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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.

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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. 

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**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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My son left for boot on monday( 03-04-2012). I am so lost, will I get to see him after boot camp?

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if you are going to PIR yes you will get to spend time with him on Friday. If he is going away for school odds are 99% he is leaving Saturday. SO its a little bit of time but we learn to take what ever time we can.

There is some wonderful groups that you should join. Here are the links to them.

You will hear from him in about 3-4 weeks. Keep busy and positive. It will help pass time faster.

Hang in there it will be ok.

The most important thing would be to join the Boot Camps moms group. You'll meet other with whom you can cheer, commiserate and bond over the next 8 weeks. You probably already got the "I am here" call, next to arrive will be the box, then the form letter. Read the info contain in the survival guide. There are links to important sites (especially the Recruit Training Command). By joining the BC moms group and knowing that the info is always available in the guide, you are not longer lost! 


Welcome to Navy For Moms.

Hi, my son also left on monday and I miss him so much. ;(

Hello Ivory, I know how you feel. This is all so new to me as well, I'm still trying to understand why he chose it. I guess we haft to adapt, along with them. I just can't wait to hear from my son in a few weeks. The wait is the worse, and not knowing what's going on! Lord be with them, and us.

My son left this week for bootcamp also nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you also. I don't know about you, but I need all the help I can get, when it comes to information about boot camp. So glad to have found this website.

My son was suppose to leave last September however was delayed. Ive been on the site awhile just havent logged in for some time. The recruiter in my area is a great help as well as this site. I can answer some of your questions but not all. Are you planning on attending his graduation? I did send you a friend request.

This week for them is processing week. They should be graduating May 4th if all goes as planned if not the following week May 11th. Don't worry Im sure he is doing fine. Ive been prepared for this for quite sometime so its been easy for me to adjust. 


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