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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 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920)


ALUMNI OF PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920)

This group is for those who have loved ones that graduated from boot camp on March 28, 2014. A place to keep in touch with each other as the sailors continue their Navy journey.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 84
Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2017

WELCOME to PIR 03/28/2014! 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.

~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 make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends"

Discussion Forum

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 810 and 811 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Lucy (Ship 04, Div 811) Apr 12, 2014. 188 Replies

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Divisions 121 and 122 (Brother Divisions)

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Lucy (Ship 04, Div 811) Mar 27, 2014. 24 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 920

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by mom_to_anthony Mar 14, 2014. 31 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Mar 14, 2014. 10 Replies


Started by 2121lake Feb 19, 2014. 0 Replies

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You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 03/28/2014 TG 20 - 9 Divisions (119-124, 810, 811, 920) to add comments!

Comment by Liberty on April 17, 2014 at 7:29pm

Hi everyone! I wish that I was allowed to post a pic of my sailor because you would get a kick out of the one he just sent to me! They moved today and someone took a pic of him with all of his stuff strapped on him..and his big duffle (seabag?) and his backpack and the small duffle that we bought at the NEX. It is a hoot! I am not sure where the blender is that we got at the NEX but maybe it is in one of the dufflle bags Too funny! But, the rule is that they have to be able to carry it and he IS carrying it all! Haha! I hope that all of you are having a great day!

Comment by CatMom509 on April 15, 2014 at 3:23pm


Just want to let you know that the Facebook page for U..S. Navy Recruit Training Command usually posts many pics of PIR.  If you spot your Sailor in these pics, you can Download them to your own computer by clicking on the pic, then going down to Options to download OR you can right click and Save Picture As~~

Comment by Em'smom on April 14, 2014 at 9:20am

My thoughts and prayers are also with you and your family in this time of need. 

Comment by azmom on April 10, 2014 at 11:16am

@lala. Thank you for the update. We will continue to pray for your family.

Comment by Liberty on April 10, 2014 at 12:15am

Oh Lala, I am so sorry to hear this news. I am happy that the mother has her son. I will continue to pray for all of them. What a horrible tragedy.

Comment by Russmama93 on April 9, 2014 at 11:19pm
@Lala Ribbon Oh my goodness thank you for the update and I will continue too pray (as well as my church) for this and the other families!!! Lord Jesus!!! My heart aches for this mama!!!
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on April 9, 2014 at 10:21pm

Hi everyone. I have had several emails and messages asking if there are any updates on my son-in-laws family who was swept away by the mudslide in WA. It is easier to update here than to send out so many messages and emails.

Billy Splillers and his children were home when the mudslide hit. His wife was at work. Their four year old son was among the first to be rescued after the mudslide. He was pulled free from the mud by firefighters and a helicopter and was reunited with his mom when she found him at a local hospital. It was announced on Monday that Billy was identified as the latest slide victim. Their daughter Kaylee, 5, was among the first victims identified. The body of their 13-year-old son (Billy's stepson) Jovon was identified last Thursday and their 2-year-old baby girl Brooke, is still missing. The family truly appreciates all the love, support, thoughts and prayers from all of our extended Navy family and I really appreciate the support we have received from all of you. There are 3 victims that have not been identified and 12 are still missing. Please continue to keep all the families affected by this disaster in your thoughts and prayers.    Thanks so much <3 <3 <3

Comment by Bonnie-Codysmom on April 9, 2014 at 4:54pm

annabel....i agree with ems mom..they are catching up with everyone they havent been able to talk to and also resting and ahving fun withtheir new friends..mine has been staying very busy with this buddies doing a lot of stuff and he says he is havaing fun, which i am glad about.   but i understand about wantying to hear form him, i do tryhing to be understanding of all of it but sometimes it hurts my feelings... 

Comment by Em'smom on April 8, 2014 at 10:26am

Annabel Lee;;;It will get easier now that we can communicate.  Give him time to catch up with all his friends, they are young and at this point it's all about what they missed out on while they didn't have

Comment by Annabel Lee on April 3, 2014 at 6:47pm
MattsMom, and Em'smom, It's still hard though. I'm still having trouble letting him go, but I'm trying to not smother He only texted last night, and it was I texted him and told him to call me tonight. I just went too long not hearing his voice! Entirely too long!!!

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