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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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Purplemom (Ship 3 Div 084)
  • Female
  • Middleton, MA
  • United States

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A little about me:
I have been an Army wife for almost 20 years and I love the military life. Now I have a son-in-law in the AF and a son in BC in the Navy. Purple is the color that represents the joint military forces hence the name Purplemom.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Be flexible. Be supportive.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:48am on March 1, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…

Hey PurpleMom

Read my post about our recent trip to MA Graduation if you are planning to go to your Sons. If I can help you let me know. My son Graduated this passed fri and is still there doing the Military Working Dog school. If he can help your Sailor let me know.


At 2:08pm on January 28, 2011, Cathy22 said…
what is your sons first name? can we say on this site??
At 7:56pm on January 13, 2011, Cathy22 said…
I talked to my son tonight...he said he met smeone whose family was from around our area...he said his last name...cannot remember but said he is a wicked cool kid :)  He mentioned he is good friends with Ken's son too..he sounds soooo good!
At 3:52pm on January 12, 2011, Cathy22 said…
We are actually from Palmer (small town) but regionally his paperwork says Springfield as he left out of that office....I hope its my son...did he give you a name???
At 4:15pm on January 6, 2011, NukeMom(CVN-75) said…
Some RDC do not allow the SR's to call home until their into their 3rd week. And when you think about how often they get Holiday time to write, it is normally on Sundays. You will get your letter! Keep your chin up! Think positive. My son has been gone 3 weeks today and I have had only 1 3min 24 sec call and now 2 letters. Doesn't compare to the 11 or so I have sent him. LOL But we keep hanging in there and stalking the mailman!!!
At 5:08pm on January 1, 2011, carols_kitchen said…
Nice chatting with you today!
At 3:01pm on December 13, 2010, Ken-55 (OS Dad) said…

My son flies out Wed. also, if weather cooperates they should get there around the same time. His original goal was to be a MA, (one of his older brothers is a CT State Trooper) but he had some issues with the depth perception test at MEPS (which I hear is common) . . . they offered him OS. He was able to get our local eye doctor (an ex-NAVY physician) to clear him but he decided to stay with OS. It would be nice if they're in the same ship/division. Hang in there!

At 3:32am on December 12, 2010, mamawalrus said…

Hi  jsut wanted to check in with you.. Hope yoru cruise went well.....

My son left on Wed the 8th and man it was tought.. wont lie.  But today is day 3 and I am doing much better.... countdown time begins..


how are you doing?? 

At 12:05pm on November 1, 2010, Renick ET said…
Hi, I am in Crestview, FL (northwest panhandle). Do you know if they are standing-down for the holidays and if so, would my son still leave on 12/15/2010, or would they wait until after the first of the year? Thanks so much for being here for other parents!
At 3:52pm on August 2, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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