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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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Money after pir

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anti M May 9, 2011. 2 Replies

How much money will SR have after pir? Does money come out for boots and uniforms .


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At 7:59am on May 16, 2011, tracey said…
Hi Rob.  I don't know if we will make it the night before in time for the meet and greet but we are planning on trying to.  There will be three of us.  My husband, my son the SR's fiancee' and myself.  I will look for you.  Our son goes to Nuke school in the middel of the night after graduation so we are a little disappointed about not getting the whole weekend with him.  Battle stations our son says is today the 16th.  Really praying for him and the division today!  Four days to go!!!!
At 8:00am on May 10, 2011, Nick's Mom said…

Hi Rob,

Glad to see you are so close. We are in Twinsburg.

My son is also in Div 176.  He will be going to A School in Pensacola.  Where will your daughter be going after graduation?

We are driving up on the 5/19 and staying at Residence Inn. I sure hope we get to spend time with them, we plan to stay till Sunday.  


So happy to hear your daughter passed her swimming test.  My son said he has passed all the test so far and had two left to take.  The bed making gave him a fit :) I love it! That's the one thing he didn't prepare for before leaving. 

I got a call this past Thursday and he said they would do the tear gas chamber today (Tuesday).  He also said their weeks start on Wednesday.  He told me so much more but I was so happy to hear his voice, my brain went blank and everything he said was a blur.... Just 9 more days :)







At 9:33pm on April 28, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I sent the email again, let me know if your get this one. I also responded to your message on this site as well. Thanks
At 11:10am on April 28, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Thanks Rob, I sent you an email with the ribbon info. Please let me know if you do not receive it. Have a great week, Lora
At 11:22am on April 20, 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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