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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.

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A little about me:
My second SR is at boot camp. He will be an ET Nuke.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I think that she may be greatly improved. Moms are talking about things that I never even considered. My sailor is concerned about the language that she is picking up.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:44am on February 17, 2011, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Congratulations to Kim!  You will love having her at A school, you can talk almost daily.  There have been some "holds" waiting for classes to begin but it's better recently than it had been.  Be sure to visit with us in the AECf group, it's very active and you will be able to keep up with what is happening with her ET rate, school, life in GL, etc.  and if you have any questions - ask!!!
At 1:13pm on January 17, 2011, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…

Yay!  Once those letters start flowing they are pretty consistent each week.   I love the crytology field, it's a smart place to be in both the Navy and civilian life.  My son has thought about trying to move into it as well but he's not sure they will allow that after sending him to school for two years for a different rate and he just advanced to E5 so he's pretty happy at the moment and hasn't mentioned Crypto since he got his advancement.


Your daughter still has a good opportunity to live in Japan, many of our ETs and FCs are stationed there.  In fact, we lived there for a number of years while my hubby was in the Navy.  He was an FC and now our son is an FC as well.  Our son was born in Japan and had hoped for orders there but the system he was trained on was very new and not on any ships in JN at the time so he went to Hawaii where he is very happy.


Do not be surprised IF your daughter tells you she is not an ET.  At the end of boot camp, they will call in all of the recruits going into the AECF program and they basically tell are an ET and you are an FC.  There don't let them pick, they are just assigned the rate  but the good news is both ETs and FCs are good rates.


Hope the mail is good to you again this week :-)

At 11:58am on January 15, 2011, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi, wanted to welcome you to AECF group.  I see your daughter is still in boot camp so she probably doesn't know yet if she will be an ET or an FC but both are great rates with lots of schooling on the front end.  Expect her to be in GL about a year for school and then she will move to another state for C school.  Length and location of C school is not determined until the end of A school so you have a while before you need to worry about that.   Hope you are hearing from your daughter now, it can take a few weeks.  Please let us know what questions you may have.
At 4:12pm on January 12, 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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