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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."

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 little about me:
I have 3 kids, ages 21, 18, and 14. We are the founders of a non-profit, A Place of Hope Africa, and live in Nigeria most of the year. We will be in the states for our sons graduation and then will be heading back to Africa. Our 18 year old son is in his 3rd week at bootcamp and I have received 2 letters which he seems down in. The mom in me is dying to rescue him, which I know is impossible, but I wanted to chat with other moms that might feel the same way as me!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Ask, ask, and ask again. Get everything in writing! Go with my son to meet with his recruiter more than once. 18 year-olds don't think of all the questions that an adult will ask. We assume that they will tell them everything they need to know and guide them through the process. But they don't offer alot of information, it is only when you ask that you get the answer. They don't tell you everything up front. They cannot lie, but can stretch the truth!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:51pm on January 23, 2011, Proud Mom said…

OMG!! Great looking pictures. I am so glad he has graduated, you can now breathe. So he will spending the next 16 weeks in Great Lakes. My son's name is Todd Blackburn. Maybe Jordan can ask around and see the they could hook up. My son just entered phase 2 of the program. Which means he has a little more freedom now. I am not on this site as much now, but I would like to keep in touch with you. My e-mail address is Good Luck to you and your family.


At 11:51am on January 15, 2011, Proud Mom said…

Love all the pictures you took. It is the the day after graduation. How is he doing and the family? Now you will have so much commication with him. I think I remember you saying he will be a hospital corspman. He should be somewhere near my son. I would think he starts school Monday. I can't wait to hear from you.


At 1:34pm on January 2, 2011, Proud Mom said…
I have not heard fro  you im a while. How is ur son doing? Have the letters gotten any better?
At 1:37am on December 6, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

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