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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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Theresa's Mom *Ship7 Div161*
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  • Modesto, CA
  • United States

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A little about me:
I have three daughters ages 32y 28y and my youngest 21y and 5 grand kids three of which i have adopted, My youngest Daughter is leaving for Navy boot-camp on 3/27/12 I;m so proud of her I'm going to miss her so much she's my Best Friend my baby girl:)
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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

My daughter left 3/27/12 to bootcamp I got that 30seconds phone call and she sounded good. God bless her and we are so Proud :)

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At 11:15pm on December 14, 2012, Theresa's Mom *Ship7 Div161* said…

My daughter got her order finailly for AO Squadro in Jacksonville Florida does anyone have any Info they can give me,Thanks :)

At 11:33am on July 2, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side, click on "New Moms Read First." If you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

The new July adoption was announced yesterday. You can find it on Molly's page in the "Discussion Forum" at the top of the page.

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 12:58pm on April 29, 2012, Lisette-in-NJ said…

Hi Theresa's mom,  Thanks for the friend invite.  My name is Lisette and I wonder if our daughters know each and other and are friends.  Talk to you soon.

At 3:11pm on April 21, 2012, Gail (Ship 11/ Div 141) said…
Cute mom teddy bear is an image I got from the Internet. I put in cute navy and that came up. The clock you will have to ask one of the other ladies cause they helped me and I can not remember how I did it.
At 4:20pm on April 9, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request. If I can help with anything, just ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:03pm on April 4, 2012, eileenz said…

Theresa's Mom,

my son reported to the recruiter's office on the 27th, and was at boot camp by the 28th. I received his box yesterday and the form letter today (and am very grateful!)

At 9:19pm on April 2, 2012, Anna said…

Theresa's Mom,

I'm glad it's getting a little better for you.  Don't be surprised tho' when you see something that makes you think of her (or hear a song), and suddenly you're a bucket of tears again!!!  But that's ok - - that's what being a NavyMom is all about!!!!!  There are many hotels in and around Waukegan - from fancy a few blocks away, to older but still nicer ones right nearby.  Driving is not all that bad around here that I've experienced.  But I do remember waiting in a line to get into the base Friday morning for PIR.  I'd definitely find a hotel that offers a shuttle to GL.  We stayed at a Sleep Inn on RT 41 and they shuttled us to the main gate and back.  So worth it!!!  I'm sure you can get a rental car at the airport.  I've heard, although I have no experience flying into Chicago, but some Moms have said flying into Midway is easier than O'Hare.  When hubby and I flew over Christmas, we drove to Milwaukee and flew in and out of there!!!  Only about an hour's drive away but not crowded at all!!!  Let me know if I can help you with any info.

At 4:24pm on April 1, 2012, Anna said…

Theresa's Mom,

I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!!  We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support.  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!!  We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever.  It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!!  Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!!  I used to live in CA and visited in Modesto many years ago!!  Right now I'm living in Waukegan just a few blocks from Great Lakes!!  Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 3:43pm on March 28, 2012, OldSarge said…

Welcome to Navy Moms. My name is John Spadaro, AKA Sarge. My profile NAME is OLDSARGE. I host the Meet and Greet every Thursday before the PIR. If you plan on attending, please RSVP. It’s ok if you don’t. I also own a taxi service and provide low cost service for parents and friends and families alike FROM AND TO the airports. See my profile for all the details. I can answer most questions about the area and Graduation protocol; just call me at 847-212-0246. Advice is always free. Congratulations. I have 2 PDF’s you may want to download. Tons of info.
John Spadaro
U.S. Army Retired

At 7:05am on March 18, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Hi, why don't you join our San Fran group? Wonderful people. We love to together. Here is the link.

San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families group.


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