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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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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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Welcome, proudnavymama(Ship13/Div311)

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A little about me:
I have 4 children ranging in ages from 8-18. Happily married to they're papa!! :) We thoroughly enjoy anything outdoors that can be done accompanied by our kids! We all are pretty easy going & like to meet new people. I work in a hospital as an Xray tech, which help me to meet new interesting people!!
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My husband was in the naval reserve for 4 years & has always said his biggest regret was not going full time, but he didn't have alot of backing from family, so it has been our main focus to support him!!

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At 12:35pm on July 27, 2012, Pat said…

You will want to look into the boot camp group on this website. I believe there is also a group for 'A' school at Great Lakes.

At 11:43pm on July 15, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to!!

I hope you get all the information here you are looking for.  Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.  
If you have a new Recruit and need phone cards for them please check out Calls for and get them for FREE.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  The link above will take you to the website to send the email for the FREE phone cards if you need them.  Please spread the word if you know of anyone who can use this great service!!!

At 11:36am on July 14, 2012, Kaye S. said…

Hi, "proud navy mama," and welcome to Indiana Moms! Sorry to take this long extending our greetings, but I've been busy travelling!  I'm the administrator for the group, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the submarine ALABAMA, berthed in Bangor, WA. He's been in for six years.

Please be aware that there's a monthly informal dinner in Avon (just outside the Indy's west loop) which meets on third Mondays, and to which you're always welcome! You'll find the details for any month's dinner on the Events calendar (right-hand column) by clicking on any 3rd Monday. From time to time, we also have regional gatherings in various parts of the state.  For instance, just today there's a picnic up near South Bend!

Jump in with any questions or comments you may have. I think you'll find we're a nice bunch of folks and always willing to lend an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Hugs! k.

At 6:47pm on July 13, 2012, abbyblue said…


Q&A. Boot Camp Videos, Recruit TC Link, Sample Form Letter, Navy Acronyms & more.


At 12:02pm on July 12, 2012, Pat said…

The emotional roller coaster has just begun, as has the hurry up and wait.

At 3:28pm on July 9, 2012, Pat said…

I see that you found the Indiana page.  The Boot Camp group would have great info. 

When you look at this page is there a banner at the top with a row of tabs below it.  Main, Invite, My Page, About Us, Members...etc.

In that row is 'Groups'.  If you click there, it will bring up a page that has a lot of different pages. You will find the boot camp page here.   What will your son be doing in the Navy after boot camp...his rate?

At 10:18am on July 9, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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! :)


At 2:08pm on July 8, 2012, Pat said…

Welcome aboard!  Come join us on the Indiana group page on this website.

You may also find that the boot camp group page has a lot of information for you.


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