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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."

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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

Comment Wall


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Comment by MyHero13 on August 13, 2013 at 10:20pm
Neicey, my son is Ship 3 Div 367. I have had no call and no letter yet. He shipped 2 weeks ago today. I feel for you, missing him on his birthday. I will go through the same thing next month. We just have to be strong. What a sweet thing for him to have done for you!!!
Comment by neicey800 on August 13, 2013 at 9:27pm
Anyone with a SR on ship 3 get a call or letter yet? Still no call or letter from my son and today is his birthday. I did however get a dozen roses at work today from him! I don't know how my little boy turned into this grown up considerate young man. I can't wait to hear his voice...
Comment by pmass5958 on August 13, 2013 at 9:26pm

I haven't seen anyone on here who has a SR in ship 13 div 363.  Any one?

Comment by TxNavymom on August 13, 2013 at 6:25pm

My son is Ship 09 Div 369.  I received the PIR information letter yesterday and mailed my first letter to my future sailor today!  Anxiously awaiting that first phone call! 

Comment by 2timenavymom ship11-366 on August 13, 2013 at 6:17pm

question for the vet mom's

I did this couple years ago with my daughter and was always told if the recruit is leaving for A school it will always be on the Sat, it was with my daughter.

Is this something that is normal or could they leave on a sun?

Thinking about leaving sat to get home.

thanks ....

Comment by diannep on August 13, 2013 at 2:05pm

Here's the RTC FB page link (that Suzbee mentioned below):

Comment by Suzbee on August 13, 2013 at 2:01pm
I received our first letter today! SO happy to hear from my SR. There is a new set of pictures up on the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command page on Facebook today Maybe your SR is in them!!! Go look! Mine wasn't but I hope one of yours IS!!
Comment by Suzbee on August 13, 2013 at 1:58pm

SunshineSailor- my SR is in the same Ship and Div. Have you joined the PIR group on facebook, too? I sent you a friend request. 

Comment by Lora on August 13, 2013 at 11:48am

Hi to everyone...waiting for a letter from my SR.  I felt horrible I missed his 1st phone call on Saturday!!!  Hope to hear from him soon. (my phone never leaves my hand now).  Prayers to all...

Comment by vacanita on August 13, 2013 at 11:11am

Hello everyone.  I was out with my sailor this weekend and had not logged in.  Hope everyone's sailor is doing well. 


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