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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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Sailors in Naples, Italy


Sailors in Naples, Italy

A group for anyone who has a Sailor in Naples or is about to go,lets share tips and ideas!!!

Members: 48
Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2021

Discussion Forum

New to Naples

Started by Lisa (03/116). Last reply by Libertythruthem Feb 24, 2016. 4 Replies

Arrived in Naples

Started by J Quintana. Last reply by J Quintana Mar 5, 2015. 7 Replies

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Comment by Libra's mom on September 28, 2015 at 12:22pm
Hi ILoveMySailor, I visited my son last Spring Break for a week. You don't have to have a visa if you are a U.S. Citizen to visit most of countries in Europe including Italy. I hope I answer your question.
Comment by ILoveMySailor on September 26, 2015 at 2:28pm
Has anyone visited their sailor in Naples on a tourist visa for three months? I read you don't have to have a visa and you can stay no more than 90 days.
Comment by Laura on July 30, 2015 at 11:51pm

Hi Folks!  Guess what?

He is back on track for Italy!  So I'm back in the group!

Comment by ILoveMySailor on May 1, 2015 at 5:03pm
Can anyone tell me about Gaeta Italy? I've been trying to find information about the base. Since it's a base connected to Naples, all I find is Naples information.
Comment by Laura on February 2, 2015 at 4:18am

Well folks, this was a short lived membership to the Naples, Italy group. 

(sigh) Needs of the Navy.  My son is needed elsewhere so there has been a change.  Italy is not his next duty station.  UGH!

I'm sure he will be there sometime soon.  I think that I'll visit Italy even without him being stationed there.  When I do I will give a shout out that the crazy Chicagoan is in town!

I hope to re-connect with you all sometime in the near future!  Ciao!

Comment by Laura on January 14, 2015 at 2:54am

Hello all!

My sailor just told me that it looks like he will be heading to Naples in the Summer for a 3 year assignment!

I'm saving my pennies now! 

Comment by Zman'smom on December 13, 2014 at 3:56pm
My son arrived in Naples Feb 2013. He has loved living there! My daughter and I went to visit him last month and had the best time!! He was a great tour guide! We traveled to 6 cities and got to spend that time with my son. He hasn't come home since he left for Naples. He wanted to travel a lot in Europe. He's gone to Turkey, Germany, Spain, and has seen most of Italy. Such an amazing experience! If you haven't already, I hope you all get the opportunity to go visit your sailors.
Comment by Libertythruthem on December 4, 2014 at 1:30pm

gvnavymom HN, wow!  Your daughter has certainly visited many places already!  That is wonderful!  I sure hope my son is able to travel at some point.  I was hoping my son wouldn't get a car quite so soon, but he loves to tinker with engines; so I understand why he would.   I am so glad to hear that you may also get a chance to go see your daughter over there!  May would be a beautiful month to go.  :)  We are trying to decide between April or October, since those are slower months for my husband's job.  

Comment by Libertythruthem on November 20, 2014 at 12:41pm

gcnavymom HN, I am thrilled for you!  That is wonderful news!  Are you thinking of visiting Italy?  We are, but we will need to set aside the money for that!   :)  My son has traveled a little.  He has not been far.  The last I talked to him about it, he was looking at going to Rome.  He has always wanted to live in Europe and see the different cultures and views.  He is trying to get  his "quals" done, and that is taking a while though.  (He isn't even sure how many there are.)  Since he will be there for 3 years, he seems to have relaxed about doing very much just yet.  And, he since he bought a car, he will have to save up a little money also!  

Comment by Libertythruthem on November 20, 2014 at 9:59am

militarymomx2-my son skypes us now that he has internet in his room.  :)   gcnavymom HN-I see our sailors arrived at about the same time.  Is your daughter able to come home for Christmas?


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