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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by prayforthesailors Mar 2, 2012. 8 Replies

We have our son's Power School Graduation coming up soon.  I was wondering what to expect.  Is it similar to Boot Camp Graduation?  I know that it will be much bigger than the A-School Graduation. …Continue


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At 9:50pm on April 14, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For information on packing and shipping, go to the Molly's group page and click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions or need help, PLEASE do not hesitate to send me a message.

Also on Molly's page, you can find our current adoption in the "Discussion Forum".

Be sure to leave comments on the Molly's page, you are going to make friends with some wonderful moms!

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 1:05pm on February 10, 2013, Valtameri said…

Saw your note on Christian Chat and thought you might like to join the CT group:

At 7:55pm on November 4, 2012, MN Mom of MM said…

Bonnie just wanted you to know I got a text saying  "Sooo I'm qualified"  Thanks for your paryers for him and ME.  He now just asked about what dessert to bring for staff.  What do you know about that  "tradition"?

At 10:19pm on October 30, 2012, MN Mom of MM said…

Bonnie, I should have put a little note in the package concerning the Mini.  It is for you, to say thanks for your order.  When people place a larger order with me I like to give them something special.  Here in MN I sometimes cover the tax.    So glad to hear your sailors success on the 50.  Mine shared that after all parts of the 100 were graded, he passed them all.  He also said he had 14 more signatures to get then oral boards on the 8th.    We are talking now about how all his stuff gets back here and he to his ship, and where his truck will be when he is out on the boat.  Glad you came through the storm in good shape.    I am taking tomorrow off and will have some excitement here.  A  TV station from the twin cities, KSTP  has a program called "On the Road"  A couple months back I wrote  a letter, sent a sample suncatcher, and asked if they would consider featuring my in home business.   They will be here tomorrow morning and probably film me working with beads at my kitchen table.  I am just a little nervous.  Will  let you know how it goes.   Take Care,and God Bless

At 10:01pm on September 20, 2012, MN Mom of MM said…

Bonnie, I was going to respond last night (11:55) when I was on checking email, but decided I was better off going to bed and saving the emails for this evening.   Yes, I am up way to late at times, I like getting in to things when house is quiet.  It is a bad habit I got in to long ago when I worked a rotating swing shift in a factory.  I know exactly what our guys go through on crew with the shift schedule as  mine was almost identical in the plastic factory that ran 24/7 with 4 shifts.  Funny thing is our sailor is our one and only and the house is pretty quiet all the time now.    Sometimes I get 'lost' with my beads and the different things I do with my sun catchers.   Next thing I know it is midnight.  That is only bad when I need to be at school by 8 the next morning.  I need to get some new pics of Holiday 2012 on the etsy site.  Maybe tonight yet???  Glad you like what I make,  I sure enjoy putting them together.  I do give a 10% discount on sales to any military families.  Will talk to you later.


At 12:21am on September 19, 2012, MN Mom of MM said…

Hi, My sailor started June 11.  He had moved up to Saratoga Springs in April and was on Prefill.  He lives with 4 other sailors in a 5 bedroom house about 20 min from the ractor plant.  I remember there was a test when they first got there. but I thought that was to measure radiation.  When he did start it was class. and there was a test I think called "off Crew" when the class part was finished.  The 50% I think is about half way through and it tests what they know so far.  I too find worry creeps in my thinking, but I try to remind myself that my worry does no good, so I thank God to be taking care of the details in his schooling, getting along with the 4 roomates, traveling to and from, etc. etc....I also remind myself of the fact that he has done fine and come this far, and as I tell him often "What one can do another can do!"    What State are you from? We flew out a month ago when he had his first 4 day break. 

At 1:02pm on December 17, 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!  

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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