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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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Sherri (mom of Kirsten)
  • Female
  • Glendale, AZ
  • United States

Sherri (mom of Kirsten)'s Friends

  • snoogeroo
  • Susan
  • cyndaroo7
  • WhiteClay Ship 2 Div 913
  • Silverado
  • ProudGMBarb
  • NavyWife1214 (Ship 03 Div 079)
  • Leanne
  • Leannasmom
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  • Diane1954
  • Pat (MP)

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A little about me:
I served in the Navy for 10 years. I have 2 kids and one is in college and my daughter just graduated from high school and surprised me with wanting to join the navy.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 4:07pm on August 8, 2011, Diane1954 said…
Sherri:  It was nice to meet you last night.  I know your daughter will enjoy the Nimitz - even more so once they get out of dry dock & can go out to sea.  Our son enjoyed his 5 years on the ship.  What does your daughter do?
At 5:04pm on March 7, 2011, cyndaroo7 said…
Hi sherri!  I'll try try to get you added at home tonight.  (limited access to internet at work!)  cyndi
At 12:17pm on February 27, 2011, metoo0522 said…

Hi Sherri,

Can you recomend a hotel for us. We are driving i from Jersey and there is Mw,my husband and my 5 other childern. So we are working with a budget. Thank You for your help.

At 4:25pm on February 22, 2011, Amy27 said…
Is your daughter graduating on march 25th
At 2:48am on February 22, 2011, Leannasmom said…

Hi Sherri,

I thought we would receive  a "confirmation packet", but I guess  we will go ahead and make travel arrangements .  I already took care of the hotel reservation and we are also staying at the Residence Inn. It seems to be a good deal. I will be traveling along with my husband and my 20 year old son.


At 7:49pm on February 21, 2011, Leannasmom said…

Hi Sherri,

I am glad you replied! I am definetely planning on attending PIR I have not yet received an information packet and am I am not familiar with the area either. Any tips for travel arrangements?

At 12:37pm on February 12, 2011, Susan said…
My daughter Jordan is on Ship 2 Div 919.  She was in the marching band but they never asked her about it.  Just asked if she was a good runner and swimmer, which she is and she was placed in that division.  We got the form letter stating her graduation is March 25th.  Susan
At 4:38pm on January 28, 2011, Leanne said…


I have not heard anything yet....still waiting and trying to be patient!  

At 1:39pm on June 3, 2010, Anna said…
The nice thing about this website is all the various groups you can belong to. If you know when she is supposed to leave for bc you can look for a group of other members who have a sailor leaving on that same date. Search for deppers leaving ______. Then when she gets to bc and you know her ship/div and PIR date you can search for groups who have the same PIR date or ship/div. Unfortunately I didn't know about this site when my daughter went to bc back in July of 08. A couple of the groups I belong to are because of where my daughter is stationed now. It's so nice to talk to people who are right there by her. Several moms got together once and took my daughter and several other sailors out to dinner. I got to see the pics on the website and it was so nice to see her happy and having fun!!!
At 11:50pm on June 2, 2010, Anna said…
I've been on this site since Nov of 08. It has been very helpful for me because I've moved twice since then and haven't made many friends to hang out with. Plus I'm not working now and with an empty nest it is hard to meet people. So not only do I find many really neat people to talk to through this site, I've been able to meet some of those friends both in OH and NC and we have so much in common it doesn't matter that we've only met in person once or twice!!!! I so enjoy talking to the moms on the Daughters 2 group. We really help each other out. I have more of a hard time with my daughter being gone that I did when my son enlisted. I'm just so close to my twin daughters.

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