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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.

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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. 

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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.


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Naval Aviation

For Moms with Aviators or anyone interested

Members: 291
Latest Activity: Aug 18

Discussion Forum


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

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Comment by Andy'sMom on August 12, 2022 at 3:24pm


So excited for you!  Such good advice too.  Enjoy!

Comment by Andy'sMom on August 12, 2022 at 3:23pm

NFAO - Thanks!  We hope to get out there sometime next month!

Comment by CheriH on August 12, 2022 at 12:51pm

He's HOME!!!!!   We joined our DIL and grands at the fly-in.  So exciting to see the jets fly over and then land.  And emotional to see the line of pilots walking to their families and watch the joyful hugs and reunions.  I certainly teared up to see those littles race to their daddy to hug him.  The separation is hard, but the reunions are very sweet.  

My advice is, if you get a chance to attend a homecoming; be it in port or at an airfield, jump at it.  We are so grateful that our DIL invites us to join them.  

Now, a little down time and then off to the next squadron!

Comment by missmellen on July 29, 2022 at 12:56pm

Moms with aviators in training in Corpus Christi

There is a group titled NAS CORPUS CHRISTI MOMS.  It has less than 10 members and has not had activity in awhile.  Would any other Moms like to join and share some discusson?
Comment by NFAO on July 3, 2022 at 4:56pm

Andy'sMom - CONGRATS!  Our DS is the Training Officer in the Black Lions so I'm sure they know each other...

Comment by Huskermom on July 3, 2022 at 4:49pm

Thanks, CheriH. I am glad to know more about the process. I hope his orders come through in a way that is best for his family. 

Comment by CheriH on July 3, 2022 at 11:44am

Huskermom...let's see.  He left on his first one in Feb of 2016.  Second one in Oct of 2018.  Came home and immediately went to Fallon for Topgun for 3 months.  Then left this time in Jan of 2022. So,3 deployments in  6 1/2 years.  He will get a new assignment this fall; just praying it's not a squadron that deploys soon. It would be really hard on our DIL and their kids.  

Comment by Huskermom on July 1, 2022 at 6:35pm

What great news, CheriH! Can I ask - three deployments over how many years? 

Comment by CheriH on July 1, 2022 at 5:14pm

Aahhhh. Such a feeling of relief.  The Lincoln pulled into Pearl Harbor this week and my DIL and kids flew to spend a week with our DS.  It's been a long and hard deployment.  After the week together the Lincoln does RIMPAC and then he comes home.  So, it's downhill from here on his 3rd deployment.  Now to hear his next assignment.  Crossing our fingers it's not another immediate deployment.

Comment by CheriH on June 17, 2022 at 2:07pm

Yes, Andy' nailed it.  But you still can trust in their training and his talent.  You've made it this far too...hang in there and know that we are all feeling the same things!!!


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