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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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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 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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Comment by Andrewsmom on September 16, 2013 at 8:31pm

Our PIR weekend was wonderful!  Thanks to all the veteran moms for all the was a tremendous help!  Not only did we love seeing our son, but also enjoyed meeting many of his friends... your sons!

We were also thrilled to have Friday and Saturday with him, as his flight to P'cola was early on Sun. morning.  We made the trip to the airport at 1:00am to take his electronics to him and found approx. 70 sailors in the baggage claim area at Midway.  FYI:  the ticket counters don't open until 4:00am, so they all had to wait in the baggage area. There is very little seating, so we only stayed for an hour.  I'd probably not change a thing, but wanted to let you know.

Blessings to all! 


Comment by sue_2337 on September 16, 2013 at 7:11pm

Diannep, my ex was adement, that everyone was going to go to PIR, and wait on base.  He called RTC, and they told him they FROWN on it, but that "extras" could wait on base at the chappel and watch. I was totally against it, as I didnt want to miss it because we had extra people with us.  We got back to the hotel by 1, and the rest of the family still had a good amount of time with her.  It also gave us, as parents, individual time with her, and her time to aclimate.


Comment by diannep on September 16, 2013 at 6:15pm

Question:  Seems that someone had heard that "extras" were being allowed onto RTC and were able to watch the PIR service on the Livestream in the Chapel.  This is something one of the current bootcamp moms heard.  We N4Moms veterans are not aware of this.  Did anyone have experience with this last Friday?

Comment by kathyn4kids on September 16, 2013 at 2:08pm

It was the most fabulous day from start to finish!  The sailors were awesome! Thanks for all the 'what to expects' on this site too. 

Comment by diannep on September 16, 2013 at 1:44pm

GrandmaJay60:  Call the Photo Lab there on RTC about the photos:

847 578 6205

It is not too late to order them!

Comment by GrandmaJay60 on September 16, 2013 at 11:37am

PIR was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Thank you all for all you do!  Thank you to all the hosts on this page I would not have had a clue to what was going on without the info. you ladies provided. I have a question my grandson did not order his pictures is it too late to purchase them? If not where can they be purchased?

Comment by patj on September 16, 2013 at 8:15am
We're home now and I wanted to thank you ladies. What a great job you guys do! The past 8 weeks would have been much harder without the info provided.
Comment by samiamsmom on September 15, 2013 at 8:41pm
We had the best time at PIR! The info on this site was so helpful and I really appreciate it. I was able to relax and focus on seeing my daughter because I already knew what was going on. Thank you Navy for Moms:)
Comment by diannep on September 15, 2013 at 7:04pm

Now the question for all:  If you found any of our info was not correct this weekend. please post here.  We constantly want to update as changes are made.  So....we appreciate all comments that you have! 

You are very welcome, Lindsaysproudmom!  Congrats to your sailor!

Comment by Lindsaysproudmom(ship11Div345) on September 15, 2013 at 5:49pm

Thanks ellen, diannep and catmom and any others that were hosts on this page! It was such an awesome weekend!! My only complaint was that is was way to short amount of time with my sailor but I soaked in and enjoyed every moment with her!! I am so very grateful that we made it on Thursday because lightening hit the control tower at the airport and there were no flights getting in or out!! You can imagine my panic and concern thinking that I might not get there for Friday but this momma did a lot of praying and thankfully they got the problem fixed so our flight went out!! A lot of fights were cancelled but our wasn't and so I was so very thankful to be there!! What a way to start the weekend!!


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