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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.

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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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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Battle station

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chipmunk Mar 16, 2023. 3 Replies

Hello All,Got a letter from my son on Monday and he put in there that he will be doing battle station Wednesday (yesterday) night into Thursday morning and will call after. I guess I am just antsy to…Continue


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Proudmomof2 replied to Proudmomof2's discussion 'Battle station'
"Thank you so much. I am answering everything and hanging up on solicitors. Yes, know there is more testing and everything til the end. I am really close to Riverside. Very cool :)"
Mar 16, 2023
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to Proudmomof2's discussion 'Battle station'
"The phone call could come later today - answer any call you receive!  Figure they have a lot of SR's that will need to use the phone banks.  And remember that he will still have to pass his final PFA before PIR. That could be next…"
Mar 16, 2023
Proudmomof2 posted a discussion

Battle station

Hello All,Got a letter from my son on Monday and he put in there that he will be doing battle station Wednesday (yesterday) night into Thursday morning and will call after. I guess I am just antsy to hear from him and haven't yet. Just wondering if anyone knows the process after battle station and when, if, get a phone call from them? Sorry, all is just nerve racking, lol. I can't believe we are already here with him doing battle station. It has gone by fast and also feels like forever since…See More
Mar 16, 2023
Proudmomof2 replied to Chipmunk's discussion 'What PIR weekend may be like for those flying out of GL' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Can you send birthday cards at Boot CA?"
Jan 22, 2023
belovedbyHim left a comment for Proudmomof2
"Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. Welcome to the Navy... Everything will be ok!  The First part is some things to do before your SR leaves IF you Can, It’s NOT ESSENTIAL! …"
Jan 13, 2023
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to Proudmomof2's discussion 'New to all' in the group NUKE moms
"Join this group for boot camp moms,"
Jan 12, 2023

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A little about me:
I am a mother of a son who will be joining Navy Nuclear Program. He heads to boot camp January 17th, 2023.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Will last forever and can hopefully get job after and learn to work together.
Our Navy experience so far...
is challenging and exciting.

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At 10:50am on February 16, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Your PIR date is getting closer and closer!!! 

At 3:44am on January 13, 2023, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. Welcome to the Navy... Everything will be ok!  The First part is some things to do before your SR leaves IF you Can, It’s NOT ESSENTIAL!  Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)  You are Not alone!  We have not lost a mom to Bootcamp yet, We won't start with you!

At 3:31pm on January 12, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Proudmomof2 - Welcome to both the BC Mom group and the Nuke Mom group. I just got on the site, so I have not seen if you posted anything in the boot camp group or not yet, but the best thing is to go to that group page, scroll down past the information, past the discussions and then you will find our Comment Wall. That is the best place to post and ask questions where more members will see. 

My son is a Nuke out in the fleet now. 

At 10:23pm on January 9, 2023, Proudmomof2 said…
Hello All! I am new here. My son leaves for boot camp January 17th, 2023.
At 6:39pm on January 2, 2023, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Please join us in our nuke moms group.  Here's the link:

Nuke Moms

At 6:37pm on January 2, 2023, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to Navy for Moms!

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.  

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