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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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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karin4son replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"Your son celebrated and rested as he needed. Sounds like time well spent. I will let mine take the lead. And we'll see what his orders are. By now your son is well into his training to become an aviator. I wish him the best."
Jun 29
Andy'sMom replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"There is a good chance that your son will receive his orders upon Commissioning.  May of 2018 was cold and rainy! We drove around Newport, and that night he took his siblings out to party with his class members.  I remember he really…"
Jun 29
karin4son replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"Thanks for clarifying the terms. His designation is SWO--Surface Warfare Officer. "
Jun 29
Andy'sMom replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"karin4son, OCS is Officers Candidate School.  It is where men and women get commissioned as Officers.  Some do that at the Academy, some thru ROTC, and some go to OCS.  All have to enlist prior to going to Newport. My son enlisted and…"
Jun 28
karin4son replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"When you say he was commissioned, what does that mean? My son is graduating from Officer's Boot Camp, Andy'sMom. I have wondered how much time we will have together. I come in Thursday afternoon. He graduates Friday morning. My return…"
Jun 28
Andy'sMom replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"My son commissioned in May, 2018.  We had 7 people, so I booked an Air BnB near base.  He was actually able to come and stay with us the night before the ceremony.  We had all day Saturday together and then we all had to leave to go…"
Jun 28
karin4son replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"I am so grateful for your advise. I found the Red Roof Inn and Suites in Middletown, and it has good reviews for the price."
Jun 28
Cathy replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"We ended up getting a second room for my son at the hotel. He wanted some alone time as they get none at OCS. Maybe look for an air bnb so you have multiple bedrooms for a lower price than the hotel would be."
Jun 25
Cathy replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"Definitely stay closer to base. We stayed at the quality inn in Middletown. Thursday-Sunday. Depends on where yours is headed next and when he has to be there. Mine was staying in Newport for Supply school so he had all weekend off and had to report…"
Jun 25
M's mom replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"karin4son: Providence is pretty FAR from the base, and you will be making several trips back and forth during the weekend.  Search for hotels in "Middletown, RI."  Middletown is actually closer to the base than downtown Newport,…"
Jun 24
karin4son replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"Thank you for responding with this precise information, Cathy. Now I don't have to comb the Navy and Navy Mom sites. Gate 1 is at the Newport, Rhode Island location, correct?  Another question: Did you get a hotel room right there in…"
Jun 24
Cathy replied to karin4son's discussion 'OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony' in the group OCS Graduate Moms
"My son graduated in May. He gave names of those attending the graduation. There were no “tickets” to pick up. We went through gate 1 and our names were on a list for graduation. We showed IDs and we’re allowed through the gates.…"
Jun 24
karin4son added a discussion to the group OCS Graduate Moms
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OCS Class 13-22 Obtaining Tickets to the Graduation Ceremony

Hi, Moms, Does anyone know how to get these tickets? Do I need to wait until my son sends me an invitation? Then there's the issue of picking them up at a certain location prior to arrival at the gates. Lots to learn here!See More
Jun 24
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for karin4son
"Here's the links to the officers groups: OCS Graduate Moms Moms of Officers"
Jun 24
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for karin4son
"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!    Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
Jun 24

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I'm a kinder teacher and lifelong learner. I love to learn and teach DEIB, SEL, and mindfulness strategies. I dig herbs, qigong, cycling and bird-watching.
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Son/Daughter
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At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
build self-confidence and lifelong camaraderie, as well as a path to a fulfilling career.
Our Navy experience so far...
has presented us with many questions.

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At 10:19pm on June 24, 2022, Chipmunk said…

I saw your chat in the main room chat. I just wanted to say congratulations to your sailor!! My son is enlisted but we still have several officer moms on this site. 

At 5:13pm on June 24, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Here's the links to the officers groups:

OCS Graduate Moms

Moms of Officers

At 1:28pm on June 24, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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