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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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A little about me:
Married working mom with 2 sons.. the youngest will turn 18 next week and graduate high school in June. He's already signed up and will leave on Oct 26th for basic training!
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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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At 6:02pm on October 27, 2011, smou said…
He left today.  His flight left houston about an hour ago.  Ready for my phone call.  How are you doing?  I dont think it has hit me yet.  I was picking up around the house and starting to go in his room, but changed my mind. 
At 5:07pm on October 24, 2011, FaithA said…
Boo Steeler country...LOL. Thanks for the note...yes tonight is my daughter's last night at home...and she won't be. She is having dinner with us but spending the night with her friend. I have taken tomorrow off of work and so we will have all day tomorrow to hang out and just be together. We are having lunch at our favorite place, Olive Garden. Then my husband and I will take her to dinner tomorrow night in downtown Cleveland somewhere.
At 9:12am on September 14, 2011, Lovemynavyson (Ship02/DIV933) said…

Hi Holly - How you doing? Was on my page and going threw all my 'friends' pages. I was reading your post about the empty nest. My youngest just graduated in June also (we homeschooled), but she is my last to leave. She's getting married next month on the 8th! I'm not so sure that I'm ready for this...though we really are happy for her and love our soon to be son-in-law, who is a really nice young man.

I'm a mom of four and the oldest is the one in the Navy. He is 25 and is currently in WA state....a looooooooooooooong way away from home. I missed him allot. He just graduated BC July 1st and was home on a 10 day leave last month before heading to his first command station.

They sure do grow up so fast don't they? Everyone used to say, 'Enjoy them while they are little because they grow up so fast!" They sure we're kidding, but I don't have any regrets as I have many sweet memories to hold in my heart as a mom. I loved being a mom from day one to now!

I have a 23 year old daughter in Bible college in Ohio, not too far...and a married 21 year old son in FL.

All my 'big' events were this year!! :) Greg Jr. enlisted in Feb. & left for BC May, Beth graduated HS June, Greg Jr. graduated BC July, Matthew married in July, Tray left for her first year of college in Aug. Greg came home in Augs. and Beth is marrying in's been a crazy, busy, fun summer!

At 9:04am on April 17, 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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