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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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I'm a first time Navy mom. My son, Evan, has wanted to join the Navy since he was really small (2nd grade, I think) and I'm so proud of him for his committment.
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At 7:16pm on June 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

I thought that your Username was familiar. I hope you and your Sailor are doing well.

Make changes 3 and 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 7:14pm on June 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to join Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends.

At 2:00pm on September 16, 2011, Tys_MOM (11/317) said…
My daughter is Tyler. She is port section watch leader.  My default pic is of her on the cruise that my mom took her on as a graduation gift before bootcamp.  She will be heading to Pensacola for A school for Information Systems.  She has a cousin who PIR'd a few weeks ago and he is already there.  I told him that he had to keep an eye on her!!  :)  She's a wonderful daughter and makes us all so very PROUD!!
At 1:04pm on September 12, 2011, diannep said…
M/T   9/19-9/20 we think.
At 10:27pm on September 2, 2011, diannep said…
I think you are correct on the BS date. Fits in with what I figured!  I have put it down for that day....let me know if you hear differently!  Thanks for letting me know.
At 8:39pm on August 30, 2011, RED (Ship 11 Div 317) said…
I told Deborah about the group that has the names of some SR's that aren't receiving mail. It's in the boot camp moms discussions. It is really sad to think some could be there without anyone!
At 4:34pm on August 16, 2011, lemonelephant said…
Hi, thanks for the Friend request.  I hope that you are finding what you need on N4M and within the group.  I am glad that you are getting involved.  I hope that we can be here to support each other for a while.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.
At 8:39am on August 16, 2011, iluvalysa said…
hi chell, yes i did join the group and im looking forward to meeting as many mom in Alysas div. as i can, my name is Tammy. im still waiting for a letter, did get one yet, i miss her so much. my nephews graduated from the navy and iv never heard of the meet and greet, if i can get my husband and Alysas dad to go i will be there.
At 12:36pm on August 13, 2011, RED (Ship 11 Div 317) said…
yeah, im actually doing much better since i got the letter. he wrote, "YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN TO THINK I WOULDNT BE OK, SHAME ON YOU!" haha, i had to laugh cuz i can see him shaking that long finger @ me saying "tsk tsk" so ever since then, ive been ok. just counting down the time, and wishing daily for a letter. im glad you are doing better. as time goes on i know it will be easier, well i hope so.
At 3:59pm on August 12, 2011, RED (Ship 11 Div 317) said…
Hey! I'm just stopping thru 2 make sure you & Rhea are doing ok. Our boys are about to begin week 3!!! Time is going fast I think.

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