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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. 

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Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

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Events

**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.

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RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED. 

NO MASK, NO ENTRY

**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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Bern
  • West Dennis, MA
  • United States

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Proud Momma replied to Bern's discussion 'Nuke mom' in the group NUKE moms
"Merry Christmas Bern! And to all! My Son, my Baby, has been in for over 5 years.( 5 years and 13 days!) He was not able to come home for Christmas this year either :'(  He actually has 'Duty Day' today. His first Duty Station was…"
Dec 25, 2021
Tulip replied to Bern's discussion 'Nuke mom' in the group NUKE moms
"Hi Bern! My son has been in 6 years and just got back from (hopefully) his last deployment! Homecoming is officially tomorrow and we are headed to Bremerton (arrived in Seattle Saturday night and are on the ferry now) for homecoming and a Christmas…"
Dec 20, 2021
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Bern's discussion 'Nuke mom' in the group NUKE moms
"Bern - glad to hear that your son is doing well and hopefully he's enjoying Hawaii.  I'm sorry he won't be able to make it home for Christmas though. If anyone wants to reach out to you they can also DM you and you can talk…"
Dec 5, 2021
The Hammer replied to Bern's discussion 'Nuke mom' in the group NUKE moms
"Hi Bern! My son will be in for four years in January! He is stationed in Washington State. He just came home for Thanksgiving, but we will not see him for Christmas. Happy to chat with you! Hammer"
Dec 4, 2021
Bern added a discussion to the group NUKE moms
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Nuke mom

My son, my baby has been in for 4yrs now. He's now stationed in pearl harbor. He was supposed to come home at Christmas but that's not going to happen. I sometimes feel like I'm one of the few that has a child that's been out of school for a long time. I was a young single mom with him and I have been there with him every step of the way. I'm happy to talk to new Nuke moms but I want to also talk to the moms of kids that are 4yrs or more into it. I have a lot experience for the new moms and…See More
Dec 4, 2021
My2kidsmom9498 liked Bern's discussion My boy is a certified nuke.
Oct 1, 2019
Calico cat replied to Bern's discussion 'My boy is a certified nuke.' in the group NUKE moms
"God bless!!"
Sep 25, 2019
Calico cat liked Bern's discussion My boy is a certified nuke.
Sep 25, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Bern's discussion 'My boy is a certified nuke.' in the group NUKE moms
"BZ to your son Bern!  There's also a Guam group on here - I'll post the link for you."
Aug 5, 2019
Rose of OH liked Bern's discussion My boy is a certified nuke.
Aug 4, 2019
Bern added a discussion to the group NUKE moms
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My boy is a certified nuke.

It's been a long road and my son is lucky that he has never had to work hard to do well academically. He's waiting to go to his commission in Guam. We live in Massachusetts so it's 22.5 hr flight but my boy had full scholarships to all but 2 ivy league schools but he wanted to join the military. I was 100% behind him but I'm really struggling with missing him. I was young when I had him and raised him alone. I have a 6yr old autistic daughter so she helps keep my mind on other things but it's…See More
Aug 4, 2019
Bern replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"As of August 29 it will be 2yrs he has been gone. He's a nuke so he just finished school. I have to be honest it hasn't gotten easier. I was young when I had him and raised him alone. I didn't get a lot of letters but I wrote a…"
Aug 4, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Bern
"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!    We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to…"
Aug 3, 2019

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A little about me:
I was a young single mom who was so lucky to have a wonderful kid. I worked a lot to give him everything. I am now a stay at home mom with a 6yr old autistic daughter. My son is a nuke and is going to be stationed in Guam and on an attack sub. Even though I have my Bella I'm really struggling with him being gone. Especially because everything he does is classified.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
He had full scholarships to all but 2 ivy league schools but he didn't feel college considering the current climate on campus was for him. He comes from a very long line of mostly combat veterans. He qualified for the best and most difficult job. The money and public sector future was a big part but so was the hands on training instead of just classroom.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 8:03pm on August 4, 2019, lemonelephant said…

BernadetteP...e, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your full name. You also need to change the URL (address) to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)   

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.   

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 8:02pm on August 4, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Join Sub Moms and Guam Moms. What vessel is he on? There may be a group for it as well.

At 11:15pm on August 3, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.  

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you.  We look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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