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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

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

**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).  

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.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

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

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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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Jennifer commented on Jennifer's blog post 'Expecting a call from my navy recruit son'
"Thank you all for these answers. I'm sorry I never answered any of them. I finally heard from my son in a letter but I love the fact that you all try to be so supportive of the mom's going through this. Thank you Jennifer "
Sep 7
belovedbyHim commented on Jennifer's blog post 'Expecting a call from my navy recruit son'
"Jennifer-- Calls can come from any area code since they are using calling cards but most often it's 847.  While your SR is in BC answer all calls.  Just hang up on the spammers!! I left you a message on your page as well as answering…"
Aug 9
belovedbyHim left a comment for Jennifer
"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…"
Aug 9
Jennifer commented on Jennifer's blog post 'Expecting a call from my navy recruit son'
"Thank you very much for your answers and I would look back on the details about Yvonne. Thank you, Jennifer"
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NavyKymom0Ftwins commented on Jennifer's blog post 'Expecting a call from my navy recruit son'
"Hello, when my son called it was an 847-area code. I hope this helps. "
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"I don't know Yvonne's story but I hope she has a speedy safe recovery."
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Expecting a call from my navy recruit son

I'm wondering what area code I should expect a call from my navy recruit son in boot camp in Great Lakes Illinois. I'm anxious to hear from him and I recieve so many spam calls lately that I rarely answer unrecognized numbers. I don't want to miss his call though. Does anyone have any advice?
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"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…"
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Expecting a call from my navy recruit son

Posted on August 8, 2022 at 9:49pm 6 Comments

I'm wondering what area code I should expect a call from my navy recruit son in boot camp in Great Lakes Illinois. I'm anxious to hear from him and I recieve so many spam calls lately that I rarely answer unrecognized numbers. I don't want to miss his call though. Does anyone have any advice?

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At 1:05pm on August 9, 2022, 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!!)

At 10:26pm on August 8, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Jennifer - I encourage you to join the BC Mom group as we do a lot more posting there and more of the members will see your post if you scroll down past the information, past the discussions and find the Comment Wall. Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) - Navy For Moms (ning.com)

It has been 5 years since my son was at BC, so I don't recall what the area codes are, and sometimes the calling cards will show up as from say Vietnam, etc. so we recommend just answering all calls and hanging up on the spam calls. 

At 10:48am on July 14, 2022, 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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