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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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Dual military relationship

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anti M Jul 23, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi everyone.  I'm seriously considering joining the Navy at this point, which would put me in a dual Military(both navy) relationship.  I have some huge hesitations though; such as seeing each other.…Continue

I got a call!

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Oct 20, 2014. 5 Replies

Yesterday, my SR called me!! :D he'd only been there for 12 days at that point, so i'm not exactly sure why he got to talk to me.  Maybe because he got division leader?? Either way, I missed the…Continue

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Letters in boot camp questions!

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jul 11, 2014. 2 Replies

HI! I have some questions about letters, and was just wondering if you could all supply some answers! 1) How long does it usually take, from the day they leave to receive a letter from your SR? 2) my…Continue

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ASVAB question

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jul 9, 2014. 4 Replies

   I got a letter in the mail from the NAVY saying I scored in the top 10% on the ASVAB, however I never took the ASVAB? Anyone know why? Continue

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I've been married to my husband, Chaz, for over a year and together for three. We are stationed in VA. He's currently an ABH and is working on a contract for SWCC. A few years ago, I was on here as a girlfriend asking questions while he was in boot camp and seeking support. Now, I'm a wife wondering just what I'm in for with special war fare.
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At 2:55pm on July 18, 2014, tamster04rn Ship 02 Div 942 said…

My SR left 7/1 His PIR is8/29.

At 2:07am on July 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

I love the pic of you and your SR, but there may be people lurking who don't need to see it. Make the changes below.

At 2:05am on July 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:58pm on July 16, 2014, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…

I bet you'll get a letter tomorrow for sure.  This letter is the first I've heard from my son since the "I'm Here" call.  We live WAY FAR AWAY...across the country in Nevada.  We will have to fly there and we plan on arriving on Thursday afternoon.  4 hours isn't that far away at all, you could leave in the morning and arrive in the afternoon.  I would think that your SR is flying out to Pensacola after BC based on his rating.  So I would suggest you arrive on Thursday and go to Sarge's Meet and Greet that night so you can meet others in our PIR group and then PIR and then you can spend the day with your SR on Friday, but he has to be back at his ship that evening.  Then he will probably fly out Saturday, but you can meet him at the airport and stay with him til he flies out.  They usually get to the airport about 2 or 3 am.

At 11:26pm on July 16, 2014, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…

Hi son left on 7/1 and his is Ship 11 Div 267.  I got my first REAL letter today and it was dated 7/12 inside so that means my son wrote that letter on Sunday.  He also included a letter he wrote on the 4th of July.  I think I got my form letter last Wednesday so I'm hoping that I will always get my letters on Wednesdays since they are my days off.  

At 10:37pm on July 10, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make changes 3 and 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). It's not a good idea to post a pic of your SR every time you post. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 7:55pm on July 8, 2014, lemonelephant said…

You can leave the group, NROTC, since you have a recruit and do not have a student in the NROTC program. Click on NROTC and after the page opens, click on "Leave Group" above the pictures of the Members.

At 8:57pm on July 2, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Since your SR has a contract for Aviation Boatswain's Mate – Aircraft Handling (ABH), join AB - Moms, Sailors In Pensacola, FL For A School....Corry Station too!!, and Parents of A School Sailors in Pensacola. You may also want to check out Airman Family and Friends. The Rating Information Card for AB can be found at Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 8:51pm on July 2, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 3:27pm on June 25, 2014, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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