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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.

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Just got my form letter and found out my SR grad date and all so I am way excited~



Dawn in MI


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Kameo- Go to the discussions hit view all and in there it will give the full description of Battlestations 21..

Its on page 4

Just heard from my SR in Div. 011.  He made it through and is now a Sailor!!!  VERY tired!!  They will get to sleep at 8pm.  They have all been over buying candy and energy drinks at the NEX!!  LOL  He believes that all in the Div. made it through Battlestations, but one SR has to retake a test from Monday in order to PIR on 12/2.  My observation during the phone call is that good friendships have been made.  They are sharing their loot with each other and are just ecstatic!! 

Congratulations to all!!  See you on 12/2!!

My sailor said it was very emotional during capping...  I am on cloud nine.. I could tell he had a list of things he wanted to tell me and was trying so hard to remember them all because he was so tired.. I know he has new friends for life...

I am sooo excited to see my son!!! Just 5 more days until PIR!!!  Looking forward to meeting all you other mothers of Div 011 also.


It was so great talking to my Sailor today... I am still on cloud 9... Can't wait to see him in 4 dayd...

I forgot to say that during our phone call he kept saying hold on I am talking to my mom and dad. Than he said I need to hang up now that his friends wanted him to go play video games with them.. I loved that fact that he called them his friends.. I know they will be friends for life..

Im all packed and ready to go!! Flying out in the morning!! See u all at PIR

I am also all packed but we only live three hours away from GL so we are driving up tomorrow..

Hi all, boy I really feel like I'm behind the eight ball here.  Been on navyformoms site several times but didn't find this group till today.  Wish I had found this weeks ago.  Our SR is in ship 07 Div 011 too.  Have received several letters from him over these past few weeks and even got to talk to him once on the phone.  Since we live in the Chicagoland area, he had liberty on Thanksgiving Day and he got to come home for a few hours.  He brought one of his fellow SR with him by the name of Eric to spend the day with our family.  Had a wonderful time with the two of them.  So looking forward to graduation tomorrow, can hardly wait!!!


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