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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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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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.


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**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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-Nick's Mom
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  • Chapin, SC
  • United States

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A little about me:
I'm the mom of one son who has been accepted into the Nuclear Propulsion Program as an officer candidate. He will leave for OCS in January 2011.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it

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At 8:35pm on February 2, 2011, lorilovely said…

Hi Tina, 

Nice to meet you, I am also on facebook, if you want to become friends there as well. Of course we will see each other at graduation, I am trying to be positive. I was glad to hear that their "Wake Up Wed." will not start until tomorrow, except that it will be bitter cold! I did not know that I would be this nervous. I have a son that joined the navy out of HS. He surprised me, but I don't remember being this nervous...

At 11:11am on February 2, 2011, KimM said…
We did hear from Ryan on that first night. It was good to hear from him. I guess we won't hear anything now for about 4 weeks, right? And that we are to remember that no news is good news. I remember reading that from one of the places I have wandered in this site! Have a great day.
At 12:01pm on January 31, 2011, KimM said…
No- my son graduated from Erskine this past May. He has so many friends though that graduated from there. He was down there visiting many times. Did you hear from Nick yesterday? Ryan called us in the morning right before he walked in so we are thinking that is why we didn't get the " I made it here" phone call. Sounds like this week will be one of the worst for our guys. I will be praying for both of them.
At 5:43pm on January 30, 2011, KimM said…
Nice to meet you Tina! I was excited to see that Nick had graduated from Clemson and was so close. Who knows, maybe our sons will get to know each other as well. It would be nice to meet sometime. I am still trying to figure out how to maneuver this forum. I haven't taken the plunge to facebook but it might also be a good way to keep in touch with other moms. Hope your day is going well,
At 2:17pm on October 14, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

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