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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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kathyjeanba (ship 6/Div 929)
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At 11:50pm on March 3, 2011, lori said…

Yep I think we found a match! I will ask Paul if his friend is an "okie" but when he texted me that we were on NM together I figured it had to be you! When he called me this morning he said his friend had just got orders to the same place. I was concerned he would be going out all by himself [ what a mom i am- he's 23 for goodness sakes!]. I just texted him to ask your question. 

Ok he just texted back is your son David Ruppert? He didn't know what an "okie" was!!!!

Linthicum is near Baltimore- about 45 min away from us.

Well that is great that the guys have someone they know going to the same place. Paul PIR'd 5/26. Went in 4/5/10. His PIR group was one of the ones who finished early. Can't remember the term they use at the moment.

I asked a question on the Great Lakes group and one of the ladies is an officer at GL and gave me some great info about what Paul will be training for. Go on that group and read about it. Do you know what David's NEC number is?

That will tell you what he will be doing.

At 7:59am on June 19, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Kathy, they do get happy to see their new "ship" on the school side of the base; a microwave, frid and a few roommates is such a nice change up after bootcamp and throw in that laptop and cell...heaven! Our son is an FC and when he went to his C school - he even had his own washer and dryer! He called us three times the first night he arrived just in awe of the accomodations. Another reason why you son is so happy as it was taking MONTHs for them to class up and just recently they have narrowed that window to two week start date. Ohhh, we understand that Army/Navy ribbing - our son in law is Army (in Iraq) and ironically both he and my son share the same name...Nick. Guess that is to keep me confused!!! You'll enjoy the group - lots of good sharing there and everyone will be happy to hear that your son is classing up already!
At 10:35pm on June 18, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi, wanted to welcome you to AECF group! Looks like you son just PIR-ed? We know how proud you must be of him! Is he going to be an ET or an FC when he graduates from A school? Our son is an FC and my hubby was for 10 years as well so we are partial to that rate but both rates are great rates with lots of schooling on the front end. Our group is an active one, stop by often and don't hesitate to ask questions. Have you met Lori in Oklahoma group - her son is an FC as well and she has a lot of experience as a Navy mom.
At 3:38pm on May 18, 2010, MV (Ensign Boone's mom) said…
I'm preparing myself to be teary eyed as well! I think it just comes with the territory for moms, eh? :-)
At 3:21pm on May 17, 2010, MV (Ensign Boone's mom) said…
Thanks for adding me as a friend! I hope to meet you and your family at the Meet & Greet! Have a lovely week, MV
At 1:21pm on May 6, 2010, gramsue said…
Does anyone have info about the pay? How and when and do they get an option to have it direct deposit?
At 3:26pm on April 27, 2010, AzNavyMom/Laurin(Ship06Div929) said…
Thank You for the warm welcome! :)
At 7:07pm on April 20, 2010, tallmama said…
Hi, Kathyjeanba! Thanks for adding me as a friend.
At 6:27pm on April 17, 2010, joshuasmom(ship06div929) said…
i started a group for PIR 6/4 check it out
At 11:03pm on April 2, 2010, 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!

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Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
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