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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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Anybody have a loved one that left for boot camp March 7th?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lola Mar 16, 2012. 7 Replies

Hi, My son Brett left for BC yesterday.  Reading the things people have posted or blogged about is helping me get through the hardest time of my life. I miss him like crazy and cannot stop wondering…Continue


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At 7:37am on April 25, 2012, diannep said…

Can you private message me the date you have for Battlestations?  I understand that you have a different date from the one I received.  They do go in numerical order (except 800 and 900 divisions) and so there is a method.  Thanks!

At 1:55pm on March 16, 2012, Kelly -NavyWife S9 D138 said…

Hi all.  My husband, Jason, left for boot camp March 7th, also Ship 9/Div 138, Hospital Corpsman, so also A-school in San Antonio!  Received his box 7 days after he left, still no form letter or otherwise.  Such a relief to meet y'all on here!

At 9:25am on March 14, 2012, 1ProudMom said…

Prayin~ It looks like our kiddos are in the same 'boat'!! :o)  I'm looking so forward to sharing these next couple of months on this journey with you!

At 12:41pm on March 10, 2012, Phyllis S. (Ship 11/Div.131) said…

Hi Marci

You are doing better than me in figuring out the site.  It must be something like facebook but I do not use facebook so I am completely in the dark.  I might have my daughter come over and help me learn since she is very much a facebook person.  She is my oldest and Jarod is the youngest. Only have the two of them.  She has her own place as she is 28 and has been living on her own for about 4 or 5 years now.  So I am not only going through missing Jarod because he left but now we are experiencing the empty nest syndrome.  Oh well we will get through this shortly.  Each day gets a little better.  I guess the delayed entry program helps the parents as well as the kids that have signed up for the Navy.  I had 8 months to prepare myself and I think it reallly helped.  Oh by the way thank you for sending that link to me.  That was so informative and made me feel just a little bit closer to him since I can see what he is going through (sort of).  Having someone to talk to who is going through the same thing really helps and its even better that you son left for bootcamp a day after mine.  Thanks for friending me and I look forward to hearing from you.  Maybe one of these days I will get some pictures posted.  I have some on my camera from when Jarod took his oath before leaving that I need to download onto my computer and then I will get them posted.  Well I hope you have a great day and enjoy your younger son since you still have him at home to help you get through this time.


At 12:57pm on March 9, 2012, Phyllis S. (Ship 11/Div.131) said…

Hi Marci:

Thank you for your comments.  My son, Jarod left for bootcamp on Tues., March 6th.  I am so proud of him but miss him so much.  I really didn't know too much about this site until this week and I'm still not too sure how everything works.  I know he is doing what he really wants to do and will be happy but it is still hard having him gone.  I am also wondering what he is doing and how things are going for him now that he is there.  How old is Brett?  Jarod is 23 so this was the best thing for him to do. He really took his time making the decision but I believe he made the best decision for him even though it is hard for me not having him around.  Take care and if you want to talk I would enjoy talking with you. 


At 5:00pm on August 29, 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!  

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