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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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**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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Gail (Ship 11/ Div 141)
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Welcome, Gail (Ship 11/ Div 141)!

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A little about me:
I am a mom of four. Their ages are 28,27, 22( Sailor Now), & 16 ( only girl). Am married to Ted for 29 years this month.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

Gail (Ship 11/ Div 141)'s Blog

Week Two

Posted on March 25, 2012 at 9:09pm 1 Comment

Still waiting patiently for a letter. Just hope he is ok. Miss him lots, feel like no one understands why I want to go to his PIR than miss it. I just want to see what he has been working so hard to achieve. And how much he has grown up. Does this make any sense?

Stalked The Mailman On Monday

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 7:22pm 0 Comments

Well, stalking the mailman on Monday was a great anniversary gift. Got my letter from my SR. Now I can write him and see how he is doing. Also found out his PIR date. Just happens to bemy sisters birthday. I can't wait to see him. Still have not washed his clothes. And still missing him, but it is getting better.

Heard From Son Tonight

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 7:51pm 3 Comments

I am in a little better mood got to hear my sons voice on the phone tonight. He said he is doing as well as to expected since it is boot  camp. He said see you at graduation, so I think we are going to try and make it happen. He also said he sent a letter with his graduation date. Now I am more hopefully and alittle more at ease....Still miss him but that is to be expected.

One Week Down.

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 1:41pm 1 Comment

Hoping to get letter tomorrow. That will be a great anniversary gift. Will let all know if that happens. I hope he is doing well and adjusting to navy life ok. I just want to hear something from him.

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At 10:19pm on March 18, 2012, Anna Aviation Mom said…
My daughter just graduated from RTC march 9th. I'm full of information and know every feeling you have and are going to. It gets a lot better. :)
At 6:40pm on March 15, 2012, Jenn (Proud AO Mom) said…

Hi there!  Thanks for the add.  Congrats on starting out on your Navy journey!!

At 12:04am on March 15, 2012, addy62 said…

if your son got to gl on monday then our kids are together

audrey y

At 8:09pm on March 12, 2012, Navybratnownavymom said…

my son is  18 and my first to go off to the Navy   I have three boys. 

At 8:07pm on March 12, 2012, Navybratnownavymom said…

the chat is a bit confussing for me. 

At 2:57pm on March 12, 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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