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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 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 6/23/2022 - 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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At 7:38pm on July 21, 2010, wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 said…
I left you for a message in your inbox. :) Thanks again for your information.
At 10:41am on July 20, 2010, Lynne said…
Wow he can change jobs son's recruiter said it was incredibly hard to change jobs...some young people here have waited more than a year to get son signed up in June and is going in Sept. which the recruiter said is almost unheard It took him 2 trips to MEPS to get a job...he is actually part of Cardinal Company which goes to St. Louis Aug. 29th and then to boot on Sept. 4th or 5th...not sure maybe our boys will be there at the same time.
At 8:08pm on July 19, 2010, Lynne said…
You are so right would be hard even for a seasoned sailor...what did you decide to do...what a difficult choice you had to make....when does your son leave
At 7:03pm on July 19, 2010, Lynne said…
I think that is a combination of the Postal Service and the Navy...but hey "You got mail"! So how is boot camp going...
At 12:16pm on July 19, 2010, Rita said…
I know what you mean with work, we put in for our vacation as soon as we found out the PIR date, be careful driving and I hope your husband can go too, I'm sure your daughter will want to see him also.
At 9:34am on July 18, 2010, Rita said…
Hi TobiAnne, my daughter left on the 15th of June. Were from Lorain, Ohio. Her Ship is 6 and Div 939. What is your daughter on? Sorry it took awhile to reply I'm not too good on this yet. Are you going to meet & greet on the 12th?
At 8:05pm on July 7, 2010, wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 said…
Just checking in to see how you're doing?
At 7:16pm on June 29, 2010, diannep said…
You're very welcome. Well, I agree....if at all possible, it may be best that she not know right now. I just was worried about others telling her. I'm glad you have all bases covered on that! WHEWW! So sad that this happened. I hope her friend is doing ok....or as well as can be expected right now with what happened.
At 4:23pm on June 29, 2010, diannep said…
Hey! I posted on the PIR site for you. I would give the PAO office a call about finding a chaplain. I put the number on the PIR site....time is of the essence, obviously, and I'm not sure you can wait on the recruiter. I'm so sorry you all are going through this...
At 3:47pm on June 23, 2010, diannep said…
DONE! Now, you can join it. Weird because when I typed in PIR 8/13/2010, it automatically filled in the group address box? Who knows??? :-) Also, you posted back to yourself rather than to me (see below). HA! I was doing the same thing until someone told me. Make sure to hit the "comment back" choice under the person's comment you want to comment on. I had a feeling that you may have done this and that is why I checked your page again. Ok...join your group now!
At 3:17pm on June 23, 2010, Tobianne said…
sure try that would be great. Thanks so much. If it does not work than I will contact Sobe.
At 3:14pm on June 23, 2010, diannep said…
Uh oh. Do you want me to try? I don't mind trying, but may run into the same thing you did. you want to contact SOBE and ask her? I don't think she is on line right now, but you can leave her a comment and she will let you know. I just have a feeling she is much more computer saavy than I am! Either way...just let me know. I would be glad to try. The "group name" is PIR 8/13/2010, and then you fill in the description. Something like: A group for those with recruits graduating 8/13/2010 to share info and support....something like that.
At 3:05pm on June 23, 2010, diannep said…
Hmmm....thinking maybe I should have put in a url thingie! HA! You can see that when it comes to computers, I have no clue! But somehow, I was able to set up the 8/6 group without that (see post below). I probably just can't post a "link" on boot camp for moms to click on because I didn't do that when setting it up. But oh well...35 have joined already so they are finding it!
At 3:00pm on June 23, 2010, diannep said…
Hey! Ok, I didn't put any of those things in there. I just set up the 8/6 group by putting the PIR name in (remember the whole 2010) and then the description of who is in it (up to you how you want to word it-) When it took me to the next page, I hit "skip" Then it was done. Try that and see what happens. I'll be on here for awhile. Post again if you get it done, or have problems!
At 3:30pm on April 19, 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! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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