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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 a problem

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 11:35am 6 Comments

hi all i was wondering if anybody has had this problem or has thought on it. My son changed his last name before going to bc we told his recruiter this was going to be happening from the moment he first saw them, when the paperwork for the name change was final the recruiter said were not going to change it here( even though they had time to) it will get done in bootcamp well he gets to bc and they say they will do it around the third week but didnt and kept putting him off now they say to have… Continue

travel plans

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 11:51am 8 Comments

I was wondering on average how far out are most people setting up their travel plans, what with all the way a recruit can get held back and or kicked out for that matter?

seattle recruits

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

hi all just wondering if any of the people whos kids swore in in seattle first part of aug are on here? if so give a shout.  Good luck to all and stay navy strong we can do this!!!

first letter

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 8:05pm 2 Comments

Yeah !!!! I got my first letter toaday just the form letter yes but it is something I was very excited when I saw his handwriting on the envelope an dthe little note he was able to write at the end was so huge to me, gave me a little glimpse  into how he is feeling and doing  so my son Asa is  ship 09 div 323 anybody else out there in his group?

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At 12:19am on August 14, 2011, NavyMomJeg said…
I wouldn't miss PIR for the world. Still no letter today :( I guess my SR isn't in your SRs division. Maybe Monday
At 10:47pm on August 13, 2011, MLR - NukeMom said…


My son is also ship 09 div 323. He (hopefully) will become a Nuke. I got my letter a few days ago. I miss him so much! Do you know how they split them up?


At 6:13pm on August 12, 2011, NavyMomJeg said…
So you are familiar with all the military ins and outs. How nice. I'm just learning. I had an Uncle that was in the Navy in WWII (way before I was born), but that's it so I'm new to learning all of this!  I'm glad he made the videos too. It should make it a bit easier. My daughter in law hasn't gotten the form letter yet, have you? I guess maybe they are waiting for his division to fill up. Hope we hear soon. Will you be going back? Cryptology sounds like a very interesting job. I hope he enjoys it. Have a great weekend!
At 11:44pm on August 9, 2011, NavyMomJeg said…

I guess it Asa is an old family name, but one on another side of the family. He is the son of my first cousin's daughter, so I'm not exactly sure the correct termonology, but related none the less! He is just about a year old.

My SRs son (Jack) will be one on Sept 10 so he is going to miss that :( but he made a video to watch on his birthday so I'm sure I'll be in tears that day! He made other videos for Jack to watch while he's gone. PIR will be great, but too short. My son is planning on being a Yoeman and going to A school in Mississippi. Do you know where Asa will go for A school?

At 9:33pm on August 8, 2011, NavyMomJeg said…

My situation is a little different than most. My son is a little older, 26, and is married so his wife got the phone call. I heard it was only 50 seconds. She will pass on information as she gets it. But I won't get the box or the form letter. In some ways it easier since he's been on his on his own for a long time, but in a way it's harder because I don't expect to get the calls. I hope I get some letters! I love being on this website because I learn so much! I would love to compare when we get more information. We live in Temecula, CA, which is about an hour north of San Diego, inland. We love Washington and have vacationed there in the past! Look forward to sharing BC experiences with you. I have a cousin named Asa that is just about a year old so I will remember your son!

At 4:46pm on August 3, 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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