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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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Just got the first "letter" (really a form letter) but was wonderful to see my son's one paragraph handwriting!  Now I have a PIR date so would love to hear from any other mom's, wives, GF's  out their that have loved ones in this division! 

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Thanks for the to FB to "like" the page!!

Yes, tune in every Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:30 eastern. They post the contest at 1.... Everyone is super quick to respond but not everyone who responds first has the right answer.... It's really nice. I would love to see my SR before 12/02/11

Has everyone gotten their form letter yet?  I am awaiting a letter now.  I have my phone ringer on high and  the most obnoxious ring tone so that I dont miss his call.  I washed his bed sheets and made the bed again.  I am sad but excited because his brother is coming to visit next weekend and he can use brothers room.  I thinks this sounds so funny but do not want to use names.

Yes, I got my form lettter on the 15th...and waiting, not so patiently, for the first letter!  Phone is attached to my hip and can't wait to hear his voice! :)

Doesn't sound funny at all....since we don't use names on here, that's what makes the Meet and Greet a lot of fun.  We actually get to use real names! :)  Hope your letter gets to you tomorrow!!

I got my first "Sunday"  letter.  Check your mail!  He said to be expecting a call in a week or so!

They took out his lower wisdom teeth.  :(


So happy you got your first letter!!!  Tomorrow can't come fast enough for me.  Sorry to hear about his wisdom teeth..but hope he's healing well!!!

We received two letters today at our house . . .  4 pages for sister, 1 page for Mom and Dad. I feel better!


CONGRATULATIONS!!  Communication has begun...we're getting closer to phone calls!! YAY!
I got another phone call last night! Its amazing to me I always used to yell at my SR for being so "forgetful"..... NOW..... I'm so greatful he is! But he did tell me to look out for letters. They should be on their way. I'm so anxious I'm jittery!!!!

YEHA, I got a letter.....a wonderful, great, fantastic, beautiful 5 page letter!!!!!

God, now I miss him again just like the days after he left.  He did say that this DIV BC is WAY harder than the non-special ops BC.


I had sent him a Q&A letter asking him different questions about different things, just a short question and in the same line had a Yes or NO or Sometimes....asked him to circle the answer and perhaps a word of two....he sent that back, so had lots of questions answered that way.....wanted to share this w/all of you, good way to find out about things......


He also asked me to go on his FB page (funny, he would not even let me be his friend befor he left) and let his friends know his address so thay can write.....they all REALLY love the leters!

Now a very Happy Mom of a SR

That is a really cool idea.  
Has anyone had a phone call yet from any SR in 04/803?


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