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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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Navy Speak

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 10/12/2012 TG 48 - 14 Divisions (327-338, 822 & 948


ALUMNI of PIR 10/12/2012 TG 48 - 14 Divisions (327-338, 822 & 948

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 10/12/2012.

A place to keep up with each other as the journey continues.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW

Betsy, son on Stennis carrier


Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 164
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2016

WELCOME TO PIR 10/12/2012

OPSEC OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance. Please take the time
to read the OPSEC and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names of Sailors/Recruits are not allowed on this site. If it is in your username you will need to change your username. If yours is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended. First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember 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. It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends".






Discussion Forum

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Division 822

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Ric'sChick Dec 3, 2012. 312 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 329 & 330 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by SailorB-Man,Ship3,Div330 Oct 23, 2012. 94 Replies

Ship 03 (USS Hopper) Divisions 337 & 338 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by SailorB-Man,Ship3,Div330 Oct 23, 2012. 148 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 333 & 334 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Joan (Ship-14Div334 Oct 15, 2012. 406 Replies

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisions 335 & 336 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Leosil Oct 9, 2012. 102 Replies

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisions 331 & 332 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Erin_T_Ship11_Div331 Oct 8, 2012. 138 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 948

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by librarian Oct 4, 2012. 45 Replies

Ship 09 (USS John F. Kennedy) Divisions 327 & 328 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Just inMom ship14div333 Oct 4, 2012. 67 Replies

Weather forecast now thru 10/12

Started by mommaross CVN77. Last reply by SEA's mom Sep 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 10/12/2012 TG 48 - 14 Divisions (327-338, 822 & 948 to add comments!

Comment by Susan Ship 09 DIV 328 on December 1, 2016 at 10:15pm
Just making a comment so I don't get deleted.
Comment by ellen0502 on December 1, 2016 at 7:24pm

“Deleting inactive members - The ad agency that handles N4M is in the process of updating the site.  If you have not been active since 12/1/15 you will be deleted to make room for new members.  You will be able to re-join.  If you don't want to be deleted you will need to post something to activate your account.  They have already started deleting members.”

Comment by LoriM (div 337--Kevin's submom) on December 3, 2012 at 3:34pm

HI everyone, received the keel book still waiting on the DVD.  Hope everyone's sons and daughters are all doing well at their schools.  I know mine is really enjoying it.

Comment by BP's mom Ship 003 Div 337 on December 1, 2012 at 2:27pm

Hey everyone!! Thought I'd let you know the keel book came in today via USPS so you should be getting yours shortly!! Have a great weekend!!!

Comment by lsmith32 Navy Nuke Mom on November 28, 2012 at 8:41am
Got my video too! No book either.
Comment by Ric'sChick on November 27, 2012 at 8:15pm

Anyone interested in buying the PIR Oct 12 (Great Lakes, IL) Video I have one that I do not want. Message me if you are interested!

Comment by mommaross CVN77 on November 27, 2012 at 5:33pm

I received my DVD today but no Keel book - guessing that comes separately.

Comment by Ric'sChick on November 27, 2012 at 1:16pm

Hi moms girlfriends and so forth of! I have not yet received in the mail my official video of the PIR for Div 822 that was on OCT 12, but when I do, I would like to sell it to someone who didn't get one/wants to get one for a family member, etc. My sailor dumped me three weeks ago for someone he met on his new base in FL and I really do not want the video. Anyone want it? I can't remember how much I paid for it but I'll sell it to you for 40$ (may be negotiable) and you can pay me on PayPal or something. Please, someone let me know if you want this PIR video. I don't want it, but I could really use the money.

Comment by lsmith32 Navy Nuke Mom on November 26, 2012 at 6:47pm
I haven't received mine yet, but hope to soon as other people have received theirs.
Comment by floridabeachgirl on November 26, 2012 at 4:53pm

The dvd's are coming!!! I got mine today. :)


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