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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.  

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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Posted on November 24, 2012 at 1:33am 0 Comments

I am one of the lucky ones who has my son home today the day after Thanksgiving.  I found out I will have him for Christmas.  We did not have him last year as he went to boot camp on Dec 1.   I know there will be more holidays without him so feeling grateful for the ones I have.  

Hope everyone had a great holiday.  

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At 10:33am on February 16, 2014, Sue-Pillowcase lady said…

Hi eljac913,  Welcome to Heads at Ease!  I am assuming that your son has made it thru boot camp and might be in school??

Anyway, you are in for an adventure of a lifetime!  My son served 5 years and got out in Feb 2011.

At 12:05am on August 16, 2013, navymom2013 said…

Hi!  I am so glad you friended me - Did you see the new picture I put up twice because I don't know what I am doing of my son Joe.  Kinda Handsome, huh?  Well, Mom's always think so.  I hope we can meet sometime because we are not that far away from each other.  Do you have two

sons in the Navy?  Linda

At 5:38pm on September 27, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side, click on "New Moms Read First." If you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

You can find out about our Sept. adoptees on Molly's page in the " Discussion Forum". Right now we are shipping to the Sept. group but the new adoptees will be announced on Oct. 1.

Thanks for joining us. Pat

At 1:38pm on January 23, 2012, kmoff09 (Ship 12, Div. 053) said…

Hello! Hopefully we will win "Trivia Tuesday" this week. That would be awesome! Only 11 days left! So excited!

At 7:32pm on January 20, 2012, diannep said…

I think they may go on Th/F (overnight drill) 26th/27th.  Calls would come in on the afternoon of the 27th.

At 5:33pm on January 17, 2012, Moe said…

Thank you so much!!!!

At 4:14pm on January 14, 2012, winterrosebud (Ship 12 Div 053) said…

The smurfs are the recruits first uniform when they arrive for processing at boot camp. They consist of blue sweat pants, and sweatshirt with gold lettering and of course the recruit navy baseball hat. The recruits wear these until they are fit for their nwu (blue camo uniform) and have earned the right to wear them. Most divisions after the first couple of weeks graduate to wearing their nwu.

At 2:53pm on January 5, 2012, kmoff09 (Ship 12, Div. 053) said…

Hi Ellen,

I have recieved 9 letters as of yesterday. I was hoping for a phone call on Christmas, but I have not had any calls, except for right when he arrived. Nice to meet you! Hopefully we can win the trivia and get a picture of our division on Tuesday! :)


At 7:58pm on December 10, 2011, winterrosebud (Ship 12 Div 053) said…


I noticed that your son has the same PIR 2/3/12 as my husband! Glad to finally be seeing people with his PIR on here. Only 54 more days to go!

At 11:12am on October 14, 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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