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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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**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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Cda2202
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mytidbitz left a comment for Cda2202
"gio0525 - Yes my daughter loves Sandboxx, and I just received her first response through sandboxx as well.  I didn't know this but when they use the envelope sandboxx provides, you will receive an email letting you know a letter is on…"
Oct 26
mytidbitz left a comment for Cda2202
"Cda2202 - Hi.  I would think that she would be put with a division that was available upon completion of her quarantine, but asking in the main chat would probably be best since the "veteran" navy moms would have more experience with…"
Oct 26
gio0525 left a comment for Cda2202
"Sandboxx is awesome.  I was skeptical about using it but went ahead and sent my son my first "Test" letter.  When I received his first call, he confirmed he had received it and I've been writing him everyday since. We even…"
Oct 25
belovedbyHim replied to Cda2202's discussion 'Proud New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"The Moms of Daughters group I found is https://navyformoms.ning.com/group/momsofdaughters2In most cases you will have From the time they call Liberty on Friday (Or whatever day you have PIR) till 9pm (Really 8:30 -- On time is LATE!!) They are…"
Oct 24
Cda2202 replied to Cda2202's discussion 'Proud New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"No worries! No her A school is not in GL so she will be flying out. I am learning nothing is like the usmc and after 20yrs with that branch I am finding I cannot compare a single thing. I will need to figure out what time we have with her. I would…"
Oct 24
Cda2202 replied to Cda2202's discussion 'Proud New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Good afternoon! I cannot thank you both enough for your replies! Very informative and helpful! The family days the usmc does at graduation was also something I wondered about, so thank you for touching on that. I am grateful for the weekly…"
Oct 24
belovedbyHim replied to Cda2202's discussion 'Proud New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Everyone who helps on the main BC page where you posted earlier volunteers their time.  Sunday Mornings tend to be super quiet since many of us are at our local worship services.  Your question will be answered but if it does seem that…"
Oct 24
belovedbyHim replied to Cda2202's discussion 'Proud New Navy Mom' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Cda2202 -- I just left information on your page.  Was your daughter fully immunized? (2 weeks past her 2nd shot)  If NOT then she would have been in Quarantine for 2 weeks before even starting anything.  The Expected timeline will…"
Oct 24
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"Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition 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…"
Oct 24
Cda2202 added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
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My daughter arrived to bootcamp Oct 5. Still no letter, is this a normal timeline? I am unsure on quarantine details.Also, does anyone know the process in which you show your proof of vaccine at graduation? Want to make sure I've got all things ready to go when we find out our date as we are not local to GL!Thanks!See More
Oct 24

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At 8:15pm on October 28, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Hi Cda2202 - I was on another profile page welcoming another member to a group and I noticed you had posted a question there to her that I think was intended for the BC Mom group as a whole. If you are viewing this site on your mobile device, it can be difficult to navigate and remember where you are posting at. I use my computer because it is just easier. 

Feel free to post your questions again in the BC Mom group page. I don't want to just copy and paste since it was your post on another members profile page. 

At 2:26pm on October 27, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Hello Cda2202 - I have your request to join the Christian Navy Moms group. This group was started some time ago by another N4M member. She was no longer able to moderate the group much but those that had recently joined did not want to have it closed down, so I started moderating the group. We offer words of encouragement, post scriptures, post prayer requests, and praise reports. It is a group meant to encourage and build each other up. Occasionally, I post Christian music of various genres that are songs which speak to my heart - I usually do with a YouTube link and don't have any control over the ads that come with it - unfortunately. 

We welcome you to the group, please come introduce yourself and let us know a little about you. 

At 8:34am on October 26, 2021, mytidbitz said…

gio0525 - Yes my daughter loves Sandboxx, and I just received her first response through sandboxx as well.  I didn't know this but when they use the envelope sandboxx provides, you will receive an email letting you know a letter is on it's way to you.

Not everyone uses Sandboxx in my family, most use regular USPS.  Her cousins used it once and then said this is too expensive! I could send 12 letters for the cost of 1 letter.  LOL  

But for me, I like the fact that she can receive news fast, so I mix in the sandboxx letters with the regular mail letters.

At 8:32am on October 26, 2021, mytidbitz said…

Cda2202 - Hi.  I would think that she would be put with a division that was available upon completion of her quarantine, but asking in the main chat would probably be best since the "veteran" navy moms would have more experience with this and would be able to answer.

I know my daughter said the 5 days of ROM while she waited for her division to fill were the worst because there wasn't much to do except think, lol, but they did get time to study and write letters although they can't mail them yet.  She arrived on a Wednesday so had to wait until Monday to get assigned to a division.

The scripted call is great but also hard right?  I loved hearing my daughter's voice but then heard it crack a little at the end and just wanted to hug her and tell her she was going to be great.

My daughter is scheduled to graduate the day before thanksgiving and one thing this group has taught me is to be flexible.  For now we booked one way tickets not knowing how long she will have liberty because of the holiday weekend.

We received our form letter about two weeks after she arrived and then our first letter about 3 weeks in and then our first phone call just this past Sunday, which is the start of her 4th week.

This is surely a test of patience for us moms!

At 8:25pm on October 25, 2021, gio0525 said…

Sandboxx is awesome.  I was skeptical about using it but went ahead and sent my son my first "Test" letter.  When I received his first call, he confirmed he had received it and I've been writing him everyday since. We even attach pictures and they receive the letters within 2-3 days if I'm not mistaken.

At 1:43pm on October 24, 2021, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition 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!!)

The Expected timeline will look like this
Day 0 -- Travel, Arrival and "I'm Here" scripted phone call

Week 1&2
Day 1-14 -- ROM (Restriction of Movement/ Quarantine-- Lots of studying and waiting) Unless they are Fully Vaccinated (2 weeks after final shot) in which case they skip straight to Week 3.

Week 3
Day 15-21 Arrive Onboard RTC and begin P-days (P-days- Initial Processing Days) including 2 days of P-hold (Weekend)
Day 21-- Complete P days. (Initial PFT & Run)

Week 4- First week of training 
Day 22-- Begin training and mail form letter out. Look for it to arrive around 1-2 weeks later

Week 5 -- First inspections and tests (Dental May be this week or next... Not Confirmed)(Form letter/ Personal letters usually arrive this week)

Week 6 -8 -- More training, Drilling (Flags and Marching), Fire Fighting training, Marlinspike (Line handling- How to tie up a Ship to the Pier) and weapons lessons, Confidence chamber( May or may not be happening yet, we don’t know for sure).. Warrior training in here somewhere.

Week 9 & 10 -- Stressful!! They have all their final inspections, PFA, Drills, BS21 and Tests. This is the lead up to the end!!


All of this is assuming no exposure to COVID with additional ROM
Training typically occurs Monday - Friday but we have heard rumors that Saturday’s are now training days as well.
Normal PIR will be 10 Fridays after departure from Home but it can be less by 1 but it can be extended by ???? (lots!!) It just depends on how many times they get caught in the “Ring of Fire” but do not get COVID. IF they get COVID, Once they are recovered they will not be removed from training again even if they are in the “Ring of Fire”. (so there is that small silver lining if kids get sick)
I Hope you’ll come and join us on the Main Boot Camp Moms page: https://navyformoms.ning.com/group/bootcampmoms You may have to scroll down a ways to reach the comments but we’d love to get to know you and answer any questions or concerns you may have or just be a support from others who “get it”.

At 10:37am on October 21, 2021, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and 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, and 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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