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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 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.

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My son just got sworn in today and he leaves on April 5th, I am so proud of him!!! He will be a Boatswain AOF.
Update: He is in 3rd week of boot!
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January 2012

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 4:39pm 0 Comments

Well this last year has been crazy, my son PIR 6/3/11, now deployed for 6 months, and he is loving the Navy, so he made the right decision..


Minnesota - Is anyone else's son or daughter leaving Minnesota on April 5th???

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 8:39pm 0 Comments

If so I hope we can support each other.  



My Son was sworn in today- I got to go watch

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 4:13pm 2 Comments

He is going to be a Boatswain's Mate?????  Is this good or bad??

My son signs in about 24 hours- minnesota

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 9:25pm 5 Comments

Well after passing the test and many discussions he signs tomorrow.... I am very proud of him but nervous that I dont have a clue, I am looking forward to being glued to this site for support, info, and being friends with other proud moms.

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At 11:21am on May 6, 2011, jguzan said…
Ok Lori this is funny. I just got a letter from my Tony. He said things are better past two days. Written on Tues 5/3. He said that kid in bunk next to him was named Cody and he printed out some comments from me to his mom and they thought laughed about us!!!!!!!!!!! Do you think he meant your Cody? I have not sent message to any other. Says he was given $500.00 travel voucher for a flight from Florida A school to San Diego but would be able to chage to have 10 days at home and just pay if any difference. He did say div was down to 74 now 2 more gone and more will be after this weeks PFA tests and Marlinspike. Said BBQ was on yesterday menu and was ok but not as good as KC! Have a great day and I hope you get a letter too. He said he would write again Thurs but it seems to take 3 days so will look forward to Mon and he said Happy Mothers Day.
At 7:06pm on April 30, 2011, jguzan said…
do you know site to go to to order ribbons?
At 9:28pm on April 21, 2011, pattyb said…
I got a letter--he is ok!!!!
At 6:23pm on April 20, 2011, pattyb said…
Lori i missmy son so much and I cannot wait to get a letter. I just want to know he is ok. This is harder than I imagined. How are you holding up?? I am so proud of him but gosh so tough.
At 4:26pm on December 24, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

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



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