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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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At 10:08am on May 26, 2010, Jakesmom said…
ARe you going to be at the G&M after the graduation tomorrow? IF so I'm making nametags and would need first and last names attending, hometown & state Sailors name & division
At 10:52pm on May 23, 2010, Barry's wife said…
I'm trying to IM you with this Navy thing, but I sent you my email just in case
At 1:40pm on May 8, 2010, LindaTX-Proud Mom of Salior said…
Dilene, sorry I haven't written back. I am trying to stay in the SW side of Austin. It is so hard to find a place to live right now. Everything is so expensive. I am trying to move closer to work but not having much luck. I may just have to stay here. It is a nice house just too big for one person.I have received one call from T about two weeks ago on a Friday. Haven't heard from him since but he does have a calling card. I don't know when he got it because I didn't buy it for him. He does have his debit card with him so maybe he can buy them in the store on base. He said in his last letter that he could call again the 7th week. Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day!
At 10:06pm on May 2, 2010, LindaTX-Proud Mom of Salior said…
I hope you have a wonderful time with your son. I bet your husband will be glad he went. I have heard it is a great experience. I hope you see my son, it will be good for him to see a familar face. I am so sad about not being able to go. I am moving the end of May. I don't look forward to it but at least I will be able to keep my mind off of what I am missing. Maybe he can call me after PIR. I hope you don't get sick so you can go!! Have you had a phone call from him since the two minute call the night they arrived?
At 9:35pm on May 2, 2010, LindaTX-Proud Mom of Salior said…
Thank you for your kind words about my son. He is a wonderful young man and I am very proud of him. I know you must be proud of your son too! I want to thank you for being with Travis as he left for the airplane. I had to drop him off at the recruiter station in Austin. It was such a hard thing to do. I actually made it out the door without crying. It makes me feel so good to know he was with your son. Is your son a grad n go? I am not going to make it to graduation. I am not happy about it but Travis said I would only see him for a couple of hours. Let me know if you hear anything from your son.
At 6:42pm on May 2, 2010, 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 featured 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

Elizabeth and Colleen
At 6:21pm on May 2, 2010, LindaTX-Proud Mom of Salior said…
Yes, I live in Austin. Travis told me about someone that he met in SA and travelled to GL with him. He said that you bought him a burger before he left on the plane. I asked if he was in his div and he said yes. How wonderful to find someone close that is in his div!! How is your son doing?

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