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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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missing my daughter

Started this discussion. Last reply by razen3 May 23, 2011. 2 Replies

It seems like I heard from her more when she was in boot camp than I do now when she is in A school.  I guess they keep her really busy all the time. I text her and she texts back when she can. Continue


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I have a daughter in the United States Navy.
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Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I think my daughter made a good decision.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:47pm on November 4, 2011, K2011 said…
Hello Marsha, hope all is well with your family? We are good here. Just haven't had a whole lot going on.Except bday parties for my 11 and 9 yrolds lots and lots of screaming kids:)  Harley is aboard the Carney now.  Sounds really good, but says its very hot. I thought I wouldn't hear from her very often but it has been about every other day for the past week so that has been a nice surprise. How is Kelly? I bet she is loving that new car! Harley is saving to buy something when deployment is over which is 2\29. Enjoy your weekend! Kelly 
At 9:36pm on October 11, 2011, K2011 said…
Hey Marsha! We def need to meet! We were at the game too! All decked out in our navy mom and dad shirts:) and Harley was there too! How exciting about the new car, I bet she is driving and singing! HA HA We took Harley to the airport today. She just landed in Jacksonville, FL Her port is Mayport and her ship is the USS Carney. It is in the middle east on operation ocean shield. Support for fighting pirates. Find out tomorrow when she leaves the states. Just talked to her and she was drooling over the guy who picked her up! So I guess its just mom who has tears in her eyes Harley is undecided or SA sailor apprentice. take care Kelly
At 9:24pm on October 9, 2011, K2011 said…
Hey Marsha! So how was your weekend? GREAT!! Im sure!! Did Kelly get her car? Harley  leaves soon:( I have really just tried not to think about it, but now its coming up too fast! She is really excited! She says she is  nervous because her future is rushing toward her! We haven't done much, but I have enjoyed every minute of it! Take care kelly
At 9:22pm on October 7, 2011, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are fairly new to N4Ms and have already jumped in and joined our chats!!!!  So glad to have you with us!!  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughters Naval careers and we are always there for each other!!!   Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

P.S.  I just moved to Waukegan - no sure how far from here you are but would love the opportunity to meet up with other moms in the area.

At 1:42pm on May 31, 2011, kimcon55 said…
Hello!  Glad to "meet" you!  I am excited to meet someone from C'dale on this site, especially since your daughter graduated bootcamp the same day as my son!!  Hope she likes Gulfport, what is she going to school for?  My son and I spent weekend before last in Biloxi, so we were very close to her.  My son just has a few days left in Meridian, then hopefully will come home before he heads west to board the USS John C Stennis. 
At 5:01pm on May 24, 2011, NJNavy (IC,CS) said…



First of all welcome to the Navy World. Our daughter graduated from HS. last June and was in BC in July had her PIR in 9/10 graduated from A-School in February and was on hold until last nite. She is comming home on Tuesday for ten days and then gets deployed to Guam. Honestly its been a rough ride for me as a mother there is not much communicatiuon with school,studying,ship duties and liberty not much left for us lol. All in all she is a fantastic person and she chose this life path. On the brighter side we get to save up and visit her.Emily is a bright young lady when she graduated fromA school she was awarded DMG and jumped to pay raise to E3 and her next command will be a Petty Officer unlike her younger sister a junior in high school and has no clue gotta love.




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At 8:30pm on May 21, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Hi.  I"m an SIU-C grad., and will be down your way for a quick wedding reception next week.  Hang in there--A school will get better as she phases up.

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to cruise my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.


At 4:18pm on May 20, 2011, TN Navy Mom (Stennis Nuke Mom) said…

Welcome!!!  Getting used to Navy life is tough on us moms.  You've come to the right place.  Best place in the world for info, to brag, to vent, to whatever.  The moms/wives/girlfriends/fiancees are great and if they don't have the answer, somebody will jump in and find out!


At 3:25pm on May 20, 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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