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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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A little about me:
Our Son Brendan will graduate in August and we are so proud of him and his choice to serve his country in the U.S. Navy.

As the son of a sailor myself Jimmy Buffet's song keeps ringing in my ears.

He's in Ship 07 Division 270. If your son or daughter is also there send us an email and say hi. We would love to touch base with other parents.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I'm Brendan's father. I know it's for Moms but I'm bending the rule because his mom works so many hours she don't have time to go online much.

Anyway, I was not in the navy. I served in the Army back in 85/86 but I am the son of a sailor and grew up in Navy housing.

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At 7:36am on August 24, 2011, Mike's Mom said…
I talked to Mike last night for 5 min, he said he heard, but nothing official, that Brendan took his test again yesterday and was off by 13 seconds, and hopefully will pass today!! and then battle stations tonight and graduate on Friday,  Praying for him.  He will be one tired kid.
At 4:01pm on August 19, 2011, Mike's Mom said…
Have you heard anymore from Brendan? Mike said times were 1.5 miles in 12:30, and he thought Brendan was over 15. I told Mike to get behind him, and chase him. :)
At 4:22pm on August 18, 2011, Mike's Mom said…
Sorry to hear Brendan didn't pass his run test. Hope they let him retest right away. I know battlestations is supposed to be tonight.
At 5:24pm on August 10, 2011, Mike's Mom said…
Mike is also going to Pensacola, it would be nice if they stayed together for a while. Familiar faces make life so much easier. From what I read, sounds like some will leave on Saturday morning, but only the kids can inform us for sure. if you are on facebook, take a look at the page U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command, they have really good photos and lots of great info.
At 7:59pm on August 9, 2011, Mike's Mom said…
Not sure if you know or not, but their Battlestations is the 18th. So we should get calls on he 19th!
At 7:56pm on August 9, 2011, Mike's Mom said…
Yes, I am SR Fahrer, Michael's mom. Not sure if you got call from SR yesterday, I hope you did.
At 7:51pm on August 9, 2011, Mike's Mom said…
Yes, The Ramada is the meet and Greet. I will look for you there. Sounds like Brendan has really help Mike adjust. I am not staying there, but will see you there.
At 9:38pm on August 3, 2011, Mike's Mom said…
I think your son and mine have become buddies, Mike has talked about him, in letters that they have become friends. Glad Mike's got someone to talk to. Hope your going to PIR and the meet and greet.
At 1:26pm on July 21, 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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