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Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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.

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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Pam (Alex's Mom) Ship 12 DIV 272
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First Week of BootCamp almost Complete!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leora Jul 7, 2012. 3 Replies

Well, hows everyone doing after almost a week?  I've heard a lot of you have received boxes but,  I'm still waiting.  I have been writing a lot of letters and am  anxious to receive his address!  I…Continue


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I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
He will be learning and serving with a purpose.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.


Father, in the coming days, we will need you, but our  recruits will need You more!
Let them perform their tasks with a sense of duty, not of anger or vengeance.
Let their reflexes be quick and their hands steady. 
Let their heads be clear and their eyes sharp. 
Let their minds and bodies be strong and their spirits strong.

God, please stand by our recruits and watch their  backs when they cannot!
Father, we love our recruits!  Take from US; what they need and give us
what they do not. 

We will pace the nights, if it means they get some sleep. 
We will deal with fatigue, if it means they have energy. 
We will carry their fear, if it means it gives them courage. 
We will take their pain, if it means their  healthy and whole. 
We will take their anger, if it means they are at peace.
Take our  love and pride and let them feel it! 
Let them know that we are with them every step of the way!
Please, take from us what You can; We give it willingly and with love. 
It is all we have besides our  prayers.
Above all, please help our recruits to achieve their goals of becoming.... 
United States Sailors!

This I ask on bended knee, that which we cannot do without YOU.




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He did it!!!

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 8:13am 1 Comment

Congratulations Alex!! You did it!   We can officially say, "We are now the proud parents of a United States Sailor!!!" Way to go DIV 272!!!


Thank you RTC and to Alex's RDC's  Thank you for what you do everyday to help our children become what you know they can be!!!




Alex's Proud Parents!!!



Well, Let The Journey Begin! We have A Basic Training Date and a Position of AIRC

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 8:16am 2 Comments

Well, He did it!  My son has officially signed up  with the United States Navy and I  need  any and all information anyone would like to share about their experience or more importantly anyone that is involved with the title and description of AIRC.  This may be premature but im finding the more informed I am, the better I feel about the process. 


Thank you in advance for your time!


One proud Mom!

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At 12:39pm on August 24, 2012, COLTON said…

Yeah!!!!!  We did it!

At 11:59pm on August 9, 2012, FresnoNavyMom (Nuke School) said…

Thanks for the note! It is so wonderful meeting all the other moms on here.

At 11:16pm on July 14, 2012, Andysproudmom said…

i made a typo my son is in ship 12 div 271 not 272 but will "friend" you on facebook anyway since you said you were doing this for both div. Nanci (andysproudmom)

At 9:11pm on July 14, 2012, Tysmom said…

Yes. I have been learning so much in the past couple of days about what they are doing and how things work at boot camp. Have you been on the "PIR 8/31/2012" Facebook page?  Very informative. Like you, the more informed I am, the better I feel. 

At 7:10pm on July 10, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request.  I hope we can help each other for some time.  I hope that you are finding the information and support you need.  If there is ever anything I can help with, don't hesitate to ask.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 8:51pm on July 5, 2012, Leora said…
Thanks for the nice message. I'm sure your son will do well. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. Wow I am proud and I'm sure you are too. I just wrote my first letter... Now I just need the address. Again thanks for reaching out to me!
At 4:21pm on September 12, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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