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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 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.

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:
Not much to say just looking for info to help me with knowing what to expect while my son is in bootcamp.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 6:44pm on September 23, 2010, jackie said…
Beth, haven't been for a while thought i would update you. My grandaughter has now been home for over a month. She saw our family doctor who said she definatly did not have burcitis in her hip. they did an mri today. she should find out in the next few days the results. the navy also sent her medical records to another recruit. the hippa laws were created to stop this kind of thing from happening. now someone else has all of her personal info including her social security number. we are trying to get some answers about this situation. hope your son is doing well. keep me informed on his progress.
At 6:52pm on August 26, 2010, jackie said…
beth, my granddaughter has been home for 1 week. things are going well. she had a job interview today. wish her luck. also has cobrad tri-care so now will have insurance until we can get her back on our policy. is trying to stay active. she still needs to get a definitive diagnosis from a doctor. we will be taking a much needed vacation in the next 3 weeks. glacier national park. private hot tubs outside each cabin and beautiful scenery. we all need the time to relax and spend time together as a family. hope your son is doing well. best of luck. enjoy your time toghther. i am proud of all our almost sailors.
At 5:00pm on August 18, 2010, jackie said…
beth: thank you for commenting back.we feel so helpless right now. we look forward to her return home because it has been so long since we hace seen her. we also know what a great person she is. i am sure your son is also a strong person. the decision to go into the navy proves that. support him with whatever happens. make sure he re code enables him to reenlist. your congressman may be of great help. we e-mailed ours. he is waiting for nikki to write a letter so he can get info from the military about her seperation, and has offerd assistance if she needs it. we pray she will fully recover, and be able to return. she will make a great sailor. jackie
At 9:50pm on August 17, 2010, jackie said…
beth, i know what your feeling. my granddaughter was injured 1 week from graduation. was in rcu for six weeks. thought she was healed was close to returning to a div. to graduate when they gave her a proable diagnosis of bursitis in her hip. this diagnosis was made with no tests by a P.A. not even a doctor. she has been on ship 5 for 2 weeks and will be returning home friday. we plan to get a definitive diagnos from a doctor. getting her healthy and doing what ever we can to help her reenlist.she wrote a letter home asking us not to be disappointed in her and saying she felt like a failure. the letter broke my heart.. she is surly not a failure and one of the strongest people i know. her spirit was momentairly broken but she is willing to work to reenlist . your son should not feel he has failed. good luck to him and you.
At 8:56pm on August 16, 2010, MomSeanEM2 said…
Your very welcome Beth. Sometimes I look to see where people are from and I just noticed you live not to far from us. We live in NJ. Good luck with your calls.
At 7:02pm on August 16, 2010, MomSeanEM2 said…
Beth, I am so sorry for what happened to your son. I made a post under boot camp. I then thought to write you here. I read the post where your son feels like a failure. He is NOT A FAILURE. You don't know how bad I feel for you and your son and I hope you can work things out. I am not quite sure what happened but that is also your personal business. I also work for a hospital and if I were you I would get another opinion from and independent Dr. and maybe even contact your Congressman. I hope everything works out for you and your son and agin HE IS NOT A FAILURE. GOOD LUCK BETH
At 3:08pm on August 16, 2010, diannep said…
Beth, "Hoppi a/k/a Angie" who works over on the GL base. She may be able to direct you. She should be under "members" on this site. I'm so sorry but hope you can fight this.
At 11:32am on August 9, 2010, txsailorsam-Donna said…
welcome beth... try not to borrow tomorrow's troubles today. That is so much easier to say than do for us moms. My son called before I got the box.. .he was sooo homesick, He is 6 ft 1 and about 190 lbs, does not cry easily... He was choking up on the phone. I try not to worry. but... I will pray for son of Beth and for you today. Try to have a good one.
At 1:37am on August 9, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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