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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 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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My son left Aug 14th

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Aug 16, 2019. 6 Replies

My son headed out to bc on Aug 14. I'm so proud of him but at the same time heart broken. I can't get over not be able to tell him goodnight and I love him as I have every night. I'm a total mess…Continue


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"Mine is in 380.  Shipped Aug 13."
Aug 30, 2019
Michellew76 replied to Michellew76's discussion 'My son left Aug 14th'
"Thank you so much for the kind words. I hate that everyone says he's gonna be just fine. I know he is going to be fine, it's just heartbreaking that I can't tell him goodnight or that I love him every night like i use to. It kills me…"
Aug 16, 2019
InTheNavyMom replied to Michellew76's discussion 'My son left Aug 14th'
"I get it, Michellew76.  My boy shipped out Aug 13th.   It's a shocking adjustment and onslaught of emotions, even if you think you are prepared!     Praying, praying, crying some, searching for info online....all…"
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Gelique replied to Michellew76's discussion 'My son left Aug 14th'
"Michellew76, I felt exactly the same way you’re feeling a month ago when my son shipped out.  There are so many competing emotions: Pride, joy, fear and sadness to name a few.  As Phoenixmom noted, finding this site was a huge help…"
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"So hears to say this first beginning was a world of tears stress/worry Unsure.....Every Emotion there is it will be right there. This site was a Godsend to me, after I found the nerve to join, I was scared everyone would think I was crazy.....But…"
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"Ladies this first beginning is a Hard One, I was in the same shoes as Most of us were. Here I thought I knew everything there was to know, Wrong.......Completely wrong. what I did know was he had signed up Jr. Year in High School and me and Hubby…"
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My son left Aug 14th

My son headed out to bc on Aug 14. I'm so proud of him but at the same time heart broken. I can't get over not be able to tell him goodnight and I love him as I have every night. I'm a total mess especially of a night time does it get any easier. Thanks in advance
Aug 16, 2019
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A little about me:
I work at a Medical clinic.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 9:00pm on October 3, 2019, lemonelephant said…

All of the divisions in next week's TG will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) next week and will make the "I'm a Sailor!" call next week, the week of PIR.

At 10:14am on August 30, 2019, Rjsnavymom said…

Mine is in 380.  Shipped Aug 13.

At 2:13pm on August 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 8:11pm on August 16, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect.

Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after your recruit's arrival at RTC. Let me know when you know your recruit's ship and division. I will have more info for you.

At 8:08pm on August 16, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. 

If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.   

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 4:25pm on August 16, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

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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