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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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MNNavyMom replied to Worriednavymama's discussion 'Waiting for my son to come home' in the group Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17)
"Hello worriednavymama- I see its been awhile since you posted. We are currently in this same predicament. Son has his REU eval today. I am in the early stages of how this process works. Would you be able to give me an update or helpful tips on what…"
Jan 6, 2021
BVA.JDmom replied to Worriednavymama's discussion 'Waiting for my son to come home' in the group Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17)
"How long did it end up being for your son before he got to come home? How is he doing? I'm going through the exact same thing with my son. Worried sick!!!!"
Aug 12, 2020
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to Worriednavymama's discussion 'Waiting for my son to come home' in the group Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17)
May 26, 2020
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to Worriednavymama's discussion 'Waiting for my son to come home' in the group Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17)
"I'm sorry that your son is being separated.....There is a chance he could be processed out in a few weeks but there is also the chance it could take longer.  It just depends on how many are in the separation process.  Since he…"
May 26, 2020
Worriednavymama replied to Camgirl15's discussion 'So dang confused' in the group Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17)
"Can i ask how long your loved ones were on ship 5? My son has been there 6 days. I got my first call. His voice sounds so lifeless. Not the kid I know...please give me some ideas. He was told 3 to 4 weeks but he met some kid thats been there for…"
May 26, 2020
Worriednavymama replied to Louisa J's discussion 'SAD' in the group Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17)
"My son is there same reason. He has been on ship 5 for only 6 days. I pray if goes quickly for both. I miss him so much"
May 26, 2020
Worriednavymama added a discussion to the group Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17)

Waiting for my son to come home

My son was sent to ship 5 last week. He had anxiety and wanted to come home. He was told not to sign allowing me access. They told him it would make things longer. He has been there 6 days. I got my first all this morning. How long has the process taken in your experience? He was told 2 to 4 weeks. Some kid just told him he has been there 6 mo ths waiting to talk to legal. Please give me some hope that it will be 2 to 4 weeks
May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020
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May 22, 2020

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A little about me:
A mom that practices and teaches kindness to her kindergarteners and her own children so I struggle with bootcamp. I support my son 110%.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Thinking about joining
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Sounded rewarding
Our Navy experience so far...
has presented us with many questions.

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At 9:45am on May 26, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Worriednavymama - I am not a member of the Ship5 group so I can't comment there and I have to leave to take my youngest for his drivers license test. But I saw your posts in the latest activity. I will be praying for you and your son and will try to get back to you when I am home. Navy Mom Hugs! PS. I am one of the ladies that helps out on the BC Moms group answer questions. 

At 7:16pm on May 24, 2020, Worriednavymama said…
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At 10:26am on May 22, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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