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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 8/25/2022 - 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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A little about me:
I am a proud mother of two daughters, one attends college and the other just shipped off to boot camp. I am so proud of my daughter, but did not realize how heart-wrenching this separtion for me would be. I think the worst part has been the total loss on contact, which leaves me as a mom wondering if she's okay, is she cold, is she scared... all normal Mom feelings i'm sure.
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At 12:03am on January 15, 2012, BDee76(Ship 03 Division 048) said…

Sorry, I've been so busy have been having some very emotional & difficult family matters to attend to which still have not be solved. I will however still be attending the graduation, although my husband can't, so our other daughter will be going in his place. As far as the ribbons I haven't ordered any, thinking if I get time I might make my own. Hope all is going well your way & yes getting so excited for graduation...12 More Days....Hoooorrrrahhhh!!! :)

At 8:50pm on January 10, 2012, diannep said…

accepted your friend request

At 6:00pm on December 12, 2011, BDee76(Ship 03 Division 048) said…

Thanks! So glad to hear that you got a phone call, I would prefer a call but will take whatever comes. Seems like all the SRs comment on how good the food was (guess they were expecting it to be awful or something). Yeah, I'm sure both our daughter's  should have plenty to read now that they are able to send/receive mail. I send something out every other day & sometimes there is 2 things (card,letter..etc etc.). Its a little annoying to spend the day watching for mailman & always keeping the phone in hand, but I do what I must..LOL.

Here is snippet from my daughter's letter concerning time limits: 5 min. shower, 5 min. to go to head after Chow, 12 min to make racks, 2 min to clean the compartment, & 12 min to eat Chow: Its' Crazy she says..LOL.


Can't wait to meet you in January 45 more days...:)

At 10:57pm on December 10, 2011, BDee76(Ship 03 Division 048) said…

Just stopping in to say Hi! Haven't heard from you in awhile. What's all going on with your SR...The Box, The Form Letter, 1st Letter...etc. I've received my 1st letter on Dec. 7th :). She sounded down a little but was expected, says the food is Had to tell me the time limits placed on Anyways, keep me updated & feel free to message/comment me anytime. TTYL!

At 5:22pm on November 30, 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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