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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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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 10/23/2015 TG 50 - 09 Divisions (353-360, and 950)


ALUMNI OF PIR 10/23/2015 TG 50 - 09 Divisions (353-360, and 950)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 10/23/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 57
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2016

WELCOME to PIR 10/23/2015! 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

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 10/23/2015 TG 50 - 09 Divisions (353-360, and 950) to add comments!

Comment by diannep on October 23, 2015 at 10:10am

Happy PIR Day!  Things should be in full swing up there now.  Enjoy!

Comment by Mamaren05 on October 23, 2015 at 8:13am
Diannep best advice advice on driving in! We were able to bypass that line!! Awesome!!!
Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 23, 2015 at 2:08am

dlcraig - So sorry about your son. Glad you came here to post. I agree with diannep...he'll get it!

Call PAO (Public Affairs Office) at RTC so they can give you a new address to write to your son while he is in FIT. 

I didn't know this (just read it) but there are several different address for FIT Recruits depending on time needed for the run, one for the swim and also addressing by gender.

RTC Public Affairs Office at 847-688-2405 

or email at:

Comment by CatMom509 on October 23, 2015 at 1:52am

Happy Friday!

     "The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises

       and faithful in all He does."

                                                Psalm 145:13b

Comment by CatMom509 on October 23, 2015 at 1:52am


Prayers for your SR son to pass that PFA!!

Comment by diannep on October 22, 2015 at 8:34pm

dlcraig:  I'm so very sorry, but those in his division won't see him.  He has been moved to FIT to keep trying on his run.  So I don't believe messages can get to him through his shipmates.  But keep the faith!  He will get 10-12 more chances, testing every 48 hrs.  He'll get there!  I know there is so much disappointment right now in not being there to see him, but he will get there!  Prayers for wings on his feet!

Comment by diannep on October 22, 2015 at 8:29pm

Ok, ladies.  I hope all are enjoying Sarge's MeetandGreet!  Be sure to get a good night of rest, and be up early for PIR.  You want to get there early!  Gates open at 6:30.....

Driving hint for those driving to PIR:

Stay to the left on line to RTC is on your right.  Bypass RTC and turn around at the train station right past it.  Head back to RTC from the opposite direction.  Easy left turn onto the base! 

Comment by dlcraig on October 22, 2015 at 6:57pm

Thank you mamaren05 so much.

Comment by Mamaren05 on October 22, 2015 at 4:00pm
Dl Craig - my sailor is in that division I'll get the message to him
Comment by dlcraig on October 22, 2015 at 2:17pm

Thank you.  Congratulations to all and safe travels.  


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