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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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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required


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Just my first call from my SR 10 day after p-1. I just love hearing his voice. He misses his mom, cell, and girlfriend.  I'll put me

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I am longing for that day.  You lucky mom. My recruit has been there since the 8-8. PIR is scheduled for 10-3. I rec'd the box and his letter.  I dreaded opening his box fearing the rush of emotions I would feel. It smelled of stinky socks and not like "him" like I anticipated. I was never so happy to smell stinky socks and shoes (as odd as that sounds). He is in Div 313. 

Gayle, join PIR 10/03/2014 TG 47 to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.  Divisions 313 and 314 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division.  There will later be a discussion within that group for the two divisions.

Thank you, I'm still trying to figure this all out. You have been a wealth of info. 

You are very welcome

HI Gayle,   That day is coming soon!  I sure know what you mean by the smell! :) My SR rolled up his boxers and placed them in his boots, he must have known I was going to need a good laugh :) We had actually talked about it a few days beforehand.  I did hold his shirt for awhile sniffing his cologne :) while the cats laid in his box, afterwards they wander through the house looking and crying for him, laying on his bed, almost a week now since receiving the box. WOW, a week!  He is PIR 10-3 Div 310 

Look me up if you'd like to chat sometime! Your definitely in the right spot for support, information, ect!! 


I hear ya on the order krags5! :) So happy you've heard from your SR!!

I got a  call from my SR at about the same time on Saturday.  Hearing his voice was wonderful, but made me miss him a little more! He is in DIV 310, PIR Oct 3rd also.  My son misses his cellphone too!


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