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Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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 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 8/25/2022 - 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.

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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"Hi Q hey thanks for your feedback! Why couldn’t he use his cell to call you?"
Sep 17

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A little about me:
Brand new Navy momma. Mother of 4. My SR is my third child, first boy.
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
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 7:56pm on September 17, 2022, CBMom said…

Hi Q hey thanks for your feedback! Why couldn’t he use his cell to call you?

At 10:14pm on August 19, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Welcome to the Beyond BC group!! If you have a specific question about the Nuke Pipeline, be sure to ask that in the Nuke Moms group. Otherwise, feel free to join in the daily chatter as much or as little as you like in the Beyond BC group. There are some Nuke moms in that group as well, but there are also those who promoted from BC on to A school and those who help out to keep posting encouraging messages to our BC members. 

At 8:22am on August 19, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Q's Momma - be sure to come join us in Beyond BC group when you are ready. Several of the Nuke Moms are also in that group and we stay a lot more chatty since we share not just about Navy stuff but just have community and encourage each other in our daily lives as well. 

Also, if you have not, be sure to read my discussion - What PIR weekend may be like for those flying out of GL

Granted it is almost 5 years ago, my son's PIR anniversary date is next weekend. But at the time when I wrote it, it was a much more accurate picture of what PIR looked like for those flying out than what other information that I had found on this site. Something else to keep in mind, I think you are going to have a long holiday weekend. Well, if your sailor is flying out, that does not mean you will have extra time with them like those whose sailors stay in GL. Unless, he goes to THU (temporary holding unit), which could be a blessing for you with more time to see him but not so much a blessing for your sailor. I honestly had forgotten that he was going to the Nuke Pipeline so be sure to go to that group, and come introduce yourself, and post any questions over there that you have. Also, be sure to read my discussion there, Nuke A school daily schedule

If you read on through the comments, I would add to it as my son progressed and I think I put some information about Power School in there as well. 

At 10:05pm on July 9, 2022, AKA-PJ said…

Hi there. My son has been gone for just 10 days but it feels much much longer than that. As LMCinTN has said, it has been an emotional 10 days. Hang in there and feel free to reach out to me. We can cry on each other's "shoulder".

At 5:44pm on June 30, 2022, LMCinTN said…

Hey there and congrats on making it through the first week! My son's graduation is actually the week before that (provided everything goes as planned). He actually is starting his third week there tomorrow, so I think he is one week ahead of your son. 

I don't know about you, but this has been the hardest thing I have ever emotionally gone through in my life. One second he was home, the next he's gone with zero communication. I feel so empty and alone and am filled with constant worry and anxiety. I am trying to stay busy like everyone says to do, but this is so so hard. 

Hope you are doing ok - seeing that letter in hand is a positive sign! Stay strong because you know they are doing that for us! 

At 2:01pm on June 30, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Glad you are doing well, yes, that first bit of waiting time for communication does seem to drag by. I was very busy that summer when my son was in getting ready for an outdoor wedding for one of his sisters. I actually told my son that the summer would probably go by a lot faster for me than for him, so I encourage always to find something to stay busy. 

At 11:49am on June 30, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Good Morning, I saw you were online and thought I would say hi. It looks like you checked in and are off again, which I do as well, but still thought I would say hello. How are you doing? 

At 3:45am on June 24, 2022, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. Welcome to the Navy... Everything will be ok!  The First part are some things to do before your SR leaves IF you Can, It’s NOT ESSENTIAL! Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)

At 10:54pm on June 23, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Q's Momma - Welcome!! I see you posted in the main room chat. As B'sNukemom said, not everyone sees those chat messages, but the ones down in the Comment wall on the BC Mom group page will generally be seen by more of the group members. I posted a general welcome there today , but I try to post on each new members page as often as I am able. Do be sure to come to the group page, scroll down past the information, past the discussions and then you will see the Comment Wall, that is the best place to post as more of us seasoned moms see those messages. Feel free to share your ups and downs of this emotional roller coaster we call Navy Mom life. 

My son left for BC in June of 2017 - he went on to his almost two years of school and is now in the fleet. 

At 3:37pm on June 23, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to 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.  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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