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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 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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At 5:11pm on June 7, 2013, donnad said…

Hi!  So happy to see that your son's health has improved!  I am thrilled for him and for you, too, as I know how difficult separation is and what being a part of the US Navy means.  My heart still breaks for my son. I saw your post via a link sent to my email (as I am part of the Ship5 group). Here is the info I received -

A message from ProudmominWV to all members of Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17) on Navy For Moms!

They first found a cyst on his kidney, but was cleared, now he has a swollen spleen that he has to see another doctor next Thursday. He was supposed to go to Goose Creek for NUKE school and I am curious how long he might be in Great Lakes before a decision is made? Should he suggest a separation?

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At 9:12am on June 7, 2013, donnad said…

Hi, I saw your note re your son on medical hold.  I'm sorry that he is not feeling well.  My son returned home a couple of weeks' ago after being in Separation for 2.5 weeks. If your son is ill I do not believe he can suggest separation - only the Navy docs can do this.  If he wants to come home, I think the Navy docs will separate him because as I learned 40% of recruits/sailors at sent home between BC and A School (there are just too many to fill too few global Navy positions). 

My advice to you would be - if your son does end up in Separation, ask him to make sure he puts your name on the legal paperwork that would allow you to speak for him.  This way, you can phone Legal Affairs and get him home quickly.  From everything my son has told me as well as what others who have gone through Separation, it is not a place you want to spend time in.  There is zero care; there are young men/women who are so distraught at the prospect of being separated from the Navy that it is a very unpleasant place.  After 2.5 weeks in Separation, a phone call from my son who was sobbing prompted me to phone Navy Legal and get him home ASAP.

Best of luck to you both ProudmominWV.

At 12:21pm on April 26, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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