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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Hi I was wondering if anyone can recommend some good websites that I can read about what happens from Bootcamp through to deployment?? My daughter is going to get her BSN in Nursing and wants to go in the Navy Nurse Corps. I don't understand all the lingo you use and would really like to get a good understanding of this new world we are headed into. Her BF just graduated Marine Boot Camp at Parris Island and there are tons of sites for Marine families! Seems I know more about his branch Than my daughters! LoL :) thank you!!

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Check out boot camp moms, new moms stop here first and then check the item posted at the top on the forums page  This will get you started. Like all military the Navy does have a language of its own and new ones are added at each phase of the career I've been doing this since 1984 and am still learning.  One example by oldest son said he was going to the dump and do an off load....dump = garbage right??  no not in the Navy he was going to the ammo depot and unloading his extra munitions or returning them to stock. I also would recommend you do one phase at a time start with the boot camp  then as she goes on to A school which is advance training follow it then she could get her duty station where she will be at and then when she goes to sea duty think about the deployments it can take a long time depending on her additional training and if assigned to a ship what rotation it is on (shore or sea).  Welcome aboard.

Survival Guide for Navy4Moms Newbie  clickable link

New Members Stop Here Group  clickable link

Boot Camp Moms Grouip  clickable link

Start with the Survival Guide - step by step, with jvideos, power point presentations, links, explanations, tips on using this site. It'll have the link to the Recruit Training Command. This site provided "official" information. The videos are fantastic. You'll feel like you are in Boot Camp yourself.


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