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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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Christine-OS2 proud mom
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At 1:24pm on August 26, 2013, smeesmom said…
Thanks for the get-acquainted offer but Smee is one of the San Diego aircrew. I just bought a ticket to go to HNL and, hopefully, see the ship pull into Pearl Harbor. Pat, Nimitz expert, thinks I 'll have a better chance of getting a tour of the ship there. Plus I'll see my son a week earlier.
Your husband is very lucky. Instead of inviting either of his parents, Smee invited a fellow Eagle Scout. He just enlisted and goes to boot camp in February. I guess it'll be good for him to go see what he's in for.
Best wishes for safe travels, us in getting to ship and ship in getting home.
At 3:57pm on June 22, 2012, smeesmom said…
My son had a frocking ceremony around June 8 in Coronado, CA. I'm guessing the pix you sent were just of sailors that are stationed on the Nimitz? Do you know of other pix that may have been taken of North Island sailors/airmen? Mine is also an Eagle Scout. I didn't realize there's an Eagle Scout mom page.
At 10:14am on April 4, 2010, MamaBear kk said…
Christine ~ I remember that life; 70 hours a week was the norm! I left the firm a year ago and went into government accounting. Right now that is only about 48 hours a week - add that to more tax. Take care of yourself and have a great end of tax season! ~ : ) ~kk
At 8:33pm on April 2, 2010, MamaBear kk said…
Hello Christine! I hope you have a great holiday. I have not chatted with you in a while : ) ~ kk
At 7:07pm on February 15, 2010, jean said…
thanks for the note my son is in Pearl Harbor HI in the Sub force as a Sonor Tech.
He has only been there since last july

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A little about me:
A proud Navy mom, my son left for Basic Training on Tuesday July 28, 2009, now member of Ship 06, Div 945, USS Constitution graduated 09/25/09; joined DEP his junior year of high school, was the Asst. Petty Officer of his DEP pool within 6 months of joining the program. Earned his Eagle Scout Feb 16, 2009. He played football all 4 years of high school and wrestled since the 7th grade, and even had a major part in the spring musical his Senior year. He is a kid that will work hard but likes to play harder.His dad and I are very proud of him and know that he'll acheive what he desires. He wants to work hard and be accepted in Seaman to Admiral program and we'll encourage and support him in anyway possible. Now he's in San Diego close to home.
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Regardless of how we want to be there for our kids all the time, there is a time when we have to let them go forth and become their own person. I'm so proud of Christian and the path he has chosen for his life, I know he will excel in the Navy and beyond. We as parents have raised a fine young man, the Navy has made him even better.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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To All The Navy Dads.

Posted on June 18, 2010 at 11:31pm 0 Comments

Alright, we know we're on the Navy for Mom's website, and we share stories of our sailors and what they do in the Navy and how proud we are of them. With Fathers Day this Sunday I just want to know that as a wife and a mom I wouldn't have the fine young men that I have the prevlidge of calling my sons.

My sailor son wanted to join the Navy when he was eight years old and watched "Top Gun", I know my son isn't the only one who was influenced by that movie, but God had it in…


My First Thanksgiving As A Navy Mom

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 12:29am 0 Comments

So here it is, two days before Thanksgiving. It's lovely weather here in Nor Cal, chilly, clear nights, bright sunshine days. My mom decided to have Thanksgiving at her house this year, I offered to help her cook and she said she has everything taken care of but if she needs me she'll call. So I should be estatic about not having to cook and all that. Well I am, not that I mind doing all the cooking and everything that goes with Thanksgiving, I enjoy it very much. But, I'm also sad because my… Continue

Wal Mart's Wall of Honor for Veterans Day

Posted on October 31, 2009 at 12:21am 1 Comment

Just a reminder for veterans and/or family members of veterans. You can take your military portrait into Wal Mart, photo dept., and they will scan 2 copies of the picture. One will be for their Wall of Honor on display in the stores for Veterans Day and the 2nd copy you can take home, and it's FREE!!! I do hope that you take advantage of this.

I took in both my son and my husbands Navy portrait.You can even add thier name onto the picture. I'll be sure to go into the store on… Continue

New Group Formed~~ Eagle Scout Moms

Posted on October 17, 2009 at 11:32pm 0 Comments

While in the N4M chat room today, I noticed a couple of mom's talking about Boy Scouts of America, and found out that the three of us each have an Eagle Scout. I thought it'd be fun to start a Eagle Scout Moms group so I did. If any of you moms, dads, aunties, uncles, grandma's or grandpa's would like to join the group to talk about your son, please join us.

Not only are we proud of our sons call to service, but we are very proud that they have acheived the rank of Eagle Scout in the… Continue

09/25/09 PIR Weekend (Ship 06/Div 945)

Posted on September 27, 2009 at 11:37pm 0 Comments

Wow, what a weekend! The redeye flight was packed, it was harder to sleep on the plane from Sacramento to Houston because we were so excited about going. The flight from Houston to Milwaukee was good, got a good nap on that flight. Due to construction on the highways, we got lost (Cal says we were just diverted) for about 15 minutes getting out of Milwaukee, but got to Waukegan with no trouble, checked into the hotel early, which was nice, and got in a little nap after settling… Continue

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