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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. 

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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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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America's Navy STEM

Today's Sailor can contribute to exciting innovations by pursuing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Learn more here: Para Padres

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Has anyone ever gotten a call saying that your son or daughter has been moved to another division and will not graduate with her unit. I got that call tonight. She said mom, I tried my best. She was so hurt and it's all because she can't pass that dang prone float. I was really excited & looking forward to Friday. Now I have to cancel airfare, hotel,etc. I wish it was a way they would let the recruits graduate and then stay until that area is complete. She's come so far & now this. Can someone please tell me if they've had this same situation. My heart is hurting for her & there's nothing I can do about it. The call was so short, I just wish I could've had only a few more minutes to talk to her. I'm not sure if she gets another chance or not.

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Comment by lemonelephant on December 9, 2015 at 3:06am

TeamC, join fit program.

I left more info for you on your My Page.

Comment by MAMA_C on December 10, 2015 at 4:20am

Hugs, but don't be too sad.  I appreciate the Navy gives everyone a chance to do their very best.  They haven't given up on her and she hasn't given up.  I remembered my son telling about a young man that got moved into his division because he didn't get to graduate with his original division.  He was telling how everyone in his division were encouraging that young man and he did graduate with their division.  If she believes it she will achieve it! :)

Comment by Anti M on December 11, 2015 at 9:31am

When I went through boot camp, we had three SRs who were set back, and we gained two from a division ahead of us.  It happens in almost every division, every training group.  Some were for academics, some for the physical portion, one could not get the hang of shutting up.  They needed more training than average, and while that disappoints, it is needed.

She can do it!  They will work with her to make sure she passes.  She just doesn't get a PIR.

When they graduate they are sailors, and they simply must be able to pass every portion to earn the privilege of PIR.  That may sound harsh, but it is an important Navy tenant, meet the deadline or deal with it.  

Comment by MomDukes on December 12, 2015 at 5:08pm
Praying for her. She's got this. If she didn't she wouldn't be there. Stay positive for her, encouraging her every step. She will get it. It's for her best that they held her back. They want her tip top so just pray and all is well
Comment by TeamC on December 12, 2015 at 6:58pm
Thanks everyone for all your encouraging words.


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