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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 04/26/2013 TG 24 - 11 Divisions (157-166 and 924)


ALUMNI OF PIR 04/26/2013 TG 24 - 11 Divisions (157-166 and 924)

This Group is for those with sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 04/26/2013.

A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2013

WELCOME to PIR04/26/2013!

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 04/26/2013 TG 24 - 11 Divisions (157-166 and 924) to add comments!

Comment by Shannon New on April 28, 2013 at 9:46am
Just got home from PIR. I am a very proud Mom. Hoorah 924!

Notes for future travelers: avoid westbound I-94 from Chicago to north Chicago, at all costs, during business hours. Use I-294 if you can instead. And, have about $18 in coins for the tolls.

Good luck future sailors and families. My sailor is safely in Pensacola and was told, "Relax, you aren't in boot camp any more.".

Also, when I wished her luck she told me she had trained hard so she didn't need luck, so her Petty Officer said.
Comment by ellen0502 on April 27, 2013 at 12:30am

You all have now graduated from BC for loved ones of SR's.

Congratulations and BRAVO ZULU to all of you, you are now Alumni of PIR 04/26/2013!!!!!

                                                         Happy Feet Penguin

Comment by CatMom509 on April 26, 2013 at 10:56am

Have an awesome PIR weekend, everyone!!

Comment by CatMom509 on April 26, 2013 at 10:55am

Happy Fabulous Friday!!

     "Taste and see that the Lord is good;

       blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him."

                                                        Psalm 34:8

Comment by diannep on April 26, 2013 at 8:30am

Enjoy this very special day!  Hope most of you are now inside the PIR Hall!

Comment by Mary (Toms Mom) on April 26, 2013 at 6:58am
Today is the day, congratulations to all the parents and sailors. See you at PIR.
Comment by diannep on April 25, 2013 at 10:48pm

Mary, so sorry about that.  Seems that Flanagans has kind of dropped out of the MeetandGreet business.  Tomorrow will be the exciting day and hopefully you will meet some of the families there!  :-)

Comment by Mary on April 25, 2013 at 10:24pm

Went to Flanagan's Meet and Greet and only two other families were there and they kept to themselves. Not what I was expecting, but the main purpose of this trip is to see our Sailor tomorrow!!! Can't wait!!!

Comment by Shannon New on April 25, 2013 at 10:21pm
Crazy long drive with my 8 month old who clearly was not going to make it without me for three days. I cannot wait to see my lovely new Sailor!!!!!!! I am looking forward to meeting her "bestie" and seeing the Triple Threat in action. Oh, the challenge coin I ordered(on the 20th) and had shipped to my hotel was refused by the hotel staff when it was promptly delivered two days after I ordered it. Hard to complain about a too swift shipment. LOL. God is good, baby is asleep and I get to see my girl tomorrow! What a blessed life!! God speed and bless you all!!
Comment by diannep on April 25, 2013 at 8:48pm

TOO FUNNY, 2ndGenNavy!  Make sure to eat dinner where there are lots of sailors....and make a scene when you give it to him!  lol  

Safe travel for those leaving today...hoping flights will not be delayed much.  Enjoy the MeetandGreets tonight!


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