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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa&JohnBurke Nov 12, 2013. 5 Replies

My baby boy leaves in  4 days (nov. 12th) I am keeping busy having his farewell dinner satuday for family and friends so I have been cooking a lot trying so hard to keep it together! I just know when…Continue


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i am a housewife and have 2 children 1 is a junior in high school and the other is in 2nd year of college and has just signed up for the navy he is leaving in november. I am very happily married for 22 years and my husband and children are my entire life
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dressing for PIR

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 1:10pm 11 Comments

My sons PIR is 1-10-14 I keep hearing dress warm. I wondered how we should dress for inside..are we talking casual (jeans and nice shirt) or a little dressy (dress pants) or real dressed us (dress, suit..etc..)  Also for the sarge's meet and greet what is appropriate dress?

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At 8:28pm on December 26, 2013, HuffyMom23 said…

Hi!  My son graduated from bootcamp in November.  We dressed up somewhat for Sarge's, but did wear jeans.  My daughters and I wore dress pants and sweaters for the graduation, and my husband wore dress pants and a nice sweater too.  We saw people who had jeans on also, but it seems like most had dress pants.

My son is up there now for training and I know he complains all the time about how cold it is up there.  We are from Illinois also, so he should be used to it, but I think off the lake makes it worse.  I bet you are counting these days down until you see your SR.  Best Wishes!!

At 7:02pm on November 18, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

here's a link for QM:

hope it helps with info for u also this one might help:

At 10:14pm on November 16, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Since you have an SR at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted." I would like to invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 4:19pm on May 11, 2013, KylesMom said…

Hi momma1992.  I understand about the bc and holidays this year.  It's going to be a challenge for both of us.  We both have raised sons that are strong enough to do what they are going to do.  So we must be pretty strong ourselves, they had to have gotten it from us. 

Have a great Mothers Day tomorrow!  :)

At 12:46pm on May 9, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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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Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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



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