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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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Margaret 07/078
  • Female
  • Norwood, MA
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

Margaret 07/078's Friends

  • dmr
  • Callie (ship 07 div 078)
  • lesliet--son came home:(
  • Sarah's mom. Ship 07 DIV 077
  • AustinsMom (Ship 07 Div 078)
  • marlena
  • BrigitteJ
  • Robin - Nuke ET
  • Mary
  • jackiequeen/ship09div076
  • Doreen-ProudNavyMom
  • FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW
  • Oneofalot
  • Anna

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A little about me:
I am a mother of a 23 year old daughter waiting to leave for boot camp on Jan. 9th
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
In the NROTC program
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:27pm on January 21, 2012, Robin - Nuke ET said…

Hi Margaret...I hope your daughter is doing well.  Do you  know your daughter's PIR date?  I'm hearing 3/9 for my son which would be awesome!!!  Stay strong!!  Robin

At 1:24pm on January 21, 2012, Robin - Nuke ET said…

Hi Margaret-- Thanks for the friend request.  Looks like your daughter is a week ahead of my son at BC (mine left Florida on 1/17).  This is by far the toughest week of my life.  Have you received any calls from her?  Has her box come yet?  I'm excited and nervous about both...That "I'm here" call was rough. 

These kids are so amazing.  I look forward to chatting with you.     Robin

At 10:12am on January 20, 2012, AustinsMom (Ship 07 Div 078) said…
Some days are better than others. Today is a little harder than normal because it is my SR Austin's 19th birthday. It is the first time I have not been with him on his birthday. I didn't get the phone call, Austin's girlfriend did. I'm ok with it because I would have been a blubbering idiot anyway and he certainly doesn't need that right now. She called me as soon as they hung up and told me about the call. She said he is doing well. He has met some good friends that are keeping his mind off missing home. I really want to know who those friends are because it would be great if those new friends are the sons of those I have met here or on the Facebook page. I am hoping for a letter today on his birthday, that would be awesome.
At 10:37pm on January 19, 2012, AustinsMom (Ship 07 Div 078) said…
Hi Margaret. Thanks for the friend request. How are you doing with all this?
At 8:12pm on January 18, 2012, Anna said…

Thank you for the friend request!!  Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!!!!

At 11:36pm on January 15, 2012, BrigitteJ said…
Me too...just playing the waiting game.
At 10:38pm on January 15, 2012, BrigitteJ said…
We are all in this together. I was on the computer ordering my son a phone card. Just in case he didn't buy one. Still feel like I need to take care of I will be glad when the form letter gets here. There is just some much going thru my head right now!
At 10:49pm on January 12, 2012, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are brand new to N4Ms and your daughter is in boot camp now?  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughters Naval careers and we are always there for each other!!!   Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 2:58pm on January 11, 2012, BrigitteJ said…

Do you know what her ship and div is yet? My son left Monday as well. He is 7/080.

At 11:40pm on December 26, 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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