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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 08/29/2014 TG 42 - 09 Divisions (265-272, and 942) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests


ALUMNI OF PIR 08/29/2014 TG 42 - 09 Divisions (265-272, and 942) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on August 29, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 78
Latest Activity: Sep 24, 2018

WELCOME to PIR 08/29/2014! 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"

Discussion Forum


Started by Sierrascrapper (ETN2). Last reply by G'smom Jan 22, 2015. 15 Replies

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisons 267 and 268 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) Aug 24, 2014. 30 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Aug 24, 2014. 3 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 271 and 272 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Alison Ang's Mom Ship 03 DIV 271 Aug 18, 2014. 53 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 08/29/2014 TG 42 - 09 Divisions (265-272, and 942) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests to add comments!

Comment by debnavysailormom on September 6, 2014 at 4:18pm

SeaBeeseanmom--I stayed at the Quality Inn Waukegan. we found it relatively close and convenient and no issues.

Comment by diannep on September 5, 2014 at 7:11am

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your sailors in their Navy futures!

Comment by 1ProudCBmama on September 4, 2014 at 5:30pm

Anyone have pictures that turned out for the August 29th Graduation? my son graduated and pics turned out blurry :(  he was in division 268. Please let me know, would love to have a few emailed to me! Thanks

Comment by diannep on September 4, 2014 at 12:23pm

Seabeeseanmom:  I should add that if you call the hotels I listed below, and we recommend you call them directly, ask them for their Navy Graduation discount.  Usually about what AAA discount is but they only reserve a certain number of rooms for this rate.  Navy Lodge doesn't have it.

Comment by diannep on September 4, 2014 at 12:21pm

...other hotels to consider would be:

Navy Lodge (close to RTC, good prices, I understand they have a shuttle now for in your SR's name if you do not have military id)

Springhill Suites, Courtyard, Residence Inn (all Marriotts), Holiday Inn Express....all close together....near Walmart shopping center with restaurants nearby....good area....4-5 miles from RTC....near Sarge's MeetandGreet held the night before PIR.

Comment by diannep on September 4, 2014 at 8:47am

Seabeeseanmom:  TripAdvisor reviews have been pretty accurate about some of the other hotels.

Comment by Seabeeseanmom on September 4, 2014 at 7:45am
Congratulations to all PIR 8/29 grads!! If anyone stayed at Quality Inn, Waukegan--how was it? I've got a reserve on rooms there for 9/12 PIR, but it got a few bad reviews on yelp. Should I pay any attention to that?
Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on September 3, 2014 at 2:41pm

tammy's the info:

For T-shirts for a PIR date of 05/17/2013 or after: Your Recruits will have the first opportunity to order apparel imprinted with their unique Divisional Flag design allowing them to capture this valuable memory that will follow them throughout their Navy career. Family and friends can stop by after graduation at building 1326 to purchase additional apparel. The MWR does not accept personal checks as payment; all payments must be made with cash or credit card. Orders may be placed beginning on the Monday following your Sailor's graduation date through the American Outfitters (AO) website AO will digitally print your order and ship it right to your home or your Sailor's “A” School. AO will keep the design on file for one year from the Sailor’s graduation date to fulfill guest orders. If you have any questions or concerns please contact them at

NOTE: Warn your recruits that "Ladies" T-shirts are cut differently than other T-shirts (they are tapered) and they will want to order at least one size larger than they normally do when ordering for adult women or just order within the men's sizes for everyone. They are similar to "Junior" sizes. The website includes this "NOTE: Junior Fit - Runs Small" but your recruit may or may not see or hear that when making his/her order.

Comment by CatMom509 on September 3, 2014 at 2:41pm


Thanks for you input!  That would be one more feather in their cap to provide a free shuttle service to PIR!!

Comment by debnavysailormom on September 3, 2014 at 2:39pm

I just went through that today.  I gave them  his DD93 showing he enlisted and me as beneficiary and then the form letter with grad date for the qualifying event to remove him from my coverage.  They seemed to think that would suffice since its all on official Navy letterhead and forms.


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