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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 09/27/2013 TG 46 - 11 Divisions (361-370 and 946)


ALUMNI OF PIR 09/27/2013 TG 46 - 11 Divisions (361-370 and 946)

Welcome to the group with SAILORS who graduated Boot Camp on 09/27/2013. A place to keep up with each other as your sailors continue their journey in the Navy.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 102
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2013

WELCOME to PIR 09/27/2013! 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

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 09/27/2013 TG 46 - 11 Divisions (361-370 and 946) to add comments!

Comment by CatMom509 on October 16, 2013 at 11:19pm

I'm moving on too.  Blessings on your continued Navy journey!!

Comment by diannep on October 3, 2013 at 8:30am

Leaving this group now...thanks for the PIR updated info, ladies!  Blessings to your sailors!

Comment by beths#14/361 on October 1, 2013 at 6:25pm

PIR was AMAZING!!!!  The entire weekend was a roller coaster of emotions from sheer joy to awe!!  We stayed at the Courtyard Mariott.  When we checked in they let us know that they provided a shuttle service to PIR for only 3$ per person.  That saved us so much in terms of worrying about timing,getting through security etc.  Staff was very accomodating!  When they figured out the live feed was not working, the  hotel staff set up a scavenger hunt for my 7 grandchildren who were left behind and gave the parents a list of nearby attractions to kill time til we got our sailor back to the hotel!  The only thing I had anxiety over was noone seemed to be able to tell me WHERE to pick up my sailor who was shipped over to her A school after graduation. Everyone just kept saying follow the cars.  It was pure dumb luck we located the place! For future parents, just go to the visitors center by the Navy Museum. Your sailor will meet you there after he/she checks into A school.   Somehow, I missed that info. :-)   It was great to meet some of the moms I've seen on this website, and Chas mom... thanks for the great ribbon!!!  I will save that in my treasures box for sure!!!


Comment by CatMom509 on October 1, 2013 at 1:22am

So glad for all the great stuff that happened!!  Now I wonder what is going on the with live feed?  It was working fine before~~

Comment by glsp82 on September 30, 2013 at 8:55pm

Our room at the Navy Lodge was fantastic. It was large so we could all hang out and be comfortable. It was also very clean. We had a two room suite with a kitchenette. It was $99 a night and was very close to the RTC and everything we wanted to do. The staff was very friendly and they had a free breakfast. The selection for breakfast wasn't the best, but was ok. Would definitely stay again.

Comment by LoriJa on September 30, 2013 at 8:48pm

What a wonderful time we had with our Sailor and family!  Sarge was great! delivered my girl back to base safe and sound.  So glad we used Sarge to shuttle to PIR instead of driving!  Drove right past the long line of cars waiting to be let into the base.  Our stay at the Courtyard Marriott was stellar.  Staff went over and above to accommodate us! So glad that we flew into Milwaukee instead of Midway, so much closer, and no traffic getting to Waukegan.  Wouldn't change a thing!   Only bummer was the live feed evidently was a failure.  Will be calling to order the DVD for those family members that couldn't go to graduation.  What a positive experience! 

Comment by diannep on September 30, 2013 at 2:25pm

Ladies, please post on here if any info we gave you was incorrect or changed.  We want to make sure to pass along accurate info to the next PIR groups.  Also, did you enjoy your hotel?  If so, please post on here about that.  Again, we like to recommend hotels that you all would recommend! 

Hope all had a great time!

Comment by ChristinaMarie (Ship 14/Div 298) on September 30, 2013 at 1:43pm

Good Morning everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with your Sailors... An unforgettable experience for us all, just as CatMom said.  Almost an unexplainable feeling and mixture of emotions. It was just amazing and I cherish every moment I had with my son.  :)

Comment by CatMom509 on September 28, 2013 at 1:08pm


This will truly be an unforgettable weekend for all of you!!!  :D

Comment by ZWB/Kathy on September 28, 2013 at 7:01am
What beautiful moment I am living in right now. Friday was spectacular. I'm up early (time change) waiting on my son's arrival. His dad will go get him .... and we'll have all day.

I am very grateful for this blessing and have all of you who need to say "see you soon," in my heart.

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