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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**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

Members: 285
Latest Activity: Sep 8

Discussion Forum

Housing in Corpus Christi

Started by AWR. Last reply by LoniJ Apr 24. 1 Reply

Housing in Kingsville

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

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Comment by Glenni on August 29, 2021 at 10:37pm

I’m not sure what’s going to happen. He’s there, but apparently the base is only open right now for mission critical reasons bc of Ida. We’ll see what happens.

Comment by LoniJ on August 28, 2021 at 6:10pm

Glenni, I hope your son's flight physical goes well. My son had to wait an extra week after OCS while they reviewed the medical notes from shoulder surgery he had in the 10th grade. He is a P8 pilot and loves it.

Comment by Glenni on August 28, 2021 at 4:22pm

I just love reading about the amazing careers your aviators are having. My son has his flight physical on Monday in Pensacola, then we await the big decision in October. We're very hopeful that he will get chosen for flight training. But he wouldn't be too disappointed if he gets NFO. He loved his time in Jacksonville this summer with a P-8 squadron.

I'm amazed at how many details from his childhood health history they want for this physical on Monday. They leave no stone unturned!

Comment by Chris on August 21, 2021 at 9:52am

Helomom -  My son moved nine times in 14 years.  I suppose he will have a few more before his Navy career is over. 

Comment by Helomom on August 19, 2021 at 9:30pm

Chris - That's wild our son has moved quite a bit. There was a point where they were moving every year. He was commissioned out of NROTC as a Navy Nurse. Then pressed for the opportunity to go to flight school and lateraled from the Nurse Corp to become an Unrestricted Line Officer. From delivering babies to flying helos. He has been stationed all over, plus 3 sea tours and an IA in Afghanistan. Now they are all living over seas. He has two more years on these orders. Then who knows, he’s at 24 years now. 

Comment by Chris on August 19, 2021 at 9:10pm

My son has been on the East Coast his entire career.  It started in Great Lakes...

Comment by Suzie on August 18, 2021 at 2:02pm

Hey Chris!  WE ARE! 

My DS has NucEng degree from PSU - he did NROTC there.  It's great to see the crossover we have here.  Is your son still on the East Coast? (Not being specific)

Comment by Chris on August 18, 2021 at 12:33pm

The overlaps in the last ten posts have prompted me to post.  My wife and her five siblings were born and raised in State College.  Her dad was on faculty and all six kids attended Penn State for undergraduate school.  My son was a Wildcat.  He participated in a missing man flyover at Arlington National Cemetery for the funeral of ADM Kinnear in 2016.  He did another flyover at a Titans game in Nashville.  Before entering the aviation pipeline my son was an enlisted Nuke!  It's been a wild ride!  Fifteen years and counting active duty service.    

Comment by Suzie on August 4, 2021 at 8:46pm

Great memory, NFAO!  It was Penn State.  My DS is with the Wildcats. :-))

Comment by NFAO on August 4, 2021 at 7:03pm

Yes, Suzie - they definitely know one another!  I remember your DS did a flyover a few years ago, right?  Was it at a Penn State football game?  Our DS is Training Officer for Blacklions now.

And congrats on official wedding - our DS' wedding was a year after JP marriage.  I'm sure your beloved husband will be there in spirit!


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