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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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At 7:56pm on February 22, 2011, DeeSailorMom said…

Hi Nancy!!!  Just stopping by to say hello. How was your trip? I lost you after they called liberty and didn't see you afterwards. 

I had an amazing trip and an amazing experience with my son. He just arrived in Florida this morning. I'm waiting on that call for his address and first day experience. 

keep in touch!


At 12:29am on January 12, 2011, DeeSailorMom said…

Hi cherry,

I'm trying to still figure out this site too. I don't know if anyone has responded to anything I've said, unless I send a personal message, which is what I've been doing. Anyways, I am doing better, thanks for asking. I've realized I could take off Mondays and Tuesdays from stalking the mailman, and Wednesdays, my antennae are up...and Thursday.... Look out Mailman! There had better be something from my son! .... So, I'm able to fit more time in to relax.  Lol! just kidding!  I've found comedy is helping also.

But, really it is getting easier with time and hearing other's stories. Thanks for getting back to me!    Keep in touch...


At 7:44pm on January 11, 2011, DONNA/MOM/EM3 NUKE/CLASS 1107-2 said…

Hi Nancy.  I'm so glad that he took the time to write you.  I heard he grinned from ear to ear when he received mail at mail call & he was very excited about having someone to write back to.  It feels so good to put a smile on someone elses face, doesn't it?

Thanks from me & my son for reading my plee, and stepping up!


At 12:42am on December 30, 2010, DeeSailorMom said…

Hey! How are you holding up? I noticed you are the closest to me, in miles. I'm back from camping and came home to find the form letter from my son! I think I can relax more!   He said, he was doing good. that he had just given a pint of blood and almost fainted (ha ha) and that he had not started PT yet.(but, this was still the first week) he said, the date is the 20th. He said, he loved and missed us all dearly, and would write more soon!

That was all I needed to know HE IS OK.

It took 8 days from Great Lakes to California. I'm gonna go with... this is going to be the norm. Just so I don't keep building on this anxiety, thats keeping me up at night.

Do you think our sons have become friends?... Being they left the same day, are in the same ship and division? I suppose its possible. There are 80 of them in each division. At least, that is what his recruiter tells me.  I'd like to hear from you. keep in touch.

At 9:20pm on December 28, 2010, DONNA/MOM/EM3 NUKE/CLASS 1107-2 said…
I'm not sure, but I'm assuming 1/21 becasue he's in my sons division.
At 4:04pm on December 16, 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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