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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 06/28/2013 TG 33 - 12 Divisions (237-246, 814 and 933)


ALUMNI of PIR 06/28/2013 TG 33 - 12 Divisions (237-246, 814 and 933)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 06/28/2013. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 91
Latest Activity: May 6, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 06/28/2013! 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 and OPSEC.

~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 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 814

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Sueya Frost May 6, 2014. 112 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 243 and 244 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by shirleyann Jul 2, 2013. 117 Replies

Ship 09 (USS John F Kennedy) Divisions 245 and 246 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by tophsmom Jun 29, 2013. 114 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 239 and 240 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Lorisa K Jun 26, 2013. 70 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Jun 23, 2013. 13 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 933

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Kimberly Jun 22, 2013. 11 Replies

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisons 237 and 238 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by optimo Jun 21, 2013. 38 Replies

MEET and GREETS for PIR 06/28/2013

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Marc's mom (Judi) Jun 14, 2013. 3 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by 239NavyMom Jun 14, 2013. 48 Replies

Meeting your NEW Sailor at the Airport/USO info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 12, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 12, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 12, 2013. 3 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 241 and 242 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Jun 12, 2013. 8 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 06/28/2013 TG 33 - 12 Divisions (237-246, 814 and 933) to add comments!

Comment by abnoelle on July 8, 2013 at 10:11pm

rolandsmommy, yes they are allowed to have their laptops at A school. He should be able to give you the address to send it to. My boyfriend's laptop broke a month before he left for boot camp so he's going to buy a new one soon.

Comment by rolandsmommy on July 8, 2013 at 10:56am

i wanted to ask a question if thats alright.. um my sailor is doing A skool great lakes and  he wants me to send his lap top tohim is this possible? should i send it fedex or ups

Comment by shirleyann on July 5, 2013 at 11:23am

I saw a news thing that it was due to the sequester--don't know if it was accurate or not...

Comment by AMLsMom on July 5, 2013 at 9:24am

Does anyone else think it's unusual that there were no fireworks on base for Independence Day?  No celebration?  Was it the sequestor?

Comment by 25Navymom on July 4, 2013 at 10:12pm
Dianeep thank you for your guidance
Comment by Crom on July 3, 2013 at 8:14pm

Thank you for all your help Dianne P!

Comment by MicheleT on July 3, 2013 at 7:15pm

Thanks for everything and good luck 

Comment by shirleyann on July 3, 2013 at 1:48pm

Group Leaders---thanks so much for everything--you made the trip easier

Comment by KimS on July 3, 2013 at 11:06am

We will miss you!

Comment by diannep on July 3, 2013 at 11:04am

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your sailors in their Navy futures!  :-)


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