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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).  


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**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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Son recently began boot camp 8-16-11

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 11:45am 1 Comment

My son left for boot camp on 8-16-11.  I'm a new Navy mom and wondering if anyone else out there has a kid in the same training class.  Let me know so we can keep in touch!

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At 12:58pm on October 14, 2011, Colten's Mom-Nuke A school 1207A said…
So how is the new job?? Jeff said he got to meet you. How was PIR?? I am still waiting for Colten to finish boot camp and he will not participate in PIR. We are just waiting for the I'm a sailor call.
At 12:46pm on October 6, 2011, lemonelephant said…
I hope you had a safe trip.  It won't be long before you see that Sailor of yours.  It has been great sharing this part of the journey with you.
At 7:32am on September 21, 2011, Sherri said…

I got a call last night!  Tony had earned it awhile ago and saved it for his Dads Birthday!  It was great to hear from him but he sounded tired.  He said all his friends Rayke included are all doing good!  He will actually be going to Texas for school.  I really wish they could all be together.  He said he has some great friends. Wont be long now and we will watch these young men graduate!!  Soooo excited!  


Have a great day!

At 12:26pm on September 20, 2011, Sherri said…

Hello ~ Sorry that it took me so long to get back to you!!  I am having quite a time figuring out this website!  My son is Barto.  He sent me a few letters and it seems our sons are friends!!  I cannot wait to meet everyone and put faces to names!!  It wont be long now!!!

Hope you are having a great day!!


At 10:11am on September 20, 2011, Colten's Mom-Nuke A school 1207A said…
Well since this is settlement week alot of the baliffs are in training. He is one that is in training. but he should be around. I will have to come up there one day and say hi!
At 5:08pm on September 18, 2011, Colten's Mom-Nuke A school 1207A said…
That is awesome! His name is J.Lowry. He is in judge Silverstone's Court. 425th district Court.
At 11:37am on September 14, 2011, Colten's Mom-Nuke A school 1207A said…
Thatis awesome thatis where my husband works. He is the balif for the 425th district court and he will work the front door if he doesn't have court. We will have to get together sometimes. When do you start?
At 11:41am on September 12, 2011, Colten's Mom-Nuke A school 1207A said…
That is cool! Congrats My husband is a deputy at the couthouse. Where is the Annex? is it out on inner loop?
At 4:23pm on September 8, 2011, Colten's Mom-Nuke A school 1207A said…
Yes Ma'am I do I work at the high school.
At 10:41am on August 16, 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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