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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 11/27/2013 TG 003 - 13 Divisions (021-030, 803, 804 and 903)


ALUMNI OF PIR 11/27/2013 TG 003 - 13 Divisions (021-030, 803, 804 and 903)

This Group is for those who have SAILORS that graduated 11/27/2013. A place to keep in touch with each other as your SAILORS continue on their journey in the Navy!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 132
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2014

WELCOME to PIR 11/27/2013! 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. Edit



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

Temporary Holding Unit (THU)

Started by squidmom. Last reply by squidmom Dec 18, 2013. 3 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 027 and 028 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by AaronsMom(Ship04Division027) Nov 26, 2013. 22 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 029 and 030 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by DrDsMom - ship 13, division 29 Nov 25, 2013. 86 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Nov 25, 2013. 10 Replies

11/13/13 - Div 905 Mom needs a favor!

Started by Janie's Mom. Last reply by FLsailormom (Ship 11 Div 025) Nov 24, 2013. 7 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 11/27/2013 TG 003 - 13 Divisions (021-030, 803, 804 and 903) to add comments!

Comment by 21anne on February 4, 2014 at 5:05pm

@SplashMom~ you could just type the ship name into ebay to find the coin.  I think someone said it will be a while longer for the books. Great Lakes is very cold!  Hope your Sailor is staying warm!!

Comment by SplashMom on February 4, 2014 at 4:24pm

Hi everyone! I'm thinking of ordering another challenge coin, but can't remember that one link! Does anyone else know it? I haven't received the book yet either...Hope everyone is doing good! My Sailor is still in the Great Lakes...brrrrr

Comment by MXNavyWife110 on January 27, 2014 at 1:55pm
I went back and forth about ordering the DVD. I didn't, but feeling like I should if I still can. Thanks for posting and letting me know ill call them today.
Comment by barefoot1 on January 27, 2014 at 1:51pm

I just called GL's NEX photo lab to find out if my Sailor had ordered the DVD.  He felt certain he had, but when I looked at his receipt it did not have the DVD marked. Figured it wouldn't hurt to call.  Glad I did, as he did NOT order the DVD.  They still have it in stock so I ordered one; should have it in 2-3 weeks.  The gal at the photo lab was very friendly and helpful. 

I also asked about the Keel - she said she knows the printing company is apparently behind in production, so it will probably be a couple more weeks at least from the way it sounds.  But because my Sailor ordered photo package A, the Keel is automatically included in that so I know at some point it IS going to arrive :-)

Comment by vivian (Ship 03, Div 021) on January 26, 2014 at 11:28am

no book here - just the DVD.   

Comment by Ryan's Mom on January 26, 2014 at 7:22am

Hello ladies. I did receive the DVD of PIR, but still no keel book. Anyone receive theirs yet? 

Comment by BoomMom on January 8, 2014 at 2:24pm

Bummer!!  Hope you are better soon.  Do you still have your son at GL... ? Send PM sometime and we can chat.

Comment by barefoot1 on January 8, 2014 at 2:03pm

Hi BoomMom!  Hope you all had a great Christmas break!  We did, although I finished it out with a nice case of pneumonia!  :-(

Comment by BoomMom on January 8, 2014 at 11:22am

Nice to see you online barefoot1 !  No DVD here either, but doubt they could have gotten through our blizzard anyway.  3 days off work/school since Friday :)  Up to 40o by Saturday.  Bikini weather...

Comment by barefoot1 on January 8, 2014 at 10:46am

Good morning ladies!  From what I have read on other forums within this site, it seems the average time was around 5-6 weeks after PIR that either the DVD or the Keel arrives.  I'm thinking it should be within the next week or so, given all the holidays since then.  Am anxious to get them myself!  :-)


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