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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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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."

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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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daughter shipped out yesterday 5/8

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navy Mom Sheree May 15, 2019. 5 Replies

My daughter shipped out yesterday from Houston, TX.  She was supposed to be in RTC by 9pm last night, but bad weather delayed her arrival until 1 am this morning. I received my phone call at 4 am…Continue


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sunflower replied to nikkiw1221's discussion 'Battle Stations' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"My son told us that his division had a SR that had been set back added to their group the weekend before they did BS so he could go through it with them. As my son explained it, if you don't pass the last PT you're usually set back a week…"
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Phoenixmom replied to nikkiw1221's discussion 'Battle Stations' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"BST-21 is a Team exercise, it is all about helping each other out and being a team player, They must stay awake as this is a 12 hour ordeal. no closing of the eyes or that can fail them. if interested on You tube type in BST-21 and it will show you…"
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nikkiw1221 replied to nikkiw1221's discussion 'Battle Stations' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I agree! thanks!"
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ShawnMom replied to nikkiw1221's discussion 'Battle Stations' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"The standards are the same and chances are if she has passed an earlier one that all will be well. Some don’t pass the earlier ones. My recruit didn’t pass the first one because either she or her partner was heard counting the…"
May 24, 2019
nikkiw1221 replied to nikkiw1221's discussion 'Battle Stations' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you, that really helps. Question then... are the standards for the final PFT different/harder than the first two they go through? I'm just thinking that if a SR can pass the first two, what keeps them from passing the final one- fatigue,…"
May 24, 2019
ShawnMom replied to nikkiw1221's discussion 'Battle Stations' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi nikkiw1221 I’m with you. I am also a Planner with a capital P.  My understanding is that it is extremely rare for someone not to pass BS. They really press everyone to work together as a team and get everyone through. On the rare…"
May 24, 2019
DixieKat replied to nikkiw1221's discussion 'Battle Stations' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I expect my son to pass, just like I expected him to graduate high school and get a job. I bought my plane tix, hotel and rental all with the extra insurance. The hotel I'd be out about 225. If that even happened, I'd tell my son he owed…"
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Battle Stations

I don't mean this to be a downer discussion, but I am a realist and a planner. What happens if my SR daughter does not pass BS? Is that an automatic separation or would she be allowed another chance to pass it and PIR delayed? With her PIR on a Wednesday (July 3), when would BS be done and we would get our "I'm a sailor call" or a call saying she didn't pass it? Our plan is to fly in July 2, and I've been told some BS may not bet done until the day before PIR and some couldn't cancel hotels and…See More
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At 9:48am on June 10, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

Also consider change 5.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 9:46am on June 10, 2019, lemonelephant said…

If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.   

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 7:54pm on May 11, 2019, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are new to N4Ms and your daughter is in boot camp now?  Please feel free to jump in and join our conversations on our group page.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughter’s Naval careers - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 2:49pm on May 9, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

You might also want to join the Moms of Daughters 2 group - you'll find lots of support there!

Moms of Daughters 2

At 12:18am on May 6, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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