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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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Well, so far there's Suzi and I here. And somewhere should be Britt's mom.

Let's keep each other up to date. Nothnig to tell yet, but my son said I should watch for incoming mail around the 15th! that's Monday or Tuesday. Yea!

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Hello New SR Wife,

I believe that your husband and my son are working together on the division flag. I received a letter from my son today explaining the flag in great detail and what all the images represent. Counting the days until PIR.

Hi Kelley, that is awesome.  My husband wanted it to be a surprise so he didn't share much.  Hopefully, they all survive this "hell week".  My husband said that he's both mentally and physically tired and can't wait for graduation.

I got three letters last night. My son said they had three or four inspections and tests this week. He said still trouble with marching. He said he has gained respect for the chief. And he said brother division did a number on the head one day last week that took him a while to clean so he missed an important test. No word about how he made it up. And that's all folks.
Hi everyone, I know some of you are getting scarves from New Horizons and shirts from Ms Ampi and that is awesome. And some of you are getting scarves & shirts from them and ribbons from me lol. You can never show too much pride right? Anyway, I wanted to let you all know that I am going to be mailing your ribbons next week. I want you to get them before Christmas that way we know you have them in time for your PIR. After you are finished wearing the ribbon as a pin you can take the pin off the back and put the ribbon in a scrapbook or shadow box. They make a great keepsake and are suitable for men and women. I hope you all are staying warm and having a great letter filled day :-) If you still need or want to order ribbons just send me a friend request or message. Thanks, Lala

Got my adopt-a-sailor form in the mail Saturday. We are spending Christmas day in Chicago with our boy. And if any of you have a D.K. he is coming with us.

Does K stands for Kevin?  b/c that is the same as my husband's initials?!?!

OK. Got mail. Div. 306 has earned two flags, physical fitness asessment and zone. My son seems to think everyone is starting to work together really well and he said marching is getting better. And New SR Wife, no not Kevin. The K is that last name, sweetie.

So, my daughter has some friends in her division and I am wondering if the moms are here?  Last names begin with, P, M, and B.  I guess that is all I can really say on here, but if your daughter is in Div 036 and her name begins with any of these letters, friend me.

Hi all, got a letter from my husband today.  He said that they survived "hell week."  The div. also got a flag for their marching.  They've been working hard and now finally able to work together as a team ;)  Somehow, he managed to put a hole in his ski mask (they call it "robber mask") and had to sew it together...then he noticed that one of the buttons on this uniform was falling off so he had to sew that back on.  When he was home, I did all of that for him even ironing his dress shirts/pants for knowing that he's doing it all by himself, I'm so proud of him.

Isn't that neat, though. It's good for them to learn those things. Some of the people going to boot have never done anything for themselves. I think that makes it so much harder.  My son may not have been mentally prepared for boot but he was somewhat prepared for adulthood. All three of my kids have done their own laundry since they could read and reach the buttons. They all know how to iron - with starch if necessary. They know how to clean the house. It was/is necessary for all of us to work together and speed clean on weekends for company because  the week was/is filled with school, sports, church and homework. And I make them watch me cook sometimes. I'm a mean, mean mother, I'll tell you!

Oh yea, that is mean all right! LOL  Just kidding.  Teaching them these things keeps them from stinking and starving when they leave home.  It is a hard job, but one of the most important parts of being a parent.

That is awesome.  I will make sure to show all of those to my 3yr. old boy when he's a little bit older...


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