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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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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 07/19/2013 TG 36 - 7 Divisions (265-270, and 936)


ALUMNI OF PIR 07/19/2013 TG 36 - 7 Divisions (265-270, and 936)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 07/03 /2013. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 67
Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 07/19/2013! 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

PIR Gift Basket Auction

Started by Saratoga. Last reply by Saratoga Jul 24, 2013. 93 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 936

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by caroltrv Jul 17, 2013. 50 Replies

graduation and meet and greet

Started by bassfishing. Last reply by pjs- ship 12 div 268 Jul 15, 2013. 1 Reply

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 269 and 270(Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Sarah C/Jonah's Mom Ship13Div269 Jul 13, 2013. 57 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Jul 13, 2013. 10 Replies

PIR 7-19-13 Battle Station Dates.

Started by Josh'sproudmom Jul 6, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jun 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Ship 13 division 270

Started by gskkbarnett. Last reply by ellen0502 Jun 13, 2013. 1 Reply

Ship 09 Div 266 - Missed call last week no letter.

Started by TomsMom-Ship09,Div266. Last reply by ellen0502 Jun 8, 2013. 3 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Darleen on September 3, 2013 at 3:30pm

Hello everyone.  I can see we all have had a busy summer.  Cannot believe that Fall is around the corner ... what happened to June, July and August??

Our Sailor is busy in A School and hopes to be done by mid November and then maybe we will be reunited with him for a few days.  He seems very busy so we are happy that we can keep in touch through texting now.

God bless you all and keep you well.  Enjoy the rest of this wonderful weather before the snow flies!

Comment by MomLovesRyan Ship 09 Div 266 on August 26, 2013 at 12:14am

Hi All, Boy, it looks like no ones been on here for awhile. My Sailor is starting Core class in A School tomorrow, and sometime this fall will be going to Mississippi to be with his ship, USS America LHA-6, until it is finished - at which time he will be stationed in San Diego. How are all of you doing? Where are your Sailors at? Are you on Facebook. There's a whole bunch of us on there.

Hope to catch up with you! Debbie

Comment by CatMom509 on July 28, 2013 at 2:36am


That's good for you to send him the back-up meals!  Food at the chow hall is already paid for as part of their Navy benefits, but at times those lines can be really long if all the classes get a break at the same time!

Comment by CatMom509 on July 28, 2013 at 2:34am

You're welcome Darleen!

Comment by Darleen on July 26, 2013 at 10:15am

Thank you CatMom for the explanation of phase and class.  Really helps to know these things :-)

Comment by Saratoga on July 26, 2013 at 9:27am

MomLovesRyan, Smaller, healthier meals that my son can microwave in his room, if he is hungry, such as the lower sodium soups with veggies in them.  Also, the microwaveable packs of rice, and some of the Indian lentils, and Korma.  I know the galley food is great.  My son says its very good, but I just wanted him to have some extra things...just in case.

Comment by CatMom509 on July 26, 2013 at 1:24am

Nice pic, Auntie Mel!

Comment by CatMom509 on July 26, 2013 at 1:23am

MomLovesRyan is correct.  Phasing and classing up are totally different.  Phases covers when you can wear your civilian clothes and having liberty with a buddy.  The Sailors can reach Phase 2 or 3, but if someone in their barracks or group messes up (underage drinking, missing the time they have to be back from liberty), the entire barracks gets bumped back down to Phase 1 where they have to be in uniform all the time and muster (meet for roll call).  The Sailors are generally cleaning and volunteering for community activities while waiting to class up.

Classing up is when the classes are formed to actually get their instruction for their rating (job).  My Sailor daughter ended up in Bravo, which had classes from 3:00 pm to 1:00 am daily!  She classed up after only 2 weeks, which was fast!  The average time to class up is about 2 months.  Her IT training took 5 months and she is just about ready to graduate on August 6th!!

Comment by MomLovesRyan Ship 09 Div 266 on July 25, 2013 at 8:49pm

 Saratoga - When you say healthier small meals, what kind of meals are you talking about?

Comment by Darleen on July 25, 2013 at 8:24pm

Congrats to Lala! Being a grandmother is the best thing ever!!  Hug that sweet baby for us!


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