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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 12/31/2014 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 AFMOM on November 18, 2014 at 5:44pm

When the recruits graduate on 12/31 are they allowed to stay in the hotel with family while on liberty or do they have to keep going back to barricks each night.

Comment by diannep on November 18, 2014 at 5:38pm

Mst:  Consider booking your flights on Southwest Airlines into either Chicago-Midway or Miwaukee..Milwaukee may be cheaper, has cheaper car rental, no traffic....shorter drive to GL.  Southwest has no change fee if your SR gets delayed in training.  Those fees can be a little steep!  Also, 2 bags check for free.....

Comment by MsT on November 18, 2014 at 5:24pm

I have my room reserved, my car reserved, now I am going to purchase my plane tickets and count the days till I get to hug my son.

Comment by CatMom509 on November 18, 2014 at 4:54pm


Welcome to Navy for Moms!!

My Sailor Daughter's PIR was March 2013--can't believe how fast time has flown!.  She is an IT3 (Information Systems Technician, Petty Officer Third Class). I primarily provide scriptural encouragement for the PIR groups, Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and a few of the other groups that I am a member of.  I'll also help out with anything that I am familiar with--all kinds of tidbits I learned during my daughter's Boot Camp experience~~  This site really made the time go much faster.  I'm so thankful that my Sailor daughter sent me the link for this awesome group of friends when she enlisted!!  Count 9 Fridays and before you know it, you'll be seeing your baby again at PIR!!  Here we go!!!

Comment by diannep on November 18, 2014 at 3:57pm

Hey there, ladies.  I am another one of the N4Moms veterans, helping on the PIR groups for almost 5 yrs now.  My sailor is now out of the Navy, but I love staying here to help!  He is on his last class for his Bachelor's, and God willing will have it in December!  Thank you, GI Bill!  A wonderful wonderful "perk" of their military experience!

seabeefamily:  There is no way any of you all will know this yet.  They won't know until right before PIR...when their flights are confirmed.  I posted on Bootcamp Moms that most likely, those flying out will do so on Fri or Sat (Wed PIR)....don't think they will fly on New Years Day since it is a Federal Holiday, but never say never in the Navy!  Since no one can "wait" on their SRs to have their reservations before making your own, it would be best to book flights back home no earlier than Sat., if possible.  Just in case!  You will be able to visit with your sailor at the airport (many sailors wait a long time there....they are bussed late the night before)....take ID and get an airlines pass to wait at the gate until their departure! 

Those with sailors staying in GL for A School will have Daytime Liberty with them through Sunday!  They must return to A School base each night, but there is lots of daytime with them!

There are no overnights allowed for any of the new sailors, whether staying in GL for A School or flying out.

Comment by ⚓ darsatm ⚓ on November 18, 2014 at 2:20pm


if your sailor is flying out you will get PIR day and Jan 1st with him/her. They aren't flying out until the 2nd so I've been told...


Comment by ⚓ darsatm ⚓ on November 18, 2014 at 2:03pm

Welcome Bert

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on November 18, 2014 at 4:56am

Hello! Welcome to your PIR Group!

You can call me FTLW, it's easier :-)

My Sailor PIR’d in 05/2011. He is a Seabee Reservist. I have been an AF (Security Forces) Reservist wife for 28 years…I know …not Navy…but I am familiar with military life! We have been through two Deployments. Now working on Retirement process from AF and soon from Civilian job. Our son enlisted while Hubby was in Iraq. This site was a Godsend and helped me get through not only our sons BC experience but my husbands and my separation for 6 months.

I am a “veteran” mom and volunteer on the PIR groups mostly.

Comment by ellen0502 on November 18, 2014 at 4:30am


Welcome to your PIR group!

My son graduated BC in April of 2012. He is an  ET, stayed in GL for A School, went to C School in San Diego, and is forward-deployed.  The ship he is attached to is a Whidbey Island-class landing ship, part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), Squadron 11.

A few other veteran moms will be joining to help answer questions, offer support, and give you lots of information.

There will also be lots of pages posted with information for you along the way. They will be posted as the subjects come up!

Remember there are no dumb questions, so ask away!

Fasten your seatbelts...the next few weeks will be a roller coaster ride, but at the end of the ride you are in for the best hug ever!!

Comment by ellen0502 on November 18, 2014 at 4:30am

Please take the time to read the PAGES here, on your PIR GROUP. The PAGES are located on the right side of this main comment wall, directly under the member photos. 

Please be sure to read about:

N4M’s Community Guidelines and OPSEC (direct clickable Link)

We will be placing more information there along the way for you as well.


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