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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 08/09/2013 TG 39 - 13 Divisions (287-298, and 939)


ALUMNI OF PIR 08/09/2013 TG 39 - 13 Divisions (287-298, and 939)

Welcome to the group with SAILORS who graduated Boot Camp on 8/09/2013. A place to keep up with each other as your sailors continue their journey in the Navy.

Location: Great Lakes. IL
Members: 84
Latest Activity: Jul 22, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 08/09/2013! 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 08/09/2013 TG 39 - 13 Divisions (287-298, and 939) to add comments!

Comment by Scotia123 on September 3, 2013 at 7:27pm

There is now a Facebook page specifically for Logistic Specialist Navy Families....just type the name in the search box at the top of your page in FB and it will come up. The page is for chit chat, photos, questions and answers and general information. It is good to have a Group Page specifically for that rating. :)

Comment by ellen0502 on August 30, 2013 at 12:41pm

Vanmom2013, ATT is approx 7 weeks. They kind of work at their own pace, but they all still finish at the same time.

Comment by Vanmom2013 on August 25, 2013 at 9:58am

Good Morning Moms:

Anyone here know if ATT School before A School for AECF has a specific length or is it based on how quickly the Sailor learns the Material?

Comment by DeeMarie (Ship 11 Div 288) on August 15, 2013 at 10:07pm

Thank you Diannep and all the other administrators for all of your help!

Comment by ty'smom on August 15, 2013 at 6:44pm
Thank you for all of your words of wisdom and wealth of information. It has been greatly appreciated.
Comment by diannep on August 15, 2013 at 5:51pm

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your new sailors in their continuing journey!

Comment by diannep on August 14, 2013 at 8:16am

HA!  Yes, on the listing of the family relationships rather than names.  But some of the RDCs must have told them to do this originally as it would be my son's nature to have listed our names the first time.  Since others have done the same thing in the past (like TY!), then I think some of the RDCs must tell them to do this.

Good Morning! 

Mama:  Are you on the FIT group on this site?  If not, be sure to join it.  Now, to shed some light on this, your SR will be trying M W F to pass the run (I assume it is the run?).  As long as he is improving, he gets more chances.  Once he passes it, he will do BattleStations with the next group going through (most likely) and will call you when he is a sailor.  He then will head straight to A School, no PIR.  They do get some Liberty between BattleStations and departing for A School if you live close enough to get up there then!

Comment by ty'smom on August 14, 2013 at 7:34am
Peggy and diannep- my son's list was mom, dad, grandma, grandpa. I was wondering how that was going to work. Apparently he fixed it but how funny. I thought is was great.
Comment by MamaJ2275 on August 13, 2013 at 8:06pm
Ok -- any other moms out there with an SR held over for FIT in SHP 4/DIV 2344? I'm feeling a bit in the dark about how that process works.
Comment by diannep on August 12, 2013 at 12:55pm

Thanks for all of this info, Peggy!  So glad that the families all got in with the "blank" guest lists!  We had never heard of that happening before.  My son's had family relationship listed in his first list:  Mom, Brother, Aunt, Cousin so I'm sure that he had to substitute names for the final list when he was up there.


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