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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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Jesse's Mom
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  • Bowerston, OH
  • United States

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Hospital Corpsman

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jesse's Mom Feb 2, 2012. 3 Replies

My son is going to be a Hospital Corpsman and wants to end up being a medic with the Marines.  I understand that this training will be hard. He is so proud to be going for this purpose and I am so…Continue


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A little about me:
My only child and son is leaving for the Navy on Aug 7th of 20112. Please don't get me wrong, I am so proud of him but I am going to miss him.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
So far I think that it will be a very good experience for him. I really believe that this is the best part of the military to go into. He has had a wonderful recruiter. He has kept us very informed.

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Finally another Aug 7th

Posted on February 20, 2012 at 3:54pm 1 Comment

I was glad to read your blog. My son leaves from Ohio  on Aug 7th for Great Lakes also.  Sounds like they may be together. He is going into Hospital Corpsman and he is really looking forward to it. I am so proud of him but he is my only child and I am not sure how I will deal with it.. I cry already! I have told him that it has been such a joy to watch him grow into the man he is and I know that the Navy will help him even more.

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At 5:45pm on September 19, 2012, diannep said…

I believe they will go on Thurs night, the 27th, with calls on Fri afternoon.  317/318 goes that night also.

At 3:12pm on September 16, 2012, Cheys mom said…

hello!  So ready for 10/5.  :)

At 2:18pm on February 1, 2012, Hannah88 said…

Hi Jesse's Mom,  I also have an only child and son leaving Aug 7th. How old is your son? What rate does he have? There is a group Deppers Leaving in August (or similar) that you can join but it's a long way off (or not :) I was also concerned and afraid. Check out your local Moms and try and go to a Meet and Greet. I went to my first one last weekend and it was a big help. Welcome to N4Ms You will know more than your depper soon!

At 3:53pm on January 27, 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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