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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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sandy (ship 9 DIV. 126 ) PIR 4/8
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  • navymom2nd SR
  • Lefty (Ship 9 Div 126) PIR 4/8
  • texasmom Ship 11 Div 179
  • jim'scupcake
  • MamaMia
  • quiltblue
  • Geoff'sMom
  • kathryn56
  • Ladybug<3
  • ntz4laa (HM Mom)
  • Pearl Harbor MA
  • nursemom (Lisa)
  • Mommabee2
  • William in Nashua

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my daughter Sarah is my best friend... and she is at Meps tonight and is going to BC in 9 days. She is a student at UNH . I am here for her. Ok so today is day #9... She is at the airport waiting to go to BC. From portland Me. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 5:50pm on April 7, 2011, jim'scupcake said…
Hey Sandy:  Thanks for the friend invite...hoping to meet you tonight!  Susie (Jim'scupcake).
At 10:58am on April 4, 2011, Craig said…
Glad to add you as a friend...
At 10:29pm on March 25, 2011, navymom2nd SR said…
hi Sandy My sailor in in this same div. do you know if anyone has a  extra pass we need one more please
At 1:25pm on March 25, 2011, diannep said…
Hi, Sandy.  Accepted your friend request!
At 11:11pm on February 24, 2011, Lefty (Ship 9 Div 126) PIR 4/8 said…
Hey Sandy my fiance SR Edwards is in the same group as your daughter!!!
At 3:47pm on February 14, 2011, William in Nashua said…
Thanks for friending me Sandy.  I'm a Dad not a Mom though, LOL.  My son just graduated boot camp, and is headed to Goose Creek, SC tomorrow to begin his  nuclear power A school.  He will be there for the next 1-1/2 to 2 years.
At 9:47am on February 11, 2011, texasmom Ship 11 Div 179 said…
Good Morning Sandy, My son is in bc now today is the third day.  We live in the Dallas Texas area, actually we live about 45 min NE of Dallas in the country.  He left from Dallas DFW on Tuesday2/8/2011.  When did your daughter go? It is defently much harder than anyone would expect.  Have a great day and thank you for being my friend.  
At 8:43pm on February 10, 2011, Anna said…


Thank you for the friend request!!!  I see you are in New Hampshire.  You'll have to play tourist guide for me!!  Hubby and I are living in Schenectady, NY and we want to visit Vermont and New Hampshire as soon as the weather gets better.  Any suggestions of where we should go????  How are you holding up?

At 7:47pm on January 31, 2011, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!!  We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support.  I see you are new to NavyForMoms and your daughter will be leaving for bc soon.  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!!  We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever.  It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!!  Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!!  Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 12:48am on November 30, 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!

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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

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