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Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Joann (Ship 11 Div./299-PIR 9/2)
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A little about me:
I am a parent of a only child who is entering into the Navy in July
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 2:04am on November 14, 2010, Karen Ship11 Div 299 said…
JoAnn, Amber's mom here. Just wondering how Brandon is doing. And you. Amber is LOVING the navy down in Pensacola. It is so nice to see the kids growing up. Are you getting ready for winter? It sure is winter here. I hope you get this message. And I do hope you are doing well.
At 11:55am on August 30, 2010, playerrodeomom said…
yes we will be there i put rsvp in this is so new to us we had a son in the marines but this is so different
At 12:19am on July 29, 2010, Karen Ship11 Div 299 said…
So far now I have gotten my ticket, my hotel, my car and I got signed off from work for time off. I am ready to go! We have had 2 months of rain up here so I am looking forward to some sunshine! How are you holding up? It must be rough letting your only child go. I have 4 others and I keep trying to get them gone. Haha. 2 are actually married with kids and the other 2 are college kids that come home whenever they can. But I keep hoping and praying for the empty nest. Maybe when it finally happens I will get depressed but it is just too much fun to complain how they just won't go away!
At 1:59pm on July 27, 2010, Karen Ship11 Div 299 said…
Yeppity! I bought the plane tickets last night so it's a done deal. I am so excited! We will be getting a room close by with a hotel that has shuttle service. Trying to figure out the logistics when you don't have a lay of the land is tough. And it is expensive! Car rentals are $35./DAY! It's all good tho and I am anxious to see my widdle princess again all grown up! Well, at least dressed like a grown up. She was well known for her weird outfits up here!
At 2:28am on July 26, 2010, Karen Ship11 Div 299 said…
I am assuming that your photo is of you and your son. Very nice. My photo is of my daughter snorkeling in the Bahamas. She is one of the most amazing young ladies I have ever known. I haven't heard anything yet but did print out those form letters with all the questions that we all want to know but forget to ask. Kinda funny stuff. I live up in Alaska and can't wait to visit Chicago. I am planning on being there for about 5 days so that I can see the city but being that it is Labor day weekend I am afraid it is going to be packed. How about you guys?
At 12:07pm on July 21, 2010, Kathy said…
My son is there now & with your son. He is my only child or as he say my only Man son but I miss him so much. Hope your doing well & God Bless You & Your Son
At 3:02pm on July 18, 2010, Navy Nana said…
Glad to hear from someone else in that division. I know its tough my son and daughter-in-law are both in the Army, he left for boot camp 12 years ago and loved it they are both career Army. He is currently serving his second tour in Iraq.Chelsea is our Granddaughter but she has been with us the last four years, and it is even tougher to let go this time. Like you though we are very proud of her choice, I think the Navy offers young people some wonderful opportunites, but we sure do miss her. I guess we'll have to get use to the empty nest again. We are from Indiana so we are about four hours away and anxiously anticipating PIR.
At 2:32am on April 12, 2010, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to N4M. Your key to adjusting is finding a group where you can feel comfortable and get answers to your questions – Click on the underlined links:
1. New Moms Stop Here group. You should think of this group as your orientation station. We do have a number of experienced members who can answer questions and point you in the right direction.
2. Depper’s… in but not yet . is a group for those just waiting for bootcamp to start (Delayed Entry Program – a depper)
3. Boot Camp Moms group. Is he/she already in bootcamp? Or just about to go in? This is the group.
4. OCS Graduate Moms or the NROTC Moms. For those going to be an officer or going to NROTC?
Read this blog to get a jump start on how to use the N4M site.
Welcome to New Members
Of particular importance is the use of the “Search” function. You should do searches in blogs, forums, discussions for answers in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a NEW blog/discussion. Finally, it takes time to learn how to use this site. Be patient. Check your page & status box often.
Best of luck, BunkerBee and AbbyblueOK (from the New Moms Stop Here Group)
At 6:13pm on April 11, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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