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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.  

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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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A little about me:
Have four kids. Oldest is still at home going to school. Our other daughter joined the Air Force and has been in a little over a year. Our youngest son
is 15 and still in high school. Our other boy is now 22 and joining the Navy.
He is leaving on March 4th for boot camp. He has been waiting for over a year so he is ready to go. I will miss him.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Posted on March 13, 2013 at 5:40pm 1 Comment

I just got my letter from my SR.  I was surprised at his graduation date - it's a week ealier that I would have thought.

That's ok - one week sooner to see my son.

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At 11:04pm on April 24, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Hi, welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. I see that you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your email address and last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Number 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes To Your Profile) (clickable link) will tell you how to fix that. There may be other changes you will want to make as well. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 10:12pm on April 15, 2013, carol said…

I'm so glad you came and got to meet with us.  Blessings as you go to PIR.  It is Awesome!!

At 10:00pm on April 4, 2013, MN Mom of MM said…

Hi Diane,  We live in Mankato, about 70 miles south of the twin city area.  My son is in the Nuke Program, and is currently on the USS Eisenhower, which  we have been told is some where in the Arabian Sea.  He is a Machinist Mate.  My email is  and home phone # is 507-387-7814.  Our Group is:   Minnesota Navy Families, If you search under groups.  In February we had lunch at Poor Richards Common house in Bloomington.  We have met at a Chilis in the northern part of cities, and there is a "everybody's" Birthday planned for the 13th  of this month.  I think that is in the Blaine area.  There is more info on that on the group site.  That is nearly a 2 hour drive for me, so not sure if I can make that one.  Hope to meet you soon.  We have at least 6 mom's here in the Mankato area, and have gotten together for lunch a couple times. 

At 2:56pm on March 18, 2013, NavyWife ship11 div166 said…
My husband is on ship 11 division 166... Got my first phone call on Saturday and was beyond excited! Does anyone know how well the group is doing together?
At 1:21pm on March 12, 2013, kyou10 said…

Thanks!  I have 3 letters ready. I'm just waiting on the address!

At 12:50pm on March 12, 2013, kyou10 said…

My son left on 3/5/13 and I still haven't received my box :(   I feel like I'm in a suspended state of mind.  I'm functioning but I'm holding my breath all at the same time.  Thanks for reaching out to me.. VA is a long way from GL.  I miss him so much...

At 5:25pm on March 9, 2013, frandnavymom said…

My son left on 3/5/13 and when I dropped him off the night before to the hotel, he looked like he wanted to cry or throwup or both.  He was better the next day just very stressed, and so was I.  He'll be okay I know but it's hard cause he is my baby.

At 10:52am on March 6, 2013, proudmom Ship 02 Div 925 said…

Thank you! This is going to be an exciting ride! I look forward to getting to know you better :)


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