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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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 04/12/2013 TG 22 10 Divisions (143-150, 809, 922)


ALUMNI of PIR 04/12/2013 TG 22 10 Divisions (143-150, 809, 922)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 04/12 /2013. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 85
Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 04/12/2013!

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".

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 04/12/2013 TG 22 10 Divisions (143-150, 809, 922) to add comments!

Comment by Treysmom on February 11, 2014 at 9:00pm

Can you believe that one year ago they were headed to bootcamp?  This group was truly a lifesaver and I am still so appreciative of the support that I was able to both give and receive.  Hope all you momma's are doing great!

Comment by KansasNavyMom on December 3, 2013 at 2:46pm

Hi to everyone! I changed my "handle" so it doesn't have my sailor's name - wanted to tell everyone so you still recognize me!

Congratulations on your wedding Dagmar - how exciting! Winski and Fishing Quilter, hope your kids are settled in Washington and doing OK. 

My son is halfway through nuclear power school and so far, so good. He says it's really really hard. But his GPA is OK and he's determined, so here's hoping he can make it. He'll be home for Christmas for 10 days - so excited and grateful we get to see him because next year - who knows?

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas holiday! 

Comment by Dagmar (Ship 03 Div 143) on November 20, 2013 at 8:03pm

Evening everyone!. Coming in for an update. My sailor and I got married October 12th with only 2 1/2 weeks to plan the wedding!. He has started his MT school and has received an early promotion to E-3. Things have been going great! Hope all is well for everyone else!

Comment by Fishing Quilter on July 29, 2013 at 3:00am

Winski, where in Washington state will your son be headed?  My daughter is there now, but I worry because her hips are again causing her trouble and she is concerned.  Of course, now that her hubby has arrived out there, she doesn't call or write nearly as often as Mom would like!  haha  But I am happy she has him there for support.  Hugs are much more effective in person, you know!

Comment by melberta (Ship 9, DIV 150) on July 28, 2013 at 1:59pm

Hi there ladies! Enjoying all the updates! 

My daughter was home for 11 days after A school.  She is now stationed in San Diego.  She was there for about 2 weeks and now she is underway for 2 weeks, she then returns for less than 2 weeks and then she will be gone for 8 months!  Gosh, it is happening soooo very fast.  Again at a point where I don't know what to expect.  

I miss her so.  Tomorrow is her birthday~


Comment by Winski on July 28, 2013 at 1:01pm
Hi ladies! Good to hear from you! Sounds like you have bells and plans in your future. Congratulations! Nothing that exciting for me. Me son was on leave the past two weeks so it was so good to spend time with him. He got to see all his friends and even spend a weekend at Charleston with his best friend and family. He is now on Virginia then heads to Washington state. He is excited about that, but I have mixed feelings!
Comment by Abucking on July 25, 2013 at 9:38pm

Thanks, Fishing Quilter!

Comment by Fishing Quilter on July 24, 2013 at 9:08pm

Amy, I'm tickled the kids have picked a date!  Exactly one week after my 29th birthday (again).  haha  Hope the wedding is as beautiful as they are.


Comment by Abucking on July 24, 2013 at 8:02pm

ReidsMomKathy, Congrats to Reid!

With our sailor, the ring was purchased, the date has been set (Sept. 28), and plans are in the process of being made.  YAY!!

Comment by KansasNavyMom on July 24, 2013 at 2:23pm

Hi everyone!  Time has flown by - I hope you and your sailors are all doing well.  Reid graduates from A School (Nuke) this week. The studying was really difficult but he made it. He'll come home after graduation for a long break.  We haven't seen him since PIR day so everyone's excited. 

Post an update when you have a minute - would love to hear from everyone!!


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