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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 9:05pm on May 11, 2011, proudmom365 (ship 04 Div 812) said…
Strep!!! oh no!!! Poor baby. I don't know if you saw my comment about my son being tested for bleeding ulcers. I"m soooo worried especially after reading navy/airfoce moms comment that her son was discharged for asthma!!! my SR told me last tuesday when he called that because of his medication for his acid reflux they were doing the testing. he had a physcial with his dr. right before he left and all lab work came back perfect. no signs of anemia which would indicate there was bleeding going on. I sure wish they would have check for all that stuff prior to sending them to boot camp. it just seems like a kick in the gut to get there and then have to leave. I have been praying for my SR and for all the others. I just hope I don't get that dreaded phone call. I'll just keep praying and hope that no news is good news. By the way my son did metion that the pace was finally picking up and their division was getting it together. I pray to God they make it through. Hang in there!
At 9:15pm on May 8, 2011, proudmom365 (ship 04 Div 812) said…
did you get a call yet? have you gotten any phone calls at all? Hope you had a nice mother's day.
At 4:26pm on May 7, 2011, proudmom365 (ship 04 Div 812) said…
You have not gotten a call at all? My son called me on Tuesday May 3rd; we talked for a good while. He says he's doing well. He wasn't sure when he would get another phone call. Hang in there; maybe they will surprise us with a call for mother's the way; my son sent me flowers to work for mother's day; he set it up before he left for boot camp.... it was such a wonderful surprise.
At 6:04pm on May 3, 2011, proudmom365 (ship 04 Div 812) said…
hi Shellikay..when does yours leave for bootcamp? mine has been there 20 days today.
At 11:01am on April 12, 2011, zmommaopoindexter said…

Hey ShelliKay,

I'm sure you got THE phone call last night-I guess the Recruits were gearing up for an 'all nighter'  LOL  Mine had lots of practice the last term of college, working on serious projects so I think he was actually seeing it as a challenge and looking forward to it.  It was good meeting you and lets be sure and keep in touch through Boot Camp.  Take care!  Sherry

At 5:02pm on April 5, 2011, 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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