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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. 

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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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Son left 12/5/11.  Just received the form letter.  He's Ship 12 Div 058. PIR 2/3/12.  Got a very short note saying the Petty Officers were killing them.  That was alarming, but then at the end, his usual sarcasm of "I'm alive so stop freaking out."  That made me feel much better.  Anyone else??????

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My son left on 12/5 as well. I too recieved my letter today with a PIR date of 2/3/12. He's on Ship 03 Div 053. My son too wrote a short note advising me that it's tough but he's motivated. He also told me that he's not getting a lot of sleep which he expected but that he was well. I went on to say that he wouldn't be writing that much which mad me somewhat sad but I understand that he has to keep focused.

My daughter also has Ship 12 Div 058 and the same PIR. I got my note and form letter yesterday., She says she is ok but it isn't fun and hopes it gets better soon. Lol. I also booked our hotel room today for graduation. Didn't want to wait and not have a good choice.

I just received my son's form letter he is Ship 12 Div 058 as well.  He wrote a short note that everything is going good and send his love.   PIR is 2/3/12.   I am so thankful to hear from him, glad he took a minute to write something.  Now I can mail all the letters that have been stacking up :)   Best wishes to all the other members of this group and our SRs!

Great.  I booked my hotel too.  Does anyone know if we can send them $?  I have relatives asking if they can send Christmas cards with $.

I'm not sure if they can receive checks.  I've asked relatives to send him cards with a note and the checks to me and I am depositing them in his bank so he can access it if he needs it with his bank card.

The only thing I have heard so far is no musical cards, glittery cards or food.  The trainers will make the whole division do more push ups and runs for that!  I've instructed family and friends white envelopes only :)

If you guys are on Facebook, there is a page for U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command.  They hold a trivia contest every Tuesday at noon and if we answer the question first, they will post a picture of our Division!  There's also a forum on the left with our Ship & Division. 

My note on the form letter said the food was halfway decent, and they'd been up 40 hours but boot camp wasn't that bad.  They'll be fine :).  Get them in good shape, that's for sure!

Are you also Ship12 Div 058 also?

Nope I'm Ship 3 56.  Where'd you book your hotel btw?

In Waukegan. How about you?

My husband is Ship 12 Div 058 as well. He wrote me a short note in the back saying he loved me and missed me and that wasn't considered his first letter that he would write as soon as he could. It was nice to start sending him letters right away. I write one a day. I miss him so much. I can't wait to see him. Counting down the days! 

My daughter is 12/058 also.  On the form letter she said it was really cold up there which is to be expected I guess.  She also said they'd been up over 40 hours but everyone was hanging in there.  I can't wait for Feb to get here !  Good luck to everyone !


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