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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Emergency surgery.... Appendectomy

Started this discussion. Last reply by HeatherT(09/003) Jun 8, 2012. 5 Replies

Well we are now recouping from j having and appendectomy yesterday afternoon. Thought he was just stressed from end of school stuff, track, and being a teen, or with a stomach bug that's been going…Continue


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A little about me:
I am a mom of two boys (18 and 15). My oldest just graduated bootcamp 11/16/12. He is now in San Antonio for "a" school. I look forward to meeting many of you on here and sharing my exsperinces with the Navy.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Hurry up and wait!! LOL !! The being patient is going to be the death of me yet. But apparently it is a lesson I truly need to learn. Praying for it and working on it!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Coming Home

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 11:41pm 6 Comments

Well here I sit on pins and needles as my son is on his way home. His dream of being a sailor and making a difference has been short lived. We have cried and prayed and wondered why.... no answers. Just administrative general seperation. After almost 2 years. He is devistated. He has been so proud of becoming a Navy Sailor and all he was going to do. Now he comes home and wonders was it worth it. He has only been home 3 weeks and 2 days since the day he left for RTC. He left Sept 18, 2012 (Only… Continue

The next step

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 7:59am 13 Comments

Wow! Things have moved so quickly it seems as if just yesterday JT left for bootcamp. Now after that roller coaster ride is over, he is at "A" school. He had done his "OC" spray and did ok with it, and now he has called and he got to choose his duty station. My shock and awe is still in effect. He still has the opportunity to stay stateside for a little longer if he gets "MWD" military war dog, but if not he leaves for Guam after "A" school graduation for two years!! Two years mind you!! Ugh!!!… Continue

Moving Forward

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:24am 0 Comments

It's been almost a month since JT graduated boot camp. Now, he is in "a" school. I still miss him like crazy and it is soooo hard to not call or text him 50 billion times a day. Some days are harder than others. Prayers are keeping me going. I know he is safe in "A" school and not deployed yet, and having a ball!! But I still miss him so much.

He has grown into such an awesome man.... The Navy has really changed him and made into an awesome person. ( not that he wasn't before) he talks… Continue

The day before!!! PIR!!!

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

Oh my oh my!!!! It's the night before my sons PIR!! I am sooo excited! After nine long weeks I finally get to see my son!! No longer a boy but now a man in the Navy!! It's hard to believe that after all these years of him talking about being in the military he has made it!! His dreams have started coming true!!! The feeling of pride I have cannot be explained.... All I can say is tonight is gonna be very long and tomorrow is going to be awesome!!!! Congratulations to all the family's of the… Continue

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At 9:36am on April 1, 2014, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Heather, The new adoption has been announced in the Discussion Forum on Molly's Adopt A Sailor. Please LMK if you have any questions. Pat

At 7:41am on March 24, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Heather, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For information on packing and shipping, go to the Molly's group page and click on "New Moms Read First." You are also now a member of "MAS We Ship Love" where we keep the addresses.

We are shipping to the March group this week. The new adoption will be announced on the Molly's group page in the Discussion Forum on April 1.

If you have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 1:42pm on November 27, 2012, Sailor14 said…

Andrew Ship 14 Div 014 PIR Nov 21.  He is loving A school which makes me happy. He likes his dorm mates which is a blessing.  He may change his mind about leave for Christmas.  I will pass that information on to him.  Thanks.  Still trying to learn all the rules about the Navy and the way things work.  Is there a guide book or something that I missed ?  I still feel lost and have questions

At 1:03pm on September 25, 2012, 01navymom12 said…

Hi there,  Absolutely so happy to find someone who has a loved one in the same division and ship.  I hope they are all doing ok.  My older son went in the Navy 11 years ago and tells me they are fine.  I did get the box last week and got the info packet yesterday.   Lets stay in touch.

At 12:17am on September 24, 2012, Mrs Roo Ship 02 Div. 901 said…

thank you for the info. i would love to go to the recruiter but he is just so unreliable i think i may have a better chance waiting for that letter haha. i noticed you left a comment in the dep leaving in sep. group about a facebook page that has the pictures of our recruits.. do you happen to have the link? ive been search and cant find anything =/

At 9:30am on September 23, 2012, Mrs Roo Ship 02 Div. 901 said…

Hello! I was looking at my little friends list and decided to write you! How are you doing?  Im glad to read that you have gottten your box :) Maybe your son and my husband will be in the same division. Hoping to get my letter on monday. Hope you have a great day


At 4:44pm on April 3, 2012, 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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