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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.

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I am excited for my son to start this next chapter in his life. He has always done good in school and in life in general. I can't wait to see his transformation in 2 month and I hope that I will get good advice from the ladies in this forum. Praying for us all.

By the way he is the one on the far right in my profile photo

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Hi Domsmom!

My son left for bootcamp on Monday the 26th - so they might both be in the same division/ship or whatever they call it. I'm sure they will do fine - and they will create memories that will last a lifetime!

Keep praying - don't ever stop...

That is good to know emith63! I guess that we should be expecting a letter soon. I can't wait. Do you know where your son will be going for A school?

Thomas will be going to Pensacola, Florida for A school and C school too. Can't wait to go visit! We are from Oklahoma and the warm sun and beach would be awesome.

My son is also!! I hope that they will be graduating together so that maybe we can meet! What job does your son have. My son is a CTM. We live in SC so we will be a little bit closer. :)

My husband also left on the 26th. He is div 119 I believe. Then he's going to Pensicola for CTR. Have you recieved a letter ? Its been tough not having him around..

Hi Janice! My son will go to Pensacola also for CTM. I have not received a letter yet but expect the form letter anyday now. My son is/was my baby and i miss him dearly! 

called me today just a few minutes ago but only for 5 mins. It was so amazing to hear his voice. He said graduation for him is Mar 27th and he's in iv 119. I hope you get to hear from him soon too!

I was just about to say the same thing, I got a message on Facebook from my son!! We communicated for about 10 minutes. He needed some info for a clearance. Your lucky to have at least heard his voice. I am assuming that they will be graduating on the same day. Dom thinks that he will take his swim test tomorrow. I asked him how he was doing and he said that he was bored?!?!? Lol . It made my day!

I guess we are 2 lucky ladies! Have a great day

I also was in contact with my son. He called twice & left messages - he needed information for his security clearance as well. Since I couldn't answer (didn't feel the phone vibrate) he called his dad. At first I was sad that I didn't get to speak w/him, but then he called again, for more info. He sounded great & said we should get the form letter today or tomorrow. They mailed them on Tuesday.

Good luck to your son! 

Thanks sandiegomom2323! Do you have a son or daughter in the navy?

Yes, I have a son in boot camp. He started last week. 


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