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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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At 2:08pm on August 25, 2011, Dusty D. - Navy Mom said…


I hope to meet you too.  I am flying in the morning of the 31st, but I am not sure what we are doing when we first arrive.  (I am traveling with my Mom)  My other three children and husband are not making the trip, two of my kids are both in football and they all are in school. Hopefully they can make the next trip.  We are staying in the Comfort Inn, I think it isn't too far from the Meet n Greet at the Ramada.


At 10:04pm on August 24, 2011, Dusty D. - Navy Mom said…

Hello Jamesmom,

I am so happy, I got my call from my daughter today.  My daughter is also Ship 11 Div 281.  I am going to try to go to the meet n greet on Auqust 31, 2011.  Hope tp see you there.

At 10:57am on August 19, 2011, Candace said…
Thanks for the information.  I got two letters this week but he didn't give me any dates.  He's been sick again.  He said the last PFA is Friday (today) and he has to pass that to do Battlestations.  I hope that being sick once again doesn't keep him from doing well on the PFA.  He said his Rackmates have been helping him and talking to him about being sick and drinking enough water.  I'm so glad he has people who care enough to help.  That makes me believe as a group they are coming together.  I'm hoping to come to the Meet & Greet on the 31st.  I hope I get to meet you!  Candy
At 7:40pm on August 18, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
It is not too late to order and you still have time for regular Priority shipping with no extra charge. i will send the info to your email now. If you don't get it check your spam folder and let me know.
At 6:44pm on August 17, 2011, diannep said…
OOOPS!  Messaged wrong dates to you.  Sorry...T/W, 8/23-8/24 instead.  These are odd nights for them to go, so please confirm with your SR in a letter/call.
At 4:35pm on August 3, 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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