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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 07/26/2013 TG 37 - 09 Divisions (271-276, 815, 816 and 937)


ALUMNI OF PIR 07/26/2013 TG 37 - 09 Divisions (271-276, 815, 816 and 937)

Welcome to the group with SAILORS who graduated Boot Camp on 07/26/2013. A place to keep up with each other as your sailors continue their journey in the Navy.

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 55
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 07/26/2013! 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


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Jul 26, 2013. 7 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jul 23, 2013. 4 Replies


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Jul 15, 2013. 1 Reply

PIR Questions

Started by Ty'sMom1823 (ship 03 div 272). Last reply by ellen0502 Jul 15, 2013. 3 Replies

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Jun 28, 2013. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 07/26/2013 TG 37 - 09 Divisions (271-276, 815, 816 and 937) to add comments!

Comment by diannep on August 3, 2013 at 3:30pm

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your new sailors! 

Comment by diannep on August 1, 2013 at 8:35pm

hlhart:  847 688 2405

You won't be able to get a gate pass since it is connected to the PIR dates...ask the Public Affairs Office about that.  Be sure you tell them that she was in the FIT group and missed PIR.  You may need to just pick her up at the front gate.  So happy you will get to see her!  :-)  Congrats to your new sailor!

Comment by thergerman2 on August 1, 2013 at 9:01am
I am sooooo happy for you and your sailor!!!
Comment by hlhart69 on July 31, 2013 at 3:40pm


Thank you!!!

Comment by hlhart69 on July 31, 2013 at 2:46pm

Does anyone have the Public Relations Phone number?

My daughter passed and said she get to have liberty this weekend, do we need a gate pass?

Comment by CatMom509 on July 30, 2013 at 2:02pm

Hello All!

     "Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens.

      You faithfulness to the skies."

                                                      Psalm 36:5

Comment by CatMom509 on July 30, 2013 at 2:02pm


It's a lovely one of the 3 of you!  Great, big, beautiful PIR smiles!   You gals can right click on it then select Save Picture As, to your own pictures files on your computer or Print Picture and using Kodak Photo Paper or even regular paper, but high resolution, print it out for your Navy scrapbooks!  There is a really nice United States Navy scrapbook with a medallion on eBay.

Comment by angelalovesD(Ship 14 Div 274) on July 29, 2013 at 11:23pm

Thank you lovemydoodles for posting the picture!  It was a great day!!

Comment by lovemydoodles on July 29, 2013 at 4:47pm

The moms in the pic are rlstout and angelalovesd along with me!!

Comment by CatMom509 on July 29, 2013 at 2:54pm

Hi Friends!

      "I will give You thanks in the great assembly;

       among throngs of people I will praise You."

                                                       Psalm 35:18


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