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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED. 

NO MASK, NO ENTRY

**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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Navy.com Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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Marienavymom4kk
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Krystal replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I hope she's okay and you hear from her soon! #thisistough"
Jan 14
Marienavymom4kk left a comment for Marienavymom4kk
"I thank you so much for those encouraging words. Those are the kinds of letters I send her, encouraging her to be strong and get through this minor setback. There is no way I would encourage her to come home, she has to get through this."
Jan 13
Ummi left a comment for Marienavymom4kk
"Marienavymom4kk - Hang in there mom!. Your SR is going through something she may never have had to deal with in her life...namely having to rely on her own strength instead of pulling from yours. It's a HUGE step in her development as a young…"
Jan 13
Marienavymom4kk replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"No I haven’t heard anything yet since I last spoke with her on Jan 4th when she was first sent to RCU. Just Got a letter that she wrote the day after and she was not in good spirit, she wanted to come home. I sent her two letters before I got…"
Jan 12
Sharon liked Marienavymom4kk's discussion Hello Everyone I’m new here.
Jan 12
Sharon replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Have you heard anything yet from your daughter? Praying that everything goes well for her and get back in training"
Jan 12
Ummi replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Good idea. Will do."
Jan 11
belovedbyHim replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Marienavymom4kk -- {{{{{HUGS}}}}}}"
Jan 10
belovedbyHim replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Ummi-- For sure!  You may want to update on the main BC page just because I know not all the moms there have been keeping up here."
Jan 10
Ummi replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hello belovedbyHim. I appreciate you're asking.  My SR has really made me see how she's matured in 4 months. She's doing well and is so focused on her PT, adjusting her running technique according to her coach's…"
Jan 10
Ummi replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Chipmunk! Even though we Moms may not know each other, we all know how it feels to not have the ability to reach out and hug and physically comfort our kids on a journey that we can only stand outside of and watch. The sharing certainly helps…"
Jan 10
Marienavymom4kk replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you so much for that awesome response. I’m already doing everything you mentioned in the email. I am very proud of her. Just wish I could talk to her more often. I pray for her and think of her often. Thanks again."
Jan 10
belovedbyHim replied to Marienavymom4kk's discussion 'Hello Everyone I’m new here.' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Ummi-- Thank you for sharing!  I was just going through my lists and was wondering about your SR.  Since I couldn't recall the last time I saw you post I was wondering if she came home.  I'll be praying for her to finish…"
Jan 10

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A little about me:
I’m the mother of a beautiful girl who is trying to become a sailor.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
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...
My daughter will excel in
Our Navy experience so far...
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At 10:09am on January 13, 2022, Marienavymom4kk said…
I thank you so much for those encouraging words. Those are the kinds of letters I send her, encouraging her to be strong and get through this minor setback. There is no way I would encourage her to come home, she has to get through this.
At 9:04am on January 13, 2022, Ummi said…

Marienavymom4kk - Hang in there mom!. Your SR is going through something she may never have had to deal with in her life...namely having to rely on her own strength instead of pulling from yours. It's a HUGE step in her development as a young woman. Like all mommies, we want to pick our babies up when they falter. God made us that way: gave us the strength so our daughters can see the example of how to be when things get tough. So your daughter is having to experience that now. And it ain't pretty, or comfortable. She's outside of her comfort zone. But that's the PURPOSE of hardships, that's the PURPOSE  of BC. To take your child away from all the things she's relied on and leaned on and depended on all her life and put her in a position where she has to pull from deep down inside herself, dig up the lessons you've taught her, implement them in this new setting, and make herself grow into a new young woman with the confidence, determination and ability to be a United States Navy Sailor. I know you want to make that morale call. And she would love to hear her mommy's voice. It would make her feel good. But for her to get through this excruciating moment on her own grit and come through it successfully on the other side with the knowledge that she kept her head up and was able to  keep on keeping on...that's what will make her feel REALLY good.

When she finishes her time in RCU, she will be put into a division that is at the same point she was in when she injured her knee. So if she was in week 2, then she'll continue with that new division at their week 2. This way she doesn't miss anything or have to start all over again.

Also, consider that she will get another opportunity to call you soon. Keep your phone on, with you and turned up all the time so you won't  miss it! As much as you may like to have her home, encourage her to stay in BC and not give up. It will be something she will find pride in for the rest of her life...that SHE DID NOT GIVE UP. 

At 4:43pm on January 5, 2022, Marienavymom4kk said…
My daughter was sent to bootcamp since 11/17/21. She had a PIR date of 1/21/22. I had everything booked for that date. I got a call from her last night, she is being sent to the ship 2 DIV 741-RCU. She has stress fractures in her knee and ankle that has to heal before she completes her final run. Now we have no time as to how long she will be in RCU and no New PIR date. She is sad and disappointed and I can’t be there to console her I have to give support over the phone with those short phone calls. Is anyone on here have been through the RCU process and can give some insight?
At 12:56pm on January 5, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

You might also like to join the Moms of Daughters 2 group.  Here's the link:

Moms of Daughters 2

At 12:56pm on January 5, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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