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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 1:36pm on June 24, 2011, mom4life said…
So nice to read yor comment. How nice to have your ex be informative because he's actually lived through the experience. Lol when you said think of how many tomes they've stayed uo all night playing x-box!!! So true
At 5:33pm on June 21, 2011, A-team2006 said…
Unfortunately, today was not the the day.  Do you think there is any hope for getting it tomorrow, or at this point do you think it has taken to long and was lost in the mail?
At 4:24pm on June 21, 2011, kdahlen said…
Nope not twins just 18 months apart and look nothing older son is 23 aswell and i am glad that he waited until now to go in..We miss them both so very much.Their younger 10 year old sister writes to them weekly..Graduation will defin. be a treat.Was nice to get their address yesterday..Hoping they get a little time to meet some new friends aswell.They are both great young men and will look after anyone needing any support. A little worried about the togetherness as my younger one can be a clown at times, hoping he doesnt get himself or div in trouble. He will defin make them laugh..
At 3:52pm on June 21, 2011, kdahlen said…
I dont believe they had any idea what was going to go on in bootcamp so I am sure they were happy to stay together.. Having them together ofcourse makes mom feel alot better as its my youngests (age 21) first time moving away from home...I am sure they will do great they were pretty excited to just get going as they joined last June and waited a year to get in..
At 4:13pm on June 16, 2011, Kaye S. said…

Hi "hrmqueenmel," and welcome to Indiana Moms! I'm the administrator for the group, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the submarine ALABAMA, based out of Bangor, WA. He's been in for 4 years.

BTW, there's a monthly informal dinner in Avon (on the west side) which meets on third Mondays. Click June 20 on the Events calendar (right-hand column) for those details. From time to time, we also have regional gatherings in various parts of the state. In fact, this year is the first NAVY WEEK celebration during the Indiana State Fair, Aug 13-22 at the fairgrounds in Indy. Please send me your email address if you'd like to be included!

Jump in with any questions or comments you may have. I think you'll find we're a nice bunch of folks and always willing to lend an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Hugs! k.

At 7:59am on June 13, 2011, carols_kitchen said…
Just checking in to see how you are doing.
At 10:11pm on June 8, 2011, carols_kitchen said…
not sure when the PIR (graduation) will be, but there is NAVY WEEK in Indianapolis during the State Fair this year.  Make plans--I hope to be there one of the weekends--whatever is closer to Aug. 13th.
At 8:50am on June 7, 2011, carols_kitchen said…
What part of Indianapolis?  I was just there for Memorial Day for a retirement party.
At 6:30pm on June 6, 2011, Pat said…
Welcome aboard!  Come join us on the Indiana page on this website!
At 6:02pm on June 6, 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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