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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

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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.

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my recruit didnt pass her running test. I know she is very upset and I only got to speak to her for a few minutes. Her dad and I are worried about her. She said she had to move out of her ship and away from her division. She will not graduate on Friday. But, what's next? We are out of our minds worrying about it, with no contact to find out what happens next. Can anybody shed some light?

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thanks for the positive thoughts, I'll be sending the same your way, too! :) I knew this would be hard, but I didnt think it would be this hard this soon...

jenj, how is your daughter doing? I just read your message from a week ago. I am sure the Navy is taking good care of your daughter. Many recruits get sick and injured. My son did too. Hang in there.

Let me know what happens.

She seems  OK. We get to talk to her on the phone once a week and we get letters twice a week. Xrays show her heel is getting better, slowly. They said she'd be doing 4 levels of physical therapy, and now is on level 2, walking but not yet running on her injury. Most days she's pretty optimistic. We try our best to offer encouragement, but that's hard to do long-distance. We're hoping another few weeks and she'll be able to pass her run and move on. And we hope to get to visit her before she leaves for A school. Thanks for asking, Hope your son is doing great now, jenj

jenj, sounds like she is doing great. If the doctors thought there was no hope of her recovering, she would have been out of the Navy weeks ago. I know another mom whose daughter had an injured foot. It took her a long time to recover but she graduated. She graduated 2 months after he division and is doing great.

My son is loving the Navy. He is due to graduate from (A)school at Great Lakes the end of March beginning of April. Then he will go to (C)school in VA hopefully. He is going to be an FC (in charge of missiles and guns on a ship). Do you know what your daughters job will be yet?


She wants a career in Law Enforcement, so she'll be Master At Arms, very ambitious! probaby will go to San Antonio for A school

jenji, how exciting for her. I think that is a good career choice.

and it is warm in San Antonio Texas :)


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