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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.

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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Kristine B
  • Female
  • Aurora, IL
  • United States

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A little about me:
I am happily married to a former Navy man and now three of our four children are in the Navy as well. My oldest daughter was in the Navy and served 4 years she also married a Navy guy who served 4 years. They have two beautiful girls. I work part-time and try to keep busy so that I don't worry so much about my kids. I try to stay positive and I am proud that they have moved on to better things. I feel that the Navy is the best thing for my kids. They are so much stronger for making the decision they did. My husband has built a great career starting out in the Navy.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
to be supportive and give lots of encouragement. It is a major life change and they need to know that we are there for them in all that they do.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 12:16am on August 25, 2018, lemonelephant said…

What divisions are your recruits in?

At 9:01pm on August 12, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) to change "Anyone" to "Members" so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web. Don’t forget to click the “Save” button at the bottom. 

There may be other changes you need to make as wellso read and consider each of the changes. 

At 4:58am on July 11, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Join, or at least check out, Logistic Specialists, Sailors attending A School in Meridian, Mississippi, and Meridian Mississippi A School family&friends. You will also want to check out NAS Meridian Facebook Page and NTTC Meridian Facebook Page.

The Rating Information Card for LS can be found at (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.) Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. Plan to leave late Saturday or on Sunday. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend. 

I have given some info on timing in 

Those with an LS contract MAY receive their orders for their first duty station while still in Boot Camp, some as late as the last week before PIR. 

(Those with the LS rating who will be on Subs go to Meridian after BC and then to Groton for BESS.  If your recruit has a contract for LSS, then you will also want to join Sub Moms and check out Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook Page.)

At 4:56am on July 11, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Join AO Moms, Families and Pensacola, FL A School: NAS and Corry Station and check out Airman Family and Friends.

The Rating Information Card for Aviation Ordnanceman can be found at (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.)

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR, but may fly out on Sunday due to flight availability issues. Plan to leave on Sunday if you are able. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend.

At 11:17pm on June 28, 2018, Valtameri said…

Hey Kristine, welcome back! 6 years, my goodness.

At 7:34pm on June 28, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in August. You will meet others with loved ones leaving 08/02/2018 or that week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together.  

Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC 

Your future Sailor may want to join to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view.

At 7:32pm on June 28, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in JuneYou will meet others with loved ones who left this week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together.  

I hope to see you back in  Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones).

Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect.

Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at the RTC in most cases. Let me know when you know her division number I will have more info for you.

At 7:42pm on August 28, 2012, PattieO**(ship14.div344) said…
Thank you u are my first Frend!
At 7:54pm on July 22, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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