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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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Cross Stitching Navy moms


Cross Stitching Navy moms

If you have the gift and love of cross stitch, join here!

Members: 16
Latest Activity: Aug 16

Discussion Forum

Navy Designs??

Started by Stitching4JoyNavyMom. Last reply by LLovesmysailor Feb 2, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Sherri_M on March 31, 2013 at 10:35pm

hi all,

I am new to the group, and I have a question.  Just found out my sailor and his wife are expecting and I wanna do a cross-stitch of course!  I'd love a Navy design that I can use for a birth announcement--you know combine the baby cross-stitch and the Navy designs.....anyone have one?  I've been looking online but can't find one that incorporates both.  Thanks!!!!

Comment by jean on August 26, 2012 at 4:31pm
Just finish my first navy counted cross stich. Now I am starting on the navy emblem.
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on March 1, 2011 at 6:32pm
Anita, that is really lovely!  What a lot of time went into creating something that has the appearance of being very delicate!  Congratulations on finishing it. 
Comment by deeS on March 1, 2011 at 1:38pm

Wow - that is awesome!  I think 14 months is incredibly quick, too.  It would take me years to finish something like that.  Good job!



Comment by LLovesmysailor on March 1, 2011 at 1:37pm

Anita, that is beautiful work. I don't know if I could work on something for that long. But the end result is obviously worth it.

Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on February 18, 2011 at 11:57am
I have several projects in the work, but I just don't seem to have any energy to pick them up and do anything.  I'm not sure what the problem is, just no energy.  One project is for my new grandbaby - due in 3 weeks!!  Maybe the weather here in NE is getting to me ...  The EGA chapter that my MIL belongs to is trying to make the connections, but they are finding it slow going.  I just thought if someone was a member here I could help expediate things.  Thanks, DeeS.  I'm glad to know the local chapter was the best place to start.  I'll just be patient and let them do their thing!
Comment by deeS on February 18, 2011 at 9:58am

Hi Proud Navy/NYPD Mom,

Most cities have an EGA chapter - I wonder if you could contact your local chapter and ask them if they have rights to the copyright?  Or if they can help you get in touch with that chapter to ask for rights?  Good luck!


I just finished Holy Night and now I have FOUR projects ready to go!  If only I had more time to stitch.  Oh well - half the fun is kitting up my projects.


Have a great day and weekend!




Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on February 17, 2011 at 8:18pm
I just found out that the "kissing" pillows are copyrighted to the Yellow Rose Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America.  Anyone a member of that group?
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on February 3, 2011 at 10:52am

LLovesmysailor, thank you.  I did check out the special hugs section.  I also contacted Kimmy whose so creative to ask her opinion. Haven't heard from her yet as to if and how she would want to use them.

deeS, thank you for the link.  I will look into it and I will let you know.

Do you think anyone else would want to get involved if this were to be attempted as a project for Special Hugs?

In case someone doesn't know about Special Hugs, it is a project that ships items to the wounded in field hospitals in Afghanistan.  (Very brief description.)  You can check it out in Molly's Adopt a Sailor under discussions.

Thanks for the info so far,

NYPD  (everyone shortens it since we are all Navy Moms!!)

Comment by LLovesmysailor on February 2, 2011 at 2:19pm
NYPDMom, I would check out the special hugs section of Molly's adopt a sailor. They send packages to sailors and soldiers who need some extra love.

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