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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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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.

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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 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 Debi on June 19, 2013 at 11:51am

Ahhh home! lol Love seeing the countdown clock again! Now all we need is the weather widget up so we can spy on GL all the time :) lol

Hi again to diannep! I'm back for the second enlisted baby boy! My son is part of the White Sox division and while I'm still patiently awaiting the 'form letter', my SR was able to tell us that their PIR was going to be 8/9 according to their RDCs. It was nice to be able to spend that extra time with him before he shipped off and to meet some of his division brothers who were leaving with him.

So here we go again..tackling the mailman..OOPs I mean patiently awaiting the mailman, having the cell phone superglued to my hand, running over everyone to get to the ringing phone only to aplogize if it's not from the 847 area code :) ahhhh memories! lol

Comment by diannep on June 19, 2013 at 10:48am

Yes you are in the right group, meli!  Welcome!  This group will start with your division number.  By the way, he will be in one or the other of the divisions you posted.  They are "brother" divisions so will train together...but he is either in 287 or 288.  My guess is that you got this info from the recruiter, which means when you get the form letter, your SR will have listed only one division.

Jo Ann: TG=Training Group.  They are numbered throughout the year and start over in the mid-Fall from the beginning again.  This group will be training group 39, which means the 39th group of the training year (not on actual calendar year schedule).

Welcome to the new members!  And by the way, this group is small because we just started this PIR group page on here.  Most have not been notified of their SR's ship/division info yet so haven't found this group.  You may find some of these ladies on the Bootcamp Moms page until they receive their SR's specific info.

I am one of the N4Moms Veterans who stays on the PIR groups to help you all through bootcamp.  ellen and CatMom are 2 others, both have posted below.  FTLW will be posting soon, and Lala (sick right now) will also be joining soon.  We are all here to help! 

Pleaes be checking the PAGES section located above and under the MEMBERS PHOTO BOX up top.  There is some info posted there that we will be adding to.  In the meantime, it will get you started!

Comment by CaseFace416 on June 19, 2013 at 10:26am

Hey all. My boyfriend shipped out of Tampa on June 12th and I have not received formal confirmation that this is graduation date yet, but I am pretty sure that it is. Still waiting for that letter in the mail to come.

Comment by meli_gz on June 19, 2013 at 8:27am
Good morning!, my SR's PIR is 8/9 he is ship 3 div 287/288. Am I in the correct group?
Comment by CatMom509 on June 19, 2013 at 1:42am

Okay, now there are 3 of us!!!


Welcome to Navy for Moms!!

My Sailor Daughter's PIR was just this March 2013.  She is currently studying IT (Information Technician) at her A school at Corrry Station in Pensacola, Florida.  I primarily provide scriptural encouragement for the PIR groups, Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and a couple of the other groups that I am a member of.  I'll also help out with anything that I am familiar with--all kinds of tidbits I learned during my daughter's Boot Camp experience~~  This site really made the time go much faster.  I'm so thankful that my Sailor daughter sent me the link for this awesome group of friends when she enlisted!!  Count 9 Fridays and before you know it, you'll be seeing your baby again at PIR!!  Here we go!!!

Comment by ellen0502 on June 19, 2013 at 12:42am

TG=Training Group

Comment by ellen0502 on June 19, 2013 at 12:33am

Please take the time to read the PAGE here, on your PIR GROUP, about:

N4M’s Community Guidelines and OPSEC (direct clickable Link)

PAGES is located in the middle column here on your PIR GROUP underneath the MEMBERS Profile Pictures.

We will be placing lots of information there along the way for you as well.

Comment by ellen0502 on June 19, 2013 at 12:32am


Welcome to your PIR group!

My son, is an ET so he stayed in GL for A School. He had just finished C School in San Diego, and looking forward to getting out to the Fleet in July.

A few other veteran moms that will be joining to help answer questions, offer support, and give you lots of information along the way.

There will be lots of pages posted with information for you along the way. They will be posted as the subjects come up!

Remember there are no dumb questions, so ask away!

Fasten your seatbelts because the next few weeks will be a roller coaster ride, but at the end you are in for the best hug ever!!

Comment by Jo(Bre's mom) Ship 02, DIV 939 on June 19, 2013 at 12:28am
What is TG?
Comment by Jo(Bre's mom) Ship 02, DIV 939 on June 19, 2013 at 12:22am
Wow...our group is really small!!!! Lol

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