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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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KylesMom (Lois) 11/186
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Single mom about to let her son grow into a man.
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Was proud and encouraged it
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:42pm on November 3, 2016, KylesMom (Lois) 11/186 said…
SailorMomCarla- my ex and I were stationed at McClellan back in the late 80's-early 90's. My ex was Air Force. My son Kyle was born in 1991at Mather AFB! An auto mall?? Lol
At 1:37pm on November 3, 2016, KylesMom (Lois) 11/186 said…
Been quite a few yrs since I've commented on here. Son Kyle went from boot camp at Great Lakes in 2011 to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio for Corpsman Medical Training. Went to Portsmouth VA and was working at the Naval Medical Center for about 3 yrs. Was then sent out to Camp Pendleton for field training then Miramar (former Top Gun) San Diego to work with a Marine Air Squadron. Fortunately he went overseas once to Jordan for 2 wks. But finshed out his 5 yrs there in S.D. I was able to visit him for a wk before he got out. It was a wonderful time! He got out this past April and is now enrolled at IU studying Athletic Training. Very proud of my young man! I feel the Navy did a wonderful job with him and gave him the guidance and confidence to make good choices in his life. Thank you Navy! Best of luck to the rest of you Navy moms and dads out there! HOO YA!
At 3:24pm on May 3, 2011, SailorMomCarla - Ship12Div410 said…
Hi,  We live pretty close to McClellan.  It's closed now and has turned into many things, including an Auto Mall, shopping and restaurants.
At 3:59pm on April 12, 2011, jek4navy said…
Hang in there! They keep them really busy, so it may be a few weeks. I know how you feel, it is not a feeling a mom would ever forget. Pray for him every day(I know you do already!), and just be patient. you will hear from him. He sounds like a good kid!
At 11:21am on March 31, 2011, Pat said…
Welcome aboard!  Come join us on the Indiana group on this website.  You will also want to start looking into the boot camp groups...if you have any questions...feel free to ask.
At 5:13pm on March 28, 2011, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

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



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