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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.

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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Alisa'sMom* Ship 2 DIV 912*
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worried mom here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angie Dec 13, 2011. 13 Replies

Well I got a phone call today and let me tell you I was not mentally prepared for it.She called me to tell me they are sending her home.See for about 3 years we battled stomach issues she was…Continue

What happens after PIR

Started this discussion. Last reply by jessmom Jan 16, 2012. 9 Replies

If PIR is on friday and my sailor prolly wont leave out till sunday to be at her A school on monday do we get to spend time with her over the weekend?Continue

Graduation From A school

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alisa'sMom* Ship 2 DIV 912* Dec 8, 2011. 2 Replies

My daughter just left yesterday for bootcamp so after her PIR in feb at the end of bootcamp she goes to Pensacola Fl for her A school.Is there also a graduation there at the end of the 14 weeks?Continue

DEP date changed

Started this discussion. Last reply by judy r Nov 22, 2011. 3 Replies

Well i woke up yesterday thinking we still had 22 days and her recruiter called and the time has been cut to 15 days before she ships for bootcamp.Her origanal date was dec 13 but they need her…Continue


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A little about me:
I am a happily married mom of 3 awsome kids and the most wonderfull husband in the world.He is totally supportive of our oldest Alisa which is in the DEP and leaves for bootcamp Dec.13 2011.I have never been more proud of her.UPDATE** She left for bootcamp on Dec 6,2011 that was a life changing experience.That was probably the hardest thing ive ever done when i left her at the air port.and when i got that arrival phone call and had like 30 secs. i cried my eyes out for hrs afterwards,.But i know that this is what she chose as her path in life and i could not be more proud.I totally support her choice.Just the 1st kid to leave the nest is very hard to overcome...I am so thankfull for this website with all these moms to help me through this time.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:16am on November 7, 2012, sparkyjo-PIR 09/21/12 Div 303 said…

Alisa'sMom, we are having a get together for our area N4M moms.  RSVP at the events tab for November 17 North East Texas Meet and Greet.

At 3:11pm on December 11, 2011, dragon7 said…

After looking at these pics, I do remember Alisa and your family.  Your profile pic must have been made at her first swearing in. I was also at MEPS Monday afternoon and saw you.  My son was in a later groups swearing in.  They were still trying to get some paperwork from his recruiter showing he had graduated from college.

At 1:22am on May 13, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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