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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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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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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milomom 946/HM A-School
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I am mother of 3, wife, only daughter and nurse. I'm proud of each of my children. My only son is my SR and he is alot like me - quiet, kind hearted, and always willing to lend a hand (well, unless its something around the house).
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At 1:51pm on December 9, 2011, Renee said…


Thanks for the note - my son is still in A school, class 030A and they'll be choosing their orders next week, on the 15th.  It looks like David may have graduated from bootcamp the week after your son.  His PIR date was 10/07.  Has your son chosen his orders yet?  This would be a great time to have a career counselor - the sooner the better!  I'm sure it will all work out for each of them, and if nothing else, they'll have to perfect their communications skills to get where they want to go!

At 7:24pm on December 6, 2011, Renee said…

Hi Joanne! 

I received an answer from flangl18 (who has now changed her name...) that they'll be assigned a career counselor once they get to their first duty  station.  I wish it was sooner, since my son is looking for information about the STA-21 program.  There's plenty of info to read about that online, but sometimes you really need to talk to someone to figure out the finer points...  I hope your son is doing well!

At 7:01pm on October 6, 2011, Brenda Sue said…

SURE!!!  Everyone is welcome.  I know there is a group for MA's at San Antonio A school - is there a group for corpsman A school in San Antonio that I could drop a line in?

Sure wish you could come - pass the word -all is welcome!


At 12:32am on August 15, 2011, lemonelephant said…
I'm glad you found the 9/30/11 group. Since your Recruit is in a performing division, you may also want to join the Group, 900's division sailors. There will be information on there that relates to your situation.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.
At 10:24am on August 7, 2011, Wanda (HN Rota, Spain) said…
Hi milomom - did your son fly out from san antonio as well, maybe our boys were on the same plane. Missed the call also, it was 12am. Mine is on Ship 03, Div.320 (PIR 9/23)
At 2:02pm on July 6, 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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