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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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PIR 10/25/19

Started Sep 9, 2019 0 Replies

I am so excited!  Booked a room at the Navy Lodge. They said we can change to reservation up to the date of check in. Continue

Got a call from my son.

Started this discussion. Last reply by PattyRN Sep 3, 2019. 3 Replies

Got a call from my son last night. He wants info on where my grandparents were born in Ireland and a copy of my birth certificate. I guess it’s for his security clearance. Good luck to me!  I hope I…Continue


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PIR 10/25/19

I am so excited!  Booked a room at the Navy Lodge. They said we can change to reservation up to the date of check in. See More
Sep 9, 2019
PattyRN replied to Julie's discussion 'PIR DATE of Oct. 25th 2019/HOTELS?'
"My sons PIR is 10/25 too!"
Sep 9, 2019
PattyRN replied to PattyRN's discussion 'Got a call from my son.'
"Got another call for my work address. He told them I had dual citizenship, which I do not. "
Sep 3, 2019
Julie replied to PattyRN's discussion 'Got a call from my son.'
"Know you were so happy to hear his voice!! Good luck!"
Sep 3, 2019
PattyRN posted a discussion

Got a call from my son.

Got a call from my son last night. He wants info on where my grandparents were born in Ireland and a copy of my birth certificate. I guess it’s for his security clearance. Good luck to me!  I hope I don’t hold him up. I have my father’s birth certificate I think. He’s deceased. See More
Sep 3, 2019
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Aug 29, 2019
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Aug 27, 2019
PattyRN replied to InTheNavyMom's discussion 'My son left yesterday, Aug 13 - I'm surprised at my emotions.'
"My son left today. I have been crying for the past three weeks everyday I think. A song I hear can trigger it. We had a lot of great quality time together, so those memories make me happy. He’s so ready. I have no doubt in my mind that he will…"
Aug 27, 2019
PattyRN commented on lemonelephant's page Phone Cards and Phone Calls in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"My son left for boot camp today. I’m so sad, yet am so proud.  I have a wonderful support system. Ben asked our neighbor, Aiden, to take care of me. It’s 11:33pm and guess who is next to me. This little 10 year old is honoring my…"
Aug 27, 2019
PattyRN replied to Jamie's discussion 'Leaves Auguat 20, 2019' in the group DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in August
"My son leaves the 26th. He’s so excited. I have to keep that thought in my head when my heart wants to cry."
Aug 18, 2019
PattyRN replied to InTheNavyMom's discussion 'My son left yesterday, Aug 13 - I'm surprised at my emotions.'
"I just keep asking in my head was I the best mother? Why did I yell at those legos on the floor? He’s such a great son and I’m going to miss him at home. My heart is being ripped out from my chest and I can’t breathe. I have 10…"
Aug 14, 2019
PattyRN left a comment for PattyRN
"He’s going to be a CTN. A school in Pensacola. "
Aug 14, 2019
PattyRN replied to Leslie's discussion 'Shipped out yesterday' in the group DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in August
"I think staying busy is good. Can you do good things for yourself?  "
Aug 14, 2019

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I am a divorced mom of Isabella, 19, and my enlisted son, Benjamin, 18. He left 8/26 and I look forward to seeing him at graduation!
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At 9:49pm on August 14, 2019, PattyRN said…

He’s going to be a CTN. A school in Pensacola. 

At 1:57pm on August 14, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.  

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  

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