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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.


MamaLamaDingDong: AO/Pensacola
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I'm a mom of 2 and step mom of 4. Oldest is 23, youngest is 3 1/2. Our oldest daughter just graduated from Boot Camp and is now at A School in Pensicola!
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Posted on June 6, 2012 at 4:59pm 2 Comments

Whew...I found the N4M site yesterday and spent just about the entire day reading blogs, comments and checking out all the "need to know" stuff while impatiently and anxiously awaiting my approval to join to come thru.

My daugther has wanted to join the military for a very, very long time. Now the time is here. She started training with the Marine recruits a year ago (because she wasn't able to join the Navy recruits until she enlisted), turned 18 in March, graduated from HS…


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At 7:37pm on September 2, 2012, ProudNavyMom,NavySchoolofMusic said…


I have my SR's BS21 date. Who was it I needed to contact with that?..

At 3:05pm on August 30, 2012, denako said…

thank you for all of your help :)

At 5:07pm on August 29, 2012, Scooter's Mom (USS Charlotte) said…
Thank you MLDD!
At 5:33pm on August 15, 2012, Maltobella (HM - San Antonio) said…

Hey! I got a letter from your daughter yesterday! It made me smile cause I didn't get one from my guy. She's such a DOLL!!! :-)

At 10:20am on August 2, 2012, Craig said…

You are in the 1st days of boot camp, so learn everything you can now.  It will all make sense when you get to week 5.  It seems like you'll have a really good group.  Everyone seems to be talking, which makes for a great group.

The challenge coin is just a gift. It's part of a collection that the sailors will soon start having.  I told the company that makes them not to worry about the USS Arizona because it is never used.  Now it is...  

When you're bored, you can read up challenge coins are by going here (look at the Triton part 1 thru 4).

At 6:19pm on August 1, 2012, Craig said…

I really wanted to join this group since the USS Arizona Ship 14 hasn't been used in over 2 years.  As you know, I am designing Challenge coins for all the ships, and I hadn't planned on designing this one since it was never used.  It's just like the Navy, once you think you have it all figured out, then then change everything ~ha


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