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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 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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ColleenJacksGirl (Ship07Div 245)
  • Female
  • Louisville, KY
  • United States

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How many phone calls do they get?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ColleenJacksGirl (Ship07Div 245) Jul 7, 2011. 2 Replies

My phone has been attached me my hip for a month and i left my phone at home for a hour today on accident because i was running late for a meeting at my school. And my bf called me 13 times and i…Continue

Left for bootcamp on June 7th

Started this discussion. Last reply by pianomom1 (ship 11/div 203) Jun 11, 2011. 5 Replies

My bf left for bootcamp on june 7th and i am already a wreck. Anyone else going through the same thing?

What happenes for graduation

Started this discussion. Last reply by ColleenJacksGirl (Ship07Div 245) Jun 9, 2011. 9 Replies

My bf just left for bootcamp yesterday. I still have a lot of question and i am confused on a lot of stuff. He told me 6 weeks for bootcamp but other ppl have said its 8 weeks. Also when we get to go…Continue

How long is bootcamp?

Started this discussion. Last reply by mybabyboyzasailor Jun 29, 2011. 13 Replies

so my boyfriend just left for bootcamp and told me it will be 6 weeks and now ive been looking around and other things are telling me longer. Can someone tell me the real amount of time? im so…Continue


Excited to learn more!

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I am 18 and my boyfriend of over 2 years has just enlisted in the navy. Its his dream. Even though I dont want him to go I cant keep him from his dreams. I love him very much. I am going to hair school starting in august and very excited, I am hoping this makes me stay busy and help me get through the hard times that are to come with my boyfriend being miles apart.
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At 9:38pm on June 18, 2011, ashbran2 said…
I got the form letter today.  It is telling us the graduation is going to be Aug. 5th.  The date might change for many reason depending on each person, but the division will graduate on the 5th.
At 8:18pm on June 16, 2011, ashbran2 said…
I did hear from the recruiter on Monday with address for my daughter.  I haven't heard anything else from her or the recruiter. 
At 11:20am on June 16, 2011, ashbran2 said…
I haven't heard offically about graduation yet.  My daugher told me before she left is should be around the 12th of August.  When I heard for sure I will let you know.
At 5:13pm on June 11, 2011, Mare1012 said…
Hey! My boyfriend left on june 2nd.  It took a week to get his form letter so hang in there.  It will feel great when you finally get to send him letters and know his graduation date. :)
At 9:46pm on May 23, 2010, 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 featured forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

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Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
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Elizabeth and Colleen

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