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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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Patricia - Navy mom x2 :)
  • Female
  • Vancouver, WA
  • United States

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  • rcmsmom 09/291
  • Ilovemysailor(ship 7 div 033)
  • proudmom 11/116
  • traveler
  • DonnaB (ship 11, div 282)
  • FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW
  • quiltblue
  • NavyJane 11/116
  • ProudOfMySon (Ship 09 Div 291)

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A little about me:
Mother of:
Catherine - PIR 04/01/2011 - AO stationed in Fallon, NV
Raymond - PIR 09/09/2011 - ET3 in GL, awaiting orders
Proud Navy Mom to many others!! I Claim them all !!! :-)
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Have Patience!!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:49pm on September 15, 2011, Michelervc said…
That was very helpful thanks a ton
At 4:16pm on September 3, 2011, diannep said…
Hey!  Accepted your friend request!
At 7:53am on July 7, 2011, ProudOfMySon (Ship 09 Div 291) said…
Hang in there Patricia - I'm in the same boat.  I have so many emotions running thru me it's not funny.  I'm proud, yet scared, yet excited, yet sad. LOL  I met another mom from MD and her son leaves the same day, so we've been swapping info back and forth.  We hope to meet up at MEPS on the 12th.  It will be so cool to be able to put a face to the emails. LOL  We had  going away party for my son last weekend, it was really nice.  We had lots of food and people.  Well, let's keep in touch, who knows our sons might end up in the same group.  Take Care.
At 11:16am on July 1, 2011, ProudOfMySon (Ship 09 Div 291) said…
Let the countdown begin.  We had my sons going away party last weekend and it really hit home.  The nerves are kicking in.  How are you doing?
At 4:25pm on May 26, 2011, ProudOfMySon (Ship 09 Div 291) said…

Hi Patricia,

Well, the time is getting closer and closer and I'm starting to panic a little. LOL  How about you?  How you holding up?  I know this your 2nd but still.


I do have a question that you may or may not know the answer to - do parents get commissary/px/bx privileges?  My son's recruiter isn't much help.


Anways, thanks and I hope this email finds you and your family well.



At 1:19am on February 22, 2011, quiltblue said…
Our division is going to wear white scarves to PIR so our Div can find us really easy. We would love for you to participate! I will possibly be making them (unless we become a massive group).  So far there are only the 7 of us.  Hope you are doing well.
At 12:34pm on February 7, 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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