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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.

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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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A Sailor's Homecoming

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 10:42am 8 Comments

Dearest Navy Moms,


I am grateful for all of the support that everyone has shown during my time of loss and grief. I have been catching up at work so I have not been here to keep up.

I am so glad that your sailors from the USS Boxer are returning home. As you speak with them please let them know that I am proud of them and that I pray that they will obey the safety rules of the ship and move in pairs while they are deployed. 

I am honored to know each of you and…


Matthew's Memorial Service - Details

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 3:04pm 4 Comments

For all of you who would like to be able to watch Matthew's service, it will be streamed live and available on demand after.

Remembering My Son, Matthew James Bergman

Posted on August 4, 2011 at 10:44am 25 Comments

Dear Navy Moms,


First I want to take a moment to thank every one of you for the service of your sons, daughters and spouses. It is important to reinforce how important our military personnel are to the United States and her citizens all over the world. I am very grateful to be amongst this great community of people who have joined together to honor those who work everyday to insure our freedoms and our liberties. It is my hope that this entry will be an encouragement to all…


Getting through phase one

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 12:06pm 87 Comments

I want to express my feelings but there is so much going on right now and I want to honor my son when my mind is a bit clearer. My son, Matthew James Bergman, will forever be the beat of my heart and my reason to believe in everything that is good and honorable. I hope everyone will bear with me as we endure his loss and I appreciate everyone who is offering support in this great time of need.


God Bless,

Melody Paxton

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At 4:18pm on November 16, 2012, ladyayp said…

Melody, Are you still with us. Please know that you and your family are thought about alot. I would love to stay frinds with you. Please take care.

At 12:28pm on September 18, 2012, ladyayp said…

Melody, I was on your page and wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you always.

At 9:07am on February 10, 2012, ladyayp said…

Hi, Just wanted to let you know that you are still in our thoughts and prayers. I hope that time is finding a way to ease some of your pain. May the lord keep you and you family forever in his arms.

At 4:07am on December 21, 2011, BunkerQB said…

I just wanted to let you know that I still think of Matthew. Doing the memory cards and looking at his photos made me feel like I knew him just a little.  I hope you are doing OK.  Please know that there are many of us here for you if you need us.  I lost my best friend from high school last week. I feel cheated, especially since we were not able to connect after finding each other on FB.  I like to think that my friend and Matthew are both reaching out across the space to let us know that they are OK too.

Regards, BQB.

At 12:11am on December 16, 2011, NI39 said…

Thinking of you and wishiing you peace during these times of sorrow.

At 1:52pm on October 27, 2011, ladyayp said…
Navymom, I hope that time is healing some of your pain. Please let us know how you are doing.
At 8:26pm on September 16, 2011, mom 56 said…
hi  i am a mum who has a son on the boxer and i live in arizona  and today i saw a blog about a sailor  on the uss reagan his family was driving a car from texas was in a car accident in arizona on there way to san deigo to see there son sean the motther father and brother died  nobody knows how much pain that sailor is in  but you do  i was hoping maybe there was something you could say to help him  i am heartbroken for himand wish i could do something
At 11:18am on September 8, 2011, ladyayp said…

Please let me know how you are doing? I hope that god has eased some of your pain.

At 1:05pm on August 30, 2011, navy25 said…
Thank you for the blessings for my son, my Blessings for you and your family for God to Ease your Pain saw your sons fotos a Treasure Lots of Hugs for You and your family
At 9:14am on August 30, 2011, ladyayp said…
Just a quick note to let you know that ads I am celebrating the Homecoming of my sailor, I still greive for you. I hope that time is helping to ease some of your pain.

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