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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 12/31/2014 TG 08 - 6 Divisions (047-050, and 907-908)


ALUMNI OF PIR 12/31/2014 TG 08 - 6 Divisions (047-050, and 907-908)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 12/31/2014. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 33
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 12/31/2014! 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

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisions 047 and 048 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by teecee Dec 29, 2014. 11 Replies

Meeting your NEW Sailor at the Airport/USO info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 049 and 050 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by teecee Dec 28, 2014. 15 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Dec 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Christmas Potluck at Navy Lodge

Started by Donovan'sMom. Last reply by Donovan'sMom Dec 15, 2014. 2 Replies

Flight Card Info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Lisa Dec 15, 2014. 1 Reply

MEET and GREET the Night before PIR, Tuesday December 30, 2014.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 15, 2014. 0 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 907 and 908 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Julie-Jake Dec 14, 2014. 7 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 12/31/2014 TG 08 - 6 Divisions (047-050, and 907-908) to add comments!

Comment by diannep on January 8, 2015 at 9:29am

Leaving this group now.....blessings to your new sailors!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 7, 2015 at 4:15pm

LIVESTREAM PLAYBACK for 12/31/2014 is now available for you. YAY! 

Comment by Irene on January 7, 2015 at 11:18am

CatMom509 - thank you for all the encouragement!  Blessings to you also.

Comment by CatMom509 on January 6, 2015 at 1:48pm

Movin' on from here.  Continued blessings on your Navy journey!

Comment by CatMom509 on January 6, 2015 at 1:47pm

Good Morning!

     "Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have

      learned in whatever state I am, to be content:

      I know how to be abased, and I know how to


Comment by CatMom509 on January 5, 2015 at 3:45pm

Hello Friends!

    "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by

     prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,

     let your requests be known to God; and the

     peace of God, which surpasses all understanding

     will guard your hearts and minds through

     Christ Jesus."

                                                      Phlippians 4:6-7

Comment by diannep on January 5, 2015 at 12:06pm

Thanks for sharing that, Donovan'sMom, but we have heard from groups in the past that action was taken against sailors discovered at Navy Lodge.  We don't think the issue is with civilian hotels, although the sailors are told before they leave for Liberty that they are being "watched" at all times in the community!   Most won't take a chance on getting in trouble and will behave themselves!  :-)  Thanks for passing this along! 

Comment by Donovan'sMom on January 5, 2015 at 7:54am
My son did not stay at Great Lakes, but this is what I was told by him and several others. The RDC's said we have to tell you not to go to any hotels and that we will be checking up on you, but we really don't care and we won't be checking. My son did not volunteer this information, but when I asked he confirmed what others had said.
Comment by CatMom509 on January 5, 2015 at 3:22am

Hello there,

Is anyone here that had their Sailor staying at the Great Lakes A school?  We need some sort of verification on the Navy Lodge situation.  Were your Sailors allowed or not to visit you in your hotel rooms over this weekend at the Navy Lodge??  We would really appreciate feedback to advise future PIR groups.  Thanks~~

Comment by CatMom509 on January 4, 2015 at 7:11pm

Blessed Sunday!

     "I will instruct you and teach you in the way

      you should go; I will guide you with My eye."

                                                     Psalm 32:8


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