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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. 

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.

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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Pre-Deployment Swearing In

Started this discussion. Last reply by eightsonthemove Apr 3, 2011. 2 Replies

My husband is leaving for boot camp in a few days & I'm wondering if I can watch him getting sworn in. Has anyone done this? Can you give me information or details on the event? Thanks!


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At 12:36am on June 2, 2011, aaronslady said…
10 days away now! Woo Hoo! The only thing my hubby has told me about orders so far is that he is FC. He is pretty happy about that too. What else is in the dummy orders. Do you know what a dummy lease is?
At 12:55am on May 28, 2011, aaronslady said…
I know its rad...yeah maybe we can all get together after. Did Matt mention anything about only having an hour fter graduation?
At 11:11pm on May 17, 2011, aaronslady said…

I just got a letter from my hubby today and he said that him and Matt are friends. Lol small world. Oh he said that Matt told him that you talked to me on here. Hey we should go to the meet and greet ;)

At 12:49am on May 14, 2011, aaronslady said…

Oh cool what a small world...what is your husbands name?

At 11:40pm on April 30, 2011, Charlotte(ship02Div930) said…
Hi There......what is your husbands name? My sons name is Kyle Hoffner. I have written Kyle and asked about a couple other people in his Division that I have contacted on N4Ms and the U S Navy Recruit Training Command Facebook page. I cant remember Kyles ASVAB scores (great mom, huh :)) I know they were pretty good. When did your husband go to RTC? Kyle got there on 4/13.....i miss him. He is 20 years old and such a great kid. Were are you from? We are from Tucson, AZ.
At 5:09pm on April 5, 2011, wendyb said…
My daughter has a friend who is graduating this weekend so we have learned a lot from her parents. Who know, maybe our loved ones may be in the same division. If you want to know anything just ask. If I don't know the answer I'll find it out
At 7:41pm on March 30, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to cruise my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you



At 10:52am on March 29, 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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