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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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Proud of my son who is officially a Hospital Corpsman in C school in San Antonio TX... I also have a son who has been in Navy for over 10 years...Search & Rescue .... and at one time i was a Navy wife
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At 12:59am on February 10, 2011, Karen ~ Corpsman Chris' Mom said…
Sailor Mom1~ My son also graduates A school on the 15th, and is going to A school in San Antonio, TX. My son is going to C school for Lab Tech tho, not Surgical tech. I saw where you are driving your sons vehicle out to TX for him. My son is coming home here after A school graduation to NJ for a few days, then driving his truck out to TX. He said the Navy will give him 4 days travel to get there. He has to save his gas, tolls, & lodging reciepts to submit them for reimbursement from the Navy. Have you found anyone going to A school graduationyet to take video or pictures yet??? I'm hoping my son will have a friend take some pics. since I can't make this graduation.
At 2:03am on January 30, 2011, Karen ~ Corpsman Chris' Mom said…
Hi sailor Mom1~ My son is in the other class (class 11010A). He made a friend named Lenny in your sons class tho. His friend Lenny actually came home with my son for 2 weeks during Christmas. I asked my son to give his camera to one of his classmates to take pictures at the graduation on the15th, since i can't make it there this time. Not too much longer until our boys are officially USN Corpsman!!!  I'm so proud of all them. My son is headed to San Antonio, for Lab Tech C School. Where is your son headed after graduation? My son has made a lot of friends in A School, they are all headed in different directions very soon. He may know your son too? They seem like they are all pretty friendly with one another.
At 9:16am on November 5, 2010, Pam said…
How's your son doing? Has he settled into the A School routine?
At 12:25pm on October 25, 2010, Pam said…
Yes, it was raining like crazy this morning, but although my commute into Atlanta was very long, I got here in one piece and that's all that matters!! Love your pictures. You have a very handsome Sailor!! Please let me know if you have any questions. It's definately a process of studying hard and keeping up with the coursework. Don't worry though, they offer all kinds of study groups that help them along. The 14 weeks will fly. I went to the A School graduation and it was really nice and personal, nothing like PIR. Jamie didn't have a choice with Camp P or Camp L. He wanted to go to Camp Lejeune so that he could come home for Thanksgiving. Oh well!! He does not want to be attached to a Marine unit, but he's expecting at least one tour in the sandbox. Again, please let me know if you have any questions, I know I had a ton!!
At 9:59am on October 24, 2010, Pam said…
Hi there! Thanks for the add. Wasn't PIR just wonderful? Jamie finished up Corpsman A School on September 29 and is now at Camp Pendleton in California. It's been a crazy seven months. He will finish FMTB on Dec. 16 and then be home for 10 days before he leaves for Italy.
At 5:17pm on September 19, 2010, sailorjayship13div329 said…
I too am going to miss M&G my flight doesn't get into 8:30p and then the 40mins to hotel. but I hear there is going to be an after the party, party; not sure where, but if I miss you, I sure I can drop off a copy of CD to your hotel. Beth
At 9:53am on September 4, 2010, Kat Q said…
Hi, so glad you added me as a friend. Talk to you soon.
At 11:02am on September 3, 2010, 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. At the top of your page 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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