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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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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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deaf65 (Ship 11 Div 262)
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  • Waterford, CT
  • United States

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Started this discussion. Last reply by deaf65 (Ship 11 Div 262) Oct 24, 2011. 2 Replies

Hello, I am trying to find the right person to contact for getting an interpreter for wathcing our son to graduate boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinios. My son will go to boot camp on June 26, 2012. My…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by CB_s Mom Dec 23, 2011. 4 Replies

Hello, I am new here.  I am looking for new friends and support each other from this website. Anybody there your son/daughter is going to bootcamp on June 26, 2012. My son, Kyle, will go there and is…Continue


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My husband and I are deaf. We have two wonderful kids,Kyle and Jessica. Kyle will go to bootcamp in June 26, 2012. I would like to contact someone who their son/daughter goes bootcamp with my son in June 26th.
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At 11:35pm on July 3, 2012, mkcmom said…

hello deaf65 --  our son as well is in div 262, ship 11! 

At 5:17pm on July 3, 2012, JordanMom-Teri(Ship11 Div 262) said…
Yeah!! Finally someone that is in his same ship/div! I was getting worried! Great to meet you! My name is Teri & we live in the Dallas area!!
At 12:52pm on June 24, 2012, chinadoll19 said…

You can call me if you need someone to talk too. My mobile number is (762) 338-9728 let me know your number too. - China

At 12:51pm on June 24, 2012, chinadoll19 said…

Hi, hope everything was fine with you and your husband. I feel sad but I have to looked at it like this This will be a great career for our kids. My daugther Avia is leaving for Boot camp too same day yours but she is coming from Atlanta Georgia. I know they will all meet there at Great Lakes. My husband and I are driving to Fort Gillem to see her final Oath as an Active Duty Military girl. I know everything will be alright positive thinking okay. The Navy will give them a good structure, college, travel and job experience plus benefits. Good luck to your kids. :-)

At 12:08pm on October 24, 2011, Pat said…


Not sure how active this group is, but there are some discussions that you may find useful.

At 12:06pm on October 24, 2011, Pat said…
At 12:04pm on October 24, 2011, Pat said…

Welcome aboard!  I see that you have joined a number of groups already!  You may want to look into two other groups, one called DEPper's and one called Boot Camp.


At 10:32am on October 18, 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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