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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."


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 03/22/2013 TG 19 - 11 Divisions (121-130 and 919)


ALUMNI OF PIR 03/22/2013 TG 19 - 11 Divisions (121-130 and 919)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 03/22/2013. A place to keep up with each other as your SAILORS journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 93
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2017

WELCOME to PIR 03/22/2013! 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


Started by Melissa Olson. Last reply by beachlover Mar 27, 2013. 1 Reply

^^^^Carpooling from the Airports^^^^

Started by diannep. Last reply by ktw0715 Mar 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Honor Recruits Family Members

Started by Jersey Sam Mar 12, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Mar 7, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by vacanita Feb 26, 2013. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 03/22/2013 TG 19 - 11 Divisions (121-130 and 919) to add comments!

Comment by Logan7817 on March 21, 2013 at 12:11am

Thank you all with your replies, I'm all packed and ready to fly out!! Make sure you wear waterproof mascara! May everyone be safe and see you soon! 

Comment by power0806 on March 20, 2013 at 8:15pm

In case they don't have time to play this song at PIR on Friday:  :)

Car is packed!  Anchors aweigh - all ahead full speed!  Safe travel prayers for all!

Comment by Bobbo on March 20, 2013 at 6:11pm

just got THE CAll! 128 is calling

Comment by diannep on March 20, 2013 at 5:17pm

From the info I received, 127-130 went through last night and should be calling today.  Has anyone received calls yet? They may be practicing for PIR before they can call.  But be sure to check their FB accounts too as some get on there before they can call!

Comment by diannep on March 20, 2013 at 5:14pm

deckard:  No problem--many don't know that because of FB.  Yes, the last names on FB can be a problem too, but they are strictly prohibited on this site.  Even after bootcamp. Here is the link to the info:

Comment by BeachBunny on March 20, 2013 at 5:13pm

My son is at A school waiting to class up, he said they told him 3-4 months before he classes up. So, he asked me to mail him some of his clothes for liberty. He has to carry the box from the mail room to his barracks, he asked not to sent a big box. The box he sent home from BC is the perfect size for carrying a long ways.....:)

Comment by diannep on March 20, 2013 at 5:10pm

If the personal items will not fit in their existing luggage (seabag, garment bag which contains their uniforms, black backpack), you can give them a small carryon bag.  They usually are allowed 2 but better check with their airlines to make sure.  It needs to be solid brand names/logos on it.  But, it would be better for them if they can incorporate these things into their bags, as BeachBunny said.  They have enough to keep up with without another bag if not necessary.

Remember, you can always mail things to them once they arrive at A School.  My son's A School was just a few months he opted not to have me mail him civilian clothes.  Instead he just bought a few things to tie him over until he came home on leave after A School. They usually phase up to wear "civies" within 2-3 weeks.

Comment by Bobbo on March 20, 2013 at 5:07pm

Beachbunny, so your son went right to A school from boot?

Comment by BeachBunny on March 20, 2013 at 4:58pm

When I met with the division going out on Sunday morning..they had their seas bags, they were pretty full...but they had a black back pack. There was some room in there for some personal items...I gave my sailor some underwear and he put them all he didn't have to pack or carry them....:))) Plus I gave him some airplane snacks and his cell phone which fit into the back pack with no problem. Today I'm sending him back his "box" with some clothes and items he requested for  A school...

Comment by Bobbo on March 20, 2013 at 4:49pm

Oooh. I saw a video on youtube saying that they have 3 phases in A school. the first one is that they still have to wear the uniform all the time. I was wondering that too. I think you have time once they get there. It looks like the Navy lets the line out slowly! :-)


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