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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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**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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Happy Birthday to my SR

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 5:32pm 0 Comments

My Bird turns 19 today!!  Roast and potatoes for his birthday, just what he would've requested. :)

I heard his voice today!!

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 7:12pm 0 Comments

Yayyyyy!!!  finally a phone call.  We got to talk about 30 minutes!!  It was soooo good to hear his voice.  He said all is going good.  Passing his tests.  Got fitted for his blues and whites.  Practicing for graduation.  Said he misses home, and has had alot of time to reflect and think about things.  At goodbye time, he choked up , which made me choke up, so his sister took the phone and talked him through it, but he still was crying when he said, "bye mom, I love you"  :'( 

Finally.......a written letter

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 11:09am 1 Comment

I got a letter from my Bird yesterday.  He said he was glad to be rid of P days, "they suck". lol  he hates shots and said a guy next to him fainted. He said he passed his first swim test and first physical fitness test. thank God!  He looks forward to "Chow" everyday. lol  he says the food is "legit". lol  He says he catches himself day dreaming and wondering what we are doing at home, but has to snap himself out of it cause he doesn't wanna get emotional at…


got his letter!!!

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 8:23pm 4 Comments

It finally came in!! Yaaaayyyy! I can have SOME kinda contact!

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At 9:25pm on June 23, 2012, smokie (ship12 Div 203) said…

Hello, I got a call today from my Son Andrew. Hope you did also? I can not wait for PIR. My son said all the guys there are great and it helps to talk to them also. Hope to see you at PIR. We will be so proud 

At 9:06pm on May 15, 2012, MamaHouz said…

Hey there, Check out the link for videos above, I am sure I seen you and your son in there towards the end.. It's the one for Mother's Day  by Ronny&Anna  

At 11:20pm on May 14, 2012, MamaHouz said…

No form letter today ;(   You can join the "boot camp moms" page and they have lots of great information about graduation and other stuff.  I am learning alot.   You may also find other moms with kids on his ship and division.  I see you got your letter.  I am so happy for you.  Hopefully mine will come tomorrow.  This is killing me!

At 11:07am on May 12, 2012, MamaHouz said…

Happy Mother's Day BirdsMom,  this one will be rough first time without Stevie!  Yesterday, was hard. I didn't have to work, so too much idle time at home to think...and the rain doesn't help. I think she may have had to have her wisdom teeth pulled :(  they say they do it in their first week.  Do you think they will graduate on July 6th because of 4th of July weekend or will they do it the next Friday?  We are planning on making a Chicago vacation out of it with our boys too, so I would really like to start planning it.  I guess we'll find out next week...

I love the scrap book idea!!  Have a blessed Mother's Day...hang in there!!

At 10:50pm on May 10, 2012, MamaHouz said…

Hey there!! You're from Texas and our kids left from Dallas MEPS right? Yay,  I found some comfort in that.  Just knowing other moms having all of these emotional ups/downs will be helpful to each other...  We got "the box" today, no letter or ship #. I find myself wondering at different times of the day "what she's doing" "is she ok".  My daughter is a "girly girl".  This decision to join the Navy really through us for a loop.  But, I am very proud and I believe she needs this structure & experience.  I'm sure gonna miss her!!  Right now it feels like she's just at "camp"  not "boot camp"...strange I know :)  Let me know if you need anything or find anything out about their ship #'s, PIR or anything else really!!  HaHa....thanks for friending me ;)

At 12:42am on May 9, 2012, BunkerQB said…

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups  plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. You can always come here and get the info - right here on your own page.

Good luck.


At 3:31pm on May 3, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…
Hi...I just wanted you to know about an Amazing thing. Calls for is giving away FREE Pre-paid Calling cards for Recruits in Boot camp.  Visit the site, and send an email requesting Phone Cards and send them off to your Recruits! Have a great day!!

At 2:08pm on April 25, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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