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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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Gulf Coast Mom
  • 67, Female
  • Long Beach Mississippi
  • United States

Gulf Coast Mom's Friends

  • Carol (jonsmom)
  • susan/momof3sailors
  • Paula
  • MrsMacho (Kelly)
  • nursemom (Lisa)
  • PNM #2 (Proud NaVy Mom-2nd SR)
  • Eileen (USS Albany)
  • SSMom
  • Lisa (MMNuke Mom)
  • joj
  • NavyMomLG
  • Mollie (Ship 12 DIV 095)
  • LuvMySeabee(Joyce)
  • MyHrtBlongs2ASubmariner
  • Sharon ~ K's Mom

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Gulf Coast Mom's Discussions

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Profile Information

A little about me:
live in south Mississippi. Work as school nurse in a middle school. Married, two sons, oldest just left New Orleans for GL on 3/10/08.
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid, Needed to learn more about it, Was proud, Was relieved, Encouraged him/her
The Navy offers opportunities that...
listen/browse navy parent/info boards for info to know at least a little of what to expect
Our Navy experience so far...
This was a maturing experience, The Navy has a lot to offer, This was the best decision he/she could have made

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At 5:02pm on January 6, 2013, NavyMomLG said…

Hi Gulf Coast Mom.  Thank you for the friend request.  Has your son been in Kings Bay since Prototype, and how does he like it?  Did he do Prototype in Balston Spa?

At 7:00pm on September 30, 2012, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…

Hi Gulf Coast Mom!  I accepted your friend request.  I'm going to MAS We SHIP Love and get the addy for you now.  Then I will send it to you in a PM.

At 1:04pm on July 2, 2012, BunkerQB said…

I just sent you a friend request.

At 1:44am on August 4, 2011, MrsMacho (Kelly) said…
Hello, it's good to see someone else from Ms here. Would love to be friends. My son Daniel leaves for BC Sept 1st.
At 10:17am on February 12, 2011, nursemom (Lisa) said…

Nice to meet you.  My Son is currently in BC.  He is probably finishing up his "p" days.  Hard not hearing from him.

I am currently a RN working perdiem in local hospital.  I am also finally finishing up my BSN.  I am going to also complete my school nurse certification.  Probably going to look towards middle school or high school.  How do you like it compared to Hospital nursing?

What rating is your son?  How has the Navy been to him?

At 2:38am on January 2, 2011, Eileen (USS Albany) said…

I enjoyed Camp Nursing.  If you are a Middle School nurse,you will be very comfortable with this job.  It ranges from homesick kids to anaphylactic never know what the day will bring. It's very rewarding, but not in a monetary sense. I did it for many summers when my kids were at camp also.

So how long has your son been at Groton?

At 7:44am on October 13, 2010, joj said…
Is this where you meant for a private message?
At 8:30pm on October 12, 2010, joj said…
Don't find anywhere to leave a private message!
At 9:30am on October 12, 2010, joj said…
Our granddaughter just arrived at Gulfport. She doesn't start school for about 2 weeks, then I think it will be another couple weeks before she can leave the base. Can you get onto the base?
At 10:06am on March 22, 2010, southiegrl said…
Hi, we are on the Memphis too. I saw your post from March 7th. I understand you are looking for the Ombudsmans info, Her email is and she can help you. Also the page you may have left comments on may be inactive, there is a new private blog for the families which she can give you information on, it is very recent and every question is responded to. Also, just a reminder to please do not discuss schedule info on any board, you never know who may be trolling:) . Hope all is well!

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