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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

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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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."

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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.

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Boot camp is almost over for my son

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 11:19pm 2 Comments

well my sweetheart of young man called today, we could not talk long he had more shots today and the ones he had when he first got there made him not feel well at all this go round might be a little better my son graduates on June 17th.

I was hoping that after boot camp he could come home for a while even a few days but the very next morning off he goes to goose creek South Carolina to nuke school,the next time he will be able to come home is Christmas time for maybe 5 days but I'll…


info needed please

Posted on May 28, 2011 at 12:45am 4 Comments

ok my son called me today we had a long talk 15 to 20 minutes and he told me he requested to be on a submarine does anyone know what that is like or have a son/daughter who has been on one. that was a blow, I am having enough trouble dealing with him being in boot camp. he has 3 weeks to go.I did support his decision which I always do but there is something that bothers me about him being on a submarine, can anyone give me some insight please thank you

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At 7:56am on June 19, 2011, diannep said…
You are very welcome, Christy.  Ask any questions that you have!  But I actually may not be able to answer too many of the ones past bootcamp!  Maybe ones "in general" about the sailors in school/stationed, but after bootcamp, different schools have different procedures.  But ask anyway!  Have a great day!
At 8:05pm on June 18, 2011, diannep said…
Hey!  Accepted your friend request.
At 11:26am on June 11, 2011, kathym(ship03div210) said…
hi,  our boys most likely were on the same plane to IL but I think mine roomed with the other guy from Vancouver.  In my letter to him this week I told him we were going to be getting some picks of yours so he'd know to grab him for us!  It's going to be quite a haul for us. our youngest grads high school at 8pm, we go to pdx for 11pm flight and get to Chicago at 5am's going to be gruesome
At 2:05pm on June 9, 2011, diannep said…
No problem.  Many don't know about the last name issue.  It's just military policy for all for safety issues....but we also like to kind of remain separate from the RDCs who read this board sometimes.  Thanks!
At 11:04am on June 8, 2011, kathym(ship03div210) said…
Hi, my son is also 03/210 and we are from Vancouver WA...We are making the trip to PIR so if you send me your sons name I will try to find him and take some pictures of him for you!!!  Kathy
At 10:27am on May 28, 2011, TexasMomof2 said…
Hi! Thanks for the friend request! ~Kerry
At 3:37pm on May 15, 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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