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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.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

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."

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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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Heard from my son yesterday too....He sounded really good. Said they had gotten training on the Marlinespike and that they were very busy. Also asked me if it was OK if he brought home some recruits for Christmas that had nowhere to go (We live 45 minutes from the base).......Oh Boy, I better start cooking NOW! ....LOL....Our conversation was very short, but he really sounded good.
Tina that is so awesome! :) Ns bunkmate lives 5 mins from us, so I imagine they will have an interesting time during leave! N already said he thinks it is going to feel weird to be back home...everything there is so regimented and he has really gotten used to the structure! I can't wait to see the man he has become! :)
I talked to N today...continues to sound upbeat! He said he earned a ribbon during live fire...asked me a weird question about if I "Liked" someone's status on facebook...I am friends with RTC, but I truly believe I have been very careful about anything that I write....I don't even remember "liking" anything, even the pictures they have been posting, but his chief mentioned my name to him...I asked him if he got into trouble and he said no...but it is a great reminder to be very careful what we post..or "like"!
I guess the lesson careful ladies!
I agree. I wrote S in a letter last week that we should just delete our Facebook altogether. He called me and said that he agrees, so I deleted it for him. It's funny though bc he told me that no one in his division (032) has Facebook. :P

Did anyone hear from your SRs this week? I didn't hear from N and I was hoping that it wasn't a big deal, just no phone privileges...if you have heard...please post!

No phone call here either......I agree that they are probably really busy trying to cram everything in....I am getting so excited for the 22nd!!

got letters, but no phone call in about 8 days!    : {

No letter or call either.  Hope it's just the flurry of activities keeping them busy. :(

No call either, I think they are just so busy trying to cram everything in. Less than 10 days now wooo hooo!!!

I got the call! My son is now a SAILOR!! Can't wait until Wednesday!.......I hope you all are getting the same phone call!


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