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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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My boyfriend hasn't even been there a week yet, but he's seriously depressed because he misses me... It makes me feel bad because he can't eat or sleep... and when he does, he only eats half his servings. and when he sleeps, he only sleeps for a few minutes and wakes up again. I don't know what else I could say to him to help him.  He said he wants to go to the chaplain to  vent, but he's scared he'll be medically discharged because he's not emotionally stable... is that possible?  Is this normal for him to be this depressed? or maybe it's just a phase he's going through for the first week or so he's there? He said that in bootcamp it wasn't that bad because they kept them busy, but in A school, my boyfriend hasn't even classed up yet.  So my boyfriend might be there for 6 months due to the wait, though he was expecting 9 weeks initially.  Please, any help would be very appreciated!!

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Hoppi aka Angie 53, Can you give me any information on how the Uniform Allowance works and if there is even such a thing? My son has been in a year and is currently an E-3 stationed at USPACOM on shore duty?
Accept my friend request ASAP. I am also from CA. Here is a group to join - SF Bay Area Navy Moms. We have a meet and greet in Fremont this Sunday and one on San jose on April 10. We have a lot in common.
Hoppi, Thanks for the information and website on the Clothing Allowance.
When my son went through basic he went through the exact same thing... even went to talk to the chief to see if he could get out... LOL Write him letters telling him how proud you are of him.. do not feed into those depressed letters.. tell him about all the stuff you will do when you see each other etc etc really pump him up that is what he needs right now.. I know its tough on you to hear it.. but you need to be strong for him.. remind him he's doing it for the future you two will have together etc... Once he got to A school it got better since there is more freedom as they advance in school.


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