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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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Got His Letter already.

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 5:21pm 1 Comment

I was not expecting it for another week or so. We got his box and letter in the same week. He is Ship 14 Div 242. and he graduates on the 28th of June! So proud of my best friend and boyfriend and now future sailor!  

Found out his Ship!

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 5:18am 11 Comments

My boyfriend left on the 1st of May, he is in Ship 2 Div 298, anyone else with the same? Waiting for his box and letter now! So proud of him! 

Boyfriend got to RTC last night.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 12:49pm 1 Comment

My boyfriend just got to RTC last night. Yesterday was a very emotional day but I know its just going to be so worth it in the end. I cant even explain how proud of him I am already and its only been a day. I already cant wait to see him at PIR. Just waiting for his address from his recruiter, they said that they will have it in 2 or 3 days so then I can start writing him right away. I knew that this was going to be a hard time for me but I feel like its not going to be as bad as I thought.…


Boyfriend is leaving on 5/1. Have some questions about A school!!!

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 9:29pm 8 Comments

I will be going to me boyfriends PIR , he would like me to bring some stuff to him to have during A school, but we are not to sure what he is allowed to have. He is staying in GL for school, we already know he will get his new room after he graduates, and wont be going back to RTC, and will be going straight to his room after liberty. Just need to know what I need to bring him from home. Please help me out!!!



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At 10:57am on May 13, 2013, SailorJChattsmom ship 14 div 242 said…

Hi Gabby, I'm so sorry you didn't get your call yet. I'm sure you will hear from him soon!

At 8:03am on May 11, 2013, 239NavyMom said…

Hey Gabby,  My son is Ship 14 and Div 242,   very nice to see someone on here with the same  NUMBERs  lol.   have you gotten you letter yet,  got mine yesterday.

At 8:12pm on May 7, 2013, chelseacat said…

Hey Gabby! I was thinking about you today! I remembered you telling me your BF was leaving in May, so I wanted to check up on you! BC is the hardest part for them! He has to wait 2 weeks before he will be able to send you a letter. The letters he sends you will more than likely arrive on Thursday or Friday. :) Send him lots and lots of letters! He can only respond once a week, but your letters will mean a lot to him and keep him confident during BC! :) Let me know if you have any questions! Good Luck Gabby!

At 1:18pm on February 5, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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!

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Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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