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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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Welcome to the discussion group for divisions 017 & 018. These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the main wall to post questions, and concerns, We “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion groups as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important
Every single concern is genuine
Every single member is important to us
We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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Hello all, I've been lurking for a while around on N4M getting lots of great info, but I'm just now getting around to joining the group. My wife is in Div 018, and I can't wait to see her!

Wow, fancy that, my daughter is also in Div 018...wouldnt it be wierd if they knew each other?!

Got a call from my SR this morning and he has been ASMOd into Div 017. So I am just here to say Hi!

I just found this site yesterday. My SR is on Ship 03 Div 17 also.

Hello all! Just joined last night.... first time on is today. My son is in Div018.

Can anyone tell me if there will be some type of Meet & Greet set up for families/SR's for the PIR? My son is in Ship03/Div 018. We will be flying into Chicago early Tuesday morning (11/20/12). Thx for any input.


I'm just finding out about this website and I'm practically in tears with joy. I felt isolated for a time because I did not know where to go for answers, actually I didn't even know where to ask the questions.  Now, my son is graduating on 11/21/12 and I had no idea what to do. Then I found this site. I wish I had found it earlier because I hastily made my own air and hotel reservations just to make sure I would be accommodated.  It also took so long to hear from my SR that I didn't know how graduation was going to work as the holiday is the next day, and how much leave he would have. I read on another site that if they leave GL they ship out the day after graduation, (which would be Thanksgiving) I was so sad I would not be able to spend Thanksgiving with him. Now I've read on this site that there is a possibility that he may not ship out until the day after Thanksgiving. Is there any way I could get a definite answer on this. His last phone call to me was so short I hardly had time to ask how he was doing. Any help would be appreciated,

If you are on Facebook, there are also facebook pages, one for the PIR date, and one for Divisions 17 and 18 only.  There is a lot of good information and support on those sites too.

Hi TiagosMom12,

My son is Ship 03 Div 17 also. You can search Facebook for: Navy PIR 11/21/12 Ship 03 Division 018 & 017.


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