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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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I have no idea what to expect, but I did t expect this to be quite this difficult. Anyone else have someone who arrived on 1/8?

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Yess I agree...waiting for that plain little envelope  with sometimes barely a few sentences  Is So worth it!!

What is the informed site ?

Informed delivery is a service offered by the USPS.  Sign up and create an account and the post office emails you pictures of the mail you will be receiving each day (as long as your area has the service).  It's a good way to make sure you are getting all your mail!

Oh yes I got that service ! Thanks so much !!!
I signed up for it today! Thanks for the idea!!

So the email I got this morning didn't show me a picture of the form letter as I was hoping, but it was really neat to see what was coming today.  This service is really cool and I look forward to it torturing me daily!

The form letter is arriving now anywhere from 9-14 business days from when they arrived.

Be sure to join the boot camp group - you'll find lots of good info there:

And once you get the form letter and know her PIR date you can join that group too.  (You could possibly be looking at a 3/8 PIR date.)

I suggest downloading Sandboxx on the computer or cell to write letter. They are more expensive then the mail but they get to them in two days. So worth it i wish I knew about it last year when my other daughter went through basic.

When I got my daughters call on New Years Eve you should have seen me fly through the door my husband thought I was crazy. I grabbed his cell called my other daughter who is stationed in Norfolk Virginia and put them both of speaker so she could talk to her sister... Ya I cried like a baby:) I was heartbroken on August 6 2017 I missed my daughters I’m a sailor call I ran for the phone but missed it. Now my phone follows me everywhere I will not miss my other daughters I’m a sailor call! I’m getting  anxious to get the call.

How long did you get to talk? Looking forward to a real conversation!

Hello!! My husband also left on 1/8. I have only received the box of his clothes :( It is so hard not knowing how he is doing and not being able to send letters. I hope I get his address & here from him soon!! I just keep telling myself hes got it a lot worse than I do and as soon as he can he will write or call! 

Got the form letter today. (Her arrival was 1/8) Division 134 with PIR date of 3/8/19! Was hoping for a little note inside but nothing like that. Sent out a few letters to her today.


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