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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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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 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.


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**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required


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MaGil / USS Wayne Meyer
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  • East Falmouth, MA
  • United States

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A little about me:
I live in Cape Cod, Mass, am a single mom and have only one child. My soon to be 19 (1/31/92) year old son is in his 5/6 week of boot camp in Great Lakes. I miss him terribly, but I am one hell of a proud Momma.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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To be patient and less worrying.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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A School

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 1:43pm 2 Comments

If all goes well, my son will be graduating Feb 11, 2011. He just sent a letter stating that his A school (in Great Lakes) is 19 weeks rather then 9 weeks, like he thought. This left him depressed because he thought he could come home in April. Since 19 weeks is a long time does anyone know if they might get a little break in between? Appreciate any answers

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At 9:43am on October 12, 2011, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…

HI!  I was thinking about you - I know you are 'fairly' new to MA Navy Moms - and I just wondered if you would like to be involved in the Christmas adoption in some way?  I know it seems weird to be planning for the holiday now, but we have to get everything ready and shipped early enough to get to the ship in time for Christmas morning.  It would be great to have a packing party on the Cape.  We have Moms who live there who don't usually get to come to things because it is always a trip for them.  You don't have to host the party, but perhaps we can work on something together??  :)  I will send you a Friend Request so we can PM.

Your son is very handsome.  You must miss him so...   My son is deploying in about 18 days  :(   I hate to even think about it, I'm going to miss him so much.

Good byes are so hard, but it makes the Welcome Home that much sweeter!

Have a good day,

Donna  (aka NYPD)

At 11:05am on January 26, 2011, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…

Next time you hear from your son, ask him what rate he is going into or perhaps you already know that.  It sounds like he could be going into AECF, which is Advanced Electronics Computer Field and that is the group for ETs which are Electronic Techs and FCs which are FireControl (not fireman).  If he is in that group, you will want to join us at :


Or send me a note, my hubby was in that rate for over 10 years and now our son is as well.  But based on the length of school that you are talking about I'm thinking that might be where he is heading for A school and if's a GOOD thing.

At 11:45pm on January 24, 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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