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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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**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.


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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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allie42989 (ship07/div036)
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  • Valmeyer, IL
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A little about me:
My boyfriend, Andrew, and I have been together for two years. We met through a mutual friend and have been pretty much inseparable since that day. He left for bootcamp at Great Lakes on November 3rd, after which he will go to A School in Charleston to be a Navy Nuke. I am very proud of him for making this decision, as it is the best one for him as well as us as a team.

As for myself, I am extremely busy as a first year graduate student studying Speech-Language Pathology. While Andrew is going through all of his schooling, I will be doing the same. We'll just be a little further apart than we were originally planning.

I think this will be an amazing adventure and I cannot wait to embark on it with the man that I love. And, of course, I am already excited to start shopping for an outfit to wear to graduation! :)
I am here to support my
Spouse/Significant other
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Never take the small things for granted. Cherish every moment you have with your loved one.

"You never get used to it, you just get through it."
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

Allie42989 (ship07/div036)'s Blog

Today's the day! ........

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 4:42pm 1 Comment

The tank is clean!!! ......... The tank is clean?!?

Okay, I know I'm lame.  After I typed the title "Today's the day!" the line from Finding Nemo popped into my head, so I went with it. :)

Andrew is leaving for downtown with his recruiter as I write this blog. He will spend the night at the hotel and then leave for great lakes tomorrow. We spent our night together last night by having dinner with his parents and siblings. We had a great time. Leaving his house today was so…


Going Away Party

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 12:20am 3 Comments

Well, I guess there's no denying the fact that he is actually leaving anymore... We had his going away party this past weekend and it was AWESOME to see so many people that we know and love there supporting him full-heartedly in his future endeavors.

So now we can check "have going away party" off of our to-do list before he leaves, along with "get pictures taken" and "take care of financial matters". Now if only he would work on "lose weight", we'd be golden. I'm worried that he will…


June 26, 2009

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 3:56pm 0 Comments

I figured I would start my first blog post with how Andrew and I met. It's really not that interesting of a story, but it's OUR story. It was summer of 2009 and I was taking two classes at the local community college to make my next year at siue less stressful. On June 26, a mutual friend called me and invited me to a party at his house that night. I told him that I would not make it because I had 8am class the following morning. Honestly, it was only 8pm and I was already in my pajamas…


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At 4:49pm on December 5, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side under the members pictures, click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 4:05pm on November 29, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Yeah:)  glad the Captain's Cup meeting in Belleville information was helpful.  So, as I understand, your sweetie is in bootcamp and you get to have some time with your Andrew through the bootcamp adoption.  That's neat! 

When you are ready to pass on some love, come join us at  We adopt different groups each month.  Think you may have seen the pillowcases we make, too. Or, we also adopt a MASH hospital and send them some simple needs.  All sorts of areas.  I know I started doing Molly's while my Andy was still in bootcamp. 

Let me know if you need anything else!


At 8:25pm on November 28, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Just looked up your town--you are about an hour from me.  Can meet you anytime you shop at St Clair square!  or find a half way point for us!

At 8:22pm on November 28, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

I am echoing (echo echo echo) Pat's comment.  We would be thrilled to have you join us on Molly's Adopt a Sailor.  Let Pat or me know what you need, and we will be sure you have the information.  It's warm fuzzies all the time-- we laugh, we cry and then we laugh some more!   Carol, another Nuke Mom

At 10:01pm on November 27, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Allie, I saw your comment on IL moms about getting three letters and info on adopt a sailor. I work with Molly's Adopt A Sailor so that comment made me very curious. Was the info about Molly's and do you know where he got it?? OMG, we would love it if they were handing out info about having us adopt them. Thanks, Pat

(PS I am also a Nuke mom)



At 5:47pm on January 31, 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


At 12:26am on January 31, 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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