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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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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 09/27/2013 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

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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 smurfette84 on August 9, 2013 at 2:05pm

Hello to all, I believe this is when my son graduates (according to recruiter).  I love the countdown clock, so helpful.  My son is the youngest of my 3 and now I have an empty nest.  Can't wait to make new friends on here.

Comment by NavyMom1727 on August 9, 2013 at 2:02pm

Thank you, but I'm still confused on how my SR is to pay for my order?

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on August 9, 2013 at 1:16pm

Division T-Shirts and Recruit Photos:

Sarges info is not quite complete. :-) Rather than giving you a long post I am going to paste the link to one from Boot Camp Moms that explains it all:

Division T-Shirts, Graduation Photos, The Keel, and DVD of PIR



Comment by AveryMom on August 9, 2013 at 12:36pm

I can't wait for graduation!  I love the clock winding down the days.  My son left for boot camp July 30th.  Only received the "Mom I'll call you in 3 weeks" call.  This forum and others are helping me deal with him being away.  I thank you, & appreciate it.

Comment by NavyMom1727 on August 9, 2013 at 11:59am

Oh another thing for everyone. I forget how I found it, but if you send an email to

Tell them you have a SR graduating 29 Sept & ask if they could please send you free calling card codes for you to send to your SR.

They responded quickly. They sent 8, I sent them to my SR today & told him to share. Each code is good for 1 call up to 20 minutes

Comment by NavyMom1727 on August 9, 2013 at 11:54am

Veteran Moms.....can any of you tell me how much the div flag t-shirts are & where I can find info on the pic packages? Sarge said to send my order to my SR & he places the order, but I'd like to know prices & stuff. Sarge also said my SR will have to pay do do I send him money? How does this all work? I don't want my SR to have to worry about placing orders, he has more important things to take care of while he's there.

Oh I'm so confused :(

Comment by vacanita on August 9, 2013 at 11:01am

Hello all I am a veteran-mom and I now have a friend's (more like a sister) son who will graduate with this group. My son graduated from bootcamp, A-school and will soon graduate from submarine school.  This is a time  of great sentiment especially if it's your first child to serve.  This page is a great tool, comfort and useful resource. To all  new moms, returning moms, wives, girlfriends welcome.


Comment by NavyMom1727 on August 9, 2013 at 9:14am

Good Morning!!  49 days to go ( 7 Fridays )

Comment by diannep on August 9, 2013 at 8:36am

Suzbee:  Are you addressing the "extra letter" to your SR, but using the star to tell her that it is for the other person who is not receiving mail?  In that case, I don't believe the star notation will be a problem.

Good Morning All !

Comment by Suzbee on August 9, 2013 at 1:36am
Also- THANK YOU for all the great information!

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