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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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A little about me:
mother of a son in C School.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
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At 10:05am on March 20, 2013, GFTatter said…

Cinder... strokes are scarry. Please take care of yourself at this time! You need to be at your best healthwise, so you can focus on what the Drs are saying and doing. I will keep you and your husband in my heart. I hope they figure things out soon.


At 5:37pm on June 29, 2012, AndrewB/Mom said…

Thank you for your input about will he or not- I really am having a hard time about it and I will support his decision no matter what. Thanks for reaching out to me I reall appreciate it. Thanks Sue- New York

At 9:38pm on May 9, 2011, navymom3 said…
just thought I would let you know I met your son while in Pcola this weekend. He is a very nice young man.
At 1:35pm on April 9, 2011, navymom3 said…
My son is James Goad
At 1:34pm on April 9, 2011, navymom3 said…
My son is CTM.
At 11:32am on April 3, 2011, rorysmom(Ship13Div244) said…

Hi Cinder...How are you?  Just got back from a 9-day trip to see my son at Corry!  I drove his truck to him (along with his fiance') and have to say it was one of the greatest trips I've ever done...2125 miles and worth every second of driving! 

I believe you had asked how tough CTT school was...My son seems to be doing really good in his CTT class. It is tough but he finished middle of pack with his grades - either a 92 or 94%. He said the lowest score in the class was an 89%.  I have to laugh cuz this is a kid I could barely get thru high school and then he tested high on his entrance test! Figures...I always knew he had it in him!  He has finished A school and started C school this past week.  He will finish this on July 20 and then take 2 other short classes.  He is 6 year CTT so he did alot of the classified stuff in A school and now this is the maintenance part of the school and he said he likes it alot!  Has your son started school yet?

So sorry about the delay in your question! Would love to get together some time...we could meet half way!

Take care!  Kim

At 11:26pm on February 10, 2011, Mayflower said…
My son signed up for 6, how about yours?
At 11:23pm on February 10, 2011, Mayflower said…
I'm not really sure how he's doing. I've only gotten the 1 letter and 1 call. He usually muddles through, so I'm sure he's fine. But it would be nice to hear even a grunt in response to how are you doing?
At 6:03pm on January 25, 2011, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

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



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