did hear from him both by call and text. I'm sure you will hear from him very soon. The unknowns for all of us are the most stressful, but remember that they keep telling us - No news is good news.
Comment by ellen0502 on June 28, 2017 at 11:28am

Stephanie, Like HeatherS stated, he can call after school, duty or work is complete for the day, and on weekend. The first week in A School is kind of rough, only because it is all new.

Hang tight, before you know it your phone calls may come more often than not. :)

Comment by Stephanie on June 28, 2017 at 10:45am


hopefully I will hear from him this weekend.  He has a calling card.

thanks for the information.

Comment by HeatherS on June 28, 2017 at 10:40am
Stephanie, my son is also in Meridian. We were able to give him his cell phone back at the airport. They are able to call after their work day is over and on weekends. He is in the AZ program so his special address is probably different.
Comment by Stephanie on June 28, 2017 at 9:24am


Originally, he was heading to Meridian two weeks after PIR then the day of PIR, his orders changed and had to leave the next morning.  His father attended PIR and only had 4 hours with him. 

He is a Yeoman 3.

Comment by kimberlya on June 28, 2017 at 9:19am
Stephanie- oh my goodness! Where was he going originally? What is his rate?
Comment by Stephanie on June 28, 2017 at 8:03am

Good morning,

Question about A school.  My son's PIR was June 23 and his orders changed and was send to Meridian MS 3am on the 24th.  I have not heard from him... When will he be able to call or write me?   How strict is A school vs BC?

Comment by brynne21 on June 25, 2017 at 7:58pm
We are at Midway on our way home to Alabama! I'm reflecting on the beautiful ceremony from Friday and the moments we shared this weekend. We had a wonderful weekend in the city with our son. He looks so good and is his normal self but with more discipline. It's amazing how much information he has stored in that brain. We dropped him back at base early today so he could get his things in order and be ready for tomorrow and start studying what he needs to know from this point forward. He reports to duty station in August and I'm nervous and excited for him. So proud of these young men and women. So excited about their futures in the greatest Navy on earth. God Bless them and God Bless the United States Navy.
Comment by CatMom509 on June 25, 2017 at 6:42pm

Blessed Sunday!!

     "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High

       will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty."

                                                            Psalm 91:1

Comment by CatMom509 on June 25, 2017 at 6:41pm

CONGRATULATIONS to all the new Sailors and their families!!  Have an awesome PIR weekend!!

For those of you who have Sailors headed to Pensacola, FL for A school for NAS or IT training, here is your next Navy for Moms group with a very helpful veteran mom~~


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