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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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PIR Nov. 29

Started this discussion. Last reply by TexasNavyMom Nov 25, 2019. 37 Replies

Hello—I am confused I haven’t received a letter or anything but doing my math looks like my daughter PIR would be Nov. 29 but because is the day after thanksgiving graduation is done Wednesday…Continue


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Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi just keep your phone with you the call will be probably be soon my son called me around 11:30am in my time it was around 2pm Chicago time.. Safe travel everyone!"
Nov 25, 2019
Gigi replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hello TexasNavyMom— Thank you for replying. I am exited for this coming week as well and can’t wait to give her all the hugs and kisses that I haven’t give these weeks.  Keeping my fingers cross that we all get that call…"
Nov 24, 2019
Gigi replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hello everybody— Has anyone received their last call??? I am supposed to travel Tuesday morning to be there Wednesday but I haven’t heard anything from my girl. Does anyone have any suggestions??? Thank you in advance!"
Nov 24, 2019
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi Gigi thank you for the info,so i guess i dont have to send a phone card.. My son maybe will just purchase too.. Thanks again!"
Oct 24, 2019
Gigi replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi— i didn’t she told me she purchased it. I guess they have like an account where they will be deducting their uniforms and other stuff. I did send her a gift card??? I will find out if she go it. "
Oct 23, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Michelle - your SR should be able to buy a card at the NEX.  They get paid while in boot camp and they have them open a bank account (if he didn't already have one when he left).  He can use this money to purchase a card.  Phone…"
Oct 23, 2019
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi did you send a phone card to your daughter?"
Oct 23, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Michelle - if you received the form letter stating his PIR is 11/27/19 then you can make your reservations.  You might want to use Southwest as they allow changes at no charge (you would only pay the difference in airfare, if any,  but no…"
Oct 23, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Everyone please remember - this PIR is on WEDNESDAY, 11/27/19 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  It is NOT on 11/29/19."
Oct 23, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"yapackers - here's the link to your PIR group - click on it and you can request to join: PIR 11/27/19"
Oct 23, 2019
yapackers replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Our daughters PIR is Nov 27th & we did receive a call on Saturday. Not sure how it all works when they get to call. Best of luck that you receive a call or letter."
Oct 23, 2019
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi, good day i have a question regarding you said he probably bought a phone card at NEX? But how if they dont have anything with them or even money to buy? Just wondering. Any suggestion if i will send a phone card? What kind? thank you!"
Oct 23, 2019
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"By the way do i have to send phone cards so that he can make a call? Or even without phone cards he can?"
Oct 22, 2019
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi @ lemonelephant, thank you! But ots like im just worried since i thought im gonna expect a call right away on his 3rd week but its more then that now.. is this normal?"
Oct 22, 2019
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi, is it pissible to not recieve phone calls yet its more than 3 weeks now, thank yoy!"
Oct 22, 2019
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Ok i will, thank you!"
Oct 21, 2019

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A little about me:
I am a mother of three kids my oldest just joined the Navy October 1st.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., is a work in progress!

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At 5:54am on November 27, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.” 

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined.

At 8:59pm on November 2, 2019, lemonelephant said…

The Page, What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology), will help you with many of the new terms you will come across. 

At 1:35am on October 16, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM. PM's are found in the Inbox in the upper left.

At 9:03pm on October 14, 2019, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  I'm glad you found us. So your daughter is in boot camp now? Come join the conversations on our group page - there is usually someone on every day. We are a friendly, caring group of moms who have daughters in all stages of Navy life - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  We look forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 5:50pm on October 12, 2019, Anna said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!!  I'm glad you are here!  I need to forward you an important welcome message from our website admins.  You need to make a few changes.  Welcome Aboard!!

NAVYforMoms Admins

Welcome to!

We ask that our members not use a last name in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page as soon as possible to create a new Username, then add a profile image and complete your Profile. You will also need to change the URL that is associated with your profile, as it also contains your last name.  Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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