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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."

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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 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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Have you heard from your daughter or son?  My daughter is in Div 300 and she sounds good, but tired.  Interesting in hearing how your daughter or son is doing.

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Just found this forum, i wondered what happened to our other one. We are driving from NC, will arrive 9/1 afternoon, cant wait for the meet and greet that nite to put faces with names... happy sunday ya'll
I wish I was going to be at the meet and greet. We don't fly in until 8:00 on the 1st. I am getting so excited especially everytime I see the count down clock on the first page. No phone call this weekend. My husband and I just keep saying no news is good news.
Ditto! I can't wait to see her. I hope I can contain myself once I see her.
I want to hear those words. "LIBERTY CALL"
Hi ,everyone just four more days.HOOOOOOOOOOOOYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to hear this two words." LIBERTY CALL"
Man I miss my daughter and can't wait to see her. With me landing in Chicago at 6pm, I am afraid that I am going to miss the "I'm a Sailor" call, unless she calls later in the evening... Thoughts and prayers for everyone that they get through these last few days...
I have the same feeling we board our plane at 2:00, I sure hope to get the "I'm a Sailor" call before we board the plane. Does any one have any ideas what time they might call?
I have hear they can start as early as 3 and I have seen a post that someone got the call at 7... I hope I am one that gets the 7 call cause I know that she would leave a message, but I am going to be a wreck not knowing if she passed BS21 until I am already there. We fly out at 6am and don't get there until 6:15 pm.... not gonna be fun, but well worth it.
Wow thats a long time to be in airports or on airplanes. We are flying direct from Sac to Chicago we leave at 2:00 and get in at 8:00. If you are correct I will probably miss the call, so sad :( Hopefully she will leave us a message.
We are leaving out of San Francisco and have a 2-1/2 layover in Texas
I am really starting to freak out that we won't know if our recruits passed BS21 until we are all already in Chicago!!! Extra prayers for our groups coming up to pass!!!!
I am getting so anxious that I couldn't sleep well last night. I sure hope I get the call before we board the plane. Gonna start packing today.


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