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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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PIR 4/29/11

Family and friends of anyone who has a SR that graduates April 29th

TG 24 —  9 Divisions (149–156 & 924) Graduate Friday, April 29, 2011

Members: 104
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2012

Countdown until PIR!

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Discussion Forum

Ship 12 Div 154

Started by m3. Last reply by navygirl34 Apr 11, 2012. 27 Replies

So, I walked away from my computer with N4M up and my son I think deleted the previous ship 12 div 154 discussion I started! SO here is a new one! hah. Hoping to get a phone call sometime next week!Continue

Ship 03, Div 155 anyone?

Started by Maddie. Last reply by Maddie Jun 17, 2011. 355 Replies

I have not been doing much of anything these last few days but mope and check online.  I have read everything on this site since I found it, just about 5 days ago.  Why I haven't made the search earlier, I don't know.  It would have made his leaving…Continue

Tags: Nuke, school, PIR, 4/29/11, Div155

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom May 5, 2011. 4 Replies

Nuke A School FAQ click the Above LinkContinue

USS Hopper is Ship 3 Division 150

Started by CMom. Last reply by ronniesmom May 4, 2011. 166 Replies

Anyone that has a loved one in Ship 3 Division 150?  My son is in this Division -   Lets share news - No put downs please - as there may be times our SR writes about someone that they are not happy with for whatever reason - Please keep those…Continue

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Comment by meishab on September 17, 2012 at 12:43pm

my son just called and informed me that he would be graduating on 09/21/2012 i have tried to find the cheapest airline ticket from dfw to detroit,mich can any body please give me some advice

Comment by justinmom on November 21, 2011 at 2:20pm

Hi, my son finished A school in Pensacola in early Oct.  He got to come home for about 2 1/2 weeks and then went off to Norfolk, VA for C School.  C Shoool starts in Jan and runs for 52 days.  Then he is off with his squadron who knows where.  He is assigned to fix CH-53 Sea Dragon helos and is already working on them in VA.  He is glad to be taking a break from schooling.  Sadly, he cannot come home for either Thanksgiving or Christmas so that is a bummer.  I miss him.

Comment by Navywifeandmom - 3/150 on November 9, 2011 at 10:22pm

navygirl12 - it's very likely they do! Especially since they both graduated the same day. Inbox me his name and I will ask my son if he knows him. Or, go to my profile and look at our pic (me, my husband, and son). Ask him if he recognizes my son. 

Comment by navygirl12 (Ship 03, DIV 156) on November 9, 2011 at 8:41pm

Navywifenadmom, my boyfriend is in FC also, wonder if our sailors know eachother?

Comment by NavyMom4J on November 8, 2011 at 7:53pm

Angi: I expect my sailor home from his first assignment for Christmas. I will hug him for all the Navy Mom's who don't get to see theirs.  He is stationed now, after graduating A an C school in Pensacola, in San Diego - to the USS Lake Champlain- missile guided cruiser which is actually in dry dock- until it goes out in 2013. Not sure what they will have him do between now and then, but so far he is living on a barge that hoses sailors until temp quarters are given him... and he is cleaning things.

Comment by Angie on November 8, 2011 at 7:43pm

Hi has been a long time.  My son completed his schooling at the end of August and was allowed to come home for a couple of weeks. He is deployed right now. Not too sure if he will get to make it home for the holidays.  For those of you that do get to spend time with your loved ones, enjoy!!! Give them all a big Navy Mom hug!!!

Comment by Navywifeandmom - 3/150 on November 8, 2011 at 7:13pm
My sailor son is also about to finish up A School in GL, and then he too will be on hold in GL before moving onto C School. lol!! My son is in FC. I am sooo looking forward to his being home on Holiday Stand Down!! Haven't seen him since he graduated in April. Long time for a mom to wait for a hug and smile.
Comment by navygirl12 (Ship 03, DIV 156) on November 8, 2011 at 6:31pm
Hey ladies! long time since I have been on here. My sailor is just about to finish up A School in GL, and then he will be on hold for awhile in GL before moving onto C School. Just can't wait for him to come hom for Holiday stand down! How's everyone elses sailors doing?
Comment by Notsousual-Jen on November 7, 2011 at 12:48pm
My sailor is still in GL and will be starting C-School before the end of the month. He's about a week away from becoming a Petty Officer 3rd class so we're pretty excited. Once he's finished with school he'll be sent to WA!

How is everyone else's sailors doing?
Comment by chadanddianedivision155 on November 7, 2011 at 12:40pm
we are deploying for the first time next month! Arrgh! wish us luck!

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