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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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A little about me:
I am a Navy Vet, married to an Active Duty Sailor, and now my oldest is also in the Navy. We are currently stationed in Japan.

I am marking "other" for relative because I am representing many Sailors, all at various stages of their time in service. (Myself, my husband, and my son, as well as other family members who have served.)
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The Navy offers opportunities that...
Over the years I've met some of the most amazing people, and I've experienced some once in a lifetime things. Some of them fun, some of them tragic, and none of them things I will ever forget.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Info shared by the base where we're stationed - good for ALL families of those in the military to be aware of...

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 12:53pm 3 Comments

I know that a lot of people like to put countdowns on facebook or other social media pages, saying how excited they are until their Sailor (or Soldier or Marine or Airman) gets to come home, and we are all proud of and love our military members, and we all face many of the same struggles that go with the military lifestyle.  And yes, it's our page, and these are our friends and family, and we should be able to say what we want and how we feel, but..... Here's a good article that talks about…


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At 3:14am on January 12, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for posting about what happens when a ship deploys and your suggestions for handling it. That was great.  I haven't been through it yet, but it's coming within a year and I figured from things I'd seen before that I was not going to go and now I know I won't and I will save up and go when the ship comes back into port. 

Also, if you post a reply and then see an error, click "Edit" under the reply and change the error.  You have 15 minutes to do this after posting a reply to a discussion.

At 8:39pm on November 8, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…

I just wanted to say how much I really enjoy your posts. Your advice is always so sound and you also are able to do it from a servicememebrs view as well as a spouse and mother. Thank you!

At 11:55am on October 11, 2012, NuclearLove (13/041 12/28/12) said…

Awe well thank you - I have it set up so all the discussion posts and comments are sent to my phone - now I can take the "I miss him so much" and the "when are we getting married" and even the repetitive posts where they could have just read another before posting their question.

But the whole not trusting their sailors post got me fired up! I think that was the second time I've actually felt the need to comment lol

At 8:33am on May 11, 2012, Anti M said…

Just wanted to say you write some of the best replies I've seen.  Your advice to the young lady in the GF group was excellent.  

At 12:46am on December 27, 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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