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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:
I'm from Nebo, NC. I have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. My daughter is already a sailor. She went through bootcamp and graduated May 2011. She is a sailor on aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush. I'm very proud of her. My son Daniel is in bootcamp and will hopefully graduate Oct. 7, 2011
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At 1:04am on April 30, 2011, cyndaroo7 said…
I do too.  It's possible they have "watch" tonght or because no one that I know of has mentioned getting a call from 161 or 162 (they do everyting together), I think they rescheduled till Monday.  A couple of days ago, they said it would be the 29th or the 1st (Sunday?) ok maybe the 2nd.  I don't like it that close to PIR though.  Hopefully they just are doing their "watch".  I'll let you know if I hear anything.  good night!
At 5:53pm on April 29, 2011, cyndaroo7 said…
2 calls is pretty good.  My son got 2 calls, but 1 was real short and called my hubby cuz he can have his phone at work and I can't.  Then the 2nd time he called my cell which was left in mycar, and then also left a message nthe home phone.  He sounded like he had more time that day, cuz he called a friend too.  But I've never talked to him yet.  It's killing me, but today should be the day, right?  I'm surprised that no one has posted yet that they got a call.  It's about 1 1/2 hrs after the same time everyone was posting yesterday.  I guess you never can tell.  I heard they have to clean up the battlestations ship too before calling, I guess.
At 4:01pm on April 29, 2011, cyndaroo7 said…
HI!  How did you ever get through 7 wks of waiting and missing your daughter without being linked up here?  Did you join our PIR group yet?  I think I sent you the link as well as another lady.  We should be getting phonecalls any minute now after Battlestations from last night!
At 12:52pm on April 29, 2011, cyndaroo7 said…

Have you joined this group yet?  It is "all abuzz" with everyone for our PIR date.  There is another group for our 162 there as well.

Also lots of information about PIR and what to bring.  See you there?

At 1:27pm on April 4, 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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