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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.

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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Started this discussion. Last reply by Whaletalkers Sep 28, 2010. 8 Replies

Sent out my first letter and card yesterday...Made my reservations at the Ramada...Now I wait!


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My daughter currently is at A School at Great Lakes for EN
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:34am on December 21, 2010, nicksmom said…

Hi, my son graduates from boot camp on 1-14-11 (so excited).  He is a grad n go to Great Lakes.  I haven't been able to find information pertaining to their rooms at school.  Do they have room for personal things?  When I see him graduate, I wasn't sure if I should pack him civilian clothes, underwear, toiletries or do they still have to use the things provided them in boot camp?  Thanks so much for your help.

At 11:23pm on October 16, 2010, CharitySailor'sWife2B said…
You must be excited that she is GNG to GL because once she moves her stuff you will still be able to spend the weekend with her!
At 11:22pm on October 16, 2010, CharitySailor'sWife2B said…
No worries. CONGRATUALTIONS on you first grandaby!! That's so exciting! Did you see the pics I posted of my brothers?
At 2:26pm on October 16, 2010, CharitySailor'sWife2B said…
I posted some pictures on the PIR page for your daughter!! :) At PIR, she can LOOK all she wants.. He PIRd on 9/24
At 10:26pm on October 15, 2010, CharitySailor'sWife2B said…
you must be sooo proud of her!! I had read on the 10/29 PIR page about her fracture. Thats one tough girl you have there. Thats something I would do: tell the doctors to do an XRAY so I could get back to work. I got hit by a car while on my bike at the beginning of my week long black belt test and was back on the mat 1 hour later. How old is she? I am 20. I am glad you finally got a call from her... I got mine on Monday night. I am excited to meet everyone. Are you going to the meet and greet at the Ramada? My bf is Joe and he is the Chaplain Petty officer for their division. Im not sure if you have talked to Bonnie May much but her hubby is the Yeoman and Josh B is the Athletic Petty Officer. I wonder if she knows any of the them. Joe wrote to me that one of the girls made him smile this past week b/c she said "Shut up" with an elongated "up" just like his sister does. I thought that was funny. Joe never mentioned when BS21 was but Bonnie say that Billy said it was the 25th and he is Yeoman so they usually have to be on top of that sort of thing. And yeah, they are all GNG. My boyfriend is heading to A school in Pensacola after PIR for AE. What is Sarah's rate and where is she headed next? (It feels so wierd saying that b/c my older sister's name is Sarah). If you want you can PM me back, but my profile is set to private so its either or.
At 9:04pm on October 15, 2010, CharitySailor'sWife2B said…
Hey.. I have been meaning to welcome you to our PIR group.. Your daughter is in my bf Division. How is she doing since her fracture? Have you gotten a letter this week?
At 10:57am on March 25, 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 great group New Moms Stop Here and this OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

Elizabeth and Colleen

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