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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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ALUMNI OF PIR 03/02/2012 TG 16 — 09 Divisions (075–080 & 914–916)


ALUMNI OF PIR 03/02/2012 TG 16 — 09 Divisions (075–080 & 914–916)

For families and friends of recruits with a PIR date of 03/02/2012

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 100
Latest Activity: Jul 10, 2013

Welcome to PIR 0302/2012

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OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmust importance. Please take the time
to read the Opsec and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names are not allowed on this site. If it is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended. First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture.







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 CLICK ME to go to the Recruit Training Command Website

 CLICK ME for PIR 03/02/2012 SARGE'S Meet & Greet

 CLICK ME for the PIR 03/02/2012 RAMADA Meet & Greet

Discussion Forum

SHIP 02 DIV 914 Red, White and Blue

Started by shadesofpurpleNukemom. Last reply by kellychoate1 Jul 10, 2013. 136 Replies

Ship 07 / Div 080 - PURPLE POWER

Started by Jess' Proud Mom. Last reply by MS Sailor 07/080 PIR 3/2 Mar 10, 2012. 261 Replies

Ship 09 Division 075 Navy Blue with Yellow Letters

Started by Melissa(Sub Mom). Last reply by kimmic1989/Eric's Mom Mar 8, 2012. 837 Replies

Pensacola A school?

Started by Callie (ship 07 div 078). Last reply by bimmer/ship02div914 Mar 7, 2012. 19 Replies

Div 915

Started by TwinsMom. Last reply by betsy Mar 5, 2012. 3 Replies

07 div078

Started by ellen440. Last reply by dmr Mar 4, 2012. 2 Replies

Ship 07 DIV077-Black

Started by Sarah's mom. Ship 07 DIV 077. Last reply by mnozell48 Mar 4, 2012. 96 Replies

Ship 07 Div 078 Green

Started by Doreen-ProudNavyMom. Last reply by mnozell48 Mar 4, 2012. 174 Replies

Ship 07 Div 079 RED

Started by chris26mom. Last reply by mnozell48 Mar 4, 2012. 72 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Feb 29, 2012. 3 Replies


Started by Love my son. Last reply by Doreen-ProudNavyMom Feb 26, 2012. 3 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Doreen-ProudNavyMom Feb 25, 2012. 12 Replies

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by diannep Feb 24, 2012. 0 Replies

Funny things our SRs say

Started by Jess' Proud Mom. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Feb 23, 2012. 54 Replies

Groton A School - who's going?

Started by jackiequeen/ship09div076. Last reply by jackiequeen/ship09div076 Feb 23, 2012. 9 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Barbydahlzz ALUM 09/075 USS JPJ Feb 22, 2012. 4 Replies

encouragement questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Feb 21, 2012. 12 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by Jess' Proud Mom Feb 21, 2012. 12 Replies

Graduation Gifts

Started by Doreen-ProudNavyMom. Last reply by jackiequeen/ship09div076 Feb 20, 2012. 24 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 03/02/2012 TG 16 — 09 Divisions (075–080 & 914–916) to add comments!

Comment by Doreen-ProudNavyMom on January 12, 2012 at 10:50pm

My son is on ship 07 div 078.  I live about an hour from Great Lakes so if you have any questions about the area, hotels, airport, etc I would be happy to answer them for you.  Currently Chicago is getting its first snowstorm of the season.  I feel for the families trying to get into O'Hare right now for tomorrow's graduation.  Chicago can get snow into April so keep this in mind when making flight arrangements for the 03/02/12 PIR.  Even though I live here, I will be getting a hotel room near GL so we don't have to battle traffic in the morning.  I figured I would get it for at least 2 nights so we have a place to hang out for a few hours if he gets liberty after the graduation.  We wouldn't have time to drive home and get him back in time.

Comment by shadesofpurpleNukemom on January 12, 2012 at 10:49pm

My sr arrived at GL Jan 4. Going into nuke. Waiting.

Comment by jackiequeen/ship09div076 on January 12, 2012 at 10:44pm

maybe tomorrow barb! A couple moms got theirs today!    My son will be going to Groton CT for sonar tech training

Comment by Dawson'sChefMom on January 12, 2012 at 10:41pm
Son ship 09 div 075. A school Ft Sam Hood for Corpsman training.
Comment by barbsz (ship 07 div 079) on January 12, 2012 at 10:40pm

yay, i can't wait to find out! im waiting for his letter... next week i hope?

Comment by jackiequeen/ship09div076 on January 12, 2012 at 10:22pm

yes for me! Pretty sure your boyfriend will be ship 09 and probably either division 075 or 076

Comment by barbsz (ship 07 div 079) on January 12, 2012 at 10:18pm

Hi everyone, I just wanted to check because I am not entirely positive this is my boyfriends PIR but he left on the 5th, is this the same with everyone else?

Comment by jackiequeen/ship09div076 on January 12, 2012 at 9:40pm

my son left me a whole hamper full of dirty clothes, a taco bell bag in the closet along with other garbage strewn about the floor, his laptop sitting in the living room, dvd's out of their cases, his xbox at the neighbors after a party and other stuff. On top of all that my daughter was hot and heavy to move in his room so I had to work around her stuff to get his stuff packed away!  I did politely thank him for giving me soooo much to do after he left in his newsletter.  LOL!  Any others out there busy cleaning up after their sr???

Comment by diannep on January 12, 2012 at 9:28pm

Hey!  Another N4Moms veteran here, joining to help along with FTLW, Lala, and I'm sure Jessica, Betsy and Sandy will be along shortly along with some others.  Please ask any questions that you may have!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 12, 2012 at 9:17pm

Hello Everyone.

Safety for your SR (future Sailor) and you!

Sailors LAST names are NOT allowed anywhere on this site. If your last name is different from your sailors it is still not recommended.

FIRST names ARE allowed but I, and some of the other “veteran” moms, will most often advise you not to use them. This is a public forum and anyone can read the posts-they do not have to be a member (if the group is set to private, the public cannot read but all N4M members can-so all you have to do is join) While they use their last names in BC (in fact they don't usually, if ever, find out each other’s first names until the end of BC), the RDC's know who they are and can then, with the right amount of info, link them up to you. So, let’s say you use your last name in your N4M name, post a picture of your SR...easy to match up...and so on.

Why does that matter? Your SR's are trying to get through BC with as little undue attention as possible. "Fly under the radar", so to speak. There have been reports from moms of their recruits being matched up with them. Some are just identified…some get IT (Intensive Training), I am guessing this depends on WHAT is posted…I know of one mom who said that her son had to do 5 push-ups just for every time she posted!

The MOST important reason for being discreet is OPSEC-Operational Security. This is a way of life for us now. It will be for your Sailors career and for some of them, even more so, depending on their individual security clearance. Some moms have mentioned that even today after years they do not know EXACTLY what their sailor does.

SPECOPS...definitely need to be VERY careful.

Here is a link to the "Community Guidelines" for N4M:

 Here is the link for "OPSEC is everyone’s responsibility" specifically:

 Here is a link to the video on OPSEC on this site:

Please take the time to review this information.

Thank You.


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