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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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Awoodlyn (Ship 12 Div 099)
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My son left on Monday, 1/30/12

Started this discussion. Last reply by Awoodlyn (Ship 12 Div 099) Feb 9, 2012. 15 Replies

It was a very emotional weekend, he called Monday to let me know he arrived safely and was very excited.  I haven't talked to him all week.  I don't know how he is doing and need to know.Continue


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At 4:49pm on February 12, 2012, SunshineSailor said…

Great that you did receive the form letter!  I think it takes a couple of weeks or so before we receive their letters, as they have to train the SR who has the postal job, at least that's what I gather from what I've read here.  Pretty soon those letters from our precious SR's will begin rolling in!  We are very fortunate in that they both have positive attitudes going in - I'm convinced that makes all the difference!  So far there are five others in Ship 12, Div. 098.  There HAS to be someone else on the site that is the same Ship/Div as you - maybe it's just taking them a little time to join.

Where will your son go to "A" school?  My daughter will be going to Pensacola - she is looking forward to that!

At 3:01pm on February 12, 2012, SunshineSailor said…

Awoodlyn, how are you doing?  Sorry I didn''t respond to your comment in the Discussions group, but just saw it today.  Did you receive your sons' form letter, I hope?  My daughter is Ship 12  Div 098 and said the Chiefs are "awesome"!  That made me feel great for her and the other SR's!

At 12:42pm on February 7, 2012, 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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