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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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Ship 11 DIV 59

Started this discussion. Last reply by michelec Feb 1, 2011. 5 Replies

Looking for moms who's kids are in Ship 11 Div 59. I haven't heard from my son. Have you heard from your kid?


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A little about me:
Single mom of three sons. My oldest son is a Diesel Mechanic, my second son just left for bootcamp today November 29, 2010 to be a Sailor, and my youngest is 8 years old. I'm extremely proud of all my sons!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:45pm on December 5, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side under the members pictures, click on "New Moms Read First." If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us. Pat

At 4:26pm on June 30, 2011, Zacksmom said…

Hey girl... I am Zacksmom... I am here for ya if you need to chat... I am missing my son something fierce... Where are you from?

At 2:45pm on February 24, 2011, Mama Bear said…
Thanks Bard! I appreciate the info.
At 1:18am on February 23, 2011, Kinda said…
Hi Barb, it would be great if you could message me the Pensacola mail room number? Thanx :)
At 8:40pm on February 8, 2011, diannep said…
Thanks, Barb!
At 6:14pm on February 6, 2011, diannep said…
Hey, Barb!  You need to delete your comment on 2/11 group please that disclosed sailors last names!  We aren't allowed to post last names.  Please delete...and then...send out a message to group with the names, if you wish, so that maybe their families can see it.  Last names on private message are ok, but not on the posts!  Against Navy policy...thanks so much!
At 12:38am on February 6, 2011, Momofasailorgirl said…
Hi my daughter is in 67 message me
At 1:18am on January 21, 2011, Janie (Ship11~Div.59 Alumni) said…

HI ! YES I got my call yesterday while shopping in Walmart. lol It was the longest phone call I ever had with her. She said she isn't feeling to well and she had a fever a couple nights ago but won't go to the medic for fear she will fall behind. So the tough cookie that she is she said she will suck it up and move on. She had no idea when battlestation was nor will they give them any information about it. I filled her in on all the knowledge I and my husband had about it, so now she is informed on what to expect.

So what did your SR say? I am so excited to see her in uniform for the first time and to see how much she has changed. I can't wait to hold her.

She did tell me that she will be attending A school right there at lakes after PIR. She will be there for about 5 months then she will get her two week liberty. At first I was a little down about that but then I thought about the time frame and it actually will work out better having her come home during the summer when the weather is nice and there is more to do.

Can't wait to hear from you. I haven't found many moms here from our ship and division.


At 9:13am on January 12, 2011, Lost Navy Mom said…
Thanks so much for a picture of the scarf I'll know what I'm looking for now.I just hope it get's here before we leave.But regardless we are getting closer and closer!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 10:12pm on January 2, 2011, Lost Navy Mom said…
So nice to here back from you.Hope that you and your family had a Happy New Year!! It's nice to hear from someone in the same boat as me (no pun intended).Thanks for the link I will denfinitely check it out.My son seems to be doing well.He told me that the RDC calls him Georgia because of his southern accent (LOL).I sent pics recently and he received them without problems.I went to the Walmart and made three collages of a whole bunch of pics from home, that way he had a lot to look at but only 3 pages to keep up with,he said that worked out really well. I'm still trying to decide on where to stay,do you know if the Navy Lodge has a shuttle to the base for grad I was told that was the way to go when going on base.I'm kinda leery about getting a rental car because coming from Georgia we have no snow driving skills, LOL. But what ever we do,I guess we better start making some decisions soon,because our boys are getting close to graduation.Can't wait to hug him again!!(Iknow you feel the same way about your sailor).Well can't wait to here from you again.Have A great week!

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