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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 school in Mississippi

Started this discussion. Last reply by BunkerQB May 23, 2012. 11 Replies

Does anyone know anything about the A school in Mississippi?  Our granddaughter, a new SR, is suppose to be going there, for Seabee training.  If this is the right state even, can anyone tell me…Continue


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I am a sea bee recruit's grandmother.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
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At 12:23am on October 14, 2010, Gulf Coast Mom said…
joj - if you want, I will call you or send you an e-mail. My e-mail is I am going to Gulf Shores this weekend with my sister and her family. keep in touch - I will be glad to call or pick her up if she gets to the gate. We will figure something out. How old is she - what activities was she involved in in high school?
At 12:29am on October 13, 2010, Gulf Coast Mom said…
Try this - go to members on the tool bar, then Gulf Coast mom. When you see my profile, under it will be an option to send a message. I think this is how you can do it. It will be just between me and you. If that doesn't work, we'll go to plan B. Going to bed before long, so will check back in the morning.
At 7:23pm on October 12, 2010, Gulf Coast Mom said…
Joj - I do not have access to the base, my son is in the Navy, but is stationed in Groton Ct. If you send me a private message, I will be glad to call you or your granddaughter. I would love to show her around the coast. I am sure she will find someone before long to hang around with - I can't imagine being away from my family in a strange area. Is she also from Indiana? I was born in Indianapolis, and graduated from high school there, but have lived here for about 35 yrs. I am a school nurse at Long Beach Middle School. We have a lot of students with parents stationed at the Seebee base. My neighbor is retired from the Seebees and have a cheife living several houses down. I took brownies when they moved in, but have not seen much of them since and that has been over a year ago. Let me hear back from you .
At 8:53am on October 3, 2010, Brenda Sue said…
Hi, Welcome! Have you found the answer to your questions about carry -on bags? I doubt there is a limit (because they really didn't bring that much to GL) - or if they have to pay if they have papers to their next "duty station."
At 5:42pm on September 22, 2010, Angel of Freedom said…
joj, Welcome aboard N4Ms. There is a lot of support here and information too. I see you found some groups close to you. With BC ahead, the support will definitely help. My sailor was in for almost 4 years before I discovered N4Ms. Wish I had known about them in the beginning. Sure would have helped. Did you read OpSec and how to set your profile and so forth? Very good information. Blessings,
At 12:47am on September 14, 2010, Kaye S. said…
Hi "JOJ," 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 USS ALABAMA, based out of Bangor, WA. He's been in for 4 years.

If you're near Indy (or willling to drive), there's a monthly informal dinner in Avon (on the west side) which meets on third Mondays. Click Sep 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.

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 9:44pm on September 10, 2010, Pat said…
Welcome aboard! Come join us on the Indiana group page!
At 5:16pm on September 10, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

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