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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 04/26/2013 TG 24 - 11 Divisions (157-166 and 924)


ALUMNI OF PIR 04/26/2013 TG 24 - 11 Divisions (157-166 and 924)

This Group is for those with sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 04/26/2013.

A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2013

WELCOME to PIR04/26/2013!

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".

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 04/26/2013 TG 24 - 11 Divisions (157-166 and 924) to add comments!

Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on May 3, 2013 at 10:50pm

Does anyone in this group live in the central FL/Gulf Coast area? New Port Richey, Tampa, Clearwater, Orlando? Would you like to come to a Navy Mom Meet and Greet On Friday May 10 at 7:00pm at Rusty Bellies in Tarpon Springs at the Sponge docks? I would love to meet you all, hang out, and talk about our Sailors. Feel free to bring someone if you like. Also please join my FL facebook group so you can stay connected to other FL moms/families and find out about other meet and Greets in the future. We will be there again the last week of June/first week of July and will host a Meet and Greet Party then as well and host a Navy/Military Scrapbook Make and Take party as well. I love meeting my Navy Mom friends :)

Comment by diannep on May 2, 2013 at 12:54pm

Leaving this group now.  Blessings to your sailors! 

Comment by Shannon New on April 30, 2013 at 10:16pm
I have been watching for the last several weeks and they don't usually hit until Wednesday or Thursday.
Comment by ellen0502 on April 30, 2013 at 7:08pm

They usually get them up in the week following PIR. Some go up on Monday, some have been Tuesday, some Wednesday. Keep checking!

Comment by LALS on April 30, 2013 at 6:38pm
We have been watching for PIR pics on RTC Facebook. Aren't they usually up by Mon after PIR?
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on April 30, 2013 at 4:09pm

Everyone should read this story. A recruit at boot camp saved a sailor's life! How awesome is that? It would be amazing to be able to find his family in one of our PIR groups :) A Great BIG Bravo Zulu to him for a job well done!!!

Comment by ochaos on April 30, 2013 at 11:55am

Had a wonderful time at PIR and met some great people. Had some great time with my son and met some of his buddies.  Did not make it to the meet and greet but spent time with another of my bonus sons in Chicago all day Thursday, had not seen him since he moved to Chicago a few years ago.

Hope everyone had a good trip and enjoying the flow of conversations via text or skype.  You will miss the letters though, just a warning, still send letters they enjoy getting them.

Comment by CatMom509 on April 30, 2013 at 1:39am

CONGRATULATIONS to all the new Sailors and their families!!  Blessings to all on your continued Navy journey~~

Comment by Connie821 on April 29, 2013 at 4:50pm

Same here, a great weekend.  Not enough time with son, but he is at A school now and only has to wait a week before his class starts. At least now i can text him. 

Comment by Sunshine Sandy on April 28, 2013 at 5:38pm

It was a wonderful week-end but it went by so fast, exspecially the time with my son.  Received a call he reached is A school and is settling in. 


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