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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Getting out of Navy

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 12, 2014. 37 Replies

My daughter, Samantha, and the Navy hasn't ever been a good combination.  As I talked with my daughter today, June 02, 2010, she has informed me that her drill weekends, which as we all know, are…Continue


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A little about me:
I have three children, my daughter is a reservist, my son is in SARs and going on deploymnent the end of May, my other son is in the DEP program right now and will ship out in July. Then it will only be my husband and myself at home. I am trying to find a full time job working in an office as a secretary instead of the part time job I have at school now where my children attended. I enjoy bike riding, walking, cooking, baking, reading and gardening. Anything that gets me outside is what I really enjoy. Sometimes just a quiet moment of not doing anything is a refresher for me. I attend church.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
that this is a excellent career move for my sons and the experiences they will have and the fact that they look forward to the opportunities available to them is a comfort for me that they are focused on what they have planned for their futures.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Posted on August 16, 2010 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

My son is a grad n go also. I will be driving from PA to The Great Lakes 10 hours to see him graduate from boot camp, get to visit with my son until 8 pm that night, then he leaves the following morning for the airport before the sun is up. I will be meeting my son at the airport to give him his overnight bag of civies. I will need tissues with me because I won't be enjoying seeing him off again so soon. He is going to SC, so maybe I can visit there. The drive will be as long as it was to get… Continue

Memorial Day and its importance to me!

Posted on May 30, 2010 at 8:06pm 1 Comment

I have always been proud of all the past and present servicemen and servicewomen and have always honored them in any way possible. Now, I have a different appreciation for the servicemen and servicewomen since my three children are part of the Navy. My daughter, Samantha, is a reservist, my older son, John, is full-time SARs and deployed now and heading overseas, my younger son, Matthew, is a DEPPER and ships out in July. Any time a news broadcast talks about the military, I stop in my…


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At 1:47am on May 20, 2010, BunkerQB said…
My apologies in the delay in getting back to you. Thank you for the friend request. My N4M "addressbook" – is still acting stupidly. When I select a friend to send a message, the person I checked is not always the person who receives the message. I just made my profile page viewable by any N4M members. Please feel free to leave me a message on my profile page and I’ll comment back. Typically, private messages are use for communicating issues that are more personal in nature. Let me know if you have something more private to talk about. Talk to you soon. BunkerBee.
At 5:32pm on May 17, 2010, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to N4M. Your key to adjusting is finding a group where you can feel comfortable and get answers to your questions – Click on the underlined links:
1. New Moms Stop Here group. You should think of this group as your orientation station. We do have a number of experienced members who can answer questions and point you in the right direction.
2. Depper’s… in but not yet . is a group for those just waiting for bootcamp to start (Delayed Entry Program – a depper)
3. Boot Camp Moms group. Is he/she already in bootcamp? Or just about to go in? This is the group.
4. OCS Graduate Moms or the NROTC Moms. For those going to be an officer or going to NROTC?
Read this blog to get a jump start on how to use the N4M site.
Welcome to New Members
Of particular importance is the use of the “Search” function. You should do searches in blogs, forums, discussions for answers in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a NEW blog/discussion. Finally, it takes time to learn how to use this site. Be patient. Check your page (Click on MY PAGE) & status box often.
At 3:51pm on May 17, 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. 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

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