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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."

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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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Hey everyone on here. My name is Linda my daugher leaves for bootcamp in Nov 2012 My question for anyone out here. How much do they get paid while in bootcamp? My daughter has a car payment and she is havin a hard time saving up for 3 months ( bootcamp and a school) and I cant make her payment for her while she is gone I am a single mom. Will she make any money to be able to make a car payment. Thanks so much for any help at all.

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One payment saved up should be sufficient.  

Thank you ladies for the great answers now I can breathe easier and so can my daughter. Another question she goes to Pennsecola fla for her A school she is a AO. When will see be able to get her car? Thanks so much for the info. I really appreciate it.
And also can she have visitors while in A school?

A school is in phases, at first its pretty strict, (not as strict as BC), then they will phase up, and earn privledges with time. She will be able to have visitors in Pensacola, but I would wait until she moves up in phases, she will have more liberty to spend time with you. It is a fun base to visit, there is an aviation museum on the base and an old fort, with tours, and Pensacola beach is really nice.

She probably wont be allowed her car until she is in Phase III, she will be able to ask when she gets there.

Thank u Kathy for the infro. Navy moms are a godsend to me. Thanks so much. Hope to return the favor Oneday to another mom. :)
Lady Hamilton I probably won't take it to her untill she can have it. She won't go to A school till jan 2013. Was just wondering when she can have it. Thanks for the reply

SouthCorolina - Is the car leased?  Per the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), military members may terminate automobile leases. If a member enters into an automobile lease before going on active duty, the member may request termination of the lease when he/she goes onto active duty. 

This is just an overview, but you can search on SCRA after reading this...(read about auto's and cell phones)


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