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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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At 5:50pm on November 4, 2010, Lori_KingsBay_USSRI_Radio said…
Welcome to PIR 12/17/2010 and enjoy the latest song added to our Playlist I'll be Home for Christmas." A delay in graduation is not a decision RTC takes lightly, but is in the best interest or your SR. We know you are sad to be leaving your current group; but you can maintain those friendships and develop new ones with the N4M's of PIR 12/17/2010. Your neice is ahead of our SR's so you may have some information our group would be interested in hearing about. We're looking forward to your friendship! Lori
At 12:37pm on November 4, 2010, diannep said…
I know you hate to leave the 12/3 group, but there are also some great ladies on the 12/17 group...and guess what the bonus is? THEY get to go home for Christmas after PIR! They just found that out today. You can read Jessica's post on the 12/17 group from this morning about that. My son got setback also when he was up there back in Dec isn't the end of the world...he came back stronger than ever! So chin up!
At 7:32pm on October 25, 2010, Chels's mom said…
I hope so...please notify us when you do get a phone call, and I'll do the same !!!
(chels's mom ship09 div013)
At 6:58pm on October 25, 2010, Dorine - Shana's MA Mom said…
Indeed you will! Cannot wait!
At 6:18pm on October 24, 2010, Chels's mom said…
Hi ! thanks for friend requesting me !!! Have you heard if your neice has called home yet?We're waiting anxiously for a phone a bunch of letters last Wednesday.
At 5:32pm on October 24, 2010, Dorine - Shana's MA Mom said…
Hi song258! Thanks for friending me on N4Ms. It's great to have contacts here. I haven't read everything you may have posted so when did your niece leave for BC? My daughter left NY 10/5. If they're in the same Div, I'll be they're friends. Are you going to PIR?
At 12:05pm on September 20, 2010, Sunny-Meg's Mom- Ship 09 Div 013 said…
Hi Song258! I sent you a friend request as well but there wasn't enough space to type everything I wanted to tell you in the message! Most definately call your neice's recruiter. They should be very very helpful in getting that information for you. My daughters recruiting office has been fantastic with answering my questions and getting me information. I've even gone to the DEP meetings with my daughter so that I could learn as much as possible. What is your neice's job/rating? Quite a few that leave the same time as ours seem to be going to A-school in Great Lakes, right across the street from Boot Camp. That's where my daughter is going as well, she's a Gunners Mate.
At 1:41pm on August 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. 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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