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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 12/05/2014 TG 04 - 13 Divisions (027-038, and 904)


ALUMNI OF PIR 12/05/2014 TG 04  - 13 Divisions (027-038, and 904)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on December 05, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 93
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2017

WELCOME to PIR 12/05/2014! 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

~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.

Discussion Forum


Started by diannep. Last reply by sailor sam Dec 2, 2014. 8 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by LoLo's Mom Dec 2, 2014. 2 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 904

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Navymom904 Dec 1, 2014. 13 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 037 and 038

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by GeekGoddess Nov 30, 2014. 60 Replies


Started by Barbie (Tommy's mom). Last reply by Matilda1954 Nov 29, 2014. 11 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Nov 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Battle stations

Started by mitchelsmom. Last reply by ellen0502 Nov 23, 2014. 3 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 12/05/2014 TG 04 - 13 Divisions (027-038, and 904) to add comments!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 16, 2014 at 2:22am


I need a littlle help if anyone can...there is a member asking about bringing a four month old to PIR.

If anyone did this or experienced someone else doing so, would you mind answering her on her discussion? 

Or you can answer here and I will copy it over.

Thank you!!

Comment by CatMom509 on December 11, 2014 at 6:51pm

Okay, thanks gals for the detailed information!

Comment by michellex2 on December 11, 2014 at 12:46pm

I had the same experience. Picked him up at the Visitor Center and then we drove on base to his ship. You only need to the driver's ID and your sailor to get on base. They do not ask for ID from anyone else in the car. That part of the base is not big and easy to get around. You have to go into the ship (building) to sign him out and then you are on your way. I also dropped him off at his ship.

Comment by Jennifer PIR 12/05/14 on December 11, 2014 at 12:21pm
When I picked up my son st A school after pir I met him at visitor center then drove him to his ship and signed him out. Dropping off I drove him back to his ship. He signed himself in.
Comment by CatMom509 on December 11, 2014 at 4:52am

Can anyone here tell me what is the procedure for picking up and dropping off your Sailors at Great Lakes A school?  Does it involve picking them up at the Visitor Center, then driving them where and how far to sign them out?  Where do you drop them off in the evening?  Thanks~~

Comment by CatMom509 on December 9, 2014 at 3:09pm

Movin' on also.  Continued blessings on your Navy journey!

Comment by diannep on December 9, 2014 at 8:59am

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your sailors in their Navy futures!

Comment by CatMom509 on December 8, 2014 at 7:46pm


I am relieved the Sailors weren't left to suffer through that with their seabags on their backs, but omg, why not finish processing your gate passes send all of you through the security checkpoint already??!  ((HUGS)) to you (and your mom-in-law)!!

Comment by CatMom509 on December 8, 2014 at 7:40pm

Good Day!

     "Blessed is the King who comes in the

      name of the Lord!  Peace in Heaven and

      glory to the highest!"

                                                    Luke 19:38

Comment by michellex2 on December 8, 2014 at 10:24am

I am glad that everyone else did have a good experience and I am certain that this was an isolated incident. I did get the Manager and Agent's names so I can call the Delta Customer Care center to ensure this does not ever happen again. The sailors had already checked all of their bags so they only had their orders with them. The USO volunteer had already left to go back to Great Lakes so there was not anyone representing our group except for us. Even though we had this experience it did not take away from the joy of the whole event. I am very grateful to all of you during the first leg of our Navy journey. Have a fantastic day!


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