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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Hi all moms and families of 04/812


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Replies to This Discussion phone call...maybe mothers day???
Typically the 800 divisions get fewer phone calls or they may have watch when everyone else gets calls or any number of other reasons why no calls.  Remember no news is good news.

My SR wrote and said he would be calling today. SHIP 004 DIV 812  PIR 6/3/2011. Anyone got a call yet????


no...did you get a call????



I am unable to find Lala's info for ribbons...can someone put the link on this page?  Thanks!
I just asked Lala to post her info about ribbons.

Hi everyone, I was asked by cruisinkitkat to post info here in your group about the ribbons I make to wear to PIR. The ribbons are a great way to show support for your sailor and to recognize other N4M members. They also make a great keepsake and can be put in a scrapbook or framed with a photo. You can click on my name and send me a friend request or you can send me an email to: If you send an email please include your N4M name and PIR date. You can see pics of the ribbons and scrapbook items I make on my page or if you have facebook you can see them on my facebook page: Unique Memory Makers. When you send me the friend request or email I will send you all the info needed for placing an order. Most of the 800 divisions do not use the last name on the ribbons and they usually get black ribbons with gold letters to signify that they are Special Ops. You can get them with the first name or Proud Mom, Dad, Sis, Wife, etc. Below is a pic of a couple of the ribbons. You can see more on my pages. Thanks so much, Lora

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the bases are on lock down and high alert due to the events over the weekend, do not stress over this.

The 800 divisions typically get fewer phone calls than the other divisions, live your life as normally as possible and do not stress. When my son was in BC I got 2 calls only, the quick "I'm here, and 1 about half way, I did not get the I'm a Sailor call .

Thanks OCHOAS! My Son said he would be calling on Sunday and we did not receive a call. I was wondering if this weekends events may have affected him calling.
I too am thinking with this weekends events that probley is keeping us from hearing from boys. At least that's what I am telling myself.
My husband is also in this Division. When he first arrived he was in 811, but he got injured so they moved him to 812. He is going for Seals, there has been a lot of confusion as to what his orders are when he graduates. Is there anyone else with a loved one going for Seals?


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