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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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Maltobella (HM - San Antonio)
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My sailor is at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio going through Corpsman A school.
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At 7:30pm on September 3, 2012, Kellybellymom said…
Hello! My daughter is also going to corpsman school in Texas. But I haven't heard about any delays for her going there. But, I also haven't talked to her for three weeks. If you find out anything, please let me know. I will do the same!
At 9:22pm on August 15, 2012, MamaLamaDingDong: AO/Pensacola said…
That's awesome! Means she listened when I talked to her about manners! Lol! At least she got the right letter in the right envelope for you! She mixed up a bunch of her other letters! Lol
At 4:50pm on August 15, 2012, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…

Hi Michelle!  I hope I didn't sound bossy to you when I said let's forget "the GE grant money" comment, because I really didn't mean to be.  I thought about it a few minutes later and then decided to delete it.  There's so much competition for grant money out there and we have so many organizations that check MAS out to see what we are doing & how, that I thought better of leaving that statement in an open forum.  Here's to happy hunting for $$s that we can in turn spend on our adoptions!!!  ~ Donna

At 9:09am on July 13, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Michelle, How are you holding up? Remember that all of us have been where you are right now. We came out of it stronger as did our sailors! You can always talk to us and vent! We are here for you and we understand. Pat

At 4:32pm on June 27, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

See you are already on Molly's page:)  I'm a week behind in my official welcome.  Here you go......

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to “cruise” my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.



At 6:48am on June 20, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi again! You have been approved to join "MAS We Ship Love".

At 9:51pm on June 19, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Thank you for the friend request! It was so nice to talk to you tonight. And how lucky that you live in Wheaton! You can get involved with our Molly's projects and make some wonderful Navy mom friends!! Talk to you soon! Pat

At 2:15pm on June 14, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

Hug that future sailor for us

At 3:30pm on June 13, 2012, 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.

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


At 4:38pm on June 12, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

You are welcome...and there is a lot of info regarding boot camp on my site, I have a page called boot camp day by day and me and my son did it after he got out of boot it is pretty a great day!!!


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