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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 10/11/2013 TG 48 - 12 Divisions (379-388, 820 and 948)


ALUMNI OF PIR 10/11/2013 TG 48 - 12 Divisions (379-388, 820 and 948)

This Group is for those who have SAILORS that graduated 10/11/2013. A place to keep in touch with each other as your SAILORS continue on their Navy journey!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 135
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 10/11/2013! 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


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by shellback84 Oct 14, 2013. 19 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 820

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Whac-A-Mole (WAM) Oct 9, 2013. 52 Replies


Started by mommakay (Ship 11/Div 384). Last reply by CatMom509 Oct 7, 2013. 8 Replies

back packs

Started by lenrose Oct 4, 2013. 0 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 948

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Tammy Oct 2, 2013. 37 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 10/11/2013 TG 48 - 12 Divisions (379-388, 820 and 948) to add comments!

Comment by MCEastcoastmom(Ship 13 Div 385) on October 18, 2013 at 6:53am

Spoke to my son last night and they are already moving into a different building tomorrow. Glad I did not already send him a package. He did not know the address yet but I had heard they move around at first so I was not surprised when he said he was changing barracks. He thinks all the OS are going to a nicer building. We shall see. :)

Comment by boocoo on October 18, 2013 at 12:38am

LOL Ellen, I know what you mean!!! I do that during daylight hours! :) Just wanted to make sure I wasn't losing it!

My SR classes up at A school on Monday. He has been there since last Sat. night, so that's really not too bad and now that the government is back to work, maybe we won't have too many other issues with our recruits getting to A school, etc.... :)

Comment by MCEastcoastmom(Ship 13 Div 385) on October 17, 2013 at 10:08pm

Still praying for your SR Feliciackm. Please let us know when she gets thru it and is off to A school.

Comment by ellen0502 on October 17, 2013 at 6:35pm

Oops! I fixed it boocoo. I guess that's what happens when I do something at 3am. :)

Comment by Feliciackm on October 17, 2013 at 1:53pm

Well, I'm not Alumni but, 379 was my SR's original DIV and this was the original PIR date for her... am I allowed to stay too?! lol Last letter I got from her said she had 1 more day till she could retake her test. Not sure why we haven't gotten any calls yet... here's to hoping for something today!

Comment by MCEastcoastmom(Ship 13 Div 385) on October 17, 2013 at 7:09am

Oh yes Edie I talk and text my sailor all the time. I have to try to control myself from bugging him. He is in class during the day for about 10 hours so i do not call him then. He is not suppose to have his phone in class. Eventually he will also start having watch and be busy doing other things but for now, he has a regular routine. He still does not know when his real classes begin. Right now he is just doing a week of introduction,learning the new rules and getting some guidance on how to behave in the real world as a sailor and how to be careful with making business deals.

Comment by boocoo on October 16, 2013 at 11:46pm

Why does it say Alumni of PIR 10/11/2013 TG 48 at the top of this page, but then it says "This Group is for those who have SAILORS that graduated 10/04/2013."

Fitness, stay with us and keep us posted on how your Sailor is doing!!!! :)

Comment by Edie on October 16, 2013 at 10:11pm
Sorry eastcoastmom,
I've been running around the house cleaning and making sure we had everything
For our trip tomorrow. And watching internet for I'm sailor call! It came in @ 5:15
He was tired and upset a little cuz he only got a five minute call. Told him it's o.k.
We have all weekend together.
So do you get to talk to your sailor more since he has been in a school?
Comment by MCEastcoastmom(Ship 13 Div 385) on October 16, 2013 at 12:57pm

Edie- I hope you get the same decent weather in GL that we did or better. Graduation day was sunny and warm but Saturday it drizzled a little. Enjoy your sailor.

Fitness123, no need to leave us. You can add as many groups as you want . I added my son's A school weeks before he even graduated. :)

It has been great getting to know you fine folks.

Comment by ellen0502 on October 16, 2013 at 11:35am

fitmess. You don't have to leave this group! Come back here and let everyone know how your sailor is doing. Some of you may have sailors that will end up in the fleet together.


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