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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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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 6/23/2022 - 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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I hope we can get to know each other and sit together at PIR. I really hope our guys are getting along lol.

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Glad to hear you finally got a letter! My form letter was postmarked the 23rd also (received on the 26th)

My son says the food is excellent and the only thing that he hates is wearing the sweats! (he has always hated sweats) He said that this week they will get to start PT which makes him very happy.

WOOHOO!!!!!!  So, so glad you got the form letter!!!  It's a bit of a relief!:)  It's as if we want to frame every letter we! Enjoy!:)

I know! Everytyme I get a letter, it's going to be lyke winning the jackpot, only a million tymes better!!! I can't wait to get my next one~
Good luck to all of you, I hope you hear from your loved ones soon!

I got my first letter yesterday! It made me so happy to hear that he's ok. I can't wait until I get my next one or maybe even a phone call.

I'm ready for my first 'real' letter. Getting the form letter really helped but he only got to write a quick message. I'm ready for a phone call too! Can't wait to hear his voice!

no letter for me today :( maybe tomorrow?

None here today either...we will hang in there together...and pray for a phone call!!!:)

I'm getting worried because all I have received is the form letter. However, no news is good news :\ just want to know how he is doing.

Just to let you know, the 2 letters we received were before they actually started doing anything and they were both in the same envelope but written on different days. I guess it was during processing or something. Since then we've also only received the form letter. I'm sure they are all doing fine.

That's right!  No news is GOOD news!  It means they're doing well!

I haven't gotten another letter since Monday.
I hope you ladies get your letters soon!
I'm hoping for a phone call as well, my prayers go out to all of us waiting for some communication!!

So have you ladies book your hotels yet? If so where are you staying?


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