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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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Posted on May 9, 2013 at 5:40am 1 Comment

"Hello All,

I just have to share.  I got two letters from my SR yesterday. I was so overcome with joy that I cried for about 2 minutes before I could open them. On the outside of one of the letters it said "HAPPY MOTHERS DAY"! The letters were so sweet just like him. He said he is passing inspection with 0 hits and passed all exams. He also said he got his uniform and said that it was "sweet".

It took three weeks to get a phone call and letters,…


Patiently Waiting!

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 12:11pm 4 Comments

My son left for boot camp on April 16th. I got the box on April 22nd/ Am now waiting patiently for the first letter and for the first phone call. He is in Div 931 ship 2.

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At 5:42pm on May 17, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Yes, those who are Ship Staff and have responsibilities behind the scenes have those same responsibilities behind the scenes at their own PIR and the two before. See 800 and 900 Divisions within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I invite you to join that group while you are there as well.

At 2:18pm on May 9, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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


At 6:11pm on May 5, 2013, FLA NavyMom1501 said…

Wonderful that you got the call!!

I guess you did the "dance" also...!!

At 7:57pm on April 30, 2013, joyce0822 said…

RayaEdgar'smom, Thanks for the encouraging words. Patience is not my strong POINT! But I'm learning fast..I will let you know when I do receive that letter and or phone call :)

At 6:52pm on April 30, 2013, RayaProudNavyMom said…

not that patient but PATIENCE.... LOL hope that made you laugh

At 6:51pm on April 30, 2013, RayaProudNavyMom said…

Joyce0822, please wait patiently for your form letter. It will come, I felt the same way when I heard everyone had received their "I am here phone call" My son left April 16th and i did not receive that phone call. I was scared, upset and worried.....Until i heard other moms on the site did not receive that phone call as well, I finally did receive that call on Saturday.. after that on april 22 i received his box and that Friday I received his form letter. It really is about being "PATIENT with the NAVY" I have faith and will receive that form letter and that long well deserved phone call.... :-}

At 8:19pm on April 29, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…
Welcome to  My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012.  He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron.  He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic.  I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.  My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)
If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp.  I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)
Welcome Aboard and I wish your Sailor Fair Winds and Following Seas.
At 11:58am on April 29, 2013, joyce0822 said…

My son just left for boot camp on April 16th. I'm so sad and miss he so so much. He is on ship 2 division 931/ I am waiting to hear from him. I have read other profiles of moms that have gotten form letters but I have not.:( 


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