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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.


Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons
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Welcome, Lala (ship 06 Division 936) PIR 7-23!

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A little about me:
My Website:
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My Facebook Group: Navy Mom PIR Friends

Hi Friends, I'm am the Navy Mom who makes ribbons and many other items you have heard about. The ribbons are to wear to PIR (and Meet and Greet). They are a great way to show how proud you are of your sailor and also a great way to recognize other members of N4M's. Most divisions order the Navy colored ribbons with gold or silver letters. They are not too frilly so they are suitable for men as well. The 800 divisions usually order black with gold letters. If you want ribbons make sure you order them at least a week before you leave for PIR so you get them on time. I can do overnight shipping but it is about $18.00 so it is best to order early. I take checks, money orders and PayPal. Send me a friend request and I will send you the info for ordering the ribbons. You can see sample pics of the ribbons and many of the other items I make here on my page or you can visit my facebook page and my website.Check out My Face Book page: Unique Memory Makers, be sure and "like" my page. You can also get to my facebook page through a link on my website.

Our Navy Journey:
I have a daughter who joined the Navy in April 2010, she had PIR in July, and was on a chartered flight to Pensacola. She was in the performing division at boot camp and was in the choir. She got engaged right after boot camp and got married during A-school. She is now finished with school and is an AO. Her husband left for boot camp 4 days after they got married and is now finished with school. They are currently based in VA. If you have any questions at all I am happy to help just let me know.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP---- Sometime during the summer months or even before check out the group Navy for Mom's Holiday Project. Each year they choose a group of sailors to send Christmas stockings filled with goodies. You can get your friends, your church, your local schools to help and maybe next year we will have so many people helping that we can do more than one ship. How awesome would that be. It doesn't matter if you can send one box or 50. All is greatly appreciated. And it is so much fun. We made our own Christmas cards to send with the 15 stockings and goodie bags that our family did together. We had a great time doing it and you will too.

You may contact me here on N4M's by sending me a friend request or you can send me a message on my FaceBook page. You can also send me a private email message to I look forward to hearing from you and would be happy to make ribbons for you to wear to PIR and show support for your Sailor. Thanks so much :-)
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Cherish every minute you have with your sailor. Expect things to not go as planned and be very flexible. Look forward to the next adventure your sailor will have..... I repeat Be Flexible.... Expect craziness and hope and pray for calmness. And One more thing.... Do Not try to drive 16 hours up and 18 hours back by your self in 3 days!!!!!! IT is CrAzy.... I recommend You FLY :)
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:11pm on August 5, 2016, Proud mama said…
Would love to order!
At 9:52am on February 1, 2016, PapisMom(SHIP 02 DIV 933) said…
Hello! My son isnt going to BC until April but I just want to get an idea of what the ribbons look like. So I was wondering if you could send me the link to your site.
At 3:27pm on January 11, 2016, MichaelsMom2 said…

can you resend me the link again... i deleted i cant find it... it might be right in front of me and i cant see it...sorry

At 8:44am on May 6, 2015, Rcmom said…
Lala, I'm not sure how to order ribbons, but I'd like to. Can you please tell me how. Thank you!
At 1:38pm on April 6, 2015, Paige said…
Lala I got my ribbons they are so beautiful I just want to say thank you thank you very creative you are.
At 4:26pm on April 5, 2015, Paige said…
Lala I didint get my ribbons,did they go regular mail or ups.thank you
At 5:08pm on March 7, 2015, Paige said…
order is in now lala u know that darn computer got the best of me.Must be my nerves lol I could not get a delivered date on my ribbons ordered 4 for 4-10-15 will I get them on time.leaving 4-07-15 thank you paige
At 11:26am on August 7, 2014, tmy1970 said…
Hi Lala-just wondering when I will receive my 2 ribbons.....leave for Chicago in 1 week.
At 3:20am on July 15, 2014, Christine Proud Son of ET said…

Hello,  I just learned about your wonderful ribbons and was wondering if it would be at all possible to still get them for the 7/18 PIR. I am willing to pay the overnight fees.  A friend request has already been sent. :)

At 8:49am on July 12, 2014, NavyTurtle8291(Ship11, Div. 224) said…

I ordered my ribbons on tbe 23rd and my PIR is the 18th. We are flying out on the 17th will I have my ribbons on time? Thank you!


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