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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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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 the mother of a Navy recruit (ship 11 div 370.) We live in Texas where my husband is the pastor of a Baptist church in Waller, Tx. I also have a daughter who is in beauty school. I would really love to meet some moms who's son will be graduating with my son.
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I know that my son will benefit from being in the Navy. We are very proud of him for wanting to serve his country. My prayer is that God will strenghthen him and give him courage to face whatever obstacles come his way. I know God will do a great work in him.

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At 2:21am on November 16, 2010, lemonelephant said…
He will have to be in the San Antonio area for Thanksgiving. He may or may not be able to leave base that day. It will all depend on if he has watch and also how things are going. My Sailor was there for Thanksgiving 2 years ago. Your Sailor will most likely get 10-15 days of leave after A-School before going to his first duty station.
At 11:44pm on November 14, 2010, lemonelephant said…
You are very welcome. If you have any questions that you think I can help with, feel free to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.
At 1:21am on November 13, 2010, lemonelephant said…
Since your Sailor will be headed to Lackland for A School this week, you may want to join San Antonio MA's. There is a lot of good info there that is specific to A School. Check out the Discussion Forums there. I posted a "Break down week by week" that you might find interesting.
At 9:03am on November 8, 2010, Tobianne said…
This would only be possible if he were doing A-school right there at GL. Then that is not always the case. I know when my son was still there, he was told he was a G&G. He would not actually know for a while about overnights.
Now if your son is going anyplace else for A-school, he could actually leave that night... possibly. This is also called G&G (Grad and Go) you would spend the day with them, get them back to the ship by the designated time, and somewhere around 2A they are moved to the Airport. You are most welcome to go there and stay with your Sailor until they get on the plane. Some do not leave until noon that Sat.

I hope this was a bit helpful. Is he doing his A-school right there?
At 10:16pm on November 7, 2010, Tobianne said…
what I meant to say was the only one and hope to keep it that way!! We want all they guys to get through this. I have a few cute stories about your division actually. It seems as your sons div. and they div my son was in have identical twins in them, one in each. So some strange things have come out of that. lol
At 10:14pm on November 7, 2010, Tobianne said…
Please let me know if you have any questions, I may not have an answer, but will try to get you one. My son was separated from 369 on the 13th of October and has been home a little over over a week now. He was they only one so far.
However I am not new here, my daughter is in TX at A-school. I have been around the corner and back with her never ending BC!! lol.

Let me know. I am so sorry this has happened.
Also there is a Christian chat group and if you look on my page you find this.
The moms in there are awesome and can pray with you, for you and in general.

Again let me know if you need anything.

At 2:35pm on October 22, 2010, Tender_Tears09 said…
Awwww i love the new pics ;) I figured out how to make my own countdown clock thing but cant figure out how to put it on my profile thing! gahh! maybe you could ask that lady since shes making you a pro at this lol
At 2:09pm on October 17, 2010, Tender_Tears09 said…
Awww thanks mrs. Joy love you too! look at you miss popular on here haha
At 9:26pm on October 10, 2010, Tee-1sailor's mom said…
Hello, thank you for the friend request. How are you doing? Welcome to Navy for Moms. I host a group called Safe Harbor if you're interested. Search for us on the Group page:)
At 11:55am on October 8, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
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