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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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Ship 3, group 085

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Dee Dec 31, 2010. 14 Replies

My daughter called this morning. She sounded great and said her divsion is doing well. She said it tough but everyone is trying to help everyone else get through. She said they mail their letter…Continue

Looking for ship 03, division 85, anybody out there?

Started this discussion. Last reply by southern4 Dec 24, 2010. 5 Replies

My daughter left 12/15 from Jax, just heard from recruiter. assigned to shop 3, division 85, anyone else out there on that ship/Continue

Child not assigned to division/ship after 5 days, is this normal?

Started this discussion. Last reply by southern4 Dec 21, 2010. 8 Replies

My daughter left for GL on 12/15. I called the recruiter this morning, hoping to get an address. He said that has not been assigned a ship or division, so the address is not known. Is this normal…Continue

Count our blessings

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChrisAmo Dec 19, 2010. 4 Replies

My daughter left for BC on 12/15 from Jacksonville. I have been on the web constantly looking for info and reading this site every chance I get. I have had the blues each day, some days worse than…Continue


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I am a mom with two children. My son is 25 and lives in New England. My daughter is 21 and is in BC. She left on 12/15/ 10. I live with my husband and a 10 year old golden retreiver. I have a small diner in southern georgia and live in a very small town on the seacoast. I love to cook, travel, and spend time with my family.
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At 10:53pm on February 16, 2011, Kathy Dee said…

oh no!!! So very sorry to hear that. Glad to know that she is now on the mend.  It is always one thing or another. I am sure she will be going through PIR soon!!

We are leaving for Chicago tomorrow morning and then off to Great Lakes for Friday. My daughter says she is relieved to be done and that battlestations was not that bad. Just tiring. I think that 085 took gold honors or is one of the top divisions. Not sure of all the terminology yet, but I am learning. Best of luck in the future and PIR will come for you and your girl before you know it.  God Bless.


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At 2:02pm on February 16, 2011, Kathy Dee said…

Hi Linda


How did your daughter make out. Last I heard she had hurt her knee. Is she ok for now? Wishing you both the best.


Kathy Dee

At 11:50pm on December 22, 2010, navymom99(ship09 div075) said…
Hi Southern4, My daughter left for bootcamp on the 14th and will turn 21 on the 31st of dec. We live in North Carolina and have a Chocolate Lab who when my 19 year old gets married will be our child.What is her job going to be? 
At 1:15pm on December 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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