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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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MamaB=Ship 14, Div 290
  • Female
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • United States

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When I first learned my daughter was considering joining I admit I was upset and quite concerned for her, but now seeing how excited she is to embark on this career and understanding the many opportunities available to her, I am quite proud and happy for her.

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At 8:46pm on August 30, 2012, BMANSMOM(ship09DIV288) said…

You have to go to  there you click on the contact tab and follow the instructions.  If you have your password you can just go to the original site and print another gate-pass off.  If I can help in any other way just let me know.

At 12:52pm on August 28, 2012, Anna said…


I would love to meet with you.  Are there other Navy Moms in your area that you know of??

I'm so sorry you daughter was sent back, but at least what ever it was wasn't enough to send her home.  These days it seems the Navy doesn't do near as much as it used to to keep someone in - they are more than happy to send someone home.  I guess because they have so many joining with the economy what it is!!  As for your parking pass, I don't  have experience with what they do for someone who is held back.  However I would go to the RTC website and there should be a link to send a message to the public relations office.  I did this when my daughter was in because I never received my graduation letter and parking pass.  They responded to my email question quickly.  Also, some of the hotels around the base have a shuttle service where they will drive you right to the main gate and you don't have to have a pass.  Unless you want to get on base for any other reason.  We walked from the gate to the drill hall and then walked to the NEX after.  Again, I would ask the public relations dept just in case they moved anything since 08.  Which wouldn't surprise me!!!!  Let me know if that gets you the information.  If not, I'll help you find it somehow.  Even if I have to drive to the base myself!!!!!

At 11:53am on August 28, 2012, Anna said…

Thank you for the friend request!!  How is your girl doing???  I am in the process of packing up and we're moving to Oak Creek this weekend!!!! 

At 6:08pm on July 3, 2012, MOMOFTOM (Ship9/Div266) said…

no form letter here yet!  Still waiting!  It's a little early still...

At 5:19pm on June 29, 2012, 808mom said…


also just made a call to our Navy office here and my son is Ship 9, Div. 265. :)

At 6:26pm on June 26, 2012, Anna said…


You go watch watch your daughter get sworn in and shed those proud tears just like all the other mamas there!!!!!!  I watch my daughter, but didn't get to see my son's swearing in.  I bit my lip and distracted myself by taking pictures!!!  Even went to the airport with her and was fine until that last hug and watched her walk on the airplane.  Thank God my husband was driving us home!!!!  I know it's hard - and we do get through it!!  But no one says we have to like it!!!!!

At 2:14pm on June 26, 2012, Anna said…

Welcome MamaB!!!  So glad you joined us!!  Looking forward to chatting with you!!!

At 10:39pm on June 25, 2012, Anna said…


I saw your post on the Navy Daughters group and I wanted to invite you to check out another group called Moms of Daughters 2.  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughters Naval careers and we are always there for each other!!!  Right now I am living in Waukegan, IL and my husband commutes to Milwaukee every day.  Actually he doesn't go all the way up to the city, he works at the Oak Creek Power Plant.  It's a temporary assignment right now but I am so hoping it gets extended.  Then we will move up there closer.  Maybe we can get a chance to meet!!!!!  Here's a link to the Daughters 2 group:

At 11:22am on May 30, 2012, 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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