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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



ALUMNI OF PIR 01/11/2013 TG 9 - 7 Divisions (053-058 and 909)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/11/2013 TG 9 - 7 Divisions (053-058 and 909)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 1/11/2013.

A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW

Betsy, son on Stennis carrier


Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 62
Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2013

WELCOME to PIR 01/11/2013! 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 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisions 057 & 058 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Sarah.JKO Jan 9, 2013. 72 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 055 & 056 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by DebbieF (Ship 14 Div 055) Jan 7, 2013. 86 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisons 053 & 054 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by DebbiE Jan 1, 2013. 14 Replies


Started by chrissycallahan. Last reply by ellen0502 Dec 23, 2012. 1 Reply

Questions!! SHIP 11, DIVI 058

Started by chrissycallahan. Last reply by ellen0502 Dec 21, 2012. 1 Reply

Ship 02 (USS Rueben James) Division 909

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ellen0502 Dec 20, 2012. 16 Replies

MEET and GREETS for PIR 01/11/2013

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by ellen0502 Dec 20, 2012. 7 Replies

Ship 12 Div 054

Started by NavyGirlfriend<3 (Ship12Div54). Last reply by ellen0502 Dec 20, 2012. 3 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 13, 2012. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 01/11/2013 TG 9 - 7 Divisions (053-058 and 909) to add comments!

Comment by LI mom on April 11, 2013 at 9:23pm
Wow we all must be busy lol. Not much activity since our sailors got there electronics back. How is everyone doing? Iv just been working alot with our students and spending time with the grandbabies. Shout out to the veteran moms if it wasnt for your support and patience we wouldnt of kept our sanity thank you again for all you do for our families. Love and hugs
Comment by ellen0502 on January 29, 2013 at 8:12pm

macmom, The address is the same for the entire base (I am assuming as my son has moved several times), but you must have your Sailors BEQ number and room number. 

Comment by Tiff(Ship 11 Div 057) on January 23, 2013 at 1:30pm

macmom they can get packages i just sent my husband his civilian clothes and his xbox and wedding ring lol. But each person has a different address like building number things like that. The title is SN.......... but your SR should be able to get the address!

Comment by macmom(Ship 11 Div 058) on January 21, 2013 at 11:44am

Does anyone know the address for A school at Great Lakes, what title to use for the sailor and if we are allowed to send packages?

Comment by LI mom on January 17, 2013 at 5:25pm
I am kinda sad that BC is over. Even though my son has access now to electronics i dont hear from him much. Im sure he's wrapped up with his friends again. I miss the letters. Hope everyone is having a blessed day.
Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 17, 2013 at 4:23pm

You are all now  ALUMNI OF PIR 01/11/2013 TG 9 - 7 Divisions (053-058 and 909) and I have changed the Title of the Group to reflect that, Congratulations!

Please feel free to use this Group to continue to connect. It will remain open.

Thank you all for having us along for your Boot Camp journey!

Blessings to you all and to your Sailors! 

Comment by Tiff(Ship 11 Div 057) on January 15, 2013 at 2:41pm
Yes it is a roller coaster a sad one at that lol. I just miss him soooooo much I never thought I would miss certain things that he did or liked to do. I use to get really mad when he would walk in the door and drop his gym bag at the door but now I wish I could walk by the door and it be sitting there or he loved popcor (I hate it) but I miss it so much lol. We went to the movies Saturday and he got some and left it with me while he went to the bathroom hahah I cried BC I missed it that much
Ahhh I wish my roller coaster would hurry up and drop me off in great lakes in 2 weeks lol wishful thinking.
Comment by jomama132000(ship12Div053) on January 15, 2013 at 1:46pm

 Tiff(ship 11 Div 057) I would say you are not crazy..LOL..its such an emotional rollercoaster..the excitement of seeing your husband finally after bc and then not. can bring a wave of emotions sounds like you have a lot to do kids moving etc..its normal not crazy..:) you will ride this wave and before you know it you will be in GL with him..hang in there it will be ok ;)

Comment by Tiff(Ship 11 Div 057) on January 15, 2013 at 1:03pm

Im just curious if its just me or any other moms and wives are experiencing what im going threw? I wasn't that upset when my husband left for boot camp of course i cried but i had other things to worry about at home having a toddler running around plus being pregnant. I seen my husband finally this weekend and im so depressed and sad i cant stop crying i dont want to eat or do anything. I am suppose to move to GL with him in about three weeks once he does our housing paperwork. But i cant help but to be very sad is anyone else going threw this or am i just crazy lol??

Comment by diannep on January 14, 2013 at 7:20pm

Thanks Buffetblvd!


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