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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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At 10:30am on August 31, 2012, Craig said…

momma squid - That coin should be done soon.  I submitted the USS Arizona, the USS Kearsarge, and the USS Reuben James about the same time.  I just got back the Arizona and the Kearsarge.  So I expect the Reuben James here shortly.  Once they seen a picture of the coin, I will either accept it or reject it.  I'm hoping to see it soon too....

At 9:41am on August 28, 2012, Craig said…

Hey momma squid,

I only design the coins and make the story about them.  I have finished the design of the USS Reuben James Ship 2 about 1 1/2 weeks ago.  It was submitted to PIRGifts and they are the ones that get them made and sell them on Ebay.  So it is actually out of my hands now. To me, it should be coming out pretty soon.  It usually takes about 2 1/2 weeks before they send me a hand edged coin.  I review it one last time.  If I say it's ok, then they mint them.  

The Reuben James should be approved immediately once they send me the hand edged copy.  That coin was the hardest one I had to do.  The reason is I had to get all 5 of the 900 division sailors (drill, choir, band, flags, staff) in a 1 3/4 area on a coin, but still make it visible to see.  It was incredibly hard.  But, I think it came out really nice what I submitted  

So, it will be really close if I will have it in 2 weeks.  


At 4:40pm on August 6, 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 10:26pm on August 5, 2012, Cindy said…

Yes, we are going to Sarge's meet and greet on Thursday.  My son is ship 03 div 298.  [e  H.  Hope to see you there.  I have only received the form letter with PIR information, no personal notes on letter.  Hope to receive a letter from my son soon.  I know he is doing well, he is a great young man.


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