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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 09/13/2013 TG 44 - 11 Divisions (341-350 and 944)


ALUMNI OF PIR 09/13/2013 TG 44 - 11 Divisions (341-350 and 944)

Welcome to the group with SAILORS who graduated Boot Camp on 09/06/2013. A place to keep up with each other as your sailors continue their journey in the Navy.

Location: Great Lakes. IL
Members: 121
Latest Activity: May 28, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 09/13/2013! 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".


Discussion Forum

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisons 345 and 346 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Lindsaysproudmom(ship11Div345) Sep 11, 2013. 95 Replies


Started by Shelia. Last reply by Shelia Sep 9, 2013. 6 Replies


Started by Shelia Sep 7, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Aug 24, 2013. 10 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 944

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by ellen0502 Aug 19, 2013. 9 Replies

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You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 09/13/2013 TG 44 - 11 Divisions (341-350 and 944) to add comments!

Comment by navywifeandmom on October 8, 2013 at 10:29pm

SamsMySailor the order sheet said it would take 6-8 weeks.  I think it comes the same time the Keel (sorta like a year book) shows up.  Hope all is well.  Sam seems to be doing great!! 

Comment by Rosemary on October 8, 2013 at 9:25am

Hi everybody! Has anyone from PIR 9/13 received the DVD yet? My sailor ordered one that is supposed to come to our house and we are still waiting for it. 

Comment by ellen0502 on September 30, 2013 at 12:42pm

The RTC had some trouble with the live streaming. I think they said they would try to get it posted, but I can't find their post. They have also said it was recorded so the DVD will be available.

Comment by GrandmaJay60 on September 22, 2013 at 10:08pm

Hello everyone,

I see a few people have the same question I was about to post. Where is the 9/13/13 PIR? I told family who could not watch live that it would be there later. 

Comment by USnavymom63 on September 21, 2013 at 8:55am

Thank you Ladies for all of your help getting all of us newbie moms through bootcamp to PIR!! We could have never survived without you!!  God Bless all of you who run and work this site! Thank you!!

Comment by mrsruth1986 on September 20, 2013 at 11:27pm

Does anyone know why the RTC graduation is not posted on this site for the 9/13/13 graduation?  I have told family about this so they can go on and watch it since a lot of them were working that morning and could not watch it live.  Now it is still not posted but they have this morning (9/20/13) already posted.  Thanks.

Comment by mrsruth1986 on September 20, 2013 at 11:04pm

Does anyone know why the RTC graduation is not posted on this site for the 9/13/13 graduation?  I have told family about this so they can go on and watch it since a lot of them were working that morning and could not watch it live.  Now it is still not posted but they have this morning (9/20/13) already posted.  Thanks.

Comment by diannep on September 19, 2013 at 11:03pm

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your new sailors!  :-)

Comment by Emy⚓ on September 19, 2013 at 1:10pm

Looking for members that have a sailor in class 1351 or 1352 in A school (Goose Creek, SC) ? (:

Comment by NVYWIFE22 - ship9DIV370 on September 18, 2013 at 3:06pm

Navybrat- Thanks so much for your insight! I don't think my husband has ever received an award for anything so this is SO EXCITING!!!


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