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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."

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.

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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This Discussion is for loved ones of Recruits in Divisions 337 and 338. These are Brother Divisions and your Recruits will be training together, so perhaps you would like to get to know each other on here.

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I didn't see it on the left, but I did find it and tried. Totally missed. I'm having a heck of time navigating these websites for some reason. Is it my imagination or are there about five different Navy Training Command pages?

I think there is just the one but you need to hit F5 alot to refresh the wall feed.


Has anyone had a letter this week?  I had asked my son questions but haven't heard anything back from him.  I'm planning on bringing his cell phone & charger to give him at the airport but wasn't sure if he could have anything else.


I got a letter yesterday, but it didn't say much.
My daughter asked for her Ipod, cell phone, camera, and undies hahahah gotta have priorities.
Got a letter today wanted his cell phone. And to be sure our flights were late enough on Sat. that he could get his cell at the airport.
I'm defiantly hoping for a letter when I get home. It's getting so close!!!
Favorite undies are biggies for both guys and gals--they are so wanting out of the tighty whities or granny panties.

Got a letter today! I haven't received one in 3 weeks, and like all good mothers I checked with the sisters and the girl "friend"to see if he'd been writing to anyone, or just not to me.  You guessed it - he was writing to the "not really" GF!  Any way, thank goodness for Facebook...

He wrote about weapons training and firefighting and upcoming Battlestations. He said he'd be sending another letter with his request for stuff.  I'm guessing computer, cell phone, ipod - the usual.  It would be nice to know a little more about his travel schedule on Saturday, but we're staying flexible...

After only getting only one letter and a short phone call that I had to share with his Dad.  I am so ready for next Friday so that on Saturday when he flies out I will be able to give him his cell phone and hear from him more often.

I finally got a second letter (it seems the only ones he'll send are the questionaire ones). Says he wants his computer and stuff, cell phone and stuff, and civvies (and apparently underwear). What do they make them wear that's so uncomfortable?

It sounds like he's more looking forward to it being done than we are.


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