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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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Navy Mom Lisa (Ship 11 Div. 128)
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A little about me:
I am a wife and a mother of 4. My oldest is 23 yrs and lives in Stockton. My 18 yr old decided to join the Navy 2 weeks before his orientation for college. I was so sad and proud of him at the same time. This is very hard for me to grasp. He left for boot camp on February 8th. I'm still trying to find ways to deal the unknown. I pray he is doing well.
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My son left for bootcamp today

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 2:30pm 32 Comments

My son just left today for BC.  They picked him up at 9:30 am.  He's 18 yrs old and I am very sad.  I don't know how to deal with the sadness.  I tried to be brave in front of him because I didn't want to make him feel sad.  He was suppose to go to Cal State Pomona when he graduated high school, but he told me 2 weeks before his orientation that he decided to join the Navy.  This was in August.  They took him to San Diego where they tested him and he got a score of 96.  He picked his job and…


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At 7:55pm on February 9, 2011, Mushell (USSCVN70) said…
Hi Lisa, Just reading your comment I was So Proud of your son! I think it's a really great decision he made. It sounds like he decided on his own that he wanted to be a part of something bigger in life. I have another son who is a senior in college, and my younger guy joined the Navy....somehow....I'm more excited for my Navy son! I truly believe that our country would be a better place if all our kids served at least 2 years in the military. I have such a great respect for these kids that step up and serve their country. My college son....well he's wonderful and brilliant, he's in a lot of debt and looks for party's with his friends on weekends! I wish he would go in OCS....I keep asking! anyhow...I sound like a recruitment poster! haha didnt mean to, just speaking from the heart. My son arrived in Chicago this past Mon night at 2am, sounds like our guys arrived at the same time. keep in touch and we'll see if they land in the same division/ship? I am not as hardened as I seem...i actually go in and out of waves of sadness, and miss my son horribly. Take Care and talk soon, Michelle
At 1:15pm on February 8, 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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