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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 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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warriorprotector liked Navymom1975's discussion Still in tears...
Dec 5, 2020
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Nov 16, 2020
NewMilmom replied to Navymom1975's discussion 'Still in tears...' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Gina-Lee … my son flew out on Wednesday 9/23 from So. CA .  I have all the feels & tears too.  The "no news is good news" mantra I repeat to myself daily and I guess now that he has joined the military it will be an…"
Oct 1, 2020
belovedbyHim replied to Navymom1975's discussion 'Still in tears...' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Gina-Lee and Navymom1975  -- I have not seen either of you post on the main discussion page yet.  I hope you are following along however.  If you are having trouble getting there let me know.  My Son has been in for over 7 years.…"
Sep 30, 2020
momm2five (GM MOM) liked Navymom1975's discussion Still in tears...
Sep 29, 2020
DsMom2020 replied to Navymom1975's discussion 'Still in tears...' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Gina Gina - My SR is my only son. We are very close. It really HURT A LOT for the first couple weeks. I had to put away all his stuff that had accumulated around the house. Every time I saw it, I cried because it reminded me he was gone. His…"
Sep 27, 2020
Tammy⚓️Girl replied to Navymom1975's discussion 'Still in tears...' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Gina-Lee, congrats to your son.  It is a tough journey, but you'll both get through it.  Stay active on here as its great support.  Lots of great information."
Sep 27, 2020
Gina-Lee replied to Navymom1975's discussion 'Still in tears...' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"My son left for BC on Wednesday from CA. I’m the saddest mom ever! I feel your pain, that’s why I’m in this group."
Sep 26, 2020
rebecca1957 replied to Navymom1975's discussion 'Still in tears...' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I realize that traditional PIR is cancelled for family to come.  But...what about a chance to see them before they go on to their schooling? I want to make sure I can get there if a chance to see my daughters. Involves planes and automobiles.."
Sep 23, 2020
Navymom1975 liked BunkerQB's discussion Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbies
Sep 21, 2020
Navymom1975 replied to Navymom1975's discussion 'Still in tears...' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I am so glad to hear your son had such a wonderful experience!! That helps ease some of the anxiety I am feeling. "
Sep 21, 2020
Navymom1975 replied to Navymom1975's discussion 'Still in tears...' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi! I have read both the blogs, and tried to watch a video, but it was to much to soon! I have texted and talked to him this evening, he is in a hotel tonight before his final meps and then off to boot camp after that. "
Sep 21, 2020
Navymom1975 replied to Navymom1975's discussion 'Still in tears...' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thanks for the hugs, they are much appreciated *hugs* "
Sep 21, 2020
Tammy⚓️Girl replied to Navymom1975's discussion 'Still in tears...' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Navymom1975, Welcome to Navy Moms.  Congrats to your son.  Yea, the Covid thing is horrible, but it will all work out in the end.  It seems like just yesterday we were dropping our son off at the recruiters.  He left in October,…"
Sep 21, 2020

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Mom of a new recruit, looking for support through this journey
I am here to support my
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...
Will help my son see the world
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 10:57am on December 6, 2020, warriorprotector said…
Hi Navymom 1975, the quarantine situation is definitely crazy and unusual. My son left 11-18 and should have been at RTCGL on 12-3. We haven't heard anything so that's good. Bootcamp is so hard on us moms (this is my second son going into the military, 1st son is in USCG for past 4yrs and loves it). I thought it would be easier this time. NO WAY! lol. I was Christmas decorating and crying yesterday. Just hang in there, we all understand the anxious feelings. The ladies here will be a tremendous support and full of information. Have a blessed day, prayers for you and your son!
At 7:55pm on September 21, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Navymom1975 - Welcome to BC Moms group!!  We are glad you have joined us. Be sure to scroll all the way down through our main page to the Comment wall and introduce yourself. The comment area is where we do most of our chatter in the group. We all volunteer our time on here, so if you ask a question and don't get a response, please don't hesitate to ask again. 

My sailor went through BC 3 years ago and is now in the fleet but I and others still stay active on BC Mom to help our new members. 

At 7:10pm on September 21, 2020, 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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