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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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Long time Navy...was Navy brat. Father (deceased) was Navy Commander. Uncle is retired Navy Captain. Love the Navy and so excited my son joined.
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At 12:56am on June 5, 2011, Hisbelovedlinda said…

Hey, I live in Mobile, Ala.  Not too familiar with the immediate area around the base but know the area pretty good!  Some people are staying at a resort just south of the Naval Base by a few minutes:  Called 'The Purple Parrot Resort"'s near but not on the beach in Perdido Key, FLa.  The road that goes down to the beach on Perdido Key is very near the Alabama Line> goes into Orange Beach, Ala.  then into Gulf Shores 7 more miles to the east....there are lots of places to stay all along the beach.... I have dealt several times  for rentals through: Meyer Real Estate: & toll free call:  866-200-8652 they handle lots of places around Perdido Key & over in Ala. they are real good people & handle very nice places. You can ask them about the distance & time can get an address and do and find out the distance/time, etc.   These areas are not very far away from the base and not hard to find!  The white sand beaches are very pretty.....  The Water in Destin is that pretty green look and are so, so extra special but Destin is a lot farther and the traffic is very heavy: it would probably be a long way to go,esp. if you are planning to be going back and forth often to the base....  The farther you get east of Pensacola toward Gulf Shores the water may not be as green because you are closer to Mobile Bay and the rivers that flow out into the gulf, the water is a little what we call "Brakish"...some fresh water mixed with the Gulf Salt Water, it's VERY clean,nice water & white sand, just not always the Green Water you see back to the east of P'cola.that's why the difference Orange Beach/Gulf Shores area is my favorite places to hang out, there's lots to do and the prices are cheaper than down in Destin...On the July 4th weekend it's the biggest  crowd  everywhere you are going , so make a reservation  ASAP. We love The Perdido Grande on Terry Cove right to the west of Perdido Bay, great condos!


At 9:29pm on April 20, 2011, NavyMom4J said…
HI- that sounds good! I fly in on Thursday. i don't know if the Residence Marriott has a meet and greet, do you?
At 10:18am on August 6, 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 featured 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.
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Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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