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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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Knit for the Navy

A group for those who knit or crochet that would like to blanket our sailors with a touch of home. Our goal is to blanket the entire Navy.

Location: email address:
Members: 48
Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2023

Ok, here are the basics. We are asking for handmade blankets/afghans that are twin bed size or smaller. You can knit, crochet, quilt, or make the hand tied (no sew) fleece blankets. (We are open to any other methods as well.) Any pattern or color, that is up to your creativity. Just be sure they are tasteful and appropriate.

After I receive the blanket/afghan, they will be collected and distributed to the ship of the month. Look for pictures of the finished blankets/afghans posted here. Any questions or suggestions can be sent to me or posted on our message board here. Thank you all for your help.

Due to the HUGE cost of shipping blankets, I am very sad to say that I can no longer accept blankets to mail to the ships. I hope that everyone will continue to enjoy the group and come together for friendship and support. Thank you so much everyone who make blankets for our sailors. I know that they appreciated them.

Discussion Forum

pefect for me

Started by Jappj Aug 10, 2013. 0 Replies

OK! I'm new to knit4thenavy.

Started by Diane. Last reply by JMill'smom (Tammy) Mar 4, 2012. 8 Replies

Where do i send/take them?

Started by Janetnva. Last reply by NitaSewBee Jan 23, 2012. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


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Comment by CindyLou on October 29, 2012 at 7:52pm

Would love to know more about the socks.  My son didn't think I could make him any type of blankets, hats, scarves, socks, etc.  He's just 3 weeks into his first deployment.  I would love to know what restrictions there are, if any, about what we can make to send.

Comment by herbgarden(Ship12Div085) on October 15, 2012 at 12:00pm

Since you are not doing blankets anymore, are you doing small things like socks or hats?

Comment by Ashley-PO2 Spouse on September 10, 2012 at 1:49pm

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who do this! As a navy vet, I appreciate you guys taking care of the saliors. As a navy wife, I know it means a lot. We received a blanket for our newborn son and it really helped. We were hurting for money and it made a huge difference.

Comment by NitaSewBee on August 26, 2011 at 12:13pm

 You're welcome.. all I did was  do a little needling do  to speak. RJ's in school right now, learning to  be something like a recruiter.. Today's  his wedding anniversary.. WOW those 4 yrs flew by fast.. glad to hear JAM's  doing well. I know  she will love it.. that is the blanket you are making her. I have been busy trying to re-invent me... as soon as I get a handle on what I want.. I am going to see about getting a job. well that's it for awhile .. have a great day

Comment by NitaSewBee on August 25, 2011 at 4:15pm
I am working on a piece using  hearthstone  yarn. Speaking of yarn, I went to a  renaissance faire. They had some knitting needles  made from oak, crochet hooks too. scarfs and shawls made from  different kinds of yarn.. really nice. Next year doing to get me some hooks and maybe some needles, don't need...just want..they are so smooth,, I stood there playing with the yarn and the  hooks, actually did a few rows. well hope to see some action in here
Comment by NitaSewBee on August 20, 2011 at 8:37pm

where is everybody. I am doing okay.. I hope  you are all fine, Pretty soon it will be  cold weather and time for our knitting projects again. This plwce is  quiet, no activity. HAve  we all gone  to other play areas.. Well I stopped in. hope to see some activity soon



Comment by lauren on August 18, 2011 at 5:54pm
Comment by Buggy'sproudmom ship 09-div 338 on August 18, 2011 at 12:59pm
Help-I am trying to knit a baby sweater and I think instructions are incomplete-I have contacted the books website-I did set up pattern and being told to repeat it 12 times.  Problem it has increases in it so that I can later divide-it is not telling me how to knit with the increases.  At some point will have to divide for left front-right front and back.  I would just knit the increases in back but after looking I need some from fronts too
Comment by NitaSewBee on February 22, 2011 at 9:31am

 Hi Junie,  yep,  its there, its the 5th discussion down after clicking  "view all."

 another suggestion, if you want you can even adopt a sailor in Molly's A Sailor group.. There is  usually alot of  guys and gals who don't get any packages, and would love to have some.  or  there might be a group in your area that sends blankets out. Perhaps a VFW post. I know you have alot of love tucked inside and anyone who  gets  some of that love will be so lucky, Good luck. 

Comment by NitaSewBee on February 22, 2011 at 9:22am
Junie, I believe as a group, we are not sending any blankets out to the sailors due to the cost of postage. But we are  encourage to send them out  individually if we like. The size  of the blanket should be about   the size of a twin bed, or you can make it throw size. I think you will find the sizes  in the discussion area, just click on " view all" and the post should be there.. As for the lady  who wants to send one to her son, I guess whatever  size she wants. Twin size , no bigger than that though. I hope this helps.

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