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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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ALUMNI OF PIR 08/16/2013 TG 40 - 13 Divisions (299-310, and 940)


ALUMNI OF PIR 08/16/2013 TG 40 - 13 Divisions (299-310, and 940)

Welcome to the group with SAILORS who graduated Boot Camp on 8/16/2013. A place to keep up with each other as your sailors continue their journey in the Navy.

Location: Great Lakes. IL
Members: 98
Latest Activity: Feb 10, 2014

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 08/16/2013 TG 40 - 13 Divisions (299-310, and 940) to add comments!

Comment by diannep on August 18, 2013 at 1:42pm

Ladies, your N4Moms veteran team likes to make sure with each graduating PIR group that the info we gave out was accurate...and we want to be aware of any changes that may have been made so we can advise the next PIR groups accurately.  Please post here if you found our info correct of...if incorrect....please share the correct info.  Thanks!

Hope all are having fun!

Comment by diannep on August 18, 2013 at 10:27am

stacy:  Yes, we experienced the Thank you for your Service when my son was up there....he seemed stunned when our server at Cracker Barrel said it, but quite proud.  The Chicago area residents LOVE their sailors! 

Comment by stacystu(SHIP 09 DIV 301) on August 18, 2013 at 10:00am

Had an amazing weekend with my son! As I am sure you ladies know, the pride was overwhelming. While waiting in the airport with him yesterday he was thanked for his service by strangers not once, but three times! Wow. Anyone else experience this? I can tell you it's something you won't soon forget :) Thank everyone on this site for a wealth of info and support. See some of you on the blog for Pensacola A school!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 18, 2013 at 4:41am

Awww, HUG!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 17, 2013 at 2:21pm

Hello All!

     "Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,

      and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord."

                                                 Proverbs 16:20

Comment by diannep on August 16, 2013 at 11:37pm

Kerrie:  Yes, be sure to take ID (each in your group needs this) to the airport.  Your sailor will go to the airlines counter with you to get the gate passes which allows you to wait at the gate until the plane departs.  Prior to going to the gate, they usually hang out in the USO, but if there are lots there, they can't allow all of the families in there.

For those whose sailors who are waiting at the airport for most of the day, you may want to use the day rate ($55) at the OHare Hilton (right there in the airport) and get a room to relax in.  A dad in a previous PIR group did that with his sailor/family and said it was wonderful.  Most of the sailors will leave in the morning or early afternoon, but some may not leave until late afternoon, so a room would be a nice place for rest and privacy.

Comment by Kerrie on August 16, 2013 at 10:34pm
We are meeting him at ohare at 3 am. Will we be able to hang out with him at his gate? Or will we have to say good bye before security?
Comment by diannep on August 16, 2013 at 7:01pm

Wonderful news, 2tymeNavyMom!  So glad he didn't miss it!

Comment by 2tymeNavyMom on August 16, 2013 at 6:36pm
We got lucky. He had his plane ticket, FedEx receipt and luggage claim ticket and they let him in. Thank you.
Comment by CatMom509 on August 16, 2013 at 3:17pm

Happy Friday!!

     "And let us consider one another

      in order to stir up love and good works."

                                         Hebrews 10:24


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