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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. 

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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.

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Tina (4/9/12)
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  • Saint Peters, MO
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Navy Brat, Navy Wife, Mom of Army soldier, Now mom of navy sailor
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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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Was concerned or afraid
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I hate the separation, the unability to communicate, the many years they have to enlist for. Very proud of my son, looking forward to see if he surpasses his grandfather and dad

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Son leaving 4/9

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 9:25am 10 Comments

Hi Navy Moms, I am looking for Moms that have children leaving on 4/9 for BC in Great Lakes.  Some days are better then others.  Sometimes I think well I have two more months and then I realize that he will be leaving for five years. 

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At 12:07pm on September 23, 2012, bobbysproudmom said…

How are things going?

At 3:35am on June 15, 2012, Prayingmom73 said…
Hello Tina happy to know things are fine there. Well here we had severe thunderstorms amd alot of hail damage in part of Texas. Suppose to get more rain today. On top of that my mother n law is in icu. Was able to get my son home to come see her.
At 8:08am on June 12, 2012, Prayingmom73 said…
Hi Tina so glad your folks are 2 hours away so that Matt can go visit with them. Wish a had family closer to Dee. We are 5 hrs away which is great for all of us. For us here in Texas we have thunder storms the next two days. You also have a daughter right. How is
she doing and how is she coping with her brother been gone. My 15 yr old is very close to Dee and its hard on him at times
At 8:44pm on June 2, 2012, Brandon'sMom94(SHIP 14- DIV 334) said…

Tina, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your post.... it was so helpful.. Our son leaves 8/15 and then is heading to CT after his PIR.  Look to keep in touch!

At 8:05pm on June 2, 2012, RyansMum (MM/Nuke) said…
LOL! No way! Small world.
At 8:52am on May 19, 2012, zogsmama (ship 11 div 197) said…

Thanks, I'm doing ok.  He's almost made it to week 4.  I'm gonna try to get some sun today and hope for a phone call or letter. 


At 11:50am on April 15, 2012, BunkerQB said…

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck.


The links to everything you need in BC is in the Survival Guide.

At 11:21pm on April 13, 2012, Roses4bud said…

Hi Tina,

I live in Kansas City. My son left the 10th. I miss him the minute he was ln the plane. Hope you had a great today.

Talk soon


At 7:01pm on April 13, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

Just can't read dates right when I've been up half the night with a sick dog.  I was thinking it said March.  Sorry....bootcamp is still 8 weeks unless there's a push group, in which case it's 7 weeks.  Doubt they do that any more.

At 9:58pm on April 11, 2012, MattsMom (Division 212) said…

Sorry *Tina lol


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