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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 01/17/2014 TG 10 - 9 Divisions (061-066, 805, 806 and 910)


ALUMNI OF PIR 01/17/2014 TG 10 - 9 Divisions (061-066, 805, 806 and 910)

This Group is for those who have SAILORS that graduated 01/17/2013. A place to keep in touch with each other as your SAILORS continue on their journey in the Navy!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 107
Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 01/17/2014! 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 9 div 066

Started by gmjmrm1113. Last reply by ellen0502 Jan 16, 2014. 2 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by minimesmom Jan 14, 2014. 35 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Jan 7, 2014. 6 Replies

My son is on Ship 03 Div 064

Started by PAOLA. Last reply by PAOLA Jan 5, 2014. 4 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Dec 30, 2013. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 01/17/2014 TG 10 - 9 Divisions (061-066, 805, 806 and 910) to add comments!

Comment by TexasMom on January 29, 2014 at 7:59pm

That's great your sailor is getting to class-up so soon.  My sailor is at Pensacola and from what I've heard from other Navy Moms/Wives, sounds like it could be 2-6 months for them to class-up...and over Spring Break. 

Comment by QuiltingMom on January 28, 2014 at 12:57pm

It is great to be post PIR!! Yesterday was the first day that I hadn't heard from him since he was able to have his phone. He is in A school in Gulfport, MS. Hoping to go see him for Spring Break.  I'm amazed at how much relief that I feel now that he is a sailor. Glad we can all still keep in touch. :-)

Comment by PAOLA on January 23, 2014 at 8:36pm
So glad everyone get home save and full of love and be proud of our Sailor so many emotion right now very happy because we are able to text and talk to him just listen to his voice get make my day still a little sick but getting better he is at Meridian MS the weather it's much better then Chicago . God bless them all the new Sailor on their new step A School keep the good work Div 064 Hall of fame
!!!! Very proud .
Comment by ajoyb on January 22, 2014 at 3:09pm

Oh my Chelle, That is crazy. I am glad you made it home....crazy part is I am sure you would do it all again for your sailor!  haha

Comment by Chelle15187 on January 22, 2014 at 2:35pm
It was a great weekend i didn't get home until today at 2:30am. My flight from Chicago to Philly was great and right on time and I lanned in philly at 1:30 and try to catch my flight to Harrisburg only to find out it was cancelled and they couldnt get me on another flight until Thursday so I caught the subway to the train station and then took a train to Harrisburg. I think I applied all that patience that I learned over the 2 months of bootcamp. I am just glad to be home now! Hope everyone had a great weekend with their saliors.
Comment by ajoyb on January 22, 2014 at 1:53pm

is anyone just getting the rested feeling?  I told my husband we were crazy. Drive 12 hours, then spend 6 hours at an airport, then drive 12 hours home?  The things you do for your children. What a great time though.  I didn't make any meet and greets, but we had alot of family come. Had a great visit with my Sailor. We did fit in some sight seeing in during our visit. we didn't come home until Monday. Saw the Bean! Loved it. Had fun in Chinatown. it was so cold though!!  We walked around and ate alot!!  :)  I love being able to text and call my Sailor!!

Comment by Corfrank on January 22, 2014 at 8:17am

Thank you diannep for the link to the Grad Video!!!

Comment by diannep on January 21, 2014 at 9:45pm

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

Comment by diannep on January 21, 2014 at 9:44pm

This is a more direct link to the 01/17 Grad Video:

Comment by Corfrank on January 21, 2014 at 5:44pm

does anyone know how to view the PIR from 1/17/2014? My sister has not seen it yet


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