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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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Coming home after basic training graduation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arwen Nov 20, 2010. 12 Replies

Hi there, I am feeling a bit stupid with all of the flight arrangements that I need to make.  We cannot afford to fly the family to graduation, so I think my husband will be going alone.  There is…Continue


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A little about me:
Mother of two boys, 15 and 20. We moved to California 4 years ago for job for my husband which ended last year due to the economy. My 20 year old, Karl, left for Navy Boot Camp on Oct 24th and will then go on to Nuke school in Charleston after graduation. My younger son, Ethan who has some special needs is at home with my husband and myself. I am a runner and participate in local road races and work at a specialty running store, Fleet Feet Sports.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Learn to hurry up and wait!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:59am on December 30, 2010, nvmomma said…
Thanks for responding, I knew it was a long shot, but just had to know if they might be roommates! He will do fine, esp. once he classes up. My son had a lot of down time in the 2 weeks between bootcamp & stand down @ GC, he will start A school next week after he gets back. From what I hear they won't have much free time once school starts. The base is probably getting more and more active every day as sailors return from leave. Navy life is proving to be an interesting ride so far...
At 7:01pm on December 29, 2010, nvmomma said…
Hi Kathy, I posted a message on NukeMoms for you, but there have been so many posts the past day I was afraid you might not see it - it's buried about 5-6 pages back! I know it's a long shot, but my son is on leave and didn't have a roommate when he left, was pretty sure he'd have one when he returned to GC. Ask your son what room he is in, my son's room is #301. We live in Sacramento area, I see you are in Danville, practically neighbors when you consider how far away our boys are in GC...:) Welcome to the NukeMoms group, it's great!
At 10:22pm on December 6, 2010, MarylandMom said…
Hi Kathy !! WE did receive 2 letters from S on sat. Here is my updates. They had their PFA (physical fitness assessment) only 5 people failed so they earned another flag.Started their live fire shooting on Nov 29 with m9 pistol. Tues Nov 30 was their drill inspection, if they flagged that (which he said should be no problem) they will have earned their Independant Flag which means their division can march wherever they need to go without their RDC's. Drill inspection means marchand they have random commands called to them in which they change into different formations. Wed Dec 1 was their 2nd acedemic test, Thurs Dec 2nd was pictures. He wrote this Nov 28th.So hopefully everything has gone as they planned !! He said they only have 2 weeks left and it seems to be flying by now. Hope this helps to catch you up. I know how hard it is to not have any contact. ~Donna~
At 12:58pm on November 18, 2010, BunkerQB said…

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At 11:48am on November 16, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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