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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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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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Amber-Brad's mom
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  • Mount Juliet, TN
  • United States

Amber-Brad's mom's Friends

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At 9:13pm on August 26, 2010, teaparty24-ship9div302 said…
Thanks for the advice, Amber...I'm going to share it with our group!
At 2:03am on August 12, 2010, kwooley5 (ship06div940) said…
Hey no, I figured it out. :) Thanks!
At 8:34pm on July 16, 2010, TxNavyMom Ship 06 Div 940 said…
Hi hope all is well great to meet you Yvette talk to you soon
At 9:57pm on July 10, 2010, Sailor's Sweetheart said…
The dates on the last batch of letters are from 6/27 thru 7/4 :) I know exactly what you mean, I love knowing that your Sailor is with my Sailor :) Wouldn' that just be so cool if they were bunk mates or something! I love that they at least know each other at this point :) Do you, by any chance, know which day of the week each new "week" starts for them? I am trying to keep track of what they might be doing at any given point but it is hard because I don't really know which "week" they are in and when the new ones start.
At 7:52am on July 9, 2010, diannep said…
Amber, will be keeping you all in my prayers. So sad as I know he would have been SO PROUD when Brad got to PIR. But I think he still will be proud...and will be with you all in spirit. I agree with the others that you probably are doing the right thing by not sharing this with Brad now. I hope he doesn't ask you about his grandpa which may force you to make a decision on what to say...let's pray that you don't have to share this news with him until after the celebration of PIR. I will be very sorry for your loss.
At 7:22pm on July 7, 2010, TxNavyMomWifeCPO(Ship6Div941) said…
Thanks Amber. I hope that we receive "the letter" soon as well. As I said in a previous post, it doesn't get easier the fourth time around. I think that it is harder on her dad--he retired from the Navy three years ago--Eryn is "daddy's girl. As for myself--I miss her too--but I am planning on giving her recruiter a little CPO (I am still in the Navy Reserves)courtesy call tomorrow. We are wondering a little about her recruiter--our daughter wanted him to pick her up at the house rather that Denis and I to "hand deliver" her to MEPs last Monday. But like a "cheap date" he would not even come to the door, just waited in the car for her. I think that he could have given us a little courtesy in regards to that. Maybe he thinks that this is old hat for us---but no it is still as nail biting as the first time. So anyway, hopefully, one way or the other, we will have her ship/div and PIR date in hand tomorrow. Thank you for being there!
At 1:14pm on July 7, 2010, diannep said…
Hi, Amber. Ok, I need help too posting a countdown clock on one of the PIR groups. Someone posted one in the posts on the there a way I can get that one to the top of the page? I'm not too good at computer things! Any help you can give would be appreciated! Thanks!
At 12:46pm on July 7, 2010, SamanthaH(SHIP07DIV284) said…
he is ship 7 dive 284. Graduates Aug 20th. I cannot wait! where will your son be going to A school?
At 7:21am on July 7, 2010, diannep said…
Hi Amber, The Ramada sets that all up for you. HOWEVER, what the moms on here usually do is provide the "extra" things. Such as deciding if you want each division moms to wear different colored scarves, corsages, sashes, etc. so they you can easily recognize each other by division. I believe that the Ramada provides blank name tags, but some may want to make "special" nametags with profile pik on them for easy recognition by other moms This is all up to your group. However you want to handle it. If you are willing to get it started, you might post on the group to see if another mom will be willing to work with you on this. You obviously can only work with those on N4M's even though you will find that others show up at the Meet N Greet who have not been on this site. There is just no way to cover everyone. I would suggest that you take a peek into previous PIR groups on here and read through some of their posts. You can get an idea of what they did. One group assigned a different color scarf for each division, and one mom very kindly brought "extra" scarves in her division colors for others. It is completely up to whatever you all want to do! But as far as the Meet N Greet itself, the Ramada handles it all. Let me know if you have other questions!
At 10:10pm on July 5, 2010, nnnichols/Div 940 Ship 06 said…
I will need help posting the countdown. Thanks.

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