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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


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Comment by diannep on August 16, 2013 at 8:42am

2tymeNavyMom  I sure hope that you were able to work it out so your husband will be at PIR.  Maybe a found wallet???  Hope so! 

Comment by diannep on August 16, 2013 at 8:38am

Enjoy this very special day!  Hope many of you are already in PIR Hall by now!

Comment by diannep on August 15, 2013 at 11:14pm

SailorWife:  Tomorrow there should be signs up to direct you.  Did you go to Sarge's MeetandGreet?  He usually tells those driving to bypass RTC, turn around in the train parking lot or there abouts, and head back to RTC from the opposite direction....easier to turn into RTC with no traffic from that direction.

Everyone, remember to be EARLY to PIR tomorrow.  We left our hotel at 6:30 (shuttle) and were in PIR Hall by a little after 7.  No regrets!  There are pre-ceremony things going on....ceremony starts at 9.  With 13 divisions graduating, there will be LOTS of people so the early bird gets the worm!  :-) 

Comment by diannep on August 15, 2013 at 5:48pm

hal:  Uh oh.  Who is the 4th who cannot go?  Her?  If so, she may have to go with you to the gate and then realize she can't get in.  But then she would have to get back to the hotel (if you take a shuttle, that may not be a problem).  Yes, there are only 3 guests allowed....RTC rules!  I hope you can work it out.  Can she watch the livestream of the ceremony on a computer back at the hotel?

Comment by diannep on August 15, 2013 at 1:10pm

2tymeNavyMom:  I'm sure you probably did this, but did you contact the airlines with the flight number in case the cleaning crew/flight attendants found it?  There are some honest people in the world...lets hope one of them found his wallet and you can pick it up.  Please keep us posted.

Comment by diannep on August 15, 2013 at 1:08pm

2tymeNavyMom:  Oh boy....this happened to a lady a couple of weeks ago who lost hers on the train.  Unfortunately, they didn't let her in.  Does he have any of the other required forms of ID to get in?  Passport? Birth Certificate? Social Security card?  I'm hoping that maybe you have some of those with you...and they weren't in his wallet  :-(.  Lemonelephant isn't on the PIR groups (she is on BootcampMoms). 

I sure hope something can be worked out....

Comment by 2tymeNavyMom on August 15, 2013 at 12:56pm
I need your help. I friended you. Husband left wallet on plane. No ID for tomorrow.
Comment by CatMom509 on August 15, 2013 at 9:36am

Hi Friends!

     "He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,

      miracles that cannot be counted."

                                                            Job 9:10

Comment by CatMom509 on August 15, 2013 at 9:36am

CONGRATULATIONS to all the new Sailors and their families!!  Traveling mercies to all.  Have an AWESOME PIR!!

Remember, this is not the end of your Navy journey, but the beginning!  There are lots of groups for A school, C school, ratings (jobs), states, regional, bases, ships, and the Christian Chat group that I am a part of~~  Keep plugged in to connect with your Sailor!

Comment by diannep on August 15, 2013 at 8:34am

Good Morning All !  Safe travel and enjoy the MeetandGreets tonight!  Be EARLY to PIR won't regret that decision.  Better choice of seating in your division section.


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