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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. 

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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 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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So I have been looking through many places online trying to find the cheapest flights for when my husband graduates. Does anyone know about any affordable flights?  I am going to be traveling with two children ages 9 and 7. So I am looking at some crazy priced airfare as of right now. Its looking to cost around $1200 for just our flight. Saving up to go and want to see if there is cheaper out there. So we can afford to go. Thanks- :)

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I'm flying from Killeen Texas

From Killeen I would imagine you're driving into DFW? Check out Southwest, it may be a bit more flights involved, but you can change plans if you need to. There is always the chance that your husband doesn't graduate with his class. Most airlines will charge you a ton more to cancel.

You might want to see if Midway is any cheaper.

Also, check into whether it's cheaper to fly to Milwaukee. The drive is just a touch further and rental cars should be cheaper.

You also may want to consider taking the train. It will take quite a bit longer, but save you a ton, and your kids would enjoy it more.

Also, make sure and reserve your hotel room. The Navy Lodge is the cheapest and closest.

I would be flying through GRK. Its in Killeen. I have been looking into trains for sure the price is half of flying. and The train gives a 15% discount for military ID holders for the enlisted and the enlisted's dependants. So i am Prob going to do that. But the train ride is almost 27 hours one long with two kids. I also have been talking with my father -in-law and he wants to get a hotel to share. That will help a lot with costs. Thanks so much for all your wonderful advice.

I've done Amtrak with kids before, and it was great. They can get up and go to the observation car, Amtrak plays movies in the observation car in the evening, and your kids can bring along books and snacks and stuff. Unlike planes, they can have lots of stuff and don't have to sit still all the time. We always brought along a picnic cooler full of food. Mostly they spend their time looking out the windows, the train tracks often go places that people don't generally get to see.

Also, the Navy Lodge has some attached rooms. You can get two rooms for $65 each, and keep a door open between them. Many of the rooms also have kitchens, so you can save money that way. Also, your sailor can have a home-cooked meal, which they really start to crave after 8 weeks of Navy food.

I received my form letter today... Ship 03 DIV 233 PIR June 21st. Did you get yours yet?

No not yet..You lucky lady! :) I will be watching for my mail man  a lot more today though...hahahaha....

Thats the Ship and DIV I was given by the recruiter for my Husband....Wouldnt that be cool if they where together... (:

So i just got the letter. :) 

Ship 03 DIV 233.... Graduation June 21st


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