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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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When is your son/daughter shipping to Boot Camp?

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My daughter left Tuesday the her I'm here call that evening.

Hi everyone, My son went to boot camp Jul 9th, I just got a welcome letter and his address... Happy mom now :) I can start sending letters!. Any moms here with the same ship day? I miss my son so much! Marine/Navy Mom :) and very proud!

My son left July 8th. Ship 14 DIV 274

My son also shipped the same day he is assigned   SHIP 12 DIV 275

My son is reporting on 5AUG.  I was doing so well with all of this but the closer the date gets the more anxious I'm becoming.  I couldn't be more proud of him for his decision to serve and follow in the tradition of his dad (Marine) and his grandpa (Army).  

My son took his Oath of Enlistment this morning and is sitting at the airport as I type this waiting to board his flight to Great Lakes.  <3

My son shipped out of ATL to boot camp on Tues the 15th. Got the "I'm here" call around 10PM.  I am so proud of him but will miss him!

Recruits do not all start training on the same day. Your SR is currently in P-days and his first day of training (DOT) will be one day next week, possibly as early as Tuesday, but it could be later in the week depending on when his division filled. See Arrival and What Happens at the RTC.

Just got our form letter today!  Son shipped 7/9/14, He is assigned SHIP 12 DIV 275.....who else!!???  Graduation is Sept 5th!! I hope to hear from others :-)

I am in  JTD's mom :) my son left same day..I got the form letter today too! 

MilitaryMom, I left info on your My Page.


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