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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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Power school at Goose Creek SC

Started this discussion. Last reply by tammy ruth Sep 20, 2010. 2 Replies

Yes I do mean Power School.he graduates in February so maybe my son may know your son.not gonna give his name on here and I dont know what his number school class is, he is studying right now for a…Continue


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Posted on August 9, 2012 at 6:17pm 6 Comments

Hello ladies have any of you ever had your sailor on restriction ? he cant leave the ship and his leave has been shortened by 2 days. im not proud of this but i would like to talk to someone who has had experience with this. thanks

USS Abraham Lincoln

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 1:48pm 1 Comment

Hi,Does anyone have a sailor on the Abe Lincoln? I cant find anyone...My ET son arrived on his new ship today! Nov.2nd. Hope to hear from anyone..?

Is there anyone that has a chld graduating Power school Feb.25th and heading to Prototype school in Ballston Spa NY? A

Posted on February 20, 2011 at 10:56pm 0 Comments

Hello I am looking for any parents or other that has someone Graduating Power school February 25th and heading to Ballston Spa New York for Prototype son is a ET his class is 1006-4 he is to start school March 14th please reply  thank you!

Is there anyone that has a chld graduating Power school Feb.25th and heading to Prototype school in Ballston Spa NY? A

Posted on February 20, 2011 at 10:56pm 4 Comments

Hello I am looking for any parents or other that has someone Graduating Power school February 25th and heading to Ballston Spa New York for Prototype son is a ET his class is 1006-4 he is to start school March 14th please reply  thank you!

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At 5:58pm on July 27, 2012, tammy ruth said…

I dont know my son grad. from WOS in 06 he lived in Orange with us until he left for the Navy in 2010?? mm we are expecting his ship back the USS Abraham Lincoln cvn72! in the summer time. im getting ready for the homecoming. cant wait to see him he has been deployed since Dec.8th. lots of catching up to do he is a ET. how about your sailor where is he/

At 8:10pm on July 20, 2012, KellyJUSSLincolnSailorMom said…

Hey Tammy Ruth, I just noticed you are from Orange TX, We use to live in Bridge City, Myhusband was the command Chief at the Navy reserve Center in Orange, I wonder if our kids could know each other?

At 3:26pm on September 18, 2010, Angel of Freedom said…
Welcome aboard N4Ms tammy ruth, Sure wish I had known about this site when my son entered the Navy 4 years ago. I remember going to the PIR at Goose Creek. It was the first time I put my feet in the Atlantic Ocean since I am from OR. Hope you enjoy this group. They have really supported me. My son deployed recently and even though I have supported our troops daily through another group for about 5 or so years, I did not hold up as well as I thought when his sub deployed. Thankfully, the support from N4Ms got me through the tears more quickly. The school your son/daughter is in is very intense and many don't pass. My son spoke of sometimes having to go without sleep at night in order to be ready for tests and such. He was disappointed to see people leaving but so proud to make PIR. You can be very proud of your son/daughter as it takes intelligence, self-discipline and integrity just to get into the nuke school. If you don't receive many letters, know that they are just very busy studying and testing and it is worth their time and effort. My son preferred to call when he had time rather than write because they do so much reading and writing for school. I was grateful he had a cell phone. When JessicaBSailor Mom sends you websites to read or suggestions, they are worth your time. Blessings,
At 10:19pm on September 17, 2010, Pat said…
Mine is an MM2 in the fleet for 2+ years...subs.
At 8:20pm on September 16, 2010, Pat said…
Welcome aboard! You will want to look into the Nuke group on this site.
Do you know whether he has chosen sub or surface fleet?
At 2:08pm on September 10, 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!

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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

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