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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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**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.


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Started this discussion. Last reply by jrk'smom Nov 13, 2014. 2 Replies

My son graduated the beginning of October. I have and had family members in the military all my life and wasn't as emotional like I am now that my son is in. With yesterday being veterans day I had…Continue


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I'm a divorced mom of two my son is enlisted in the navy and his pir in October 3 and I am very excited to go and see him because I haven't seen him in about 6yrs he lived with his dad and stepmom in Washington. I also have a 21yr old daughter who is going to Eastern University of Oregon to be a physical therypist. I am very proud of both of my children. I love watching and going to sporting events with my boyfriend. Even though I'm going to be 48 soon I feel as if I'm still a kid at heart I love to joke around and just have fun. I am also an outgoing and easy to get along with individual and I try and live life to the fullest. I'm employed by Patterson Logistics I put together orders for vetrinarians. I live in Lititz Pa and I'm looking for other moms who have children in the navy just to talk to and for moral support when needed.
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At 11:20pm on September 30, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Don't forget to make change 3.

At 11:20pm on September 30, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. What is your recruit's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 9:37pm on September 28, 2014, lemonelephant said…

If you changed your email in the correct spot, then you should be receiving messages whenever someone posts a reply or comment to something you are following unless you have turned off notifications. Check the email address again and then check the Email settings. The other thing is that your comments above indicate that you have only commented within your PIR group recently. Check to see if you have clicked "Stop Following" within the group. I actually do that within groups after I comment so that I don't get messages about comments on the Comment Wall in my groups to cut down on the emails I get--I check to see if there has been activity since I was last on and go there if there has been. You should see the words "Stop Following" if it is set to send you emails when someone comments. It will say "Follow" if it is set to not send emails.

At 9:29pm on September 28, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 6:20pm on September 27, 2014, lemonelephant said…

To change the email address for N4M, click on Settings in the upper left. Then in the middle of the page, you have the option to change your email address. It is right under where you can edit the Photo. After you change the email address, be sure to click "Save" at the bottom. Then go to Email under Settings in the upper left and make sure that you have not turned off all emails. Make any changes on the page and then click "Save" at the bottom. I hope that helps.

At 6:13pm on September 27, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to ANYONE with access to the web. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 10:33pm on September 24, 2014, Contactkelly78 said…'s nice to have someone to talk to about this. His father and I have been divorced for some time and we're both remarried. My son wanted to live with his dad while he was in high that was pretty hard for me but, they only live 15min down the road. His dad is taking it a lot worse then I am because our son was with him every day. I wasn't expecting to see so many tears from him. That's great for you...I bet you are excited to see him soon. I'll be waiting as patiently as I can for my sons graduation. I hear I will get a letter in the mail letting me know where I can mail letters to and also his graduation date. I'm excited to get that as I've already started my first letter. Well, I'll check in tomorrow...heading to bed. Have a great night and I'm glad we've certainly helps.
At 8:51pm on September 24, 2014, Contactkelly78 said…
Hi there! My son just left on Monday....haven't been doing so good emotionally. I'm afraid, happy, proud....sad! I'm just all over the place. I won't hear from him for 3 weeks and it's killing me. How have you dealt with all of this? I just hate not knowing what he's going through...not being able to contact him. Ugh. It's the worse feeling.
At 12:22pm on September 22, 2014, 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!

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 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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