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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."

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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KJ's MOM, Ken's Proud Mom, Cathy
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Welcome, Cathy B (Sailor Ken's Proud Mom)

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A little about me:
My son has always been a strong-willed individual, always interested in the military. The Navy has been top most in his mind for several years. He believes in his country, honor, respect, and will do everything in his power to be the best. He is very interested in pursuing a career in the Navy with his utmost goal of going to the highest he can achieve.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My father was in the Army Air Corp and many other relatives in the military including Army and Navy.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 8:36pm on May 2, 2011, MustangMom (Ship03, Div 080) said…

Thanks for the info. i will relay it to my son. We do live just under 300 miles away.

So, he could take the train to Indy and we live just south of there. So, we could

pick him up in Indy.  He is so homesick. He will be glad to know that there is a possiblity he might be able to come home some time.

At 10:36am on September 4, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi KJ's mom, wanted to welcome you to the AECF group! Looks like your son recently PIRed - so congrats to your new sailor. He is going into a great rate both ETs and FCs are good jobs with lots of schooling on the front end and well respected in the fleet. Expect him to spend 5 - 8 months in A school in GL and then he will move on for C school. Location and length of C school will be determined at the end of A school. Our group is a busy one, stop by often with your questions and/or concerns and welcome!
At 8:46pm on September 2, 2010, pidg72 (Ship 12/Div 262) said…
Hi! Glad to have you as a friend! I did find a ET group, but it's not listed as ET. AECF - FCs and ETs. I am member of the group. They seem to be very nice. Congrats on your new sailor!!!
At 12:45am on August 20, 2010, Melissa(LawrensMom) said…
I sent the link in a friend request but here it is again
At 11:53am on August 16, 2010, TxNavyMomWifeCPO(Ship6Div941) said…
Hi KJ's mom. Nice to meet a fellow crocheter. We are going to be a the train 22 hours, so I am bringing my current project along with me. I don't mind flying, but I am so looking forward to this train ride. It is like being forced to relax...because there is no where else to go! Looking forward to meeting you in person soon. Take care! Susan
At 2:17am on July 29, 2010, Sylvia*Cali-mom said…
Hi Kj's Mom! Nice to meet you. Seems like our boys are on the same ship & division. My son is in yours?
At 5:18pm on June 21, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Hi and Welcome!
Come join in the conversation on the Illinois page at
PS--Now is a good time to join Bootcamp Mom's and also DEPPERS...In but not yet. Let us know if you have ANY questions!
At 10:11pm on June 20, 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 forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community.
Also, check out this OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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