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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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Oreo Journey of the Sash Sistah's


Oreo Journey of the Sash Sistah's

Hello queens, this is a place where we can come together for support and comfort. We can stay in touch with each other and talk about our hopes and fears for our new sailors. Please make it a point to stop by often and let us know how you are.

Members: 45
Latest Activity: May 4, 2013

Discussion Forum

Where is your Sailor's A school?

Started by Always "Incognito". Last reply by Always "Incognito" Mar 18, 2011. 30 Replies

Mine is at Corry Station.Continue

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Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on May 4, 2013 at 12:01am

That is awesome, have you joined your PIR group? There is also facebook groups for all the PIR groups now. I am an admin for all of them lol. Do you know Betsy from the PIR groups here on N4M's? Her son is also on the Stennis and she and her husband also did the Tiger Cruise :) I am still around helping others through boot camp experience. A lot has changed in 3 years. And of course I still make the ribbons and lots of other stuff too. When is the new PIR?

Comment by Binker & Bro: 2X Nuke Mom on May 3, 2013 at 11:45pm

My Binker just arrived back in Bremerton today after 9 months in the Persian Gulf on the USS John C Stennis. Katie and I did the Tiger Cruise from Honolulu to San Diego and climbed more ladders than any human being should ever climb! They had a segment about it on the NBC Nightly News and the Today Show. Bink heads home tonight for the Kentucky Derby and then he will come up here to NY for a week before heading back to Washington. On other notes: number two left two weeks ago for basic so the second nuke is in the pipeline. I'll be heading back to Great Lakes in June.

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on May 3, 2013 at 10:53pm

Hard to believe it has been almost 3 years since our Sailors went to boot camp. I was thinking of all of you today. I hope you and your Sailors are all doing well. My Sailors are expecting a baby Aug 2nd. They are having a girl and naming her Eastyn. I am super excited to welcome our first grandbaby :)

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on October 22, 2012 at 10:13pm

Congrats Michimom, that is awesome that he got what he wanted. Hawaii would definitely be a great place to visit :-) Enjoy your time with him, I am sure you are glad to have him home.

Comment by Michimom (MM Nuke Mom) on October 22, 2012 at 6:55pm

Hello, everyone.  Was just thinking of you all, and I see Lala just posted recently.

My sailor has FINALLY finished his Nuke training, and his additional ELT training as well.  He's home on leave now (last home last October, nearly a year ago), and reports to Pearl Harbor in November for the USS North Carolina SSN-777.  He is thrilled, as Pearl Harbor was his first choice, as was a fast attack Virginia-class sub.  I'm happy for him, but not as thrilled for me since he'll be so far away.  An excuse to visit Hawaii, though.  :)

Hope all of you and your sailors are doing well.

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on October 18, 2012 at 8:39am

HI everyone, not sure who still follows this page. I hope everyone and their Sailors are all doing well :-) Just wondering how you all are doing and where you Sailors are and what they are up to. Anyone else have a Sailor on the USS Harry S Truman?

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on July 24, 2012 at 11:11am

Yeah, I know sometimes it seems like it has been years and other times it seems like she just got out of boot camp, so so weird.

Thanks, Incognito, Right now the biggest fear is dehydration. She hasn't been able to keep any food down for over a week but as long as she takes small sips and tries to sleep a lot she is able to keep some of the water down. I am really thinking about going to VA Beach to help take care of her. It is so hard letting them grow up and do things themselves.

Bobbi, that is great news so glad they are happy :-)

Comment by Bobbi Ray on July 24, 2012 at 11:00am

OMG...I completely let it slip my mind about the anniversary. It seems like way more than 2 years has gone by.

Rus and Navy wife-Sarah are doing outstanding, they celebrated their 1 year Anniversary. A few small bumps the first year but they made it with flying colors. No baby talk yet...Rus is on the 10 year plan..Lol. They are loving San Diego. Expensive there but really nice. Rus did make E-4.

Comment by Always "Incognito" on July 23, 2012 at 10:31pm

Lala, sorry to  hear Loran is sick.... wishing her a speedy recovery!

Comment by Always "Incognito" on July 23, 2012 at 10:29pm

Happy 2nd Anniversary of PIR, My dear Oreos!  :)


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