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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 05/08/2015 TG 26 - 9 Divisions (169-176, and 926)


ALUMNI OF PIR 05/08/2015 TG 26 - 9 Divisions (169-176, and 926)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 05/08/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 62
Latest Activity: May 12, 2015



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

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisions 171 - 172 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by tjskip May 7, 2015. 27 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 175 - 176 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by sanb1658 May 6, 2015. 50 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 926

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by LeighAnn May 5, 2015. 11 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 169 - 170 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Sherianne Apr 30, 2015. 33 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 173 - 174 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by applesauce Apr 30, 2015. 25 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by applesauce Apr 30, 2015. 9 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Apr 23, 2015. 7 Replies

My son is on Ship 3 Division 176

Started by HappyGirlOHunting. Last reply by Oleander Apr 17, 2015. 1 Reply

just got our first call

Started by Michael mom a 2015. Last reply by Michael mom a 2015 Apr 4, 2015. 7 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 05/08/2015 TG 26 - 9 Divisions (169-176, and 926) to add comments!

Comment by chellypop on March 20, 2015 at 8:24am
Good morning! My son shipped on 3/9 and I too am still waiting for the form letter. I did get to speak to him briefly yesterday when he called for an address for a pers ref for a background check. It was so awesome to hear his voice. He said he is doing well and that the whole div is too. I miss him a ton but this site is helping me through this process as this is my first time. My son will be going to A school in Pensacola as well. 5/8 can't come soon enough ❤️
Comment by VA Mom on March 20, 2015 at 8:22am
Aprilmomof4 Mine is AO also. Im praying they'll take pitty on us moms and won't ship them to Pensacola the next day being its mothers day weekend! But I doubt it.
Comment by AprilMomof4 on March 20, 2015 at 8:11am
Hello all! I have not received my form letter but was told by recruiter that son is Ship 14 Div 173. His rate is AO and will be attending A school in Pensacola. My son shipped on 3/12 from Jacksonville, FL. I am so proud of him and am counting the days until PIR.
Comment by Sherianne on March 20, 2015 at 7:55am


Thank you for setting up this group and being a navy mom mentor !  It is a great comfort to have you.

Comment by LB on March 20, 2015 at 6:26am
I can say what division my son is in here, right? I was super excited to get the form letter yesterday and really Can't. Wait! to get an actual letter from him and here how things are going!
Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 20, 2015 at 5:24am

Please take the time to read the PAGES here, on your PIR GROUP. The PAGES are located on the right side of this main comment wall, directly under the member photos. 

Please be sure to read about:

N4M’s Community Guidelines and OPSEC (direct clickable Link)

We will be placing more information there along the way for you as well.

Remember there are no dumb questions, so ask away!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on March 20, 2015 at 5:23am

Hello! Welcome to your PIR Group!

You can call me FTLW, it's easier :-)

My Sailor PIR’d in 05/2011. He is a Seabee Reservist. I have been an AF (Security Forces) Reservist wife for 28 years…I know …not Navy…but I am familiar with military life! We have been through two Deployments. Now working on Retirement process from AF and soon from Civilian job. Our son enlisted while Hubby was in Iraq. This site was a Godsend and helped me get through not only our sons BC experience but my husbands and my separation for 6 months.

I am a “veteran” mom and volunteer on the PIR groups mostly.


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