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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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 287 and 288

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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my husband is in ship 4 div 288 :) super proud of him , I'm traveling alone with my 4 month old.staying at the Navy lodge. miss him so much but so ecxited to see him soon 6 more Sundays ladies.

My son is in ship 4 div 288 and I got a letter from him today:) Made my day. It made me laugh and cry!

Hi Ladies!  If you're on Facebook, I recommend you join this group:  PIR 09-12-14   NAVY BOOT CAMP

But please stay on N4Moms too! Getting resources from both groups will be a good thing. Also, please bring questions/info from FB back to us over here so all can be informed. Thanks!

Yes diannep! I agree, N4Moms has tons of helpful information. I'm checking both groups.

Posted by Navy Mama on August 4, 2014 at 2:56pm

Hey Good Monday All! My son is in Ship 04 Division 287 PIR date 09/12/14.  Glad to have this connection here and Hope you are all good today! I got a call on Saturday and my son had been sick too- Nothing to bad but I could tell as soon as I answered the phone. Mom's just know! Looking forward to more letters and the next call from Boot Camp! Hope you got calls/letters too.

(copied and pasted from duplicate discussion)

Thanks for this fb page!  My step son has written us once and we have heard "some" from his mom, but we don't communicate well with her.  He sounds excited, but we have such little info and reading what other people were posting on fb helped give us an idea of what was going on.  Thanks again.

My son is in Div 287. I really miss him, but have enjoyed the updates! He sounds so muture! I just wish I wasn't going to miss his 18th birthday!

Cute Kitty

My son is in ship 4 division 287. I am so proud of him and can't wait to see him on the 12th. He sounds good overall I can tell that he has matured and he states often that he is ready for PIR.  I hope that all of your SR are doing well. 

This morning I watched a bit of the PIR for the divisions that went this week. It was so exciting to know that next week that is us! I can hardly contain my excitement and I am so anxious to see my Sailor! I hope that all doing BS 21 are doing great and that when 287 and 288 get their turn it is great for them as well. ONE MORE WEEK!! Three work days for me next week! So exciting and glad we all made it! Have a great weekend!


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