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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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Margie 07/345
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At 4:50pm on September 6, 2011, donnac (ship 02 div 948) said…
Thanks Margie. It was really exciting to see my son and I have to thank you cuz you are the one that told me about the 2 trivia days on fb. Thanks again.
At 12:25pm on September 1, 2011, Karen said…
Yes, Margie. This place has been helped me a lot. And I understand the "single parenting while married". I did that for 9 years. I always worried raising my boys if I was doing a good job. It is a time like this, watching my son become a man, I know I did a good job. Have you made hotel reservations? We are stay at the Springhill Suites Marriott in Waukegan Thursday & Friday. I plan on going to the Meet & Greet Thur night. Will be fun to meet everyone! Have a good holiday weekend! Karen
At 8:42am on September 1, 2011, BugsMom said…

Thanks for the facebook link.  I'll be sure to join when I'm next online (FB that is....can't access that from work )....This such a neat resource, it wasn't available 20yrs ago when my brothers and I were in the service. 

At 10:32am on August 31, 2011, Karen said…


Our boys are in the same div. Two Texas boys! Benn is my oldest and I have another son just starting high school. I'm a single mom and getting use to all the changes is tough some days. I saw on facebook the posts about having their wisdom teeth out. That was my BIG worry, but I feel so much better after reading the post & how well they take care of them.


At 10:16pm on August 24, 2011, donnac (ship 02 div 948) said…

Hi Margie,  my son's recruiter called me yesterday and gave me his ship and div numbers.  I still want to wait for the formal letter but my daughter wants to mail the letters out.  I hope they get to him some how.  I started the count down tomorrow we are down to 50 days.  And that is only if his PIR date is actually oct 14.  I have good moments and bad but pretty much I just feel empty.  I'm trying not to feel like this but it is just an empty feeling in side.  Keep strong and hope we can help each other.


At 12:19pm on August 22, 2011, donnac (ship 02 div 948) said…
Hi Margie. I feel the same way. I was down the shore this weekend with family and its the first weekend down with out my SR. Today has been hard trying to keep my mind busy but haven't received any thing yet. No box or form letter. I even called his recruiter to get the ship # and div # to start mailing letters and he hasn't received any info yet. I will have to check out the facebook page and see if we see any one. Keep strong cuz im trying its hard but counting down the days to their PIR date is helping some what. Keep in touch. Good luck
At 2:34pm on August 21, 2011, donnac (ship 02 div 948) said…

Hi Margie,  Have you heard from Jared?  Did you receive the box or the form letter yet??


At 1:32pm on August 19, 2011, donnac (ship 02 div 948) said…
Hi Margie. I received my phone at 4. I stayed on my couch all night with my phone attached to my ear so I wouldn't miss his his call. It was nice to hear his voice but I just miss him. I know he is excited about being a sailor but these next 8 weeks are going to be really long. Im trying to get his address but so far no luck.
Hang in there. Im here if you need to chat.
At 1:00pm on November 17, 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 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! :)

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