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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.

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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."

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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.

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Hello! Thought I'd start a new thread, looks like no one has been active on this one for a while. Any other family members out there with a loved one that is already an MC or future MC? Any words of wisdom for a mamma whose all over the emotional map? I've heard really positive things about the MC rating and am so excited that my son chose this path, I think he will be great at it.

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My son in an MC. It's a great rate...he's not re-enlisting and when his tour is up in april 2021, he will have been in Sasebo Japan the whole time. Not very exciting but great for my momma heart. There's a facebook group once he gets to A school. There's not a whole lot of activity there but I bet you can get some information.  Boot camp is the worst for us moms. Once he gets to A school, it should be smooth sailing! Navy Mom Hugs!

I'm glad your son likes it! Thank you so much for the information - the more you know right?! How long has he been in? Have you been on this site for a long time? Man, I'm like 20 questions lady - sorry lol

Welcome!!  This rate is small but that makes them a very close group.  Your son will make some his best friends in A School and I have no doubt that they will be life long friends.  My son just hit his two year mark with 3 to go.  He is on the USS George Washington in Virginia and loves it.  His ship won't go out while he is there but in Virginia he has the chance of seeing a large majority of his MC friends.  You should join the Navy FB page for moms of MC's.  That is where I get most of my answers and most of my support for this crazy ride.  Boot camp will be emotionally brutal for you and your son.  Just know it is short lived and he will get through it.  So will you!


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