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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

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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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A little about me:
I am very upset for my son. They say he has a pre-existing shoulder injury and he's being sent home from boot camp.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
They are always in control. Everything is done their way on their time....even when they decide you are not medically fit for service, they take their own sweet time letting you go.
Our Navy experience so far...
The Navy was not the right path for my loved one/me.

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And...he's gone

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 4:01pm 2 Comments

What an emotional day!


I worked for 2 hours, then picked Blake up and took him to the recruiter's.  He left for St. Louis around noon, he should be relaxing in the hotel by now.  He'll do MEPS tomorrow and be driven to Great Lakes.  He thought he was flying, but now gets to endure a lovely 6 hour drive.  Not sure how many others will be with him, but he'll have to make the best of it.


I've she some tears, but still have such pride and admiration for the path…


This is all still new to me.

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 9:21pm 5 Comments

My son has beenmeeting with his recruiter for a few months. I just met him yesterday and signed the papers that will allow Blake to do the DEP, and take his ASVAB when he turns 17. Now he tells me he can take the test one day and do MEPS the next.

All I can think now is, what have I done?

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At 2:26pm on July 10, 2012, IndyMom said…

Sorry to hear the news MoMof4.  I am also a mom of four and my son graduates this Friday.  It has been a tough ride because we all dread getting that injury call.  Hopefully is he wants to come back he will be able to do so after surgery and rehab.  Or, maybe he'll decide to take another path.  Please know that I speak for all of us when I say you will be in our thoughts and prayers.  God Bless and keep you all.  Please send your son our best wishes and let us know how proud we are of him for wanting to serve.

At 2:12pm on July 7, 2012, lemonelephant said…

MoMof4, just wondering, why didn't you just start a discussion for that division (or for the brother divisions 267 and 268) within the PIR group instead of having a whole separate group?????  Yes, there are lots of discussions within a PIR group, but there are way more groups and people are much more likely to find the discussion than the separate group. 

At 12:48pm on July 6, 2012, ram33 said…

Hi MoMof4

just saw your request.  I'm so glad to find other mom's with a child in the same ship and division.  Helps keep us connected somehow...  It will be great to share any news!!  

At 4:49pm on July 1, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Hi, actually, I moved from Farmington 2 years ago and I guess I didn't change the city in my profile.  I live on the other side of the state now.  I worked in a neighboring school district and went to church in Fredericktown, so I doubt that we know each other.

At 6:07pm on June 30, 2012, Dakota's Mom said…
My email is What is yours?
At 9:31am on July 14, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to cruise my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.



At 12:15am on July 12, 2011, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

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



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