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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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Jana's Friends

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  • RomisproudmomPIR4/27ship07div129
  • Renee
  • texas cricket
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  • HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276)
  • Theresa C Leal (09/DIV 279
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Jana's Discussions

Just got approved...Thanks!

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jun 28, 2011. 5 Replies

I am so glad that I found this site and thanks for approving me.  My youngest  son leaves for boot camp on July 5 and I can't get anything out of him!!  I finally went and talked to the recruiter a…Continue


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A little about me:
I have just retired after 31 years in education and am starting a new chapter in my life. Along with that, my youngest son will be leaving on July 5 to join the Navy.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:26pm on March 14, 2014, John and Yvonne said…

Hi Jana. Thanks for sending a friend request. So, where is your son stationed? Is he still in Naples? I guess you probably know that my husband and I are in Virginia Beach, VA. and that we open our home to the sailors(and soldiers, marines as well) on the weekends. We've been doing this for almost 14 years.


At 12:52am on August 14, 2012, OKCsuzieq said…

Hi Jana thanks for friending!  I can't wait to see what you have to say.

At 6:13am on March 21, 2012, Renee said…

Congratulations on your son's graduation, Jana!  Have a great time visiting with him!!!

At 7:35am on August 11, 2011, diannep said…
Accepted your friend request!
At 10:37pm on July 30, 2011, texas cricket said…
Hi, I am very new at this and I am trying to figure out the sites and things on Navymom , plus I am not very bright on this computer!!! My daughter is  ship 07 div 270  and her PIR is 8/26/11
At 2:29pm on July 21, 2011, Jenn (Proud AO Mom) said…
HI Jana - how are you doing?  Have you heard anything from your son yet? 
At 2:00pm on July 12, 2011, Theresa C Leal (09/DIV 279 said…
Well then that good new if he does come to san Antonio I live close by we can link up if you care to. Also I was looking into american airlines. they had cheap fars was well. I plan to live on thursday because i am Teacher and I will be just starting school as well. I was just talking to her father and telling him i was planing to come back on monday night just in case we get to spend sunday late with her. but if you dont fly in to chicago the other place milw is about 1 hr way from where you need to be make sure you look at everything. :)
At 5:54pm on July 5, 2011, Jenn (Proud AO Mom) said…
Hi Jana - I know your son is leaving today and I just wanted to stop by and say I'm thinking of you!
At 6:50pm on June 30, 2011, Jenn (Proud AO Mom) said…

Hi Jana - Thanks so much for sharing your plans about dropping off your son.  My son sounds very similar.  He didn't want me going to MEPs or taking him out for dinner.  He has since talked to his recruiter and has decided that it isn't all that out of the ordinary  - other recruits do it and I promised to have him back on time.  So, as of today I've gotten the ok for both dinner and he's even said he would be fine if I went down to MEPs to see him sworn in - so YAY!  He doesn't ship out to BC until the end of September but I know the time is going to fly by.

I've added you as a friend - hope that is ok.  Looking forward to getting to know you and supporting you through the whole experience.


At 1:50pm on June 23, 2011, jvptxmom said…

Oh, and feel free to ask me anything. I didn't even know where the MEPS office was until we were leaving that morning!

I'm happy to help and share my experience!




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