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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 8:50pm on March 21, 2010, Sailor'sWifey said…
Hi Nicki!! Do you have facebook?
At 2:17pm on March 21, 2010, Amanda said…
So jealous you get to see Travis in 12 days!!! I have 33 more days til I see Cam :(!!! Rylee is doing good napping right now :)
At 10:52pm on March 20, 2010, Amanda said…
You found me :) I was just getting on to find you lol
At 9:00pm on March 17, 2010, Sailor'sWifey said…
Uggghh Nicki I am so ready for graduation! Why can't time get any faster??? Hey u gonna come to the Meet n greet? Please do so I can give u a biggg hug :)
At 11:00pm on March 15, 2010, Sailor'sWifey said…
Nickiiii Ive missed talking to you!!! I am so nervous about these last 2 weeks but at the same time excited!! I am praying like crazy for them but I know they'll kick butt though :)
At 12:00am on February 28, 2010, Valerie/Toni's mom said…
Sorry I haven't responded before now. Yes I am new to this website and I am learning my way around. What ship and division is your husband in. Toni is Ship 03 Div 141. I understand that is 44 guys and 44 girls. I look forward to talking to you.
At 11:45pm on February 27, 2010, mcessna71 said…
Hi, sorry i haven't responded sooner, I've been trying to keep myself busy. We made our travel arrangements. My husband, daughter, me, and my brother and his family are going to fly out of Houston, with continental about $200 round trip. That will be an adventure in itself my borther and his wife have twin girls 3 mo old. We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express Deerfield. I think Travelocity had the best prices. Got a letter from Jacob last Thursday, he seems good, said they ate grilled salmon for dinner last Sunday. I hope they get to write tomorrow. I hope you are doing well, talk with you later...... take care
At 5:19pm on February 26, 2010, Sailor'sWifey said…
Hi Nicki!!! Hope everything's good with you.. haven't heard from you in a while.. tc!
At 3:17pm on February 24, 2010, lisa.ryan (Ship03 Div139) said…
yayyy!! i know what you mean! any form of communication is good with me! have fun with your girlfriends :)
At 11:38pm on February 22, 2010, Sailor'sWifey said…
Yayyy Im so happy for you!!! I was beginning to worry there .. Btw, I sent you an invite to our division private group.. Come join us and we can share stuff there more privately :)
At 10:05pm on February 22, 2010, Sailor'sWifey said…
Hi Nicki! Anything in the mail today? I finally got mine... Hope u got urs too. Tc and just keep looking forward to it :)
At 4:33pm on February 22, 2010, lisa.ryan (Ship03 Div139) said…
I know its hard but PIR will be here soon! That stinks he's missing all those special occasions-have a girls night :) we all have each other too! That would be cool if they were friends. Ry is going for Nukes. I received two more letters today-he's putting multiple days worth of letters in them like i do. I hope you are doing well! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you getting letters or both of us getting a call! I'll keep you updated! I'm here if you need someone to talk to!
At 3:50pm on February 22, 2010, mcessna71 said…
Hi, Navywife, have you gotten your call yet? I hope so, it was so nice to hear "J's" voice.. We only got about 5 min, I've seen other posts that got 20 mins. So hang in there and be strong.
Have you started arranging your travel plans?
At 2:40pm on February 22, 2010, Linn (ship 3, Div 139) said…
My son, Jake said that he's in with 72 guys and that they're all great. Sounds like they're all doing good. I miss my son so bad, I can only imagine how it must feel to have your husband there. My heart goes out to you. I don't think I could do it. I really need my husband with me daily. You are one strong woman.
At 10:39am on February 22, 2010, Sailor'sWifey said…
Oh i Know me too!!! I have never been so excited for a Monday to come.. Some of the people from our division already got their letters on Saturday.. oh btw, don't feel bad that you havent gotten that phone call.. there might be a few reasons why he wasnt able to call.. he might have been on watch, dental procedure, or just plain studying and making sure everything is in order for inspection... so yeah hang in there!
At 4:24pm on February 21, 2010, lisa.ryan (Ship03 Div139) said…
heyyy thanks for the add :) looks like my bf and your husband are in the same ship/div! i finally got my first letter friday! i was getting worried not hearing from him too lol. but he said they were supposed to be able to call Valentines day but some of the guys did something and they all lost the privilege-he said everyone was upset but that they will get another opportunity soon hopefully :) how are you doing?
At 12:11pm on February 21, 2010, Kristi (Ship 3 Div 139) said…
Hi NavyWife86! My son Erik is also on Ship 3 Div 139 --- and I have not heard from him yet except a few lines on the form letter I got. The only thing he said on that was "this place kind of sucks" ... lol ... but the rest was very upbeat. :) I will let you know anything I hear from him and I hope you will do the same for me! I don't know how many are in that group --- but for all we know they know each other ... lol. Take care and hang in there!! At least you know you will be together again before you know it ... I used to be a military spouse too :)
At 10:36am on February 21, 2010, NavyWife86 said…
Thanks Tina!! Yeah that's what I've been told about A school that they can at least have their cell phones so that 11 weeks won't be quiet as bad!! This website is SOOO helpful. There are so many nice people on here. I even find a girl whose boyfriend is in my husband's division!! My brother in law is in the Navy and he has been helping me out a lot! I just stress so much because the girl I was talking to told me that her boyfriend got to call her Friday because he did well on a test so know I'm freaking out thinking "Oh my goodness does that mean me husband isn't doing that great?!?!" See I'm a very big worry wart!! I just really hope that he's doing well and that he's ok. When does your husband graduate from A school? So you guys don't know where he will be stationed at then yet?
At 9:19pm on February 19, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Hello Navywife86,

Welcome to N4M's. You will find this community very helpful! Just curious - what kind of "furkid" do you have? =)


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