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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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Recruiter tells Dad (ex-husband in another state) that my son is leaving AM after PIR

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denise-- Seabee Mom Apr 30, 2012. 6 Replies

Has anyone heard of the Recruiter telling Dad (ex-husband i another state) thatOur son is leaving AM after PIR to go to Pensacola by bus?Will we be able to say good bye?Continue


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A little about me:
I am the Mom of a very smart son who realized that the Navy has a lot of potential positives for his future.. I am very proud of him in choosing this difficult life changing career. I'll pray daily for his safety and that he has orders that take him to the places he wants to go.
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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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At 7:38pm on May 2, 2012, Zanga-mom (CVN 75) said…
Hi, sa2rasmth! Our son departs GL on May 12th for South Carolina. We are so excited for the 11th...his 19th birthday is the 6th. Are you attending any of the meet and greets? We will be at the Sarge's meet and greet. Congrats on your youngest graduating HS...our SR is our youngest :)
At 12:10pm on May 1, 2012, Rhonda -Patricks Mom (S12 D150) said…


Glad to have you as a friend.  I'm so excited for PIR on the 11th.  I hope your son is doing well.

At 4:19pm on March 24, 2012, Donna said…
No letter fron IL with address. Or PIR date yet. Am excited to get it and tear through the mail every day. I am excited to send him letters and have a date to plan the trip for....just so it is before May 25 when my youngest grads from hs!
At 8:14pm on March 22, 2012, Donna said…
Well, we got the box today. I did not realize it would be so quick. Was so excited that he wrote a letter on the plane and wadded it into a tiny ball that looked like trash and put in his pocket. It was good to hear they had a good trip and made it out just before the storms. He said they saw a beautiful sunset on the plane....I always tried to make them notice little things like that growing up so glad it stuck. He was also excited that they got to pick where to eat in the airport during their long wait at DFW and it was paid for...he was excited to not have to part with any of his cash yet. Hope you are doing well, and I wanted you to know they had a good trip.
At 11:48am on September 15, 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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