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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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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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PIR 10/16/09 Alumni


PIR 10/16/09 Alumni

Congratulations New Sailors...Smooth Sailing!

Location: USA
Members: 127
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2013


Make your own Countdown Clocks

So that you do not miss your call! To forward all calls to a different phone number, dial *72 and then the number that you want to forward all the calls to. To deactivate this feature, dial *73. Check with your phone company, some charge for this service.
Graduation Schedule
Liberty Rules
Honor Recruits and Award Winners
Battle Stations dates and results:

Thur Oct 8 - DIV 356 - DIV 357 ~ THEY ARE SAILORS!

Mon Oct 12 - DIV 358 - DIV 359 - DIV 948 THEY ARE SAILORS!

Tue Oct 13 - DIV 360 - DIV 361 - DIV 362 - DIV 363 THEY ARE SAILORS!,

Wed Oct 14 - DIV 364 - DIV 365 - DIV 848 --THEY ARE SAILORS!, ...all of 364 passed and got the highest score over all divisions in more than 6 months!!!

Discussion Forum

Hwy 90/94 Downtown Chicago Check the traffic report

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Three lanesof Hwy 90/94 is shut down due to repairs. I heard it could be fixed by morning, if not be prepared gas wise for a very long wait...or check alternate routes. Just FYI for all of us…Continue

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Comment by Cindy on April 18, 2013 at 11:09pm
Anyone still here? Just saw a post in another group that got me looking around. Our sailor is in Jacksonville (Mayport) Florida and reenlists a bit early, he'll do the ceremony when we are visiting during a vacation in June. He's loving the Navy and eagerly anticipating his next deployment...not sure when that will be.
Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on October 20, 2010 at 6:11pm
Laurence signed up for six years. One down, five more to go!
Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on October 19, 2010 at 4:13pm
Cindy, I am still amazed that it's been a year! What a year! I'm not on as much as I would like. I thought with both my boys being gone, I would have some spare time, so I have gone back to school. Between work, school and a teenage daughter, I stay busy. I try to call my sailors once a day.
I'm glad to hear that yours will be home soon. I hate it when they are at sea. (I can't call.)
Comment by Cindy on October 19, 2010 at 2:08am
Lately my time on N4M has been not as often, just checking from time to time to see how things are going. Hard to believe a year ago we were all heading home after an awesome weekend with our new sailors. Mine's at sea now, and I can't wait 'till they get back in port at the end of the month. I hope you're all doing well!
Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on October 12, 2010 at 5:55pm
I had heard about Carrier and wanted to see it, but didn't want to wait for it to be aired again, I found it on instant play on Netflix. I was glued to the screen for almost the full ten hours! I loved it! I felt that I became a part of the crew. I knew they worked hard, but I now have a new respect for all who are on board!
As for the ballroom dancing Marine, I was blown away by his courage! He never let his past get in the way of his future!
Wade142, you need to watch Carrier! He is a Marine on the ship who is SUPER graceful on the ballroom floor!
Comment by Cindy on September 16, 2010 at 11:22pm
Thanks for the information about the series and it being available on Netflix. I'm going to look for that tonight. Hard to believe how much things have changed over the last year. My son's just getting settled in Mayport, FL and seems to be enjoying everything. He just got to move from his ship into the barracks yesterday, so life seems to be good!
Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on September 11, 2010 at 9:36pm
A while back, PBS did a series on the USS Nimitz. I had heard of it, and had heard that PBS was going to air it again. Well, I found it on Netflix. It is available on the "play" instantly section. So far, I have seen the first six hours. They are divided into 10 one hour sections. It follows the USS Nimitz on a seven month deployment to the Persian Gulf shortly after 9-11. I am motivated to finish my homework so I can finish the series!
Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on August 8, 2010 at 11:53pm
Wade, thank you for the update. I am so glad you are doing good, and you get to spend time with both your sailors.
Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on July 30, 2010 at 12:16pm
Has anyone gone back and read the things we wrote back last August? It really gives a look as to how much we really have grown this past year!
Comment by Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors on July 29, 2010 at 1:19pm
As the day gets closer, I realize not only how much my sailor has grown, but the changes I have gone through. Do ya'll remember how we were all such a bag of nerves! I was crying every day! He would walk through the room and I would get teary eyed! This is the group who saw me through it all! ((HUG))

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