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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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At 8:47am on May 2, 2012, Sheilamf #2 PIR10/10/14 Div 318 said…


Ok.... so I guess, I haven't been keeping up.  Your husband is about to retire... from the Navy? And you have just one who is serving... in Groton at school, still?? 

I don't know what I would do if I was allergic to crabs!! It is so much a part of our family.  I am the youngest of 8 kids. I grew up in Cockeysville (Baltimore County).  And we get together a few times throughout the summer to just enjoy each other & crabs.  Most of us are still fairly local.  MD/PA line.  My oldest sister lives in Florida, though.  And.... we have a boat that we use almost every weekend in the summer.  It will be wierd this summer without two of the boys.  We spend the summer fishing, tubing, crabbing, etc etc.  We also have a jet ski. That will keep the last remaining boy occupied somewhat without his brothers.  But because we crab.... well, it is almost an every weekend event for us to steam up a bushel & invite family & friends to join us.

As far as the others joining.... my son is 16 & is taking it all in... listening, watching, listening to others, etc.  He will be enlisting.  He is just trying to decide which branch.  I told him (and the other two), I would rather they did not enlist in the Army or the Marines.  But whatever they chose, I would be proud of them & support them in any way that I can.  I'm trying to nudge him in the direction of the Navy, but I'm not sure that I'm being successful.  He adores his step-brother who loves being a Marine!!

And ... my step daughter, also 16, mentioned last week for the first time, that she may join the Navy if she is unable to get into one of the colleges that she wants to get accepted to.

So.... never a dull moment in my life.

What part of WV are you in?  My company has an office in Charleston.


At 10:43pm on May 1, 2012, Sheilamf #2 PIR10/10/14 Div 318 said…

Very small world.  While I live in Jarrettsville, I have two sons who actually go to school just over the PA line in Fawn Grove,Kennard Dale High School.  I also have two step kids.  They are the same age as my own kids.  They went/go to North Harford High School.  My step son enlisted shortly after my son enlisted... but he enlisted in the Marines.  He is stationed in Hawaii.  Our two younger kids are 16. 

I'm confused... does your son or your husband have seafood allergies?

At 12:40pm on November 22, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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