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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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A little about me:
I am 28 years old and live in Houston, TX. I have a 6 year old little boy and a loving husband in Boot Camp.
I am here to support my
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In the NROTC program
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At 10:42pm on February 4, 2011, camenae said…



My husband graduates 2/11/11. I don't need his ribbon for graduation, but I would love to have one for scrapbooking purposes. Please let me know how much it costs and how to get the money to you and I will ASAP. Thanks!

At 12:23am on February 3, 2011, Proud NAVY GF [Ship02 DIV912] said…

hi i just added you 


At 2:17am on January 12, 2011, battlebuddy said…


You can just put josh or joshua on my ribbon. My son and I have different last names. His let me see can I be I really can't when speaking about his biological doner. he now..gets a name sake and the man who has been his father...well I gave him a I could He is in Divison 069 too if you do that  or the PIR doesn't matter to me. :) I will be perfectly happy and I think they look GREAT!

At 11:44pm on January 11, 2011, battlebuddy said…
Hi there.... Here is a big {{{{Hug}}}}}} I hope your having a better day today. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers....
At 12:19pm on December 22, 2010, ame7 said…
Hi Aprul.....My daughter left for GL on Dec 7.  Glad to be part of the Navy family, but getting used to the void that she left behind.  Can't wait for 2/11/11 PIR! 
At 11:30pm on December 15, 2010, NavyMomX's2(Ship 03 Div 334) said…

Hey there! So how long did it take you to take your hubbies address? I would love to send my daughter a card for Christmas. Tried the recruiter today but they said they didn't have a address yet. Other mom's are getting them and they left at the same time as my daughter. Hope you're doing okay! Praying for you and your family! Hugs

At 2:28am on December 14, 2010, NavyMomX's2(Ship 03 Div 334) said…

Hi! I'm a former Navy Wife. Our daughter left for bootcamp on 12/13/10 which was yesterday. We live in Richmond, TX closer to Katy, TX. Nice to meet someone from here. Sent you a friend request.

At 7:58pm on December 8, 2010, Dec6 said…
My son left on the 6th from Houston, I too got a very quick phone call at 1:30am to say he was getting ready to mail "the box" and would call again in about 3 weeks. I pray that I hear from him before then.
At 2:29pm on October 14, 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!

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Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

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