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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. 

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.

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Please identify needed corrections / additions to above FAQ here.



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Links about laptops and cell phones and pay scales are not working.
EM amd ET A School are both 24 weeks (you have ET listed as 26 weeks) and on your DOC. Free time for... you might want to add that in Phase I not only can't they drive a car but they are not allowed to be in a private vehicle anymore. The base commander added this a year or so ago when some sailors were charging money to transport their classmates back to base. If a parent is visiting they can get permission from their class Chief or whatever his title to ride with them in their car. Glad that rule wasn't in effect when my sailor was in Phase I. He often was given a ride back to base from another sailor who had a car and driving privileges. It sure looks like you spent a lot of time gathering this info. I found an article I hadn't yet read. Great job.

Dana (David's Mom), you may have newer information on the length of ET A School.  As of today the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command ( NNPTC ) website still shows the Class as 26 weeks in this document:      of course the Command Website may have out of date information in this document.  


Thank-you for friending me Dana and hopefully we can identify and correct any out of date information in the above FAQ.

ET A school is 26 weeks and EM A school is 24 weeks according to the NNPTC site



Thanks Bill, I have also private messaged you on this.

Sadly, the same link appears to work when I try it on my computer, meaning this problem may not be easy to track down.

Anyone else able use the above links???

Anybody else having problems with the above links ???

It works fine now maybe it was my browser.




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