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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. 

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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."

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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.


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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She's only in boot camp but already the support from people I have never even met before is amazing!

My husband met with a gentleman this morning who is retiring from the Navy later this year, right now has been in for 24 years! He wished my daughter luck, then as they finished up their meeting he turned to my husband and told him to give him a call when she gets to San Diego. My husband was a little taken back and asked why? He told him that he knows alot of high ranking people in the Navy in San Diego and that he can put my mind at rest by having some people watch out for her.

I have never met this man, and probably never will, but his thoughtful understanding of what it's like for me, as a mom, to worry and wonder if she's o.k., and willingness to just make a phone call to ease my mind is the most priceless gift I could get!

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It does seem like there is always someone to offer support. I can be in wal-mart and see some one wearing a navy shirt and of course I always say my son has joined to Navy and a conversation will be started. I just wish I had another mom who has been through it there with me the day he leaves cause I am already a wreck. I want to be strong for him but I know I probably won't be able to keep it together. It's hard to let them go even though I am very proud of him.
Tracy, please read the message left on your profile page - just click on MY PAGE on the menu bar. The comment from has links to several groups you should join (New Moms Stop Here and Bootcamp moms). You'll find many, many moms who have been where you are and will be. You'll have lots of company. No need to feel alone.
In general, you should check you status box (Inbox & friends for messages and friend requests) and your page to see if someone left a comment on your profle - do this AFTER you have logged on.


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