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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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  • 51, Female
  • Cape Coral, FL
  • United States

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A little about me:
I am a mother of five boys. My oldest has been waiting almost a year for to ship out. We are so happy and proud of him. He ships out on April 6th, 2010
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
With the Navy as a mother I was involved in every step of his process.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Posted on June 3, 2010 at 5:30pm 7 Comments

Last weekend I saw my son become a man. He was standing with his back straight, with such pride wearing his uniform. I am so proud to see my son soooo happy. The graduation ceremony was beautiful. My son left our home a boy and when we left him, we left a young man. I am not worried anymore, or sad. He has made the best decision in his life. We love you and support all his decisions. Thank god for all your blessings. Watch over all our children, spouses and parents.

His Voice

Posted on May 8, 2010 at 6:22pm 2 Comments

Finally I got to hear his voice..a phone call I didn't miss..He sounds so grown up, what joy..He says "I'm doing very good mom, no more tears, only happy ones". He spoke to all his brothers and that made their day. Graduation is coming up we are so excited.

The letter

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 8:59pm 4 Comments

It arrived and I was shaking when I opened it carefully as if was a bomb..I looked at it searched for those few words..and this is what Joshua had to say "RAWR I'M A DINASOUR: WITH A SMILEY FACE.THEN I'm safe, its all good,but yea, ill see you at graduation! -Josh" Those first words made me cry with joy..I'm so happy he cracked a joke made me relax..That was the best moment for me..He is such a comedian..the house is quiet without him but at least my… Continue

The Box

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 2:27pm 1 Comment

I got his box with his cell phone, I-pod, and chargers no clothes, no letter and no other information..Crying so much, for a cold person I have been so emotional..I actually smelled the items like a momma dog will do...I feel silly'm grateful for this site..I'm able to let my feelings out..before this I have always kept them inside..never wanted to burden anyone..this is different..I feel free..

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At 10:58pm on May 27, 2010, Cynthia=Proud Nuke Mommy said…
Hi Monica!

It's May 27th!!! Did you ever think you'd make it to this day? My Sailors PIR was last week (21st) and it was one of the best times of my life. I hope you are with your Sailor now and having a glorious time.

At 6:12pm on May 23, 2010, NASmom said…
When my son left and I got his box, I too smelled his clothes and carefully put them in his room. I have been crying in the evenings, missing his "Hey Mom, did you cook something tonight?" I haven't heard from him in a couple of weeks. I can't wait to see my boy.! We're staying at the Navy Lodge!
At 10:00pm on April 11, 2010, Cynthia=Proud Nuke Mommy said…
Thanks for letting me know, Monica. ;D
At 11:15am on April 11, 2010, Jill-FLA-Proud Mom of a Sailor said…
Hey Monica - its been a rough week, hasn't it...lots of lows and a few highs. Chris must have been right after Josh - his final call came in at 12:10 a.m. that night. I have been crying off and on all week. I received a call from Chris' recruiter on Friday night and received his assignment. Ship 7/Div 197. That, coupled with a letter that I found he left, have had me so happy (and tearful) all weekend. I finally feel I have a connection to my son. I hope everything is going well for all our boys. I am glad you found me....lets stay in touch and before you know it, we will be seeing each other in GLs. Keep the faith!
At 10:57pm on April 7, 2010, Cynthia=Proud Nuke Mommy said…
Hi Clara,

You are not alone. Having a son (or daughter) in boot camp is a lonely experience. Your son is a handsome young man and kudos to you for raising him to be a fine sailor!

At 12:42am on March 14, 2010, tinkerbell said…
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