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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

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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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  • Female
  • Midlothian, VA
  • United States

SunshineSailor's Friends

  • Awoodlyn (Ship 12 Div 099)
  • Steph68

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Welcome, SunshineSailor 12/098

Profile Information

A little about me:
My sunshine (my youngest) leaves for boot camp on January thirtieth. Help! I'm very proud of her, but I am going to miss her desperately and would take comfort knowing that there are other mothers who empathize. Go Navy!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
In the NROTC program
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 3:50pm on February 12, 2012, Awoodlyn (Ship 12 Div 099) said…

Hi SunshineSailor,  thank you for responding, yes I did recieve my form letter.  Happy to hear you heard from your daughter, I know it was a great relief.  I sitll have not heard from my son outside of the one sentence on the back of the form letter that said he loves and miss us all and he loves the Navy (deep down inside I knew he would).  It was a great relief for me but I need a phone call or letter or something.  And of course I ran out the very next day to send all the letters I written and collected along with phone cards, pictures, writing paper and stamps, hopefully he recieved them yesterday or today.  My SR is in ship 12 Div 099.  I haven't met any other NavyMoms in that division yet.  Have you managed to connect with any Navymoms in your daughters div?

At 11:07pm on February 8, 2012, Steph68 said…

Hello SunshineSailor-  That is so great to hear that you were able to hear from your daughter!!  Did you receive a letter or a call?  I am glad that the group is doing well.  So they are listening and doing what they are told?!?  That makes me happy.  I cannot wait to hear from Ryan.  I will keep you posted when I do.  I called his Dad and told him about your message!

At 10:39pm on February 4, 2012, TorisMom said…

Yes, I hope they get some time to themselves tommorrow. Have you gotten her address yet? If so what ship is she in? 

At 3:39pm on February 4, 2012, TorisMom said…

I haven't received the form letter, just texted and called the recruiter a lot. He knows how close Victoria and I are as well as how nervous she was to go ( we both texted him questions all the time for the last few months)Tori will be going to Pensacola,FL for "A" school. Her job is AO. I hope she gets stationed close.

At 1:02pm on February 4, 2012, TorisMom said…

I got her address. Victoria is in the USS TRITON. How about your daughter? I'm so glad we already got her address, I put three letters in the mail this morning from my husband, sons and myself. We miss her a lot

At 11:28pm on February 3, 2012, TorisMom said…

Yes. Victoria arrived there Monday evening. She met a group of kids at O'Hare Airport.

At 6:45pm on February 3, 2012, TorisMom said…

My daughter Victoria is there with your daughter!

At 11:28am on January 25, 2012, 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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