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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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June 10 PIR

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 11:54pm 5 Comments

I was so emotional all day yesterday. All three of my kids (sailor plus his 17-yr-old brother and 11-yr-old sister) kept trying to "comfort" me. I finally had to explain that my tears were not tears of sadness.

I think it was the anticipation of the sailors entrance with the percussion building that first started my heart pounding.  My tears started just after the sailors came marching in by division through that big door, at first sight of OUR sailor in rank.  He never saw us because…


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At 5:54pm on June 14, 2011, SonandSea said…

Hmmm... not sure which photo you are seeing... If it is a vintage looking photo, it is my dad who served on the USS Newport News. The current photos are my future sailor son. :)


At 2:22pm on June 14, 2011, SonandSea said…
Oh, I just appreciated your post about PIR. :) No worries...
At 8:08pm on June 13, 2011, gnomesweetgnome Ship 11/Div199 said…
I was thinking that we could create a group once we find out their class number! :) That should be in the next week or so, I think. About time we're friends on here!! Facebook is just another avenue...I don't want to lose touch with you! :)
At 2:48am on June 12, 2011, jeffiner-desert-wind said…
Call 420-7887 when you our plan on coming out.look foreword to meeting you!
At 1:08am on June 3, 2011, G Mom (11/195) said…
Thank you for the poster. It is beautiful and means a lot. We are all here to support each other and we will all need a shoulder at one point or another. I am always here for you.
At 12:08am on April 28, 2011, luv2stmp(ship2div931) said…
My daughter left on April 19.  She is scheduled to graduate on June 17.  I am planning to attend graduation.  I am also a little overwhelmed with the travel situation and have not made any arrangements yet.  The form letter recommends purchasing refundable tickets, but they are twice the amount of non-refundable.  I have heard Southwest airlines is good to work with if you have to change your flight schedule.  Sorry I am not much help.
At 11:59am on April 26, 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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