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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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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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shellyh commented on Margaret_ProudTexasMomof2Sailors's group 'USS Bonhomme Richard(LHD6)'
"Hello son is currently assigned to the USS Bonhomme Richard.  It is currently in drydock in San Diego undergoing maintenance and refitting for a new aircraft.  My son has been there since March of this year and really…"
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"Hello, looking at the post it seems it has been awhile since anyone has posted. When looking through groups and saw there were command groups. So, I just wanted to see if the USS Bonhomme Richard LHD 6 had one and they do!! My husband and I were…"
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A little about me:
I am a proud Texas Navy Mom of two Sailors.
It has been a long journey, but a proud one.
One son is a Corpsman, who is currently in New Orleans, and the other is a CS (culinary specialist). He is in San Diego and is assigned to the USS Bonhomme Richard LHD-6.
My daughter is still at home enjoying being the only child and when something goes wrong, she misses her brothers as she can no longer "Blame" them for mishapes that happen around the house.
As much as I miss my boys, I am proud that they are part of the world's finest Navy!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
It is hard to let go, and I want to be there for them and let them know how proud I am of them.
Never give up on encouraging them.
Since my boys have left, I feel that I have grown closer to them. I look forward to our daily call and miss them even more during the days I can't talk to them.
I am A Proud Navy Mom.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:08pm on January 12, 2018, Missomd said…
Any advice for this S.E TX mom. Son left Jan 9
At 7:51pm on January 10, 2013, TrueBlue said…

Hi Margaret,

We just face timed with our son, and yours LOL.....They were making fun of you and me because they know we chat on N4M :) It was a quick chat b/c they were heading for chow. Hopefully I'll get another call later.

I told them that they better behave or we may drop by for visit. They both looked great - I would love it if one day we could meet up stateside, with Austins mom too and all fly to Japan together....Wishful thinking, I'm sure, but imagine how much fun that would be!

Hope all is well ~ Michelle (Gio's mom)

At 2:49pm on November 19, 2010, J&R's Mom said…
Margaret, It seems we have a bit in common. I, too, have 2 boys going into the Navy. My youngest is 18 and leaves for BC in March (with Brandon'smoms son) and is a CS and my oldest just got his Med Waiver and is getting ready to take his ASVAB. This leaves my youngest, a girl, 15 at home.
At 6:04pm on October 12, 2010, Dan's Dad (John) said…
Looks like your CS has collected some hardware, I'm looking at your pictures and see he has a couple of pins and a few more ribbons!
At 8:23pm on September 2, 2010, J25smom said…
thanks. I am so proud but I am so so very sad. I will miss my boy - he hasn't even left and I already miss him..........
At 12:12am on January 13, 2010, Grasshopper said…

Congratulations again!! I know you are vey proud of both your sailors!!

Thanks for sharing your pictures. Our division, while being a 900 Peforming Division, is not the band. Our guys are the ones that do things such as serving. My son in particular is the "time orderly" and is the one that would have rung the bell. I saw some other pictures someone had posted and saw a bell across the hall but no one was standing there yet. If you happen to have a picture with a someone next to the Bell, that would make my day! Just to catch a glimpse of him would bring such joy to my heart.

Where is your headed to next? Mine will be heading to San Antonio on 1/27 for MAA training.

Thanks from one Navy Mom to another!
At 9:15pm on January 16, 2009, Brenda Sue said…
Hi, Welcome to Navy for Mom’s. You will find lots of support, advice, information, and friends here!! All you have to do is read, read, read!!

I would like to invite you to join the group of moms from Texas!! We are the largest state group on this site!! (Everything is bigger in Texas - including Navy Moms)!!

Just go to the groups tab and type in Texas in the search box. The icon of the group is the state of Texas, of course!! If you can’t find that, click on my picture to the left and it will take you to my page. You can find the same icon there. Just click on it and you can join us!!

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My sailor son, Derek, is a MA (Master at Arms) - He is now stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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