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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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Kira (Daughter AT1 Whidbey)
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At 5:08pm on September 8, 2012, diannep said…

Kira:  Saw your post.  Don't know if anyone answered if...but yes, they should know flight times at the latest by PIR.  Maybe before then.

At 2:27am on July 27, 2012, Kajmam said…
Hi Kira,
You sent me a message last week. You adressed me as Julie, so I didnt pay attention. but yes, Emily was on my sons flight. They have same grad date. Did you book anything already, i am looking for flights from Sfo or Oak and a hotel. Maybe we can meet before? astrid
At 8:57pm on July 25, 2012, MamaLamaDingDong: AO/Pensacola said…


Got the form letter today!! No extra words from Ericka but at least I have the scoop! PIR is 9/14 address is how I listed it previously. Just wanted to let you know!

At 8:45pm on July 25, 2012, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!!  We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support.  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!!  We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever.  It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!!  Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!!  My second Navy daughter just left for OCS two weeks ago.  I also have a son serving.   Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 12:25pm on July 25, 2012, MamaLamaDingDong: AO/Pensacola said…

Yes she did. When she had to start weekly meetings with her recruiter she had to either cut it or wear it up. She has very thick hair (pain in the butt to put in a bun!) so she cut it then. She had a trim before she left so hopefully won't need to visit the base barbers!

At 12:02pm on July 25, 2012, MamaLamaDingDong: AO/Pensacola said…

Hi Back! Beautiful pics! I can't wait to see how they will have changed after this! Did Emily cut her hair before leaving? That was one of the hard things for me to see, but I'm getting used to the short style and actually kind of like it.

At 6:59pm on April 3, 2012, darius mom said…

My son also went to the recruiters office with a friend.  My son tested higher so they pushed him through the process.  My son is a smart boy too but he was really sick of going to school & community college.  What I think he failed to realize is that there is more school (classroom) to come in bootcamp.  Oh my lol.   That is too bad that your daughter and her friend did not get to go at the same time.  Perhaps one cannot believe everything a recruiter says?  I think the recruiters make a request and sometimes they are not honored by the higher ups.  When your daughters graduates boot camp are you going to Great Lakes?


At 6:18pm on April 3, 2012, darius mom said…

Hi Laura, my son too has been given the tentative date to leave of July 17 or 18th.  Maybe we can be of support to one another.  My son is 18 and he saw a recruiter when he was old enough to not need my permission. 

At 1:43pm on April 3, 2012, 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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