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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 6:02pm on September 20, 2010, Charlotte said…
Is your sailor still in P'cola? Mine is as well. I saw your discussion and just wanted to say that if you needed to vent or talk I don't mind at all, I myself have gone through some as well maybe not the exact same but It's always nice to have someone to talk to that can relate.
At 1:40pm on July 19, 2010, TexasMomof2 said…
Oh meant to ask you what's name of the extended stay place you were at before?
At 1:39pm on July 19, 2010, TexasMomof2 said…
Hmmmm......I don't know the answer to that. I know your loved one has to make the reservation but you can call and ask them that over the phone. I did that with Navy Lodge. Just told them hey I know my son has to make reservation but can I ask in advance blah blah blah. They were very nice and answered for me. We also tried Gateway but they're booked.
At 10:10am on July 19, 2010, TexasMomof2 said…
Oops, just read your posting again and see that you tried Navy Lodge and they're booked. If you have time though, try Suburban Inn. But if it's this weekend. It is booked. Also, I'm told the Holiday Inn Express on Warrington is nice. It's close to base. 850-696-2800. I didn't try there cuz we have a 10 lb puppy we're pets allowed.
At 10:01am on July 19, 2010, TexasMomof2 said…
Hey, I see where you asked for places to stay in Pensacola. We have a last minute trip planned and are leaving Thursday. I spent hours on the phone finding somewhere to stay. My son called Navy Lodge and they're booked up. When are you going? If you're planning for a trip in several weeks, they might be open and it's an awesome place. Right on beach. Your sweetie will have to call though since it's Military. If there isn't room, I would next try Suburban Inns. They're right next door to gate. I couldn't get a room there either it was booked. BUT, it's closest to the base. My son has been inside the Suburban Inn and says it's very nice. You have to be careful where you stay in Pensacola....area around the base isn't very nice from what I hear.
At 12:32pm on June 29, 2010, Ashley said…
Jenn, So what happened with troy is that he graduated PIR, got on the plane saturday to FL, And they stated phase 1 that monday. So he didnt have to wait for the other classes to get there. He is aircrew and is getting ready to start RSS next week. He brought a cell phone with him to FL so I got to talk to him day 1, So I really dont know if there is a pay phone around, but I'm sure there is! When I went to visit him he was already in phase two, phase one is only like 10-14 days. So He was off that weekend and we got to hang out all day long then he had to be back on base like 10 or 12. So I'm sure you guys could at least hang out on base b/c he is phase 1.
At 10:22am on June 25, 2010, msmilegurl4 said…
Right now you are with your mister! I am so so so so very happy for you! Enjoy every minute and every word spoken and unspoken!
At 9:34pm on May 22, 2010, his girl said…
Hey my boyfriend is in Pensacola right now already through boot camp...if you need to talk I'm totally here! I know how hard it gets especially in the beginning if you need to talk or want advice or anything let me know ok =) Yeah my boyfriend and I are both from around Binghamton NY.
At 7:17am on May 8, 2010, Pat said…
Welcome aboard! Please try to look at the positive side of things. This is a great opportunity for the both of you. The Navy is a great job opportunity not generally available right now to everybody outside. Good jobs are hard to come by and the Navy has a lot to offer. You need to be strong for positive...encourage him. What is his rate (job in the Navy)?
At 4:34am on May 8, 2010, BunkerQB said…

Join these groups to get started. Just click on the links.
1. New Moms Stop Here group. Think of this group as your orientation station. We have 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)
3. Boot Camp Moms group. Is your son/daughter already in bootcamp? 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 on how to use the N4M site.
Welcome to New Members
Learn to use the “Search” function. Search in blogs, forums, discussions 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 (INBOX & FRIENDS) regularly .
Best of luck, BunkerBee and AbbyblueOK (from the New Moms Stop Here Group)

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