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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.


Though you can click on everyone's profile to learn more about them, I thought I start a thread for people to introduce themselves to the forum community. :)

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Hi Sonia, welocme to the site.
My son left 2/13 , Ship 06 Div 921 !!!! Another Mom! There are now 3 of us that I know if. How is your daughter doing? I am confused as to how a female is in the same DIV as a male. How does that work. PIR 4.11.08 Great Lakes here we come!
Hi my names Barb Pruitt, I currently have a Daughter Amanda ( mandy ) on the USS Dwight D Eisenhower, she graduated last August. And a son Christopher in boot camp graduating March 21st. Div 114 Ship 14. YEAH can't wait, I come from a huge military family Father, Aunt, Uncles, Father in law, Husband, Daughter and now Son. I think at last count we had 19 family members that have been in the service. All services ( Navy is my favorite) We traveled all over the world, while my husband was a Seabee ( he has been out for about 18 yrs) my favorite place we lived was Bermuda where our daughter was born. All of our kids will have wonderful opportunities to travel get an education and meet wonderful friends they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Trust me I know, we have a band of seebeas that decend on us every summer. GO NAVY and God Bless all of our Sailors, their friends and shipmates.
Hello all,
I'm Doris from Wisconsin. my daughter Brooke has been part of the Navy family since July '05 when she became a DEPPER. She left for bc 1 year later and her PIR was Oct 22, '06. She's in IT and currently stationed at Pearl Harbor.
I am Married to a former Marine "69-'72 and we'll be celebrating our 25th wedidng anniversary this May. Our oldest daughter and her husband live in Illinois and we just became grandparents in January to a grandson Devin. Our son Matthew is a Marine currently at Camp Lejeune NC but he just re-enlisted for another 4 and will be heading to Camp Pendleton CA this summer, with the 1st 3 years of that 4 to be non -deployable which I'm greatful for., He has seved 2 tours in Iraq. Our youngest daughter is 14 and a freshman in high school. We're planning on a visti to Hawaii to spend some time with Brooke this summer!!
Greetings from Alaska
I joined Navy Moms today. My daughter, Sarah is in boot camp Div 116 Ship 12 and due to graduate March 21st. She will be going to school in Pensacola after graduation.
I found the link on the Great Lakes Training Command Website today.
God Bless
Welcome Muffin, there are a whole lot of graduate moms for the 21st.
Hi, there!

I live in Soldotna and my daughter is stationed in Norfolk. She just deployed Friday, and I feel so alone and so far away! Is your daughter still in the Navy? I swear, I wanted to get her so much stuff at Rondy this year, but then I have to remind myself where SHE is and where I am! She is NOT on the Time Bandit, their summer isn't OUR summer (poor them!) and cookies from the Moose is Loose will be boat anchors by the time she gets them - IF she gets them! LOL!
Hi! My name is Donell, and my son Derek left for boot camp on Monday.
Welcome Donell! Good luck - and just let usknow if you have any questions. I've been doing nothing but living on the websites to get information - lol. I used to live in Tulsa and my best friend lived in Broken Arrow for years.
Welcome Donell,

How are you holding up? My boy left 2/21 and the first week was so hard for me. Its been 16 days and its gotten better, still waiting for a letter from Cameron, hoping today. This website saved me so you came to the right place. I feel like these women are my best friends and I have never met them. Linda
Hello all
My name is Lorianne, I'm in CA and my daughter, Emilie, left for GL on 2/20. She is Ship 09 Div 154. I believe the expected grad date is 4/18 but as half of her division was delayed about 4 days it may get pushed back a week. As soon as we hear a firm date we will buy tickets.
We were back there in October for Em's boyfriends graduation and we stayed at the Ramada in Waukegan (sp?) We will be looking to stay a bit closer this time. Suggestions?
We received our first letter(s) from her yesterday. She is doing well and has been placed in the position of division section leader.
Anyone else have a child in her ship/div?
Hi Lorianne,
My son Cameron left 2/21 he is in Ship 9 Div 153 so pretty close. I have not heard of a graduation date and haven't received anything but the form letter. I am hoping to hear from him soon. I am planning on staying at the Navy lodge, its easier for the recruit apparently and the families I have heard. Its about $62 per night, not a swanky place but close.


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