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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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PIR 6/4/2010

Bootcamp Moms with PIR date June 4, chat, vent, discuss, cry, cheer and root each other on. HOO YAH n4ms

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Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2010

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Discussion Forum

Going solo to PIR - need ride/companion!

Started by SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy. Last reply by Claudia(Andy's WIfe) Jun 2, 2010. 5 Replies

Let's help those who are coming to PIR by themselves find each other so that no one is traveling alone from the airport to Great Lakes.

PIR, Liberty, Parking, etc..

Started by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin. Last reply by TheRightThing May 14, 2010. 1 Reply

This may be long but lots of great info.I found this on another discussion, thought we can post our questions and answers here to help each other out. Here is a list of things I have seen asked about…Continue

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Comment by SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy on December 20, 2010 at 10:20pm

I haven't been on N4M in a couple of months, so decided to check in today.  Guess we have all gone on with our lives (understandably), but I see some of you on Facebook, so that is good!  We don't get to see Brandon for Christmas, but we are flying out to Norfolk a week later to wish him well because he leaves for Gaeta, Italy a few weeks (right after he finishes C-School). 

Comment by Pam on September 27, 2010 at 4:44pm
Hey All!! I'm off to Great Lakes once again (final time) to see Jamie graduate from A School. He is a Hospital Corpsman and is loving every minute of it. He will now go to San Diego for 8 weeks of training with the Marine's before he heads over to Italy for the next two years!

Hope everyone is doing good!
Comment by Charlotte on September 20, 2010 at 3:25am
Any gf's, mothers, or family members of Ship 4, DIV 813 in here? I just made my account, my bf of three years graduated this day and is now in NAS P'cola going through Rescue Swimmer School. I went to visit him in P'cola in July and met so many of his friends. A great group of gentleman. So proud of all our sailors!! (:
Comment by kathyjeanba (ship 6/Div 929) on September 11, 2010 at 3:34pm
Sobe, we got the Keel book today. I think our sailor will be pleased. I hadn't realized that they were printed specific to the divisions. It'll make a great keepsake for his BC experience.
I hope all is going well for you.
Comment by SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy on September 9, 2010 at 4:01pm
Jaime - that is sooooo awesome, a surprise visit!!!!! Brandon is home this week, we drive him back to the airport tomorrow. It went by way too quick.
Comment by kathyjeanba (ship 6/Div 929) on September 7, 2010 at 6:26pm
jgoody, lucky you!! Big :-)
We talked to our sailor this weekend. He classed up for A school last week. He's still at GL and is happy & healthy. It was good to talk to him and, of course, I forgot to ask all of the questions I have! :)
Comment by jgoody/new Nuke mom on September 6, 2010 at 8:11pm
On a brighter note, I got a surprise visit from my sailor this weekend! He flew in Friday night & woke me up at 2:15 a.m. I hadn't expected to see him again until he finishes A school Dec 3. It was the most amazing moment in my life. Well, almost when compared to PIR. It was pretty darn awesome, let me tell you. He had to go back today :-(, but it was still well worth it.
Comment by Rebecca4 on August 31, 2010 at 5:37pm
Sometimes you need a break, Sobe. Take it and don't feel guilty! The suicides really get to me too - probably to every parent because you wonder what happened and what pushed the poor child to that point. But, when you are helping other moms through an emotional time, it is even harder. And how do you take away their fears? You really can't. Take good care of yourself and enjoy your son's progress. It makes me glad that my son just gets mad when something goes wrong--not depressed.
Comment by Rebecca4 on August 31, 2010 at 5:29pm
Yes. My son's best friend (since 3rd grade) is in Pensacola. We talked last night. This is very hard on them. I don't understand why there are all these suicides. It is scary -- maybe this is typical and we just didn't know before we became connected with the Navy. But, there should be more help available. These kids are in a tough environment and some just can't handle it. I can't imagine the pain the parents are in.
Comment by SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy on August 31, 2010 at 12:34am
This is the 8th suicide I have heard of, not all in P'cola though. I sure hope the Navy is offering counseling for the shipmates left behind - and a lot more preventative talks too. I sink to my knees each time I hear about some young person doing this and I can't handle it very well.

Most of you know that I actively help the active PIR groups and Deppers, I truly live on N4M. However, I've actually stayed off this site all day when I heard the news last night. I have moms with kids in bc who are sending me messages asking if this will happen to their kid when they get to A-school. I think I need a break.

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