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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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Ragdollrae HM A school SA
  • Female
  • Houston, TX
  • United States

Ragdollrae HM A school SA's Friends

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  • AnnL ship11 div123
  • misspaula
  • Riptide11/128
  • KellynKaty(corps-Mom)
  • texasmom Ship 11 Div 179
  • Momma2USNSailor Ship 02 Div 921
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This is a journey for both the enlisted and thier families. Learn as much as you can , but understand that you won't know everything and you are not in control. I call it the "mom" bootcamp!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:36pm on March 16, 2011, Craig said…
Hey ragdoll, glad to have you added as a friend... 
At 9:32pm on March 16, 2011, diannep said…

Craig has info posted in the discussions part of the PIR 3/18 group.  You can read it without actually joining the group.  Here's the link:

Just make sure to hit "view all" to scroll through the discussion group pages.

At 3:24pm on March 16, 2011, Anna V said…

Hi Stephanie ~ Our son, Jacob graduates (PIR) on 04/08 and is in Div 920 - we will be so glad to see him. Great to hear is voice last week. I still remember (vividly) the night at the hotel before the swearing in - hared to believe they are just 3 weeks from completion. :-)

We got our travel booked - just trying to decide where to stay...

At 12:40am on March 1, 2011, misspaula said…
Ladies, I have another girlfriend who has a  SR is in a different ship, she hasn't received a phone call either, I think we will all be getting that long awaited call around the same time. They only get a couple during the 9 weeks. Im thinking maybe this weekend and one just before grad day. Hang in there Moms :)
At 11:26am on February 18, 2011, Riptide11/128 said…
Good morning!! Thank you for your friend request, I most gladly accept!  My son left W.WA on 2/9. I'm not sure if he's doing PIR on 4/8 or the following week. Yes, I'm still waiting for the form letter and notification of his PIR. I just pray that everything is going great for our boys. Whenever I see a post saying their child is being sent back a week or two or being sent home, I feel naseous! LOL   I look forward to getting to know you better. Denise is just WONDERFUL. I have grown to absolutely adore her! She took me under her wing immediately and advocated like crazy for me to get me on here. It seemed like it took so very long!  I hope you have a lovely day and that your form letter comes soon. Also, I'm praying that the phone cards that my hubby purchased are the right ones......ugh!
At 4:24pm on February 17, 2011, texasmom Ship 11 Div 179 said…
I haven't recieved the form letter yet either. but, I think our PIR will be 4/8/2011 also.
At 4:22pm on February 17, 2011, texasmom Ship 11 Div 179 said…
I have been gone to Austin for two days sorry my comment is so long in coming.  My son made that comment before he left. I think you might be right.  That would be much closer to visit. They have great schools there for medical.
At 11:04am on February 14, 2011, LIS said…
...I don't think you can copy my pictures, but you can try....:D
At 10:28pm on February 13, 2011, texasmom Ship 11 Div 179 said…
Good evening, I agree that all of this is very over whelming. At church this morning we heard such a great message regarding looking at the storm instead of looking at Jesus.  It was such a great message.  I know this isn't a storm but, sometime when I stay on this website for to long it seems like a storm. :) I look forward to getting to know you and hopefully our sons will be graduating at the same time and we can actually meet each other.  Have a good evening.
At 6:35pm 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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