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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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I am a new Navy mom. My daughter was set to graduate Boot Camp on 2/8/13, but injured her knee( we only had 8 days left) and is now in RCU, recovery and doing Physical Therapy and will finish when she is recovered. She has Fire Fighting, Gas chamber ,final PFA left, and Battle Stations left.
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The support from other navy family will carry you through some tough times.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 3:55pm on February 4, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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


At 5:25pm on January 31, 2013, Mom&Dad4MattJ said…

My son stayed in RCU and did Tag-alongs with other divisions to complete his fire training, confidence course, final PFA and his Battle Stations.  He had his capping right after battle stations this past Thursday morning, then moved right over to Temporary holding Unit.

He did not have a PIR, from what I understand if they are in RCU for more than a week they will not have a PIR,  this really sucks but I see the problem in the last week prior to the PIR they are doing a lot of practice for the PIR, if you miss that you are a liability... My son said no one wanted him because he would not know the marching routine.. and they all wanted to look good. Besides, with having stress fractures, there is a lot of standing during the PIR (2+ hrs of it), not good on the legs.    I guess while we really wanted to see the PIR, we had to look at the big picture.. DONE WITH RTC!  ON TO A SCHOOL!   GOAL!   :)

At 4:15pm on January 31, 2013, Mom&Dad4MattJ said…

I figured stress fractures.. Rest, PT, hang in there is the order of the day.. 3-4 weeks probably..  again attitude to finish is everything.. Our son was at about the same spot in training..  She can make it if she has got this far! 

At 2:22pm on January 31, 2013, Mom&Dad4MattJ said…

Hi Mom,  did your daughter tell you she has a stress fracture or did she fall and have a traumatic fracture.. I am a PA x 18 years-- ER and Urgent Care, Our son just got out of RCU with lower leg stress fractures.. RCU is a journey..  Attitude means everything in getting thru there.. Like anything else in life its how to look at things.. Encourage her : When given Lemons... Make Lemonade :)    Best of luck, happy to help any way we can..

God Bless.   Rick 


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