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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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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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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.

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PaulaP (Ship11/Div 178)
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  • Huntsville, TX
  • United States

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At 5:17pm on May 21, 2012, CUPCAKE said…

PaulaP- your SR will be on Lackland AFB. When your SR arrives he will get phase one with no off base liberty. once he takes the test in 14 days of his arrival he will then get phase one off base wearing uniform muster at 2045. after weapons he will get phase 2 with civies 2345. phase 3 is the last week and is over night. but during the week he must be back by 1930. If you wanted you could see him on the weekends. But we are limited on how far we can go. no further than 50 miles

At 12:49am on April 23, 2012, lemonelephant said…

I discovered that I actually have a couple of others with the the plastic comb bindings from Morris Cookbooks.  The covers on them are coated and of a higher quality than the ones from Fundcraft.

At 12:43am on April 23, 2012, lemonelephant said…

I have cookbook from a friend from a local church that used it as a fundraiser.  It is in binder form and really nice.   They have other styles as well.  The website for the company that produced it is  Another cookbook of that nature I have is from Fundcraft Publishing,  I hope that helps you.  I see you also posted within NAVY MOM COOKBOOK so perhaps they can help.  I think it is a great idea.

At 6:45am on April 17, 2012, Star (S-11, D-177; PIR 6-15) said…

Hey Paula.

No! I've not heard anything.  I'm living under the 'no news is good news' theory right now.  I've not received his box yet, I've not received a form letter, NOTHING!  :( :(


From reading here, people who has arrived at the same time has gotten their box, letters adn calls.  :-(


I try to skip over reading all the 'might be this PIR' dates, until I know for sure. 


Other than that.... I'm writing my letters, and waiting.


I'm happy for you that you have received a call on Sunday.  That is awesome!  I assume everything is going well! 


Believe soon as I hear something.........EVERYONE will knkow!  :-) 


Have a good day, my friend !


At 10:30pm on December 14, 2011, 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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