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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 diannep on August 12, 2013 at 8:28am

Peggy:  Thanks SO MUCH for this info!  So appreciated.  Wow, never had heard that about the guest list---meaning, that if you are left off the final updated one, you can get in by the original guest list.  So glad you got in. say you weren't on the list....were there others on that list that your sailor updated shortly before PIR?  I know they get to update their guest lists at that time.  Please provide a little more info so we know how to advise the groups.  Thanks!

Ok, I have kind of a strange question for all.  Did any of your sailors say that they know their RDCs were reading this site (and maybe FB groups too?) and would talk to the SRs about what was posted on here?  We know in the past that this was going on, and assume it still does....but haven't heard anyone getting in trouble for any posts in a long time---we monitor the posts too and try to delete anything that could be questionable.  Just thought maybe some sailors would have mentioned this if they knew it was going on. 

We have no doubt that there are RDCs on the FB and N4Moms groups....but what we are trying to determine is if any SRs are getting in trouble for posts.  We haven't seen any indication of this in a long time, but I thought I would ask. 

Comment by Thetribemom on August 12, 2013 at 7:35am
I will say our entire event was priceless and flawless because of this site and Sarge. I'd it wasn't for the two I would have been lost. If you ever and i mean ever need a place to donate Sarge wins hands down.He is the best thing to ever happen for PIR you can call him or his ppl anytime for anything.....We are on the road ans service is bad so I will add a few things later , but wanted to put my two cents in for this site and Sarge.
Comment by CatMom509 on August 11, 2013 at 2:31pm

Hi Friends!

     "I sought the Lord, and He heard me,

      and delivered me from all my fears."

                                           Psalm 34:4

Comment by CatMom509 on August 11, 2013 at 12:23am

lol!!  That's funny, Emma!  I thought she was commanding respect because she was a higher ranking female than them newly minted Sailors!!

Comment by Debi on August 10, 2013 at 8:12pm

Congrats to all the new sailors and the families. It has been another wild ride and my second sailor is now safely at his A school site. I'm hoping he's getting some MUCH needed sleep right now. It has been a pleasure getting to know some of you! See you on facebook. This mom is signing off for the next adventure in Navy life :) 

Comment by CatMom509 on August 10, 2013 at 4:21pm

Welcome back for your CTR1 daughter, Emma!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 10, 2013 at 4:19pm

Hello All!

     "My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;

      the humble shall hear of it and be glad."

                                                 Psalm 34:2

Comment by Proudmomship09div292am on August 9, 2013 at 11:25pm

Denise, here is the information to order the DVD:

If your Recruit did not order a DVD of PIR, the Navy Exchange Photographic
Services Office will accept orders. Please verify with your Recruit that a DVD has
not been ordered by them prior to placing your request. To ORDER A DVD OF YOUR
RECRUIT’S PIR, please provide the following information:
(Sorry, no P.O. Box or overseas addresses, please)
Please contact
847-578-6205 for prices and any additional information.

Comment by diannep on August 9, 2013 at 11:21pm

Denise:  Call the Photo Lab about that:  847 578 6205

Comment by Denise on August 9, 2013 at 9:26pm

How can I order the video of the PIR 08/09/2013? My daughter didn't order it.



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