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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 05/24/2013 TG 28 - 11 Divisions (195-204 and 928)


ALUMNI OF PIR 05/24/2013 TG 28 - 11 Divisions (195-204 and 928)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 04/19 /2013. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW

Betsy, son on Stennis carrier


Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 85
Latest Activity: Apr 25, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 05/24//2013! 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".

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 05/24/2013 TG 28 - 11 Divisions (195-204 and 928) to add comments!

Comment by Dink(Vinson) on September 24, 2013 at 1:37am
Luvmyboyzyou are so right it being a roller coaster, we had cancer scares and all sorts! Every minute we get to spend with them is a blessing. We're off to Charleston to see our sailor on Thursday. Can't wait!
Comment by Luvmyboyz on September 16, 2013 at 5:19pm

DINKY ...  My update since PIR ... What an emotional roller coaster I face again today as my son left this previous weekend to arrive at his combat training station and today's events in Washington.  He was home for two weeks and the time went by slow enough to feel like he was "home" again but so fast that it seemed like in a blink he was driving away.  The moment he totally surprised me and walked through the doors of my job was just as you see in pictures.  He threw me off a day saying he couldn't get a flight home due to the Labor Day weekend and I actually believed him.  He was so good at the surprise I believed he had "duty" and couldn't talk when he was actually traveling! It wasn't any easier on me to have him drive away verses dropping him off at MEPS.  He has graduated his "A" School and is an official CM Seabee. I had a Welcome Home Party with balloons, banners and all his favorite home food.   While home he met his newborn son of 3 weeks which was yet another very emotional moment for all of us.  I soaked in as much time as possible in between him reuniting with his wife and bonding with his newborn son.  He has his orders so this "Mom/Nanna" will be doing some traveling this upcoming holiday season and the upcoming summer.  Gosh I miss him yet I find the sense of pride and knowing he is happy and doing  what he joined the Navy to do over rules my missing him.  Hope to hear about others who graduated BC with him!  

Comment by Lighthouse3 Div203 PIR5/24/13 on August 6, 2013 at 11:34am

Our sailor's bc "yearbook" arrived just minutes ago by US mail and it does say "Forwarding Service Requested" in the upper left-hand corner.  The return address is:

William Dermody

Navy Exchange Photo Lab

Bldg. 7626

2601 East Paul Jones St.

Great Lakes, IL  60088

I can't remember if someone was asking about this or not, but just in case the info' is useful to someone, I'd figure I'd post it.

Comment by ColleenE'smom on August 3, 2013 at 8:07pm
Mine is almost done @ Great Lakes for A school! He thinks he will be put on hold for awhile:(
Comment by Dink(Vinson) on August 3, 2013 at 12:50am
Would love to hear an update from anybody. My nuke got delayed in THU for a couple of weeks, so is a little behind. Now doing well ( if he is to be believed) at A school in Goose Creek.
Comment by Lighthouse3 Div203 PIR5/24/13 on July 8, 2013 at 9:42pm
Mine arrived today, although the corner of the case got broken in transit. Now I'm waiting for access to the DVD player so I can watch it!
Comment by aircrewmanmom on July 5, 2013 at 1:52pm

Sweet!  Look so forward to relive the moment!

Comment by Lighthouse3 Div203 PIR5/24/13 on July 5, 2013 at 1:29pm
Thanks for the heads up! It was supposed to be 6 weeks. It's hard to believe it's been that long. I'll keep my eyes open now for that FedEx truck.
Comment by Mike803 on July 5, 2013 at 12:05pm

The DVD arrived via FedEx today!  Only took, what, 6 weeks. Guess that's actually not too bad considering the number of classes they have graduating each week. Can't wait to watch it!  

Comment by Lighthouse3 Div203 PIR5/24/13 on July 4, 2013 at 10:55am

Thank you for the update!  I was just regretting not thinking ahead enough to go down to TX for this long weekend.  I didn't realize my Sailor would have the whole 4 days off.  However, their group does have watch during this long weekend.


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