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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

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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."

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**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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in less than 24 hours my son is off to basic

Started this discussion. Last reply by ReallyRed Jul 17, 2011. 7 Replies

I had no idea it was going to be this hard.  I am having a hard time holding the tears back.  My son was very fearful and sad a few days ago but now says he is excited.  I helped him through the…Continue


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My Sailor graduated 09/09/2011 from BC and is in A school for Damage Control. I LOVE NAVY MOMS!!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid

I finally found a good link to a bunch of "Fill in the Blanks" form letters to send your recruit.  If you are like me (I write everyday) you are running out of small talk.  These really help heres the link.





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At 11:32pm on December 25, 2011, sportsmom said…

2 kids in sports and that is what I am. Go and do with my kids and am that normal sports mom who has to split time between them as husband is normally gone alot


At 10:45am on November 30, 2011, mso ship11 Division 366 said…

Hello they have to have a sponsor to help them get familarized with the ship. It should be in there orders. I cant check this info when I am at work however you can always text me or call me. I live in Virginia however I have a Florida number. I am excited because my son can easily come home for a hot meal on the weekends, sometime everyday when he gets to Norfolk because he is less than 45 minutes away. (904-402-1212)

At 10:39pm on November 5, 2011, Diann CS Mom said…
Hi Joyce, I will be in Vegas next week. Would you be available to get together one night?

At 10:08pm on August 28, 2011, nicksmom *SHIP:12 *DIV:294 said…

Hi Joyce,

 Yes, I will be leaving from Englewood, NJ on the 8th.  I will not be there for the meet and greet on the 8th because I willbe arriving at a later time in the evening.

Where  will you be staying at, on base or at a near by hotel?  I am not sure yet where I willl be staying.  is there anything you can share with me as I get ready for this trip.  Is there any special things you are bringing with you?

At 3:10pm on July 23, 2011, Juleslynn1211 said…
I have made up my mind that I am gonna fly into Milwaukee. It's cheaper & less stressful airport! One of the Mom's from Wisconsin highly recommended it. She said the drive down to Waukegan or Great Lakes is a very easy drive, about an hour. From Chicago it is about 50 minutes if you don't hit a bunch of crazy traffic! I am renting a car. It was pretty reasonable. I am on a VERY tight budget! I am a single Mom & I have been saving every penny I get my hands on to go to PIR! And it seems something keeps going wrong to take some of that money! But I am going no matter what!!!! I want to be there for my Son! I am SOOOO proud of him!  
At 10:20pm on July 19, 2011, diannep said…

Hey!  Thanks for starting the group.  You may want to go ahead and put the PIR before 9/9/11 because you will be adding divisions numbers behind it once we know them. 

So it should read:  PIR 9/09/11



At 8:23pm on July 19, 2011, BunkerQB said…
I actually did that shortly after you formed the group.  Good job!!!
At 5:38pm on July 11, 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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