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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Naval Aviation

For Moms with Aviators or anyone interested

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Latest Activity: Dec 21, 2020

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Housing in Kingsville

Started by Andy'sMom. Last reply by LucyJo Jan 29, 2020. 2 Replies

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Comment by Glenni on December 21, 2020 at 7:48pm

Thank you Chris! I think he's pretty familiar with that page. But I'll remind him to check there as he makes final preparations.

Comment by Chris on December 18, 2020 at 6:11pm


There is a wealth of information regarding the ASTB on .  Your son should look there.

Comment by Glenni on December 11, 2020 at 12:51pm

My son is preparing to take the ASTB in January. He's a midshipman 1st class and will graduate and commission next December. Does anybody have any suggestions? He's an Aerospace engineering major with a high GPA, so he's strong in math and science and knows a good bit about aviation.

Comment by AeroArl on November 5, 2020 at 4:25pm

Has anyone here had to arrange a HHG shipment for their LO overseas? Any helpful hints? This is for a smaller, under 1,000 pounds, shipment. Thank you!

Comment by Allison on September 7, 2020 at 10:52am

Congratulations Helomom to your son and your family!

Comment by Helomom on September 4, 2020 at 4:09pm

Thanks, CheriH! It has been a wild time, this Navy career of his. This assignment is the biggest yet. Their kids are excited, his oldest is a junior this year so she will be graduating from the DoDEA school. The younger one is entering middle school. Their school is a middle school/high school combo. They actually have a foreign language class together. We talked to them last weekend and got a video tour of their house on base. He lives in Flag Officer country. Hahaha. They didn’t ship enough furniture to fully decorate the place so housing is providing extra stuff to “properly” fill their entertaining spaces indoors and out. Fun stuff! 

Comment by CheriH on September 4, 2020 at 12:35pm

I'm a bit behind on the posts Congrats Helomom on your son's achievements!  That is amazing.  I sure hope you get to visit...wherever he is.  I know you are proud of him and his family...that is the reward for all the sacrifices we make!  So, a big pat on the back to you and a Navy Mom Hug!!!

Comment by Helomom on September 3, 2020 at 8:25pm

Thanks, Glenni! We were flying home last December when we got a strange text from him about the family going to this foreign city to check it out in July. We thought, interesting. He must be looking at a big summer vacation. It was about a week before we got the Official news. He had 6 months of course work scheduled in Texas, DC, Newport, and CA prior to leaving. He had just finished the Texas coursework when COVID19 hit. All of a sudden all coursework became online. Then all PSC moves were frozen, especially all moves outside CONUS. Finally they packed out the beginning of June and moved into the Navy Lodge with their 2 suitcases per person allowance for travel and the dog. Finally in July they were off and traveling, arriving at their destination and going into 14 day ROM in the Navy Lodge at their destination. That was followed by a 10 day “get up to speed quick transition“, change of command, outgoing CO and his family left, and he has hit the ground running. Lots to learn and lots to do. We are still hoping to visit in April. 

Comment by AeroArl on August 31, 2020 at 4:32pm

Any C2 mom's out there with LO's stationed in Japan? What is it like for them and what do they wish they had known before getting there?

Comment by Glenni on August 23, 2020 at 10:06pm

Helomom, that is amazing! Congratulations to your son!


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