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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.


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  • Reno, NV
  • United States

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A little about me:
Our family has no experience, and very little knowledge about the military. Our son's decision to join the Navy was a big shock that took months to get over. But because of delayed enlistment we've had time to learn about the Navy and I feel proud of his decisions.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I am just starting to learn. But so far the most important thing I have learned is that Navy For Moms is indispensable.

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At 10:49pm on September 2, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…
Hi Marty...I hope all is going well for your new Sailor and he is getting settled into his A-school. I created an event for the Nevada Moms group to get together this month. I hope you can join us, we would live to have you there. Here's the link to the event:
At 6:34pm on July 2, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…
Hi Marty,

Just checking up on you and your son. Hope you're holding on strong. Hang in there and hope you get the box and your form letter soon. Keep writing those letters.
At 9:00pm on June 26, 2013, lemonelephant said…

The group Sierrascrapper refers to is nevada moms.

At 8:36pm on June 26, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…

Hi Marty,

I'm also a Mom from northern Nevada.  My son just swore into DEP two weeks ago. He won't go to BC until July next year as he has to finish his last year of high school.  I hope that you are doing alright.  I saw that you are still waiting for the phone call.  I hope you get it soon. Hang in there and I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.  

BTW...there is a group on N4M called Nevada Moms.  Please join the group as it's a GREAT way for us Moms to bond locally.  I think you have met Kelly W already.  She has joined the group too.  Hope to see you there.  

At 8:36pm on June 26, 2013, lemonelephant said…


At 8:28pm on June 26, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I'm glad I can help. You can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted"; I know that sometimes makes it seem way too real, but he is on his way and you should hear that he made it there soon if he took his cell phone.

At 4:58pm on June 26, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You are very welcome.

At 6:11pm on June 25, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 7:55pm on June 8, 2013, Craig said…

I'm actually taking a break for a minute to buy a pizza and happend to noticed you just posted this.  Have your son go to   That is my website that is geared towards deppers (those awaiting boot camp).  

I just noticed that it says your son is already in the Navy.  Is he a depper or active duty?


At 5:20pm on May 11, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…
Welcome to  My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012.  He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron.  He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic.  I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.  My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)
If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp.  I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)
Be sure and check out the Survival Guide for Newbies…It has some valuable info you would like to know :) It can be found here:
Welcome Aboard and I wish your Sailor Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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