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Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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."

Events

**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Navy.com Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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WestonsMom (FL A School)
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A little about me:
Single mom, my only child (son) left for boot camp 08/03/11 and was assigned to ship 11 div 322, pir 09/30/11.
09/08/11 he went to RCU 04/2341 for stress fractures in both legs.
10/19/11 I got the "I'm a Sailor" call!! I finally have a SAILOR!! :)
10/25/11 He had his 23rd birthday while in THU. This is his 1st bday away from home.
As of 10/26/11 my new Sailor is finally leaving Great Lakes for A school in Pensacola, FL.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid

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At 2:19pm on October 21, 2011, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…
Hi, left you a message on SHIP 5. Congratulations to your new Sailor!
At 10:55am on October 11, 2011, Tylers grandma said…
Thank you so much.
At 11:23am on September 12, 2011, KC'smom said…
OMG! hahahaa, you are the only person besides me who put that you were "afraid" when you heard "Navy".  I was so upset I cried for months. But it's all good now. I just miss him. I see you have made friends with diannep below..... she helped me alot!!!!
At 10:00pm on September 8, 2011, diannep said…

Oh, sorry for the confusion on my son's asmo. 

Yes, you are right...once he is healed, he will be put with a division that is right where your son was when he was removed from his division, and his training continues.

At 8:52pm on September 8, 2011, diannep said…
He actually didn't have stress fractures...asmoed for different reasons. But I have seen many on here be setback because of them.  They all seem to heal at a different rate. Do you understand how he will be resuming training?  If not, let me know and I will explain it to you in a message. 
At 3:40pm on September 8, 2011, diannep said…
I'm not positive, but I think they are both for the same purpose--probably just an overflow of barracks.  You might ask that on the Ship 6 site.  Just not sure...praying that he heals soon and is back in training. How is he feeling about all of this?  I know it is so hard when he has trained so hard, but encourage him-- that he WILL get there.  This is truly the most common reason for delays (medical) in training.   Might help him to know that.  Write him alot when he is in there because to go from so much training, to not doing too much is very hard for them at times.  They lift each other up, but mail becomes even more important for them. The more people to write him, the more he will keep his spirits up.  Hang in there and please stay on the site for support...I'm a single mom as well...my heart is with you...but we are strong!  By the way, one of my nephew's is named Weston...I was actually the one who suggested it to my sister....so Weston is a very familiar name to me!  I will be praying for him and for you!
At 1:06pm on September 8, 2011, diannep said…
Accepted your friend request.
At 8:25am on September 8, 2011, diannep said…
You may also want to join the Ship 6 group while your son is injured. Prayers!
At 8:27pm on August 16, 2011, BunkerQB said…

Be sure you join the "larger group" for all recruits with PIR date of 09/30/2011. Here is the link.  Good luck.

http://www.navyformoms.com/group/pir-9-30-11

At 4:25pm on August 8, 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! :) 

-Colleen

 
 
 

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