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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Married 25 years. Mom to 5 kids. Second oldest (son) just joined the Navy.
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At 1:49am on January 22, 2012, Meghan Rose said…


          Wow. You're the best. Thank you for getting all that information for me! Yes, Anthony and I have discussed the list of the names for the tickets which he explained me to me in past letters. I am actually waiting on a response from him to find out whether or not he is changing the names. I want nothing more then to see him graduate but I don't want to cause any problems with his father. Something that he needs to discuss with his father.

           I cannot find the Facebook page for the US Navy Recruit Training Command. Could you, by any chance send me the link to the page if that wasn't too much trouble for you? I have been dying to see this picture but can't find it anywhere!!

           I giggled out loud when I read the 2012 comment you posted!! I still write "2011", so don't feel bad. I myself, cannot get used to this new year either! Haha!



At 1:03am on January 22, 2012, Meghan Rose said…


        Wow!! Your relationship and story is absolutely beautiful and allows me to have more faith in mine. I am very young still, only 18, but I've been with my boyfriend for a while which helps me believe we will be okay. It is very tough and even tougher because I won't be there at graduation to support him.

        I'm hoping that everyone gets into graduation without any problems, I'll be crossing my fingers! Do you know if there is anyway I could possibly get another ticket? My boyfriend told me in one of his letters that chances are no, but I'm still hoping for some luck. This website is so much more helpful then I imagined. I actually found out about this website from my boyfriend. He told me that his division got an award and a picture of their whole division will be posted soon. Have you seen the picture yet? I have been checking everyday but cannot find it.

        I am hoping that the weather pulls through and isn't too bad for traveling. I hope it allows you and your family to get to Illinois safetly. Your family will be in my prayers. How was the Chinese New Year Party? Must have been fun!!



At 1:50pm on January 21, 2012, Meghan Rose said…

Hi Carmen!!

             It was so nice hearing from someone, you're the first person I have come into contact with while on this website. Yes, as you already know it is extremely hard but I'm pleasantly surprised on how quickly Boot Camp is going. Unfortunately, I will not be at graduation. My boyfriend's fathers new girlfriend took my ticket, therefore I will no longer be attending graduation which is even harder on me. I am hoping that I can somehow get my ticket back but as of now I am looking forward to seeing pictures and videos from graduation. I'm more then happy to say we are almost done!! Can't wait to see my boyfriend. How is your son/daughter doing over there!?



At 12:06pm on January 4, 2012, 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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