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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.

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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Here are some I found on the site, thought it would make it easier if they were available here. I will add more as I find them.  Here is one question I found hilarious, re-worded a bit for sharing purposes:  


When you have to use the bathroom, what happens? Is it like school, where you raise your hand and ask to be excused? Do you have to  _____ ("drop a deuce" "go #2" "take a ___", or however your recruit refers to this bodily function)  along with hundreds of other recruits that are also dropping their kiddos off at the pool?

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HA! I love this one. Actually, my son told me that if you had to go to the bathroom, it wasn't a problem. They weren't hard in his division on the recruits with that. But I guess it depends on how often they ask? Interesting to see what the recruits will say.
Sorry about the mixup on the 2 PIR groups. Couldn't figure out why no one could get into yours??? But something was wrong somewhere. Thanks for trying! Glad you joined this one!
Hey Thanks for suggestion on the SEAL group.
Yea, I just did as you suggested and changed it to the ship and div number, Oh...HAPPY 4TH, have a Great Day...You getting alot of rain the last couple of days?
Happy 4th to you too!
YES...finally...RAIN! What a difference it has made in the temps to me. Still HOT but much more bearable to me now. My lawn and plants are happy too! Glad to see that S. Florida is finally getting rain...and hoping that we don't get the oil in the tragic....
More Questionnaire's
Even More...
Okay thats it.. I'll post more on here if I find them


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