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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



ALUMNI OF PIR 04/18/2014 TG 23 - 7 Divisions (143-148, and 923)


ALUMNI OF PIR 04/18/2014 TG 23 - 7 Divisions (143-148, and 923)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on April 18, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 53
Latest Activity: Feb 18, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 04/18/2014! 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

Division 147-148

Started by Liz. Last reply by ellen0502 Apr 15, 2014. 1 Reply

Division 147-148

Started by Liz. Last reply by ellen0502 Apr 15, 2014. 1 Reply


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Apr 7, 2014. 7 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 145 and 146 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by T-mom (ship 14 Div 125) Mar 20, 2014. 18 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Leach73 on February 18, 2015 at 10:20am

hi mic_from_cam

so great to hear that your wedding was AMAZING! i love weddings. I was a wedding coordinator volunteer at my church for a while and it was so rewarding to work with the couples and see it all come together on the wedding day!

You are right, doesn't make sense to move to Norfolk although I'm sure you'd do anything to be with your hubby! But it is getting closer to the big move!

Don't know if you knew but my daughter was Undes. and last week she got picked up for the rate she struck for and I am so happy for her! she is so ready to move on and especially looking forward to Spain as well!

I know right, we just might bump into each other one of these days! until then, take care!

Comment by mic_from_cam on February 14, 2015 at 8:01pm

Leach73...the wedding was AMAZING!! I am still in shock that it went so smoothly and perfectly! I will not be moving to Norfolk. We decided that it did not make sense to have me move twice. Instead, I am waiting to move to Spain. I am moving in April, whoop whoop. But I am going to visit my husband (yay) next month :) Maybe we will be there around the same time. Your daughter is on the same ship as my sailor I believe, so maybe we will be seeing each other sometime overseas. I know my parents and his are already dying to come visit us over there. 

Comment by Leach73 on February 13, 2015 at 2:32pm

hi mitch7790! I know right!! I look at the calendar and the 19th marks the one year anniversary that my daughter left to bootcamp! Back then I couldn't even imagine what this whole experience would bring for me, my family, and my sailor.

Hawaii!! Awesome! my Sailor is in the east coast in Norfolk and we are also planning to go see her in March! You are is so nice to have contact with our sailors almost on a daily basis! One year down...3 more to go!!

Take care!

Comment by mitch7790, SHIP 14, DIV 146 on February 13, 2015 at 12:14pm

Hi Leach!  It's hard to believe that this time last year we were all frantically worrying about our sailors.  Our family is leaving next week to see our guy in Hawaii.  It is nice to be able to talk to him on a regular basis and he seems extremely happy with his choice of career.

Comment by Leach73 on February 13, 2015 at 11:40am

hello all!! just passing thru and hopefully some of you come back here once in a while. Hope all is well for you and your sailors!

Angelina - hola mi amiga! thank you so much for the card!! it was adorable! My daugther was home for the week of new years! it was awesome! went by toooo fast!

mic_from_cam - how was your wedding?? Congratulations! are you planning on going to Norfolk soon? I plan on going next month to see my sailor before the deployment. We will fly out and then drive her car back home!

Chilly greetings to everyone from Chicago!!

Take care!

Comment by Leach73 on December 2, 2014 at 10:33am
Angelina!!! So great to hear from you and that you got to see your bro and have all that fun!! You were in Norfolk the weekend after I was there. My daughter will be coming home for New Years so you know I am looking forward to that! We are all doing well...freezing our butts off here in Chicago but, hey, tis the season and that's what we get for living here. lol!!
I was planning on taking a long weekend trip out to LA after Christmas for a family party but when my Sailor told me she was coming home, I had to ditch my plans for LA. You can't blame me right?

So how is your brother doing? Does he like Norfolk?

Everyone else - hope all is well!!
Take care :)
Comment by Angelina and the Doggies on November 29, 2014 at 1:40am

Oh I can I forget Congrads Mic-from -cam on your marriage!!!!!!!

Comment by Angelina and the Doggies on November 29, 2014 at 1:38am

Hello Everyone, Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving missing our Sailors but great. And I did not go shopping on Black Friday.
Leach 73, I am doing great so far, I went to see my little Bro in October. Oct. 23-27 to be exact. I had never been on the East Coast it was Amazingly fun. Went to Washington and Lincoln monument, the White House, and Arlington Cemetery. And yes I got very chocked up at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Pres. Kennedy's grave.Even saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We even did a Halloween attraction called Bennet's Curse in Jessup, MD. But most importantly I got to hold my bro, my SAILOR. Least part I liked I had to fly!!! Do not like flying!! Only thing that got me on the plane was knowing I would be able to hug my Bro.

But how are you? and your family?
Mic- How are you?

and So Happy to hear from everyone. And as always a Big HUG from California!!!

Comment by Leach73 on November 24, 2014 at 10:54am
mic - Awesome!! Congratulations on your marriage and So glad to hear that things are working out for your church wedding! Blessings to you!

I have heard nothing but nice things about Rota!
I will have to start saving my pennies to make that trip and go see my Sailor once she is there!
I am also so happy that she will be home for New years!!

Take Care!
Comment by mic_from_cam on November 21, 2014 at 8:11pm

Hello Leach and everyone else. :) Good to hear from you Leach. Been so busy I haven't logged on in a while. Everything is good on my end. Saw my man in September. It was amazing. I was there for 10 days!! Met some people on the ship and got a tour. We also got legally married (YAY)...since the ship is moving to Rota, Spain we had to get moving on paperwork or I would literally miss the boat. But, still having our big church wedding in January :)
Wedding plans are pretty much all done. A bunch of little details left, most cannot do until the week of the wedding.
He will be coming home a week before the wedding so we will have him for New Years and then some.

Hope life is treating everyone well.


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