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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. 

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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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Im a navy girlfriend trying not to be a distraction to my boyfriend in the NUKE program

Im a navy girlfriend, 20 years old. My boyfriend alex (22) just got accpeted into the nuke program and we are waiting to find out when he leaves for basic. Im extremely proud of him and happy with his acceptance in Nukes. However im extremely worried about being away from him and the wirlwind of emotions that are yet to come. I dont want to be a distraction to him. i want him to finish and for him to do well. we are not getting married.. i am a chemistry major and plan to finish school and follow through with every i want to do.


Im looking for advice on how to deal with alex leaving and how not to be a distraction and be as helpful to him as possible and also any knowledge anyone has abou the Nuke program.

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My boyfriend is a nuke graduating basic this Friday 07/01. My biggest advice is to write every day, always be positive, and be sure that you are his number one supporter. The communication sucks. I will be blunt. I have gotten 3 calls total, and two were this weekend. Those letters will become your lifeline.Being apart is in no way fun, but it has definitely strengthened our relationship.

im not looking forward to being apart. im hoping bootcamp is the hardest of it tho. im planning on writing every chance i get. how have you learned to deal with being apart?


Just makes you realize to never take them for granted. After a bit you get to this "place" where you are kind of just used to it. You still miss him, but you also can go on just fine with your life. Bootcamp brought me and my sailor so much closer.

You asked about knowledge on the Nuke program.  Well, lets see if you can spot the Nuke in this video...j/k



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