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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.

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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.

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Armed Forces Day Celebration

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Armed Forces Day Celebration

Time: May 16, 2009 from 11am to 12pm
Location: Brady St. Stadium and Davenport Am. Legion
Street: Brady St.; W. 35th
City/Town: Davenport, Iowa
Phone: 309 794 0449
Event Type: military, awareness, and, appreciation
Organized By: Ruth, Gun's Mom
Latest Activity: May 13, 2009

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Event Description

The Iowa-Illinois Quad-Cities (Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Silvis, etc.--it's really more than "quad"), celebrates the military every year with a Military Appreciation Week culminating with Armed Forces Day. From 11am-3pm, military displays, an appreciation program, military drills take place at Brady St. Stadium parking lot (Brady and 37th). It's a family event to promote military awareness. After 3pm, the event moves to the new Davenport American Legion, 702 W. 35th, for dedication of the new building, a dinner and dance.

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Comment by Lois C T(momma T) on February 24, 2009 at 1:37pm
Sounds great! But it's a little far away! Thanks for the invite, I am going to check if there is anything going on here in R.I.:)
Comment by Joyce Tucson Mom on February 23, 2009 at 6:43pm
Thanks for the invite . . . but it's a bit far for me to make it:)! I'll be waiting to hear how wonderful it is:)! GIANT HUGS:)!
Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on February 23, 2009 at 2:57pm
Hi Ruth,
I am in AZ, so won't be able to come. Phx is having Navy week at the beginning of March and I hope to go to some of those things.
sounds like fun!

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