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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. 

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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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At 12:18am on July 28, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to “Enlisted.” 

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined. 

At 12:17am on July 28, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Where is your Sailor stationed? What vessel, if one? There may be groups I can direct you to.

At 10:46pm on March 8, 2016, cmm1974tx said…

No he graduated from Byron Nelson. I have one graduating from Northwest this year.

At 12:46pm on August 25, 2014, jason'smom ship14 div 292 said…

Hi thank you for your  request, and sorry took me this long I'm barely getting used to this this site.

At 12:41am on August 13, 2014, TexasMom said…
Tsufish text or email me.
At 2:28pm on July 30, 2014, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined NUKE moms; you may also want to check out Nuke School Charleston and Nuke A School FAQ. The Rating Information Card for NF can be found at Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend when the time comes. Your Sailor may have Prototype in Ballston Spa, NY; if so, join Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NY at that time.

At 9:20pm on July 23, 2014, my3sonsaz said…

I can understand that....where will he be going for school? Michael will be staying there so we're thinking we'll get to spend time with him over the weekend unless things change. 

At 8:44pm on July 23, 2014, my3sonsaz said…

Oh bless her heart...I know that is hard. We have a chocolate lab and Michael constantly played with him so I'm wondering what the heck he is thinking...I'm just anxious now to get the letter so we can make our plans for graduation. Are you guys going to be able to make it to graduation? 

At 8:35pm on July 23, 2014, my3sonsaz said…

Yep, our youngest (14) said last night he was going to 'use' a few things of Michael's since he was gone...LOL...I think he wants to lay claim on a cool pocket knife. I've got to get in there and put several things away before he get to them. :) I think it hit our 18 year old when he came home last night. He just said it was so weird not to talk to Michael before bed to see who was going to lock everything up and turn the lights out. (My guys have been night owls this summer). So glad you have your hubby for would be really hard to do this alone. Although I do have to say every time the phone has rung today I have jumped...I'm sure that will get better as the days roll on. 

At 8:16pm on July 23, 2014, my3sonsaz said…

Doing pretty good...I think I cried twice too...I had to run something up to our church and started crying with the preacher. LOL :) Although I got a nice surprise when I called our insurance agent to take his vehicle off the policy...$150/month savings! I keep going in his room with thoughts of cleaning it up but just can't do it yet. He's not the neatest kid so there's no telling what I'm going to find...I'm sure he's be neat by the end of the week though! We just keep saying 'wonder what he's doing now?' weird not to know! How is your hubby doing? 

At 11:59pm on July 22, 2014, my3sonsaz said…

Too funny tsufish! My hubby is not feeling well (really bad cold and head congestion)...he left the room earlier and I thought he went to lay down. He came back out later on with a bald head! Since he's been in the sun his eyebrows are 18 year old laughed and said 'dad, you shaved your eyebrows too!' ...I did txt a pic of that to my son and he laughed! 

At 11:49pm on July 22, 2014, my3sonsaz said…

Hang in there tsufish! He's do great! And if you want to keep those earrings in through BC, do it! :) My hubby shaved his head today in honor of our son (he looks for any excuse to shave his head since he knows I don't like it! LOL)...We'll just have to lean on each other...We've got to all stay strong for our kiddos! Still waiting for the call...we have both cell phones on the bed wondering which one he'll call. :)

At 11:30pm on July 22, 2014, my3sonsaz said…

I've done about the same's almost seemed like the day has just stood still...I have cried off and on all day. Folks keep calling to see how the day went and I can't even answer the phone. I know this will get easier but boy I didn't anticipate it being this hard to watch him go. :)

At 1:00pm on July 15, 2014, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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