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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 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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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A little about me:
just a mom who's son may join navy- I also have a daughter and husband- I love to read and do needlepoint, watch movies and enjoy life!!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Thinking about joining
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
thats its excellent -my father was in the Navy and told so many stories of Navy life-he loved it!!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Posted on July 20, 2012 at 9:36am 2 Comments

 Its finally done!! He signed yesterday!! He is going to be an AO. Can someone please tell me first hand from experience from your daughter or son what kind of job it actually is. When I was reading about it I said to him what did you do?? I was shocked and could not believe he did it. Has to go to Fla for school for 5 weeks. I am just in shock from everything. Everything is all new for me and very overwhelming. I feel sad and happy at the same time. I have him til February which is great at…


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At 5:46pm on March 9, 2013, Tinkerbell said…

Please don't be too bummed. We will hear from our SR's eventually. They are just so busy. The following was posted by a Sailor who was in the 900 on the fb, it made me feel a little better:

**Mail** As far as mail goes, we were only allowed to read and send out mail on Sundays (holiday routine). When week 4 hit, that's when we were able to get mail and send mail everyday.Starting week 4, writing letters was during evening routine which is an hour before we went to sleep. The first 25 minutes of evening routine was letter writing and the last 35 was boot shining or whatever. On Sundays we had up until 1300 or 1:00 to write letters

**Phone Calls** We were only guaranteed to have 3 phone calls. The first was when we first arrived at Boot camp, the second is around week 4 or 5, and the third is after battle stations in week 7. But we were able to earn phone calls by achieving at different things.

At 10:52pm on March 7, 2013, kmc1973( ship 3/div154) said…

Thanks so much, it was all I was really looking forward to today when I got home and nothing! I am getting better, i just want to be able to hear what he is doing and how he is.  Hopefully soon or next week.  Just really focusing on 4/19

At 3:13pm on February 26, 2013, melberta (Ship 9, DIV 150) said…

AndrewB/Mom, what paperwork was in the "box" with your SR's picture on it? I still haven't umpacked my daughter's box...I opened it and looked through it....but haven't been able to convince myself to go through it.....or to start going through her room.  She made piles of things/clothing she wanted to keep and give away.....I cant bring myself to do it. 



At 8:48pm on February 23, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Division 156 is a regular division and every division is a good one to be in.  Yes, once he is assigned to a divisiion, he most likely will be in that division for all of his time at BC (unless something happens, but we will think positive thoughts and believe that all will be well and he will have PIR on time with his division), but every now and then recruits are moved around during P-days, so we say not to trust the address until you get the form letter. Divisions 155 and 156 are brother divisions and will train together and have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so watch for others with loved ones in either division. Your SR could have PIR on 04/19/2013 or if he is in a Push Division, it could be the week before.  The 04/19/2013 PIR group will not be formed until someone gets a form letter. I hope that answers your questions.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 9:18pm on July 21, 2012, lemonelephant said…

You're welcome.  Things happen.  If you ever need anything, just ask.

At 4:00pm on July 21, 2012, lemonelephant said…

I think you have me confused with another mom.  I haven't emailed you and I don't have a daughter-in-law and I don't think my son is planning on being in Queens anytime soon.  If you received a PM, it would have come from one of the 2 people you have Friended.

Welcome and do join the groups I mentiioned in your blog and if I can help you with anything, just let me know.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 4:55am on June 30, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to!!

I hope you get all the information here you are looking for.  Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.  
If you have a new Recruit and need phone cards for them please check out Calls for and get them for FREE.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  The link above will take you to the website to send the email for the FREE phone cards if you need them.  Please spread the word if you know of anyone who can use this great service!!!

At 2:01pm on June 28, 2012, 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.

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



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