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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."

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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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 son is 17 and wants to join the Navy as a Seabee.  He is concerned that his ASVAB score will not be high enough to get in.  Does anyone know how much weight this score has for this division?  Also, if he joins with another job can he change jobs once in to get into the Seabee's.  We are really confused and from what the recruiter has told us, and I don't know if I believe everything, that after 18 months he can retake the ASVAB and get into the Seabee's then.  Please if anyone has any advice for my son can you help us out.


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My son is a Seabee Mechanic and this is what he says: the ASVAB score wont be a problem as long as ur line scores are good in electrical knowledge and general shop tools. Math is not as important but still good to have a high score. If his main score is above 50 than hes fine but check the actual minimum scores he needs at this site= ( As to going in as another rate he could do it but i dont reccomend it. As with any rating in the navy you can change it after two years and command authorization. If he were to go in as another rate try to find a job within naval expeditionary combat command ( as the seabees fall within them. Definately wouldnt go undesignated unless he likes chipping paint for two years and he couldnt be a seabee since undesignated personel are typically assigned aboard ships. If you have anymore questions just ask and ill try to answer them to my best ability. Good luck.
Wow, thanks for the info! My son wanted to know if the Seabees are overmanned at this moment and if there is a chance that a classifier will offer a Seabee position?
This is a link to the CREO chart (career reenlistment objectives). The Navy publishes new ones every six months. You'll have to know which rates are seabees to figure it out:
I am in agreement with Hoppi, my son scored well enought on his ASVAB for Seebee, and has graduated from college for construction engineering but entered the Navy as an IT. And they are overmaned for Seebee's he would have had to wait months to enter as a Seebee, but he is enjoying IT in our Navy.
My son scored in top 10% on his ASVAB he chose to go into the navy as a IT Specialist, the security clearance was the hardest part, they had to know who and where all immediate family lived.... But we are all Military just not Navy. Most of the family was Marines or Army. I am glad he had a choice of what he wanted to do. He is graduating this month and then heading to Pensacola for IT school!


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