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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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FresnoNavyMom (Nuke School)
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  • Fresno, CA
  • United States

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A little about me:
June, 2013: I've had some time to get used to my son being in the Navy. I can't believe it's been almost a year already! We got through all our "firsts" - first Christmas without him here, first time being separated on his birthday (it was his 21st birthday), Mother's Day, etc. He's currently in Nuke School and doing well. I'm so proud of him!

During the last year, I've gone through a lot of stages. There is a real mourning process for when a child grows up and moves away. I think it's even tougher when a child joins the military because there are so many restrictions and the parent has lost any say in the matter.

But even with all the hard times, I think joining the Navy was the best thing my son could have ever done. I am so incredibly proud of him.

One of the things I've learned in the last year is that I am my own person; my identity isn't only wrapped up in my kids. So, since this block is titled "About me", here's a little about me:
I am a wife and mother of three nearly-grown kids. I work full time in broadcast news with a primary focus on agriculture. I love being outside when the weather is mild. Where I live, it regularly hits 105-110 in the summer, so I prefer to be in the air conditioning then! I also enjoy going to church, photography, dancing and music that most other people think is terrible (BeeGees anyone?).
So that's a little about me. :) Below is the first entry I made on this site.

July, 2012: I'm joining this on the day my son left for boot camp. I've spent four hours crying in my bed, then decided to see what support I can find on the internet. I'm so proud of him, and at the same time so completely lonely for him. He's never been away from home, so this is new for all of us.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 8:44pm on September 19, 2012, Beckyt559 Ship 12 Div 347 said…
Glad to hear you made it through the graduation process. You'll have to let me know what to expect when we get there? We still have to book our flight and was hoping to fly out of Fresno. Now you're on to the next adventure. Hope all goes well for your son.
At 1:48pm on September 17, 2012, FresnoNavyMom (Nuke School) said…

PIR was AMAZING! My son is now in A school, and we can talk to him!

At 4:08pm on September 11, 2012, lindagr41 - Ship 12 Div 295/296 said…

Alot of chatter about the "I am a Sailor" phone calls. No word on our boys yet though :(

At 12:01pm on September 10, 2012, Beckyt559 Ship 12 Div 347 said…

Hi Fresno Mom,

I'm a Hanford mom! My boy has only been gone two weeks so I have a long ways to go. We just got the form letter as to know where to write letters, etc. I immediately sat down and wrote two letters and then emailed everyone I knew to send him letters of encouragement. Happy to see that you will soon be past this stage and on to a bigger and better future with the Navy. Best Wishes for you and your family.

At 11:09pm on September 5, 2012, mhillyard said…

My son is in the same division that your son is in . Have you recieved a phone call from him recently.

At 10:52pm on September 2, 2012, FresnoNavyMom (Nuke School) said…

Can I call the Navy and tell them I changed my mind? I want my SR back.

At 4:27pm on August 28, 2012, lindagr41 - Ship 12 Div 295/296 said…

Hi FresnoNavyMom

My son's wife and I will both be at PIR. We're staying at the Courtyard Waukegan not too far north of the base.

If you don't already have them here are a couple links:


And Ship 12 DIV 295/296

Hope to meet you at PIR.

At 9:07pm on August 27, 2012, Craig said…

I just call Brian from PIRGifts and he says you don't have to worry.  They have about 50 USS Triton coins left.  Glad you like it.  That was the 1st coin I designed.


At 4:34pm on August 18, 2012, FresnoNavyMom (Nuke School) said…

We got our second letter on Thursday. Mine was two pages long.  I've read it a half dozen times by now. I miss my son so much!

At 3:20pm on August 15, 2012, Kellie (Ship 11 Div. 336) said…

Thank You Fresno.....I know it will get easier, he is just the first to leave home.


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