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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.

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Naval Aviation

For Moms with Aviators or anyone interested

Members: 291
Latest Activity: Nov 2

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Started by redheadlass. Last reply by redheadlass Feb 3, 2022. 11 Replies

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Comment by Andy'sMom on November 2, 2023 at 11:53am

Congrats to your son and your family, Glenn!  The time will pass quickly and you will soon see those gold wings on his chest!  

Helomom, So happy to hear the news.  Big grateful thanks to your son and your family for his service and their (your) sacrifice.  Enjoy!

Comment by Glenni on November 2, 2023 at 9:00am

Helomom, congratulations on this new era of life for your son! May you all be blessed as you enjoy having him closer❤️

Redheadlass, E2’s were his second choice. One of his best friends just winged as an E2 NFO and is headed to his FRS! I’m sure it’s a very different feeling when they are actually deployed.

Comment by Helomom on November 1, 2023 at 11:01pm

Congratulations Glenni! Your son is on his way! My son just texted me that he is officially retired today…November 1. He turned in his active duty ID and received his Retired ID. 

Comment by redheadlass on November 1, 2023 at 9:36pm

Congratulations Glenni! That seems to have happened so fast! My son is now in his first squadron as an E2D pilot and he is on his first deployment with his squadron currently.

Comment by Glenni on November 1, 2023 at 9:24pm

As of tomorrow my son will be a Hellion with Helo training wing 28! It's hard to believe that he's starting his advanced training. This journey seems like it's gone really fast, and before we know it he'll be winging and going to his FRS! 

I was honestly hoping he would go to one of the squadrons that has the new helo trainers, but he's content with what he got. It helps that one of his best friends is a couple of months ahead of him in the same unit.

Comment by Glenni on October 20, 2023 at 8:27pm

Andy’s Mom, 

Hopefully after this deployment extension, hopefully he’ll get one or the other! 🤞

Comment by NicoleH on October 19, 2023 at 8:13am

I appreciate all the info on each of your aviator's paths.  It helps to set expectations for what is to come. 

Comment by Andy'sMom on October 18, 2023 at 11:53pm

Glenn, my DS was hoping for either Test Pilot School or Top Gun after his deployment. Unfortunately, he has been extended and was told even before the extension that he was going to have to deploy again.  With the way things are in the world right now, it seems nothing is "normal"

Comment by Glenni on October 18, 2023 at 6:49pm

Thank you Cheri, that’s helpful. I’m just so thankful that he’s enjoying his journey 😍

Comment by CheriH on October 18, 2023 at 6:02pm

Glenni, it's my understanding that test pilot stints are a shore tour following the first squadron tour.  At least it was for jets.  They get to submit their choices; ranked; and then they see what happens. My DS had test pilot for his 2nd choice, but got his 1st which was Topgun.  I know helos are managed differently; so I don't know for sure.  I hope he gets his choice!


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