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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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navynrocks (1201M)
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  • Melbourne, FL
  • United States

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A little about me:
Love animals & my family, adore my Sailor son (only child)
want to understand the Navy/Military even more now ,respect and admire all of them
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
keep asking questions and become a part of it along with your son or daughter. Learn the Lingo.Be strong for your sailor even though you miss them endlessly
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:59pm on September 19, 2011, nursebubbles said…

Hi Jynni!

My son is John.  He was in div.306. When did your son PIR?  John had surgery today and hopes to come home later this week for some convalescent leave.He is very anxious to get to Goose Creek.  Does Nathyn have any idea how long he will be in THU.  Seems that nasty virus just keeps going around.  I was afraid John's surgery would be postponed as he is still congested from being sick a month ago!  They need to fumigate the place or something.


At 10:16am on July 2, 2011, diannep said…

I know the "mother" urge, believe me!  I pray extra hard for you all whose SRs are struggling with either PFAs or illness/injury.  Glad you are hanging in there. By the way, you may just want to READ the posts on FITNESS PROGRAM group, if not ready to join.  Saw where chicinge was on there for some advice.  Here4kids is a veteran whose daughter just went through this...Parrotghal another one--both on there.  They are both very helpful!  Here4kids actually started her own group to help out...FIT DIV....but last I checked, no one had joined because they are on FITNESS PROGRAM.  If you feel low, it may help you to get a "boost" from some of these ladies.  Just remember, your son has time on his side.  Could you still get up there if he makes the PFA on Thurs? Geez, I think I would just "go on faith" and leave early next week, make a vacation out of it...and go up there!  Ok, let's not even "go there."  thinking positively!  Praying that he makes this on Mon/Tues and is in BattleStations that night! 

Yes, you are about 3 hours from us up there in Brevard.  My nephew is trying to get a firefighter/paramedic job there.  He is a part-time paramedic right now in the Keys...but needs full-time! 

Enjoy your day!  Praying for your son....and chichinge's too....and some from previous PIR groups still hanging in there!

At 10:22pm on July 1, 2011, diannep said…

Here for you in whatever way I can help.  My son was asomed during his 3rd week when he was there.  I remember the total devastation I felt...I knew nothing about bootcamp and its procedures.  So...I hope I can help you through this!  I live in FL too...but S. FL.  A long way for us Floridians to get to GL. 

Keep the faith...praying for your SR

At 1:27am on May 28, 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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