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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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At 7:35pm on November 23, 2011, MELISSA 995 said…

Hey Hope you got your call probably busy cokking for tommorrow! Got my call.

He was happy and tired but bummed got changed to ET, oh well

At 6:41pm on November 22, 2011, MELISSA 995 said…

You bet I do. ALL over the house. When to dollar store last night burning all day since 4:00 a.m. call my daughter and mom told them to burn blue candle today for GOOD LUCK! and pray. I hope they call soon!!!!!!! Maybe tommorrow?

At 1:56am on November 22, 2011, MELISSA 995 said…

Tommorow is the day! Hope everyone blue candles will be burning. I can not wait until this is over. Hope your doing well.

At 8:49pm on November 10, 2011, MELISSA 995 said…

I hope the division gets it together.  I got a letter from my son today. He said a lot of Rc not doing what they are suppose to and they keep threating to hold them back from Graduation. He said he has passed everything but worrie about battle station yet did not know a date.

His spirits were up and he seemed very determined to do whatever it takes to GRaduation.

He is looking forward to A school so I know he is settling in Hopefully they will be sailors soon.

At 11:00pm on November 6, 2011, MELISSA 995 said…

I hope my son did not cause demerits he is a chatter box.

If I hear anything about the other  things I will let you know and like wise please.

At 3:15pm on November 6, 2011, MELISSA 995 said…
It seems like the days are dragging maybe just because I hear things will be getting harder for them. Has your hubbby told you when their battlestation will be? I hope it not on my son's Birthday he will be turning 20 in there. That would be a B'day to remember for sure. Ha, Ha  Do you have any idea if their division has won any flags?
At 1:07pm on November 6, 2011, MELISSA 995 said…
He going to for AECF. He had a delayed start because it took nine months for an opening and that was all he wanted to do.  Your RC is your husband? Doing you live there?
At 6:09pm on November 5, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Oh my gosh--you went out on the Sear's Tower ledge.  How scary was it?

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to “cruise” my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.


(Sorry if this is a late welcome. Was gone visiting our sailor.)

At 10:51am on October 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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