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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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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 09/20/2013 TG 45 - 11 Divisions (351-360 and 945)


ALUMNI OF PIR 09/20/2013 TG 45 - 11 Divisions (351-360 and 945)

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: 108
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2013

WELCOME to PIR 09/20/2013! 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 and OPSEC.

~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 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 351 and 352 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by MarGlenn(shp 14 div 352) Sep 12, 2013. 110 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 945

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Tylersmom Sep 8, 2013. 46 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Sep 8, 2013. 4 Replies

Form Letter

Started by Ethansmom. Last reply by ProudPrayinMom Ship 003/Div 354 Aug 17, 2013. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 09/20/2013 TG 45 - 11 Divisions (351-360 and 945) to add comments!

Comment by Pilarcita30 on October 9, 2013 at 2:00pm

Hi, today is first day of classes for my sailor, who graduated BC 9/20/2013, in A School, San Antonio. It feels like he just left home and then look at all that has happened already, in a great way!

Comment by diannep on September 26, 2013 at 8:29am

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

Comment by Navymom8 on September 25, 2013 at 10:00pm

I cannot find the post but someone mentioned a book that would help with newbies.  Can anyone help me out?


Comment by Tracy_Jacob'sMom on September 25, 2013 at 5:22pm
This site is what got me through my son's time at BC. It wasn't necessarily the info I got (which was very helpful) it was knowing that other Navy mom's felt like me and that I wasn't crazy or being overly dramatic. Graduation was amazing, it was so cool. I thought it would be a tad boring but it wasn't. Sooo happy to see my Airman. And now he's in Pensacola and loving it. So I'll end by saying that you mom's will get through it and it'll all be worth it. I'm so proud but even more, he's proud of himself.
Comment by diannep on September 25, 2013 at 12:35pm

Ladies:  Please post on here if you found that any info we N4Moms gave you was changed or incorrect.  We get any updated info from you all!  We want to get it correct for the next groups!  Thanks !

Comment by CatMom509 on September 24, 2013 at 1:28am


You're welcome~~ Keep plugged in to Navy for Moms!!  Movin' on now~~

Comment by kaymarie on September 23, 2013 at 3:22pm

All the info on this page was incredible!!! Thanks for making PIR an amazing experience!!!

Comment by CQEOC on September 23, 2013 at 10:41am

Thank you to everyone who helped provide the most valuable information as we prepared for PIR.

I felt completely prepared for what to expect and went into the day ready to focus on my son.

Whoever told us to stay on base for sailors staying in Great lakes was a lifesaver! We had complete access to my son from morning to night and got to meet so many of his friends and shipmates.

Thank you Navy for Moms!

Comment by jkaia'smom on September 23, 2013 at 12:47am

My son has made it to San Antonio on Saturday for A School!!

Comment by ellen0502 on September 22, 2013 at 6:24pm

Congratulations you all have now graduated from BC for loved ones!!

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There are lots of groups on this website for A Schools, C Schools, Ships etc. Remember to keep in touch here too. Some of your SAILORS will be in school together, and even if they aren't in school together they may end up in the fleet together.


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