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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 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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Hi ladies I am new at this, my son went in on Monday June 17th.  I got the call at midnight and his box last Friday...I have been ok up until the last few days and I feel just sad the last few days.  Kyle's recruiter called me to say he needed Kyle's final transcripts for his rank but only told me his graduation date (Aug 16th) but couldn't tell me his ship (this was on Tuesday) so I figured Kyle should have already started training with his P days over last friday I am guessing.

Can someone tell me what day he may be on?  I know Sunday doesn't count but does Saturday?  I'm trying to follow the day by day online schedule to keep me a little sane.

I just wish his letter would get here so I can send him mine, not knowing if he is ok or struggling silently is hard...I know no news is good news but this is just hard...

Thank you in advance

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Hi all, today is a week since my son went to boot camp. Went to the store on Sunday and realized I really didn't need anything!  My leftovers are still leftover and my doggies are sad!  I am pushing through each day.  I am in California, so I do the math, 'it's 0530 here, so it's 0730 there'  I wonder if he does the same thing?!

I think we all have to push through each day. So proud of all of them!

I so remember that! I would go to Costco and pass the stuff he liked and think “Oh, I don’t need to get that now.” Definitely a hard thing!

The first few days feel like FOREVER! Go ahead and write your letters. I had an entire stack ready when I got my SR’s address. We can’t really know what day they are on because the number of days they wait to fill a division varies. You’re in the tough first few weeks but it does get better. Hand in there. 

Thank you all for the warm thoughts and cares.  I received our form letter (strange how something so simple can be so comforting).  Now I am patently waiting for letters to come in.  I sent my 1st one on Saturday.


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