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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 8/25/2022 - 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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A little about me:

I am a mother of 3; 2 girls and a boy. My youngest daughter has made the decision to join the Navy. While am nervous and scared, I am very excited for her opportunity. I am still trying to get use to the idea of her being away and taking on such great responsibility but I am so very proud of her.
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At 7:55pm on October 27, 2011, graceism said…
Hey are you doing?  How is your daughter doing?  I want to be excited about the graduation but I am still up in the air to whether my Sailor has passed the PRONE FLOAT requirement...I did speak with her last Saturday and she sounded ok but she was still struggling with that requirement and she cannot graduate until she passes it...I got a letter this week but no I have been staying offline because I feel like I am in limbo...I am not going to canx my plans I will stay go up and see if I can at least spend time with her...unfortunately I did not get the more costly tickets that leaves the option open to change the flight arrangements so I am just trusting the process at this point....I hope that things are better for your daughter....I think I have aged by 5 years because of this experience....
At 3:13pm on October 25, 2011, diannep said…
Don't have that date yet, but it should be at the beginning of PIR week.  Please message me the date if you hear from your SR.
At 2:51pm on October 25, 2011, diannep said…
what division?
At 12:03pm on October 20, 2011, graceism said…
Hey there...I staying online a little longer hoping you could respond...
My daughter is in Ship 12/Div 370.....she is the EPO and love that job too...I am not sure how the division interact....Not passing the floating is getting to my daughter the most....she was concern about this before hand because she does not have much bodyfat, which would come in handy right now because that helps with it may be a mind over matter thing...she keeps talking about them getting "beat" I do not  understand that part of the letter and it actually hurts too...that concerned me because I am not sure I recall this part of bootcamp..I went through over 30 years ago and I know bootcamp was tougher then than now but I do not recall "beatings"...I not if that is a term they call it or it is actually beatings...
This the first letter that she expressed any homesickness with me so I was caught off guard...I know she has not been able to call home and she explained why...and that is what is causing her homesickness...
How old is your daughter/Sailor?  Mine is "23" ....
Well, I really do have to go now but I will hopefully chat with you later ... and will be praying for your daughter.....please do the same!

At 11:43am on October 20, 2011, graceism said…
Hello there...I need a friend right  now...your timing is awesome!  I was so excited to see the THICK letter and the more I read the more I wanted to CRY!!! She is being very honest with her emotions (as girls often are...) and she is just being real and it is hard to read this time...most of her letters have been just the opposite so I was glad that she was open and honest...the PRONE floating part is killing her morale and belief in her abilties....What is your Sailor struggling with in addition to homesickness...I may not answer right away because I am leaving to go to a meeting but please know I really appreciate the connection...I hope to see you on 11/10/11....God is Good!!!!
At 6:16pm on March 10, 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 4:38pm on March 8, 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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