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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 wonders520 Dec 4, 2011. 18 Replies

My son just finished in San Diego. Did very well and will get to do the Nuclear field.  He doesn't leave until August....long what do we do in the meantime?  Where do I buy a NAVY MOM…Continue


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At 9:53am on October 29, 2012, lsmith32 Navy Nuke Mom said…

My son started school this morning.  Can't wait to hear how his day went, he should be oovoo-ing tonight.  I love the internet!  It would be kind of nice if they were in the same classes or some of the same, that way we could keep track of them through eachother.  What is your Sailor's name?

At 7:35am on October 17, 2012, lsmith32 Navy Nuke Mom said…
Hi there and congratulations. My son also left for SC on Saturday. He is an MM, what about your son? My son was in division 335. What time did your son fly out on Saturday?
At 6:47pm on October 1, 2012, ko lisa said…

wonders 520; do you have a clue when the battlestations are for the boys, what day?  Don't want to miss the "I'm a Sailor" call.  L

At 9:50pm on September 29, 2012, ko lisa said…

wonders520; what???? He called me???? He knows to leave a message.  Never saw an 847 number come through any of our phones.  Darn and shoot.  Been attached to my cell phone for weeks hoping, praying to hear.  Know he has tried his girlfriend and missed her a couple times so I was trying to be careful.  Well, glad to hear he is doing okay.  Thank your son for passing along the message.  Hope your son is well and "enjoying" bootcamp.  Did he leave from San Diego on the 16th of August, too?  We were there to watch the festivities, maybe we saw him.  L

At 5:15pm on September 27, 2012, atorres said…

Hi sorry for the delay didn't realize there was a request.  Thank you my son is doing well and I hope your is too.


At 5:00pm on September 7, 2012, jesse mom said…

ship 3 div 338 here my husband works at the nuke training program here in new york

witch your son may or may not go in about a year or so if i can help when the time comes let me know

At 10:39pm on August 27, 2012, Craig said…

To learn about the different ships, go here are read the "P-Days".... In fact, read them all, you will learn a lot!

At 10:37pm on August 27, 2012, Craig said…

You can find your sons group here....

At 10:30pm on August 27, 2012, Craig said…

Hey Nancy,

I think what would really help you understand boot camp is to go look at the "P-day" section here:

You will find all the ship and how they are arraigned.  In fact you should review everything there....

Per finding your sons group 338, just go to this link,

You will notice that your son will be in TG (Training Group) 48 which PIR is Oct 12th.  Just click on that link and you will be taken there...

If you can't get it to work, just click this link:

I'm just showing you how so you can tell other moms how to find their future sailors.


At 2:25pm on November 8, 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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