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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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Ship 13 Div 311

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 11:59am 24 Comments

My son went in on August 1st.  I know it is most likely still way too early to hear from other moms with family in this ship/div number but I would love to hear from you!  We can give each other support!

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At 9:15pm on September 19, 2012, Leisa Ship13 Div309 Grad 9-28 said…

Hello!  I think i saw you post a note if anyone is going to Flanagans on Thursday night the 27th and i definitely will be.  will be with my husband and my oldest son.  I will look for you there...will you have a name tag on that says laurasue?  I will have my tag on will say Leisa, not too many spelled that way and will probably put Ship 13 / Div 309

At 3:52pm on September 18, 2012, lemonelephant said…

I just saw your comment about being a Vet.  Thank you for your service, but since you are not currently serving and did not retire after 20 or more years of service, you will need to be on the Access List to get in without waiting.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 10:41pm on September 9, 2012, BBearsMom said…

What has your son's experience in bootcamp been like? 


At 10:19pm on September 9, 2012, BBearsMom said…

laurasue,  I am still trying to figure out how to use this site.  Anyway, I found your comment back that your son is in the same ship & division as my son.  Have you gotten any phone calls yet? I get a letter each week, but so far no calls since his initial one on arrival.  I am so glad we only have appx 19 more days until we can see them!



At 3:11pm on August 8, 2012, Littlerobin said…

Hi Laurasue87

thanks for the friend request.

Im not really sure how this site works yet but im sure i will meet some nice ppl :)

At 7:43pm on August 7, 2012, Sharon Yarbrough said…
Hi. Nice to make your acquaintance. My step daughter has been in the navy for a year and half now. She is a cryptologist,(naval intelligence), and is stationed in Virginia Beach. Joining the navy was a great decision. Boot camp can be tough on families, but I just can't explain the pride you'll feel when he graduates. Amazing.
At 4:32pm on August 7, 2012, lemonelephant said…
Thanks for the friend request. I hope we can be here to support each other for some time. If you ever have a question, just ask in one of the groups or in a Comment on my wall. Take care and blessings to you and yours.
At 10:37am on October 18, 2011, 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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