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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.)

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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 04/15/2016 TG 23 - 9 Divisions (151-158, and 923)


ALUMNI OF PIR 04/15/2016 TG 23 - 9 Divisions (151-158, and 923)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 04/15/2016. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Members: 61
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 04/15/2016! 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

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 04/15/2016 TG 23 - 9 Divisions (151-158, and 923) to add comments!

Comment by ellen0502 on December 1, 2016 at 8:05pm

I know the below post seems silly for this group, but there may be some who are reading but not posting, and this may/will effect them.

Comment by ellen0502 on December 1, 2016 at 8:05pm

“Deleting inactive members - The ad agency that handles N4M is in the process of updating the site.  If you have not been active since 12/1/15 you will be deleted to make room for new members.  You will be able to re-join.  If you don't want to be deleted you will need to post something to activate your account.  They have already started deleting members.”

Comment by diannep on April 20, 2016 at 3:09pm

Leaving this group now....blessings to your new sailors!

Comment by Najul on April 20, 2016 at 2:32pm

Oh, and in case anyone hasn't figured this out yet...most of the airlines allow Sailors and extra carry on bag.  I got a small digi backpack online for my daughter (not the huge one) and put some spare workout clothes, her laptop and phone in it and took it to her at the airport.  She took the shampoos out and put them in her checked luggage, but the rest she took on with her.  she said it wasn't a problem to take it with her other backpack, but she had to check her uniform bag because it would have been too big/clunky to carry.  When they walked in with those super packed sea bags.....I was in awe of how they carried everything, but once all their checked bags were loaded on to the cart, the carry ons were a sinch.

Comment by Najul on April 20, 2016 at 2:28pm

I agree with all these posts....Anyone invited to a PIR should absolutely go, it was such a memorable moment when that roll up door lifted and all the Divisions marched in.  Tears immediately !  Not sure if everyone else balled the second they started reciting the Sailors Creed, but I could not hold back the emotion.  It is such a moment with all of them loudly reciting it...Not only did I have tears of pride for my Sailor, but also for all of those that had made it through.  From what I understand, many were sent home during this process.  We will have the chance to see our daughter in November or December and who knows, might fly to see her over Thanksgiving dependent upon what C school she ends up at.  I have to say though....I will not soon forget how many wonderful families we talked with and how many wonderful Sailors introduced themselves to us.  It was a fine group of men and women that are starting off this new career with the Navy.  I felt extremely blessed to share their day !

Comment by Proud momma on April 18, 2016 at 12:23pm
Mine was in 155 but also off the Charleston. Many great memories and wishing all the new sailors and families the best
Comment by MikeysMom97 on April 18, 2016 at 12:01pm
Ship 11 USS Kearsarge Division 156
The PIR was amazing and definitely a memorable experience not to mention extremely emotional !!! To have so many parents and family members in one place beaming with pride was very moving! My husband and I cried so much this past weekend over the joy we felt of seeing our son after two long months, and then to have to let him go again for two long years!! My husband is already planning a weekend trip to Charleston as soon as everything settles down! A coast to coast trip....California to Charleston!! We met wonderful people....mainly a couple sitting next to us at PIR....their son was in Division 158, and they are from Minnesota, we had wonderful conversations and I don't know why but we never got each other's names or FB, or anything! Congratulations to all our Sailors and families!!! Much love to all !!!
Comment by Najul on April 15, 2016 at 8:27pm

PIR was a memorable experience to say the least....and so the journey begins. Congrats to all the families and recruits.

Comment by NuclearMOMGoose Creek on April 15, 2016 at 8:45am
Congratulations to all that have made it to this Very Special Day⚓

Comment by diannep on April 15, 2016 at 6:51am

Happy PIR Day!  Enjoy this very special day!


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