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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

...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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what A weekend!

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 9:57am 2 Comments

Hello everyone! Well the weekend is over and a hard time saying good bye AGAIN! But not as hard as the first. you are proud (So Proud) are now you want to see them go even farther.when our son told us he made E3 we were so proud of him, and now can't wait till he is 6 month in to A school he can test for chief petty officer 3rd class before he is out of A school. Wow So much has changed in 8 short well let me change that 8 LONG weeks.LOL.He has really changed and for the better I might add. He… Continue

The big call just came in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M A SAILOR!!!!!!!!

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 4:36pm 4 Comments

Well words can't express the feeling. Pride,excitement jitters and tears all wrapped up into one.Ian I'm so proud of you. You have made me so Proud and becoming a E3 before you graduate has made me even prouder. You sure have become a great man over these past few weeks. I want you to know how special I feel being the mom of a U.S.SAILOR. I can't wait to see you on Friday and share this once in a lifetime event with you. We all take our hats off to all of you.Congrats to you Ian and Div 175!… Continue

so Excited i can't hardly stand it!

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 3:40pm 1 Comment

Well we parents of a new sailor have 4 days till graduation. I'm waiting for my I'm a sailor phone call and am ready to burst. The fear of something going wrong and the excited of his passing are racing threw my bones. As moms we tend to go over the edge sometimes , but i'm so far over i feel like it's a nightmare. I wish I would wake up. i'm so proud of him as all the other moms are also of there new sailor i can't wait to just thank him for what he is doing. We are a select few also not just… Continue


Posted on April 18, 2010 at 7:20pm 1 Comment

Boy I'm getting very excited 11 days and counting. Can't wait to see him and hear all the stories it will be a grand time. Very excited about the two new friends I met on NFM'S they have been a joy to talk to over these last few weeks . We are all missing our son's bad. Glad we can be here for each other. If you don't have a countdown clock check one out there are fun to have.See you all in two weeks a proud day PIR April 30th 2010.

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At 11:13pm on June 12, 2010, abbyblue said…
Know where to go? How to search the N4M site? We have answers to your questions. Stop by. An experienced mom will help. A special place, especially for new members. All members of Navy For Moms are welcome to join.

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At 9:18pm on June 1, 2010, lemonelephant said…
Hi. Since you have pics on your My Page, you may want to change your Privacy settings to either Members or Just My Friends--anyone with web access can visit this page as you have it now; after the change, only members or Friends can see what is here. (Click on Settings in the upper right and then Privacy in the upper left of the next page.) Blessings to you and yours.
At 11:52pm on May 4, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Okay, so he's gonna be a GM. There is a group here for GM or gunner's mate have you joined it yet? Lots of good information there for you.
At 10:30am on May 3, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi murphy, congrats to the new sailor!!! Is he staying in GL for school? What rate is he going into? It almost sounds like AECF, which is ETs and FCs - if so we invite you to join us in the AECF group. Let me know if you have questions.
At 9:06pm on April 24, 2010, Vickyrun said…
Hi Murphy, I hope you get the "I'm a sailor call". Call in sick to work. Lol! I think I was more excited then Chrissy was when she called me. She was so exchausted after Battlestations. Have a safe trip to Chicago. Springtime shoud be nice out there. Be sure and take pics and share them went you get back. ~ Vicky
At 11:55am on April 6, 2010, Vickyrun said…
Hi Murphy! Welcome to N4Ms, thanks for adding me as a friend. I hope your son does well in BC. My sailor daughter is in A school @ GL. Drop me a line anytime, as I am on here everyday.

Navy Hugss ~ Vicky
At 8:10pm on March 31, 2010, javajo50 (MM Power School 1103) said…
Thanks for adding me as your friend. I've done the same as well. While Brian is still a few months out before bootcamp I can tell you the prayers for him have been lifted up in vast numbers. I feel as though the more I can surround him in prayer, the better he'll be :) Many blessings to you and your family!
At 12:43pm on March 25, 2010, NavyGirlsMomDiv.136(PIR 032610) said…
She graduates Friday.We are in Chicago now.So excited. I'm so proud of her.Praying for you and your family.God bless you
At 3:36pm on March 21, 2010, abbyblue said…

At 5:50am on March 18, 2010, lorraineld said…
I wish you all the best of luck!!!

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