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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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nevada moms

Moms of Nevada Sailors

Members: 28
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2018

Discussion Forum

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by NevadaMom Ship 11 Div 194 on April 20, 2014 at 8:11pm

thanks SierraScrapper!  My SR called yesterday, she is happy and said she loves it.   I just booked rooms for PIR 6/6. I would love to hear about Blue Star mom's meetings, please let me know. I will also look up Proudmomx4. Happy Easter

Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on April 17, 2014 at 6:31pm
Welcome NVMom! Best wishes for your daughter as she starts her journey in the Navy. Leann is right on about the Blue Star Mom's group here in Reno. It is GREAT! If it's too difficult to get to Reno for the meetings, look online at the Blue Star Mom's website. I think there might be a chapter near you. One of the Mom's in this N4M group lives in Gardnerville. Her username is Proudmomx4. Maybe you can connect.

I would love to coordinate another meet & greet for northern Nevada Moms. Maybe once the weather gets more stable.
Comment by hve3kids on April 15, 2014 at 1:07am
NVMom, have you ever heard of the blue star moms we meet on the first Tuesday of every month in Reno, we all have children serving in the military and we do lots of activities to support our troops and veterans it's a great support group please call me if you would like more information my name is Leann 775-378-1670
Comment by NevadaMom Ship 11 Div 194 on April 15, 2014 at 12:06am

Hello NV Moms! We live in Minden, My daughter finished at UNR and entered boot camp 7 days ago.  Do the Northern Nevada Navy Moms get together anytime?   Would love to hear from fellow NV moms.

Comment by disneygirl64 on January 21, 2014 at 1:31am

My son is a culinary specialist and yes it was good to hear his voice. He said they were doing good.

Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on January 21, 2014 at 1:21am
Good job and keep being positive for him! You are lucky that you've been able to hear from him twice. That must mean he and his division are doing well. What rating is he going in as? My son is going Nuke.
Comment by disneygirl64 on January 21, 2014 at 1:17am
I have gotten the form letter and have been lucky enough to talk to him twice already. He is homesick, but he says he is doing good. I'm waiting for his first real letter, should be here in a few days. I am staying strong for him.
Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on January 21, 2014 at 12:28am
I'm in Reno. We lived in So Lake Tahoe too, and actually got married there. We have been down here for the last 16 years. We lived in Tahoe for about 8 years. We lived in Meyers for 4 years. Then we spent a couple years in Kings Beach. Then moved back to South Shore for a year or so. I miss the snow and the pine trees.

I totally understand what you mean about not being able to hear from your son. That will definitely be the hardest part. My son is in his HS marching band and I love being a part of all he is doing. It will be hard not hearing what he's doing. I'm glad that there is so much info here on N4M to keep me in the know.

Have you gotten the form letter yet? Start counting Fridays til PIR. You can do this!
Comment by disneygirl64 on January 20, 2014 at 8:05pm

Thank you sierrascrapper, what part of northern Nevada are you from?? My family and I lived in South Lake Tahoe about 5 1/2yrs ago. 

I have joined Bootcamp moms it is a very helpful group. The empty nest syndrome is no fun. It wouldn't be so bad if I could talk or text him everyday. 

I have found myself doing some extra spring cleaning lol to preoccupy my mind.

Comment by Sierrascrapper (ETN2) on January 20, 2014 at 7:49pm
Welcome son hasn't left yet, he leaves on 7/1 just a couple weeks after he graduates high school. We live in Northern Nevada. I know there a quite a few Moms who live in Southern Nevada in this group. If you click on View All under the photos on the right, you can see where they live and send a friend request to them.

I am so fearful of the empty nest idea myself. I have twin boys. Only one is going into the Navy, his brother is most likely going to go out of state for college. They are our only kids. There is a group on N4M for emptynesters. Have you joined the Bootcamp Moms group yet? That will be VERY helpful to you during this time he is away at BC. Hugs to you and hang in there, PIR will be here before you know it. A lot of Moms try to keep themselves very busy to occupy their time. Do you have a favorite hobby? Maybe it's time to start purging closets and organizing in your home.

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