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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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My son's PIR is 10/29/10 and he's in Division 354. He's now in the nuclear power training program in SC.
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At 1:51pm on March 8, 2011, musicmom of a Sailor said…
Hi - My son is in class 1107T.  Didn't want to get too specific on the PIR group.  How's your son doing?  Mine is doing good with classes but he still hasn't phased up because he is short 2 pushups for is PFA.  He didn't want to do all that silly physical fitness stuff during DEP.  Guess he has to learn.....Hopefully next time he'll phase up. 
At 9:32pm on November 3, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
You can have a great visit in Goose Creek. We have been to Charleston many times and are having withdrawal from it now that our sailor has moved on.
At 1:25pm on November 1, 2010, musicmom of a Sailor said…
Sorry we didn't get to meet during PIR weekend. I wouldn't be surprised if we see each other at one of the Nuke school graduations though. See you on the nuke mom site : )
At 2:23pm on October 18, 2010, MRs L* said…
hey i work east baltimore, near the 895 tunnel.. i work at a small elevator company. im the brains of this job. lol.. i handle everything, except climbing on the elevators at such.
At 4:09pm on October 12, 2010, musicmom of a Sailor said…
Cheryl - I saw that you were staying at the Courtyard Marriott and wanted to give you a heads up. When I called late last week, I was told that the "graduation" rate was used up and was told that was around 94 a night. So then the lady told me I could get a special rate on a room with a king bed and sofabed for $66 dollars. So I ended up getting a much better rate than the graduation one. If you had to pay the 94 dollar rate, you might want to call and see if they have any of those king rooms left. Just thought I'd pass it on : )
At 9:32am on September 30, 2010, cheryllynn-proud mom of a sailor said…
Have you checked out the websites posted in the scrapbook is amazing!!! I felt like I had found the mother load!!!!! : D
At 7:55pm on September 25, 2010, MRs L* said…
he is in GL for Aschool, 6weeks i believe then he said he gets a month leave and off to Hawaii, yes we get to go with him :) im very excited to begin our new life
At 11:10am on September 23, 2010, MRs L* said…
hey were both in MD :) i see your son is div 354 my husband is 352.. maybe they will have battlestations together.. i also looked at the video on CNN on battlestations.. i think our sailors will do amazing and be super pumped up and nail everything perfectly.
At 2:11pm on September 22, 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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