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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

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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 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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Moms of Daughters 2


Moms of Daughters 2

A place to come to for support, guidance, to ask questions and share stories. We are all proud of our Navy Daughters.

Members: 1342
Latest Activity: Mar 25

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Discussion Forum

Care packages for new graduates (a school)

Started by Cali's mama. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Mar 19, 2021. 3 Replies

Looking for current information for my daughter on what's allowed for care packages..idk if it matters that she is in the great lakes location or not..ship 7 div 136...lonely mom with confused tears lol

Bootcamp arrival Sept 8, 2020??

Started by Stephanie0725. Last reply by Shoosh Oct 5, 2020. 4 Replies

Hello! Got the call that my daughter made it to bootcamp quarantine last night 09/08/2020.  Looking for other moms out there on the same timeline. Sadie is my baby, only daughter, and only child in the military.  I think I am going to need lots of…Continue

PIR DATE: December 13, 2019

Started by Donita. Last reply by Donita Nov 5, 2019. 5 Replies

Anyone else’s recruit have a PIR date ofDecember 13, 2019?Continue

Arrived at boot camp October 2nd

Started by Donita. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Nov 5, 2019. 26 Replies

Hey everyone- my daughter left for boot camp October 2nd. I missed a call from her last Friday telling me that her graduation is December 13th. I feel like the worst mom in the world for missing her call. Really didn’t expect her to call so soon but…Continue

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Comment by mustangmom65 on September 8, 2021 at 10:00pm

Wendy - I tried to send you a message, but it didn't work for some reason. My daughter's name is Rebecca, and based on her letters she definitely needs a friend. I worry about her because she had a couple of close friendships go sour, and so she tends to put up walls, which comes across as closed off or even rude sometimes. I think she's pretty amazing, but I'm a bit biased.

All of the letters I've received so far have been dated prior to the phone call, and they are not exactly full of sunshine and rainbows. She seemed okay on the call, so I'm hoping maybe things will improve for her.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 7, 2021 at 4:48pm

Wendy - be sure to join the October PIR group - here's the link:


Comment by Wendy on September 7, 2021 at 4:00pm

WOW!  I've just been reading about the division.  That is super cool!  Makes me even prouder!!!  If that's at all possible!  What is your daughters name, no hurt in asking if my daughter knows her, right?!  :) Wouldn't that be funny!? 

Comment by mustangmom65 on September 7, 2021 at 3:46pm

900s are the Performance Divisions. She was surprised because she didn't have any band or choir experience, but from what I've been told there are a lot of other things that they do, including Body Snatchers. She said she wanted to keep her job a secret for now, in case she didn't get to keep it, but she seemed really excited about it. My oldest son is in A school right now, and he's totally jealous that she gets to be in a 900.

Comment by Wendy on September 7, 2021 at 3:34pm

Thank you @Oleander!!!

@mustanmom65 does that mean our daughters are together?!  If so, I will ask Raegan if she knows her!  And my daughter was saying something about being surprised about the 900 div.  Is there something I should know about it?!  Is it special in some way?  She said she would be performing at graduation but she is only a body snatcher!  LOL!!!  Helping people who pass out.  Which I am afraid she herself will do!  

Comment by mustangmom65 on September 7, 2021 at 3:02pm

Hi Wendy, my daughter is in 910 too! We had a good laugh when she called, because she has been dreaming for a while now of serving on an Arleigh Burke class. My daughter said she almost wished she had quarantined, because it would have given her time to study and make friends. She was in holding for 5 days, and was surprised to end up in a 900 div. They pulled all 4 of her teeth, and she was out for 2 days, light duty for 1 day, so she was stressed about being so far behind.

Her first few letters broke my heart, but she sounded so much better when she called. I think she's turned a corner, and is finding her footing. When I answered I could her saying "I'm not going to cry. I told myself I wasn't going to cry..." We both managed to hold it together and had a good call.

Comment by Oleander on September 7, 2021 at 2:47pm

Outstanding Wendy! My 1st call was really emotional too. Both of us were teary and hardly able to speak for a few minutes, hearing her voice was amazing!  Wisdom teeth removal is common at bc. Thankfully they recover pretty quickly. Keep us posted on her progress!

Safe travels Anna!

Comment by Wendy on September 7, 2021 at 2:33pm

Anyone else have a daughter in Div. 910 (USS Arliegh Burke)?  Just heard from my daughter (9/4) for the first time since leaving on Aug. 3rd.  It was brutal, but sooooo great to get her letter.  AND THEN...we got a phone call the following day!!!  She said the 2 weeks in ROM gave her the chance to meet friends and study!  She seemed happy, said she's only cried a couple of times.  Her voice was a little shaky when saying hi and bye, but other than that, she seemed great!!!! She also had to have 3 wisdom teeth removed. :(  Anyway, I am one very happy mom!!!  Can't wait for graduation!!!  I miss her so much!!!!

Comment by Anna on September 5, 2021 at 2:30pm

Hello Ladies!!! I see we have some good things going on with our sailor daughters!!


So glad you got to hear from your daughter.  I hope her package shows up soon!!! 


Glad you are now getting letters from your girl.  Hope that form letter shows up soon with all your PIR information. So glad she has a friend as a bunk mate!! That always make life a little easier to have someone you can talk to!!!!


You got that right about all the women being in close quarters together!!!  Just continue to encourage your daughter to stay strong and get through bootcamp!!  Once she's out in the fleet all those trials will be forgotten!!!


Glad to hear Q is finding ways to adjust to recruiting during Covid when so many schools are closed to in person learning!! I wish her much success, I hear recruiting is stressful.  And the bonus of getting to see your kids together in one visit!!! I don't think my 4 will ever be close enough.  Momma Navy always has other plans where 2 of them will live, and the other 2 are pretty secure where they are - opposite sides of the country!!!!! We are leaving tomorrow to go to Pensacola to visit Jenn for a couple weeks!!!


Congrats to your girl's promotion!!! Ida skirted away from Pensacola thankfully so they just got lots of rain and some wind.  Our family kept joking about Ida cause that's my Mom's name!!  Sadly she passed away several years ago but we talked to her and asked her to leave Pensacola alone!!  My sister in Ohio said that Mom was really angry cause the east coast ran out of her favorite beer and that's why she caused so much destruction!!!!   I am really looking forward to being able to do some more traveling!!  This nonsense of being in one place for over a year now is starting to get on my nerves!!!!!! I will let you know for sure when we can get down your way!!! I look forward to seeing "my room"!!!!!

Hello B'sNukeMom!!! Hope all is going well for you and yours!!!

Comment by ShawnMom on September 5, 2021 at 1:53pm

Hi Roenick9,

Welcome. While letters are welcome in boot camp, care packages are not. The problem was likely the book (and the bulk of the package it required). Hopefully someone else can advise you on any steps to be taken. Chances are her package is being held.

Is it possible you or your recruit have access to an online version of her vaccine card?

It's good that your recruit knows you sent it. Hopefully she can get the challenge worked on from her end. Thank goodness you have some time before PIR.


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