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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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TJ's mom (S11/D122)
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  • Elgin, IL
  • United States

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At 9:24pm on March 26, 2011, Ashes momma said…
Hey sorry I haven't written in awhile.. Been really busy with my work.. We have less than two weeks to go.. Have you gotten a call from your son? We only had the one call.. I guess they have been in IT alot..  The should be doing battlestation this week.. She did tell me she pass all her test, and she passed her shooting test.. Hope all is well with you, and your family.. Take care..
At 5:50pm on March 3, 2011, Ashes momma said…
Hey, just wanted to let you know, I got a phone call.. She was doing good.. She did say her whole div. is a grad-n-go.. So not alot of time with her after graduation.. I told her that you, and I were writing back and forth.. She asked what was your last name. I hope you get the call... take care..
At 4:17pm on March 3, 2011, Ashes momma said…
Oh Ok.. I got letters from her today.. She didn't say anything about Grad-n-Go.. However she did say they have their 1st inspection on Friday.. She did't date the letter, so I take it as this Friday coming up.. I hope they all do well... She said she recieved some letters so that makes me feel better.. we took some pix, and sent them to her.. It made her day.... Hope you receive letters today..   God Bless
At 5:59pm on March 2, 2011, Ashes momma said…
What is your son's job? Ash is  logistics.. I hope she not a grad-and -go.. she didn't tell us yet.. So I don't know..  If she is we can't change it, we will just make the best of it.. she did tell us where she would like to meet us after graduation.. I'm glad you received your letter from your son.. Gives you alittle piece of mind.. God Bless
At 8:41pm on February 28, 2011, Ashes momma said…

I didn't know what I.T. meant, so I called her recruiter, he told me that it meant intense training, that's why we haven't heard from them.. I didn't want to hear that, but she said there are some that don't want to listen, so they all get punished.. which is sad.. That's why they haven't recieved their letters yet.. I hope you get one tommorow!!  My daughter asked for me to send her stamps too.. talk to you later,,

At 5:38pm on February 28, 2011, Ashes momma said…
We received our letter today..  She said that hey had  I.T.  a couple of times, because nobody knows how to listen.. What ever I.T. means. We have written alot of letters, and she said she has not received one yet.. We started sendind them out I think on the 14th of Feb. I don't know why she is not receiving them.. I hope you get your letter today.. Talk to you soon..
At 7:29pm on February 7, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

My husband's family is from Elgin, and my mom-in-law worked at Elgin Watch Factory back in the day.

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to cruise my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you


At 6:36pm 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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