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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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Springfield Missouri Moms


Springfield Missouri Moms

Moms of sailors who live in Springfield, Missouri or nearby

Location: Springfield, Missouri
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2013

Discussion Forum

Airman just completed training

Started by kellychoate1 Nov 19, 2013. 0 Replies

in Pensacola, Florida-- and he is soon on his way to Norfolk, Virginia-- Excited for him and miss him so much!!!!KelContinue

Looking for current bootcamp parents in the Springfield area?

Started by shamar1992 Aug 12, 2011. 0 Replies

Daughter left for bootcamp 7/12/11. 

Joplin MO

Started by Miggiesmom. Last reply by shamar1992 Aug 12, 2011. 4 Replies

Good evening to all.Anyone live near Joplin?  My son arrive to BC on 01/05.  I did receive the "Im OK call" that evening.  When will I receive his box?  His address?Continue

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Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on March 10, 2010 at 11:35am
Yes Mommacat, it it 53 here in Springfield today. Thank God. I need the warmer weather. I am going up to NE to see my son for a week in April. Can't wait to visit with him and give him hugs.
Comment by Mommacat on March 5, 2010 at 9:24pm
We are north of Gravois Mills, Carmaletta. I do some of my shopping at the lake. It's a pretty area, isn't it? Your son is stationed in NE, Melissa? Glad you get to go see him. Are you Springfield ladies getting a taste of spring today? We finally are. It's great!!
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on March 2, 2010 at 12:59am
Glad to hear things are going good for you Mommacat. My son is now stationed in Nebraska. I am going up to see him in early April for at least a week. He will be checking his work schedule to see when is best for him.
Comment by Mommacat on March 1, 2010 at 10:02pm
Well, Morgan County isn't exactly close to Springfield, but we do get down your way and love it there. Our son was just home on leave before heading back to Norfolk for a class (maybe/hopefully) and then back to sea. He's on the Barry.
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on January 16, 2010 at 2:45am
Kelley, I hope your son has a good cruise. My sailor graduated back in 2001 from GLENDALE. YEAH YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!! I now have an 18 year old that is graduating this year and her brother graduates in 2 years. Both go to Glendale also. We live right across the street from Glendale. I will have 2 other kids graduating in a few more years. Tell your son to take as many pics as he can and if you can try to post some on your page. Make sure that they are not giving away any info about our fleet or anything that should be kept quiet. I had not heard about the USS Vinson being sent. My husband just told me that we had sent a carrier down there. Hope you all have a good evening. Going to call it a night for now.
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on November 28, 2009 at 5:23pm
Becky, I agree. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and all heard from your sailors. Mine made a surprise visit to us on Thanksgiving night. We have had a nice visit and the best part about it is that he is taking his dad home with him for a two week visit. That is the best part for me.
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on November 18, 2009 at 8:36pm
Veleda, great to hear that your sailor is in Japan. My son spent 2 years there and absolutely loved it. If he could get shore duty, he would probably go back. He just did not like life on a Destroyer. He started his career on an aircraft carrier that had a crew of 6,000 and then went to a destroyer with a crew of 300. Hope your son had a great time in Japan. Tell him to spend lots of time if he can sight seeing and take lots of pictures. I have some posted on my page.
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on November 4, 2009 at 11:20pm
Yes my son will be home for Thanksgiving or at least he says that he will. He can't come for his Dad's birthday which is Monday of that week but that's okay as long as he is here for Thanksgiviing.
Comment by Melissa mom of Chip on October 30, 2009 at 8:08pm
Hello new members. Great to see you have signed on. For those here in the Springfield area, we need to try to so a get together.

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