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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

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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."

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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.


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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Started this discussion. Last reply by Proud Mom (2nd Time Around) Mar 14, 2011. 7 Replies

I know I saw on here somewhere a link to a day by day schedule for boot camp.( It said yesterday was the day for wisdom teeth) But now I can'tfind it anywhere

Wisdom teeth

Started this discussion. Last reply by WonderTwins'mom Apr 23, 2017. 47 Replies

My son's recruiter told us that they will pull all of his wisdom teeth at BC. Do they do this during the processing days? I can't imagine having to start the intense workouts 2 days after having all…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Cgutierrez Apr 8, 2011. 187 Replies

How many of you plan  on or have gone to graduation? It is a long distance for us , my husband has not flown since he was a teenager  and I'm not sure I could get him on a plane anyway!  We are from…Continue


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A little about me:
Totally new to the whole military thing. Just found out my son is shippng out to basic on his 21st birthday next month.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:42pm on March 2, 2013, ProudMama (ship 2 div 937) said…

What airline are you flying on? When are you going to Hawaii? We want to go for Christmas with our other son and his wife, but I heard that the tickets are more expensive around Christmas.

At 8:59pm on February 24, 2013, Jeannie said…

Hi Betty! I feel like I am already on the rollar coaster ride. I have my good days and my bad days, and he hasnt even left yet. He leaves June 17th.  I have no idea where to start and what to do because he does not talk to me about it.  He recruiter has been transferred so now he has a new one, so I am not sure this one will talk to me.  I am trying to understand the new lingo, but it is hard.  He has had his first meeting with his new recruitor, and was so excited and put the pround parent of a sailor bumper sticker on my car, and I cried.  Well please tell me more about the Granbury group, I am going to need the support.  I have been a single mom for 19 years, i am now engaged, he has no kids, so i am in this alone, I feel like, cause he thinks it is not big deal.  he doesnt understand the love you share between a parents and a child is so unconditional, he will never know tht feeling, esp between a mother and her kids. 

At 5:52pm on June 18, 2012, Irene McClure said…

Hey MA Mom!!! I am an MA mom too. Time does fly by when your having fun.I am a Ga. Navy Mom. Please give your Sailor a hug for me. Thank tham for their service!!!

At 12:52am on July 16, 2011, jean said…

my son is with the submairne force  and has been in Pearl for about two years now  he says to tell all the new guys to go the MWR office and they all kinds of classes to go to like on how to buy a car and how to do your Taxes  and for him to go to chapel when his schedule permits.  my son has duty alot of times on sundays so he can not go to chapel but he has a Navy Bible so he reads that alot and he is trying to find a bible study on base. we visit PH in May and found a chapel real close to the nex. Hope this helps  off and on there is a group of moms and dads that together for lunch around the ft worth area we try to do it around the holidays but alot of people are taking care of other family members or just busy with family or work.

so look for posting about the next lunch time and maybe you can come.


At 8:28am on May 13, 2011, Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 said…
Hi, I was on this site a while back, came back to see what had been going on. Is your Sailor in San Antonio now? If so, have you been able to go see him? Long tradition of service to our country in my Sailor's background, including his dad, retired now for 18 years at the end of this month. My Sailor is the fourth of his generation on both sides of the family to join. Three Navy, 1 Air Force. He is the only one on active duty. It appears that you are just getting started on this journey. Isn't it fun?????? Lots to learn, but it does get easier. I was a Navy Wife for almost 10 years, four moves, 1 to Japan less than a year after getting married and with a 4 month old baby, my oldest son. Back to the East Coast, where I am from, for three years, then to San Diego for just over 2 years. Sailor was born in San Diego. Then back to Texas when we retired. We have lived in Weatherford for 16 1/2 years. One thing I do know is that after all these years of being out of the Navy, it is fun to be back in, except for the missing my kid part. A lot of Karma has put him where he is on his journey, starting with boot camp. Have a great day, hope I haven't taken up too much of your time.
At 6:28am on April 8, 2011, annamichael said…
hi! I love the shirts you ordered.. Is there any way we can order them online, rather than by mail? OR do you know if they take cash?
At 9:03am on April 7, 2011, LoveHim4/29 said…
 well I havn't even bought my ticket yet, but I was thinking about flying into O'Hare because I heard it's closer to Boot Camp. What do you recommend?, I'm most likely traveling alone so I would really appreciate any type of help on information or even a ride :)
At 8:21pm on March 30, 2011, MaryJune (s3/d141) said…

Hi there! I bought that bumper sticker on the Navy base here in my hometown. My dad is retired Navy so I'm able to get on base with my mom.

Do you know if our future sailors are going through hell week this week? I started thinking it was last week, but I don't know now.

At 2:54pm on March 15, 2011, NavyGF staying strong said…
Me too. I never been so excited about receiving mail and buying stamps in my life. lol You truly learn not to take the small things for granted. :-)
At 2:06pm on March 15, 2011, NavyGF staying strong said…
Wow... Not encouraging and that is ridiculous. Well we are gonna hope for the best and keep our fingers crossed. Next week will mark our halfway mark so that's exciting. :-)

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