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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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41 days and counting

Posted on October 9, 2010 at 9:10am 0 Comments

I just did the counting and we have 41 days left. I'm trying to convince myself that it really isn't all that long but really that IS a rather large number. You would never start a count down to Christmas with 41 days left.

But then I tell myself the worst should be coming to an calls and letters should start coming.

I also hope that all this… Continue

We THOUGHT we had an address!

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 7:10pm 2 Comments

Wow, what a major downer. I mailed 11 pieces of mail to my son yesterday after his recruiter called us and gave us his address the night before. Why wouldn't I believe him? Why wouldn't I think that he would make sure he had accurate information before calling us? I even texted him to confirm the ship #.

Today we received the form letter from our son, the one the recruiter said they don't do anymore, and in it was his address...a different address! I am sooo mad! Thankfully his… Continue

We have an address

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 10:20am 0 Comments

First, a big thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes. It was so nice to receive your "Happy Birthday's" for my son and myself. The day went by quickly and when I sat down at the computer last night it was the frosting on my day to see so many thoughtful messages.

We received the call from my son's recruiter yesterday and he left the address with my daughter. Ship 11 Div. 370. We can finally send him letters! Now I look at the envelopes and can't even remember what I wrote...I… Continue

Happy Birthday!

Posted on September 26, 2010 at 9:45am 2 Comments

Today is my son's 20th birthday. I couldn't be more excited for him to begin this new year in his life moving toward this awesome goal. I can't help but remember the day he was born...just minutes before my own birthday. He loves to tease me about how I didn't want to share my birthday, which couldn't be farther from the truth. I thought it was nice that he had his own day to celebrate and it has given him something to tease me about. HAPPY BIRTHDAY bud, we love you!

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At 9:05am on October 4, 2010, Jasons Wife said…
ive also created a group for the ship/div Please feel free to join!
At 9:04am on October 4, 2010, Jasons Wife said…
Hello! My husband is on the same ship / div and yes i did get a call yesterday about 5pm last night. It was 3 minutes long and just to let you know, they are doing fine. He said it isn't that bad. They are eating good and sleeping good. They have also already taken the swim test! We should get another call next week. Keep me posted! I'll do the same
At 7:11pm on September 23, 2010, chetma said…
I think I will be ok once he has left and i hear from him. The anticipation is hard. Let me know when you get "the box" I'm expecting that to be a rough day. Thinking and praying for them all.
At 3:42pm on September 17, 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 and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

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