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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 daughter leaves in 56 days

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 4:43pm 3 Comments

to bootcamp at GL.


Is it normal for a mom to have THIS much anticipatory grief??? I am crying every time I read the boards or my husband and I talk about her leaving. I am staying strong in front of her but did have to excuse myself this weekend when her and Dad started talking about something.


My sweet daughter is 21 and doesn't even live at home anymore! I talk her her daily on the phone and she comes over several times a week. Our son gradutes high school 4…


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At 5:47pm on July 3, 2012, Phillies said…
My daughter was 1 week away also and got stress fractures in her heels. Total pain in the bottom! Best advice- take one day at a time.. Stay positive.. Not knowing what is going one is horrible but stay connected to this site. My daughter graduated 2.5 months after her original date. She will be okay.
At 5:12am on April 25, 2012, mama bear said…

Just checking in, wondering how you are doing?  I have been struggling with some health problems again.  Really would like to talk to my daughter but she is away from any communication lines at this moment.  The worried of all this fighting and stupid things that some of the military people are doing  really takes a toll on me.  I can't turn on a radio, tv, read the paper, or even visit people without hearing about Afghanistan.  With my daughter over there on her 1st deployment, it has me more stress out than ever.  My doctors would like me to have weight reduction surgery, do you know anything about that, if so pass the good, the bad, and the ugly infor, on to me.  Well have a great day!

At 12:19pm on March 25, 2012, mama bear said…


  I know just what you are feeling, and it was along time for me becauses the day she was to gradurate from boot camp she didn't pass because she had some stress fractures which would heal but need some time so she went to sick bay.  After they were heal then she went on to A school.  Just before Thanksgiving I was able to go down to Missouri and Pick her up for a few days. I made the most of the visit even though the first couple days we had some problems she was on military life and wanted everyone to adjust to her and her family was on our wave of life.  The day before Thanksgiving she left for her home base in Mississippi.  And now she is on her 1st deployment.  There is not a day go by that I don't think of her.  hope you have a great day!

At 12:42am on March 21, 2012, abbyblue said…

At 10:27am on March 20, 2012, 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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