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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 - 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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A little about me:
I am a mother of a Sailor who just had his PIR on Dec. 21, 2012. I am SO very proud of my son! He turned 18 in boot camp and spent halloween and Thanksgiving there too. He did so very well there and matured so much. It does a mother's heart good to know the Navy took good care of my "boy". I am a private Nanny specializing in children and teens with Special Needs. I have been a nanny for over 17 years and absolutely love it! I am engaged and planning to marry in 2013 to the love of my life. I could not fit another ounce of HAPPINESS in this Sailor mom heart if I tried!
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
No news is good news. Also that they are not CHANGING my son, they are encouraging him to be the BEST and most efficient person he was meant to be. Ultimately the Navy is making it possible for my son to have a wonderful future and I am very proud of him! :)
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:53am on December 21, 2012, NukeMom (Class 1318A - GC) said…

Here is a good source of information -   Nuke Information    -     Nuke Information Part 2 the second two links are the other documents they are referring to in the forum - sent by my son - but cant seem to find it online - so I have attached it here. 

At 10:24am on November 3, 2012, SCNavyMom (Ship 02 DIV 906) said…

HI! Glad to hear you received your form letter! We are stilllll waiting. Have you joined the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command page? They post random pictures of recruits, PIR etc. Hope you are doing well, best wishes.

At 3:46pm on October 30, 2012, SCNavyMom (Ship 02 DIV 906) said…

Hi! Glad you're doing ok and received Edwards address; I'm still waiting on that. PJ did tell us his graduation is Dec.21st so I hope to see you there! :) As for me, I'm holding up, it was hard not having him here for his BDay, but at least we were able celebrate prior him to leaving. I'm very anxious to get this stack of letters out to him. lol

At 1:02pm on October 24, 2012, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Hi southcarolinamom - Yes the Van Buren drive in is still open!  Haven't been there in years though - I think the last time we went was for my SR's birthday party - I think maybe his 15th.  And now he is 23!  I too got my call last night - 10:30pm Chicago time. It was short and sweet - from his cell phone.....he totally stuck to the script!  I had the best night sleep last night that I have had in months.  No more worries - he's there, he's safe and he is in good hands!  I look forward to meeting up with you at PIR......Debbie

At 9:16pm on October 18, 2012, lemonelephant said…

You are very welcome.  If I can help with anything else, just ask.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 10:55pm on October 17, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Hi, you may want to join the group, Leavin' for bootcamp in October or
October Boot Camp Family. Also check out the Discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC

Your future Sailor may want to join to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view. Craig

At 4:34pm on February 20, 2012, 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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