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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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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."

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**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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  • Phoenix, AZ
  • United States

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  • Tootie
  • Chipmunk

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Latest Activity

Dawne replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hello! I'm not so savvy with this app, but I'll try. Tomorrow is was his PIR date. I'm very sad and worried about him but hoping he will call on Sunday."
Feb 16, 2023
Dawne liked Marienavymom4kk's discussion Hello Everyone I’m new here.
Feb 16, 2023
Dawne commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"Thank you for your long response. Yeah, my son is a bit older, and I have not yet had a long enough conversation to assess how he's doing. I thought they were supposed to be able to continue their academics while recuperating. I wonder if they…"
Feb 15, 2023
belovedbyHim left a comment for Dawne
"Dawne -- I have no words of wisdom but I also suggest you post on the BootCamp Moms page.  I know that we have at least one mom there who's SR was in RCU with stress fractures.  They may be able to offer more support since I…"
Feb 13, 2023
Dawne replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Marienavymom4kk! I'm in the same position with my son who has a stress fracture. Next week would have been his PIR. I haven't gotten another call since the don't come call last week. Don't know how he's doing, and…"
Feb 11, 2023
Dawne liked John and Yvonne's blog post Yvonne getting stronger and moving forward!
Feb 11, 2023
Dawne commented on Parrothdgal's group 'RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741'
"Is anyone here in 2023? Not knowing how my son is doing or when I will hear from him or see him again is really hard, especially with his original PIR coming up."
Feb 11, 2023
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) left a comment for Dawne
"Welcome to!    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…"
Dec 19, 2022

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At 1:52am on February 18, 2023, belovedbyHim said…

Ahhh.... Your comment on reupping on your contract was what threw me.  Yes, Reach out to anyone you know your SR may have talked to or written to.  A week before PIR means, he'll go back in training near the end, he may have an extra week just to get back to speed but it shouldn't be much depending on why he was pulled.  The tears are understandable!! You thought this would be "When it was all over" but it's not and the honest part is it won't be for a long time.  That's the bad news.  The good news is that you don't have to go through this alone!!  This is an amazingly supportive group and we are here whenever you need us.

At 6:40pm on February 17, 2023, belovedbyHim said…

So do I understand Dawne that you are also a service member?  Thank you for your service.  Do you know yet if he ended up in RCU before/ during or After BS21?  That will make a bit of a difference as to how they handle this.  HIPPA prevents them from providing any answers but I do hope that you get a phone call this weekend to update you as to what happened and what is next!  I really think it's the "Unknown" that makes it so hard to handle!  If they could just call and let us know what is going on and answer all our questions then we'd be all good! We may still be concerned but the Worry would be manageable.

At 12:27am on February 17, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Lol!! - Yes, this site is still "old-fashioned" and so it does not always work as well on a mobile device. 

At 10:05pm on February 16, 2023, Dawne said…

Well that proves it! I commented to myself.

At 9:43pm on February 16, 2023, Dawne said…
Thanks so much. Yeah, this app is wonky on my phone. I'll get on my laptop in a bit. I'm a teacher, so I don't really want took at it at home BUT you all have been so nice.
At 10:26am on February 16, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Dawne - I see that Tootie reached out to you on the RCU group page and is your friend now. I am not a member of that group, so I can not post on that page, but I do know that another mom was able to send word puzzle type books to her daughter. I would double check with your son first, but no, I do not think they are able to pursue any online classes or academics of that sort. They are probably able to study their BC book, but there would not be any interaction with computers or accessing the internet to my knowledge. 

At 9:49am on February 13, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Dawne - Welcome to the BC Mom group page. I saw you had joined but did not get an email notice that you had posted on the discussion in that group. This site is a lot easier to navigate on a computer, so if you are on a mobile device, we generally recommend that you put your phone into desktop mode. 

When you go to the BC mom page, there is a lot of information there, scroll down past that, scroll down past the discussion where you replied, and then go to the Comment Wall area. That is the place where belovedbyHim is suggesting that you post a message so that other members who follow the group will see your question. 

I did reach out to one of our other members, Tootie, to see if she could connect with you. Her son was recently in RCU. Take encouragement from the others. Take heart with the information you have read and received and know that you are not alone. Some of the SRs will recover and head back to a new division, others will be sent home and may have the option to enlist at a later date, It just depends. 

At 12:50am on February 13, 2023, belovedbyHim said…

Dawne -- I have no words of wisdom but I also suggest you post on the BootCamp Moms page.  I know that we have at least one mom there who's SR was in RCU with stress fractures.  They may be able to offer more support since I don't know if they are on the RCU Page. 
Please know that this doesn't mean they will be separated.  They may not call right away but they should be able to earn calls home just like anyone else.  How long has your SR been in RCU?

At 10:44am on February 11, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Dawne, I saw you had posted in the RCU group. You might want to go ahead and post in the main Bootcamp Mom and loved ones group as well. More members post there, or at least follow it and someone that has been there/ done that, might be able to offer you some encouragement. We had a mom whose son recently left RCU and went home to finish recovering and is planning on getting stronger and reapplying. 

B's Nuke mom left the link for the BC group below, click on the blue underlines. 

At 11:55am on December 19, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

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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