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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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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.



NOTE- ALWAYS check with your Sailor first to see if he ordered any for you!

Order Form for Divisonal T-Shirts:



MWR link:


Both go to the same place!

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Has anyone ordered off this website? I want to order one so bad!!

I asked my son in a letter if he ordered any for us. If he ordered us t-shirts, I am going to order swearshirts and vice versa if he ordered sweatshirts. Plus I will need to order for my other kids, so I will be ordering, just am waiting to hear from him.

How do we know what to put on them?

The issue that I have is that there is only one type of t-shirt. I don't know what to do about it. 

there are two styles...the mens cut and the womans cut. both available in black or grey. Or am I looking at it wrong?

I think, from looking at the order form, it is just the youth sizes they don't have....only 1 kind in black.  The adult sizes they have 4 styles.

just an fyi...i tried to order shirts last week friday and they sent me an email that they have already printed the shirts for division 076 and it wont get to my order for another 4 weeks.... I told them I did not see a timeline for ordering shirts. I am pretty upset over this.

Do they have division shirts for sale at the time of PIR? I was under the impression they did.. 

i hope so...I am really upset over this!

Hopefully the NEX store has them. 

They do have a limited amount at the NEX at PIR.
I thought I heard that you can order shirts up to a year after PIR...before the Division number (Div is mote relevant than ship as they start over at 001 in October. October is the military fiscal year.), comes around again. I have not called to find out though.

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