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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."

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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 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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Ribbon cut at new SEAL Heritage Center

‘Living legacy’ to serve as briefing room, family center, museum and monument
By William H. McMichael - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Sep 28, 2010 18:01:13 EDT

The eight sideboys were completely drenched by the time Adm. Eric Olson passed between them en route to the dais at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story Tuesday morning. Olson, smiling, got more than a little wet himself as the deluge of minutes earlier settled into a steady rain.

“Always a pleasure to be back in Little Creek, especially when the weather’s so accommodating,” said the raspy-voiced commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. “If it was only 30 degrees colder, it would be good for training.”

That remark drew laughter from a knowing crowd: active and retired SEALs and Special Warfare operators who’d gathered on a miserable morning for a special occasion: cutting the ribbon on the brand-new, $5.4 million SEAL Heritage Center.

Built from the ground up with private funding raised by the Naval Special Warfare Foundation, the modern, 18,000-square-foot building on the base’s northeast sector – meant to evoke a World War II-era Quonset hut but appearing to some visitors as wave-like – will serve as a combination SEAL briefing room, family center, museum, public recruiting tool and monument for fallen SEALs.

Olson called it a “living legacy to the men and women who have heroically served in Naval Special Warfare since World War II.” It’ll include those Olson called “our current heroes,” citing Lt. Michael Murphy and Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Michael Monsoor, both posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

“And by honoring our history, the center will also honor those who fight tonight, far away from the sea, against fierce and fearless foes,” Olson added. “SEALS masked by camouflage uniform, equipped with body armor and night-vision goggles, and operating from helicopters, vehicles and on foot – SEALs in a close fight, tonight and every night.”

The ribbon-cutting was both a way to thank the foundation’s supporters and donors and to introduce the center to the active-duty military and the spouses. “This is their building,” said Jim Papineau, the member of the NSW Foundation board of directors who spearheaded the fund-raising drive. “We wanted them to come in today to get a feel for what this facility offers and really, to get them to embrace it.”

“They’ve never had a flagpole,” said Papineau, motioning toward the front of the center, referring to the Navy’s widely scattered SEAL, Special Boat and support teams. “That’s kind of theirs.”

Papineau said the center will be open to the public within the next 30 days.

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