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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.

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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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Im a mother of two boys. My boyfriend and i have been together for seven years. My boyfriend is in boot camp right now and his PIR is 10-28. I can't wait to see him again.
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At 10:06am on September 25, 2012, Pat said…
I saw your post on the MM page, and noticed that you were not on the sub page...wanted to suggest that you look into the sub group page. It is one of the larger groups and has a lot of information located on the page.
At 6:25pm on January 13, 2012, Lori (Go Navy) said…

My husband's sister and brother in law were able to go to the graduation today.  They said it was really nice.  I just don't understand the Navy.  Why keep punishing the class when the SR that caused the problem was set back to the beginning.  Plus quite a few of the sailors are on their way to their base.  If you are staying on at Groton you don't get priveleges again until Tuesday? My SR is in STS- Sonar.  Their BESS coin, I thought looked neat.  Never had anything like that in the Air Force.

At 10:44pm on October 24, 2011, nyyoli said… sooo happy you going to see your bf...i know what u feeling ..but it will be ok..we love our sr ..n missed them soooo here still waiting for my son to call me to let me know he pass the swim test n then off to bs with another div..his pir was 10.21.11..but i guess he is in the fit program..for now til he hopeful i get a call this wk..but good luck n have a great time,,i wish u the best!!!,,:)
At 8:39am on September 2, 2011, Pat said…

You will want to check on the Boot Camp groups for more info on PIR and the specific date for his group.  Once you know his ship and div, or even now...go explore

great site for info for families on Bootcamp.

At 8:35am on September 2, 2011, Pat said…
Sorry it took a while to get back to you on this one...had to do a little research since I was not familiar with the non-Nuke track for MM.
At 8:34am on September 2, 2011, Pat said…

Is a good place to start for info if he is definately going subs.  Training will be in Groton, CT.

Is a good place to start for info if he is not going subs.  Training will be @ GL.


At 9:17am on September 1, 2011, Pat said…
If he is too old for Nuke, then his MM training I believe is at GL.  Since mine is a Nuke, all of his training was in South Carolina.  Has he volunteered for sub and is this a part of his 'contract'?
At 7:42pm on August 28, 2011, Pat said…

My son is also an MM...I was reading your question on the MM page in ref to C school.

Is he going in as a Nuke MM or an MM?  I saw where he has volunteered for sub?  If he is sub, then he will be attending school in Groton, CT if he is not Nuke.  If he is Nuke, then he will not be at GL or Groton for school, but will go directly to Goose Creek, SC.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.


At 7:45pm on July 29, 2011, Lvemyabej said…
Hello Thank you for adding me if you ever need to talk I am here I like to let anyone who adds me know that .
At 1:25pm on March 12, 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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