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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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A little about me:
Born in Ohio, spent last 10 years in Tennessee.
Married 30 years to my husband, Scott.
Blessed with two sons: Sean is 13 yrs and
Samuel is 19 yrs and about to be a Sailor!
Sam's girl Lauren soon to join...
Our family: God fearing and Proud to be American!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Honor, Courage and Commitment are core values worthy to aspire to and attain.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:04pm on January 20, 2011, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…

Hey Sheryl, wanted to welcome you to the AECF group.  Is your son at A school now?  Is he an ET or an FC?  My hubby was an FC for over 10 years and now our son is an FC and is stationed in Hawaii.  He's pretty happy with life right now :-)


I hope your son is in classes and not on hold.  Our group is a busy one, stop in often and let us know if you have questions.  How close are you to Chattanooga?   I'm in N. Atlanta and will be in Chatt in June for an event.

At 10:37pm on June 12, 2010, abbyblue said…
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At 6:13pm on June 12, 2010, Autumnsmom(USS.BOXER) said…
Autumn wrote on the 6th as well:) and she said they same thing:) but put it as there are a lot of just CLUELESS people and they haven't come together as a unit yet:( I KNOW these kids WILL get it together by the 15th unless they don't graduate,sometimes pressure is a good thing so I'm praying every night-my plane ticket isn't refundable:( but they had problems weeks ago with the marching and Autumn said they did GREAT on it last week:) and I have never heard of Captins Cup? But ill find out real quick:) well its almost time I can't wait I'm just going to be the biggest cry baby:) ttys
At 2:29pm on June 12, 2010, Autumnsmom(USS.BOXER) said…
Hi Sheryl - I'm Faith-Autumns mom she is also div-220 and she wrote yesterday and the letter said BS21 on the 15th and to have my phone on me she should be calling on the 15th:) I'm so excited for all our future Sailors:) I wish it was the 18th already:)
At 9:54pm on June 11, 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! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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