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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 June 23, 2017 TG 33 - 11 Divisions (193-202 & 933)


ALUMNI OF PIR June 23, 2017 TG 33  - 11 Divisions (193-202 & 933)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp June 23, 2017. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 66
Latest Activity: Jun 28, 2017

Welcome to the group! 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.

~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 change your visibility settings for your Profile Page (MY PAGE) to "Just my friends".

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR June 23, 2017 TG 33 - 11 Divisions (193-202 & 933) to add comments!

Comment by HM247365 on May 7, 2017 at 3:09pm

We were very happy to get the 'form letter' It is just as it sounds, a form letter. Our SR filled in the blanks, in block cap letters, nothing more nothing less. We were hoping for her exact mailing address and a few words about how she is doing. We got half of what we wanted, the address. We had letters written and sealed in stamped envelopes ready to go when her form letter arrived. We are hopeful our letters begin reaching her by mid next week.

I was in the USMC many years ago. Each letter I received from the 'civilian world' during boot camp, gave me more strength and determination. Each time I received a letter from someone it felt like that person was then with me at boot camp, supporting me and rooting me on through all of it.  As more letters accumulated in my 'bunk' the size of my posse grew. I could physically see and touch the letters several times a day. When getting yelled at, stressing, etc., looking at the letters really helped. Kinda weird, maybe a bit like the Tom Hanks movie where he befriends a coconut when stranded on an island to keep his sanity. LOL 

Patiently waiting for a letter our SR hopefully had time to write today, Sunday, 7 May. 'If' she had time, and got it out today, I will post the arrival date as well as the 'post marked' date, for all. 

Comment by CryptoDad on May 7, 2017 at 3:07pm

Phone Calls - click on this:

In a nutshell: No one can predict with total accuracy how many phone calls your Recruit will be able to make, when they will come and how long they will last. Its all up to the individual RDCs. So, always have your phone charged and close at hand.

Comment by Catnip on May 7, 2017 at 3:02pm

My son left on April 26th also. Received his "I'm OK" call about 11:40pm that night. His box arrived on May 2nd and his letter arrived May 4th. 

Comment by thebeautyshoppe on May 7, 2017 at 1:53pm

My SR left on April 26. Received his "I'm here" call at 2:45 am on the 27th. Received his box on May 3. No letter yet. Sure am looking forward to receiving it. His recruiter told us he would be permitted to call home at 2 1/2 weeks. Does anyone have any info about this call? Hoping I am available to take it when he calls. 

Comment by HM247365 on May 7, 2017 at 12:12pm

She shipped out April 25. We received her, "i'm here" call at about 0030 (just after midnight), the morning of April 26.

Comment by mamh1108 on May 7, 2017 at 12:08pm

Hi HM247365, when did your SR leave for BC? I received the box on May 2nd, however no letter yet. My SR left on April 26th. Just curious to see when everyone else is getting their letter or form and when their SR left.

Comment by HM247365 on May 7, 2017 at 11:58am

This forum is awesome. We have been reading posts on this site for several weeks. We have a SR with a present PIR date of 23 June. She is in Division 194, 'on' Ship 12, (the Triton). We received her 'box' on May 1 and her 'form letter' May 4. Her form letter was post mark stamp dated May 1. We had our best night sleep last night as we believe our PIR Group has their first 'regular' Sunday daily schedule today and should be being allowed to decompress a little.

So far, we know no news is good news. We are hopeful if our SR has time to scribble a few sentences on a sheet of paper and get it in the mail today we could have a letter from her perhaps by May 11. 

Thank you again for what you are doing with this site.


Comment by CatMom509 on May 6, 2017 at 11:30pm


Welcome to Navy for Moms!!

My Sailor Daughter's PIR was March 2013--can't believe how fast time has flown!. She is an IT2 (Information Systems Technician, Petty Officer Second Class). I primarily provide scriptural encouragement for the PIR groups, 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 ellen0502 on May 6, 2017 at 6:07am
Please be sure to read about:

NAVYforMoms (N4M) Community Guidelines

They are located in your PAGES section here on your PIR group. PAGES are located on the right side of this page.

Comment by ellen0502 on May 6, 2017 at 6:06am

My son, and his wife, both graduated from BC in 2012. My son is an ET2 (IW/SW), or PO2, Petty Officer Second Class. My daughter-in-law is a MM2, Machinist Mate, or PO2, Petty Officer Second Class.

Both were forward-deployed in 2013, and were part of the 7th Fleet Amphibious Force (Gator Navy) in the Asian Pacific, which is where they met. :) My son is now part of the 5th Fleet, and stationed in the Middle East. My daughter-in-law is now Navy Reserve.

A few other veteran moms will be joining to help answer questions, offer support, and give you lots of information Remember there are no dumb questions, so ask away!

Fasten your seat belts...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!


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