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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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My Husband just joined the Navy ans is going to Bootcamp May 18. I have no idea what to expect. I know it will be hard, but I know I can make it through.
I am here to support my
Spouse/Significant other
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid

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At 8:14am on May 25, 2010, Izas mom )ship13 div 240 said…
hay que bueno k hablas espanol si la graduacion es el mismo dia que padrequisas cuando kieras yo no trabajo estoy aki toda la manana no se si trabajas pero cuando kieras tenemos k ser fuertes para ellos quisas nos bamos en el mismo avion ?? si sabes de algunos rates me dices por favor gracias k dios te bendiga !!
At 5:47pm on May 24, 2010, Izas mom )ship13 div 240 said…
PAOLA got the box today but no divsion i called yepes he said maby on friday hope you doing good keep me up dated !!
At 2:58pm on May 24, 2010, Izas mom )ship13 div 240 said…
hi sorry didint answer qiuiker but just geting the hold of thid thing lol hope we do get the same hoe are you doing ? hablas espanol ? couse mi inglish is not that good lol pls keep in contact ill let you know wen i get a dress and did you get your phone call looking fwd to hear from you !
At 10:11am on May 20, 2010, TexasMomof2 said…
Oh one more thing, I see your friend is trying to get this resolved? It needs to be her husband doing this.......he's the one receiving the pay and he needs to make the contacts. She isn't receiving the pay directly and it needs to be his issue to bring up with his superiors. This may be part of the hold-up.......
At 10:09am on May 20, 2010, TexasMomof2 said…
Hello-saw your posting on Japan Moms about your friend getting married in December and getting the run around on additional oldest son married last year and it took 2 months to get things going. In the meantime, they struggled. So, I can only imagine almost 6 months?? Tell them they need to go to the highest command he has available. My son had another situation involving his wife's health (she has epilepsy) and it took him going to the highest on his ship to get it resolved.......go up the chain if he has to and sound like he does. Congrats on your husband's new career in the Navy!
At 8:15am on May 20, 2010, Izas mom )ship13 div 240 said…
hi im izamar mom i saw your pic and whanted to say hi how are you holding ? me sad but happy is a sweet and sour thing at all times hope we stay in touch maby we are going to have same graduation day who knows !!
At 1:28am on April 21, 2010, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to N4M. Your key to adjusting is finding a group where you can feel comfortable and get answers to your questions – Click on the underlined links:
1. New Moms Stop Here group. You should think of this group as your orientation station. We do have a number of experienced members who can answer questions and point you in the right direction.
2. Depper’s… in but not yet . is a group for those just waiting for bootcamp to start (Delayed Entry Program – a depper)
3. Boot Camp Moms group. Is he/she already in bootcamp? Or just about to go in? This is the group.
4. OCS Graduate Moms or the NROTC Moms. For those going to be an officer or going to NROTC?
Read this blog to get a jump start on how to use the N4M site.
Welcome to New Members
Of particular importance is the use of the “Search” function. You should do searches in blogs, forums, discussions for answers in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a NEW blog/discussion. Finally, it takes time to learn how to use this site. Be patient. Check your page & status box often.
Best of luck, BunkerBee and AbbyblueOK (from the New Moms Stop Here Group)
At 2:06pm on April 20, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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