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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. 

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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Headed for SWCC

Moms of Sailors headed for SWCC

Members: 73
Latest Activity: Jun 6

Discussion Forum

SWCC Training?!?

Started by Navy_Wife3. Last reply by Navy_Wife3 Apr 9, 2015. 13 Replies

Any insight on the length of SWCC training & whether family is allowed to visit you or relocate during this time? I have heard so many different responses, my head is spinning! lol. My husband is…Continue

Training in December?

Started by dobimom May 13, 2014. 0 Replies

So my son will be in bc in August andWe heard they give you 2 weeks offOver Christmas. Anyone know anything aboutThis. He will be SO and train in San DiegoBut won't get there till around…Continue

New SWCC Candidate

Started by NavyMom SWCC candidate. Last reply by Fancy Nancy Aug 27, 2012. 5 Replies

My son just graduated last Friday. He is now waiting to begin training in August. Continue

New SWCC class started Monday (March 5, 2012)!

Started by margeeim. Last reply by Proud Mom-Linda May 2, 2012. 3 Replies

SWCC training started for my son this week.  Are there others out there who have a loved one in this most recent class?  He said Monday was an easy day.  They had to run everywhere, carrying a…Continue

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Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on September 14, 2011 at 1:05pm
Hey GE!  I was beginning to think I was living in a bubble and nobody told me! HA! It's really great to be able to talk, hear emotion and feel connected again, I think it will continue to some degree. Call me anytime 803-548-9760. I am feeling anxious today, couldn't sleep picturing them getting ready. They are exhausted and hae to sit around--YUK!
Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on September 13, 2011 at 11:40am
Ladies of 9/1PIR DIV 818: Now stage two pending, can't say much more for their protection, extra prayers and support at this juncture.
Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on August 14, 2011 at 8:07am
Ladies, I don't know how many of you are in the 9/1 PIR, but as happy as I am that my SR is completing Basic, my anxiety and concern is starting to increase with the intense SWCC training that is coming fast and furious.  This is critical on so many levels. If he makes it thru, then he is in a very dangerous position, but hopefully realized a dream.  If he doesn't (3/4 don't) then he is still in the NAVY and relegated to a job according to "Naval needs", maybe safer, but not where he wanted to be. It's hard for me to think about the son I have protected, developed and loved to be going thru the brutal training. I know and understand he wanted the challenge of it all, but it's really hard for me to think about, it makes my heart hurt.  I can't watch the training films.  I don't want to bring anybody down who reads this, I just am concerned, especially after last week.Something went terribly wrong...set-up, cover up, bad intell... these fine men are gone and shouldn't be. Read online  "Veteran's Today- SEeal Team Six unfolding" it will curl your hair! Thanks for the support, looking forward to meeting at the PIR.
Comment by okaraj24 (ship 04 div 813) on August 8, 2011 at 9:14am
Prayers for all of the families of the soldiers we just lost.  What a terrible loss.   Wellen- I'm glad you got a call! It's VERY precious to hear their voices.  I'm reading a book that was recommended to me- The Heart and the Fist, by Eric Greitens. It's about a humanitarian who becomes a SEAL. I know our SWCC boys don't have the exact training, but the descriptions and pool pictures are scary. Thank you to this group for our support system through this training and career choice!
Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on August 8, 2011 at 8:40am
Good Morning...Has anybody heard that the 9/1 PIR group maybe staying in GL at least a week after PIR for paperwork, etc.? MY SR called Sat...right after hearing the news about the Chinook, how ominous is that? What a bittersweet thing to hear his voice!
Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on August 2, 2011 at 5:57pm
"Surviving the Cut" could also be on Discovery.
Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on August 2, 2011 at 5:15pm
okaraj24, Yes it's a special that was on either the military channel or Bravo the night of 7/11.  I think it's lurking on one of these sites too. I would love to talk privately since you are just a tiny bit ahead of me.  Feel free to message me, if you'd like.   Thank you for the info, my SR said something about Pre-buds at GL before he left, but wasn't much info to digest as a newbie.
Comment by okaraj24 (ship 04 div 813) on August 2, 2011 at 8:32am

My son's PIR was 7/1 and his SWCC group stayed at Great Lakes about 2 weeks before heading to coronado. I'm not sure if that is regular procedure or just the timing on this one group.  Is Surviving the Cut a Navy video?  i'll have to look into that....


Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on August 1, 2011 at 3:09pm
HI! I don't think I have written on this site yet (anybody forget where they wrote what?) My SR's PIR is 9/1, headed for SWCC school in Coronado. Anybody know when the SWCCs leave after PIR or do they stay in GL for Pre-Buds?Or do they leave Tuesday after the Labor Day weekend?  Anybody as scared as I am about their chikd being a SWCC...the finishing of A school will be incredible, haven't brought myself to watching "Surviving the Cut" yet.
Comment by Shell on July 6, 2011 at 11:56am

No preBUD/S. My son DOR'd last Thursday in Indoc, but he is perfectly fine with it after what he was going through.  I was relieved (didn't tell him that), but his next choice isn't a picnic either, we go again if he gets that rate. Will find out today.  So I am waiting to see what group to join next! I'll miss you guys and good luck! will not be following this one anymore. swccmom 7-1 feel free to send me a private message if you want. btw - I think the "SWCC" group is more active than this one.


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