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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."

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**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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At 6:47am on April 26, 2011, annamichael said…

Hi! Just curious, what has your fiance been told about his A and C school? My boyfriend's A school (he is going for IT ATF), is 16 weeks and then he was told his C school is 19 weeks. Have you ever heard of them having two C schools? Do you know where his C school will be? Michael said his will probably be in Pensacola, also, but isn't sure :( Anyways, hope all is going good with your move!


At 7:15pm on April 10, 2011, annamichael said…

Hey Anjelica! I bet you are super stoked about Friday!!! My SR PIR is 4/22. Oh my goodness, it can't come soon enough! =) Will you be moving with your boyfriend to Pensacola? My SR is going for IT, also, and said his A school is 16 weeks and his C school 19 weeks. That's only 9 1/2 months, but I've heard of people moving for less than that. Just wondering :)

PS - How long were you able to talk to you SAILOR(: when he made his BS21 call??

At 8:39pm on April 8, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Thanks so much, I am so glad you like them. Have a great time at PIR and travel safely.
At 9:49am on April 6, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Just wanted you to know your ribbons were shipped yesterday. Thanks so much and let me know what you think of them when they arrive. :-)
At 4:10pm on March 22, 2011, Demi :) said…
Hello! When is your sailor's PIR?? the 15th? If so, you should stay at the ramada inn for the meet and greet! And what is his rate? Something to do with aviation since he'll be in p-cola I assume :)
At 3:26am on March 10, 2011, Toni-Sailor Mom (Ship09 Div131) said…
I did hear from my son.  Well first I got a 10 page journal in the mail.  I stopped everything and read it all.  It was so-o-o-o great!! Then as I was going to pick up my little ones, I got a call from the 847 area code and I knew it was him.  He said he only had like 2 minutes but it turned out to be 6 minutes so that was great!! He has a cold so he has been sick for 2 weeks. He sounded really good and said everyone is getting another haircut tomorrow.  In one of my letters I asked about his friends and turns out he doesn't have any friends but he does have 85 brothers!!  That was way cool!!  I will be flying in on the 13th and staying at the Quality Inn in Waukegan. That is great that his parents are so close.  Boy that saves money!!! I feel so much better that I have talked to him though!!  Wow, what a great day!!
At 2:21am on March 9, 2011, Toni-Sailor Mom (Ship09 Div131) said…
That is good to hear!  I haven't seen anymore letters, just one so far.  I am happy with that though.  I still haven't received his box though.  I am getting concerned!!  That is sweet and I'm glad that she doesn't really realize that daddy is not home now. It would be harder if she were older.  At least we can say it is only 2 months.  We only have like 38 days to go.  Almost half way through!!  Are you going to PIR?  Where are you staying if so?
At 1:15am on March 8, 2011, Toni-Sailor Mom (Ship09 Div131) said…
I'm glad you heard from him twice.  Hearing his voice is probably the best.  My little ones are good.  They miss their big brother.  I had them both, age 5 and 6, draw him a picture and I sent it the other day.   I am trying to write daily so I hope they are getting their mail.  Did your fiance say anything about the mail? How is your little one?
At 1:33am on March 7, 2011, Toni-Sailor Mom (Ship09 Div131) said…

Hi Angelica,

I haven't talked to you in a while.  I just wanted to see how you were.  I hear others are receiving phone calls.  None yet for me but I know it is coming!!  I haven't received his box yet but I did receive a letter!!  It was wonderful to get a letter, to see him write in block letters,...and he sounded so-o-o good!! talk to you soon!!

At 11:33pm on March 3, 2011, Emily said…
:( That is so sad! I thought our dog would have serious problems but he seems to be doing ok. I just found out about a meet-and-greet thing on the 14th. I honestly can't remember who told me so if it was you im sorry! I am on info overload. But I think we will try to go to that! Anyway take care and keep in touch! :)
At 9:01pm on March 3, 2011, Emily said…
Hey! Thanks for messaging me back :) I haven't gotten any letters yet. Just the one instructing me on who is invited to PIR, the date, and what websites to look at. Have you gotten any? Thanks on the congratulations! It has been a whirlwind these last two months before he went in. What is your boyfriend's job? Does he know where he will go for A-school yet?
At 3:32am on February 20, 2011, Toni-Sailor Mom (Ship09 Div131) said…
That is really great that they gave you his letter.  I have sent my son 2 letters already so me too!  Have you found anyone else in the same ship and division?
At 2:20am on February 20, 2011, Toni-Sailor Mom (Ship09 Div131) said…
I just got my son's form letter today and graduation is 4/15/11.  Did you get yours yet?
At 9:29pm on February 18, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

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


At 9:27pm on February 18, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Hi--check out this page for the girlfriends

At 9:51pm on February 17, 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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