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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

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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 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).  

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RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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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Boot camp graduation

Started this discussion. Last reply by nukenavymamabear May 21. 2 Replies

HelloI am making plans to attend my son’s graduation with my family. There will be six of us traveling and 4 of us will attend the ceremony. My question is when my son is with us on Thursday and…Continue

 

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"Hi nukenavymamabear - I'm going to recommend you go on over to the boot camp group and post your question.  More people will see it and respond there. As for Sarge's Meet N Greet - I highly recommend going if you are able.  We…"
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Boot camp graduation

HelloI am making plans to attend my son’s graduation with my family. There will be six of us traveling and 4 of us will attend the ceremony. My question is when my son is with us on Thursday and Friday should I rent a car?Secondly I saw Sarge’s helpful advice. He holds a meet and greet I am just not sure if we should attend because my dad and my husband may want to stay back. Would you all recommend to attend? My son graduates from RTC on June 6See More
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At 8:10am on June 14, 2024, Chipmunk said…

nukenavymamabear - Thank you for accepting my friend request. I apologize for my delay, I have been traveling for several days and then trying to play catch up at home. 

I encourage you to reach out to JNMnavymomOH and ask to be her friend. - This discussion of mine might be helpful - Private Messages - Creating & Sending + OPSEC - I also explain how to send friend requests. 

I will send you a private message. 

At 4:03pm on June 12, 2024, JNMnavymomOH said…

Hello!! Welcome to the Nuke Pipeline.  So many questions and I will try to answer them all to the best of my ability.  In the beginning I found this site to be a bit overwhelming honestly.  So much information being exchanged and so many different groups to join.  PIR was wonderful.  I didn't recognize my son in the crowd and I felt so horrible, like a mom should know her own child.  But he was so skinny and had become a man instead of the young adult I left at the hotel. 

A school time is going to depend on his rate (job)  If he is MM (machinist mate) it will be 3 months once he classes up.  If he is EM (electician mate) or ET (electrician technician) I believe it is 6 months.  After A school graduation, he would then be on T-track (could be a few weeks) and wait for his new class for Power School which lasts about 6 months.  After his final test he will have to move off base into an apartment and then his final class (Prototype) will start.  This is also about 6 months in length,  He will get a break in December and probably be able to come home for a visit.  Depending on where you live those flights are expensive.  There are phases in A-school that have to be completed in order for some privileges to be given; leaving base, wearing civilian clothing, having a vehicle; that sort of thing.  If he is able to, have him get and pay for a PO box at the mini NEX.  It is much easier to mail and get packages there.  If he is a gamer, he is going to want his own router and internet.  My son is MM and he spent a total of 19 months in Goose Creek from the time he arrived until the time he was released from his command and able to come home.  If he is going Sub and he is actually assigned to a sub, he would then go to Sub school and I don't know how long that is.  My son is Surface and will be joining a Carrier going to Japan for 4.5 years.  They get to fill out a dream sheet of where they want to go and what kind of ship they want to be on.  None of that is a guarantee as it is dependent on the needs of the Navy. Your son will get his assignment approx 4-6 weeks before Prototype graduation.  He can also apply to become a Junior Instructor, if it is available, which would keep him in Charleston for about 2 more years. There are also other things that become available to apply for while they are going thru the pipeline.  If you can go to all of the graduations, I would.  A-school is very short, but I loved it.  Power school is much bigger and a bit more formal, but seeing all the different classes was cool.  If you can only attend 1, then Prototype is the absolute one to go to.  It is onboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point, which is a retired carrier that is open for tours.  

I read a lot of the posts, but I don't post as often.  I get inside my head and my emotions and step away from a lot of things.  My Nuke is my only child, so I am still learning to let go and let him be.  If you have any other questions or wanna chat, please add me as a friend and message me any time!  I hope these were able to answer a few of your questions and give some advice. 

At 9:03am on June 10, 2024, Chipmunk said…

Good Morning! I received your request to join the Christian Navy Moms group. I am the moderator for that closed group. I am sending you a friend request, so I can send you a personal message first. Please reply to my comment here, when you accept the friend request, so I know you have. This site only notifies us when someone sends us a friend request, but not when our request has been accepted. 

I hope you were able to have a wonderful time at PIR!

At 10:18am on April 15, 2024, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Please join us in our Nuke moms group - here's the link:

Nuke moms

At 10:16am on April 15, 2024, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

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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