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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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**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.

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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If your child is having a hard time with the pfa's or anything of that nature i would love to chat. My son is also in RCU so if anyone would like to talk about that we can

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What comes after rcu

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How many chances

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Comment by niakianavymom on October 3, 2019 at 10:52am

Thank you and that is awesome. Yes we have. My fingers are crossed I get to see him this weekend.  Congrats again and please post pictures. Congrats to the other Moms & Dads of the SR's graduating tomorrow . 

Comment by niakianavymom on October 3, 2019 at 8:57am

I am so happy you received your call. Congrats and safe travels to PIR. Thank you and It was a well needed vaykay. Waiting to see if Anthony will be coming home this weekend. He was not sure and I am thinking no but I am keeping my hopes up. He is graduating today from A school in Meridian MS. Enjoy your time with your Sailor and please tell him Congrats and thank him for his service.  

Comment by Navmom on October 2, 2019 at 9:29am

Congratulations Tracey! so you got the " I am a sailor" call?? how exciting this is I am so happy for your family and your sailor!!

Comment by niakianavymom on October 2, 2019 at 8:55am

Hello. I was on vacation. Did you receive your call? I am praying you did. Thank you so much for sharing. 

Comment by niakianavymom on September 26, 2019 at 9:48am

Next call you have will be the " Hi Mom, I am a Navy Sailor Call". He will do great in Battle Stations next week. Please keep us posted 


Comment by niakianavymom on September 26, 2019 at 8:32am

Good Morning Tracey, 

This has made my morning. I knew he would do it. So proud of him and you. BNMH for life. 

Safe travels and please post pictures. Are you on the FB Navy Mom's site? if not, please join. I know you are a proud moma bear. Please send him my congrats.  


Comment by niakianavymom on September 24, 2019 at 1:23pm

We are here for you Tracey. You can't help but to worry but please pray and don't worry because God got him and you. 

Comment by Navmom on September 24, 2019 at 1:03pm

Well my son got it wrong the first time also, and I could not find it until he called again..I am hoping he will call soon. You may want to contact one of the administrators and see which divisions are in ship 4 and maybe try that way, but nothing is certain at this point until he calls back, or writes to you, which they do every Sunday.

I hope this helps some:(.

Comment by niakianavymom on September 24, 2019 at 1:02pm

Hi Tracey, 

I do know that if they don't pass initially they are placed in Ship 4 Div 747 and still get the opportunity to take the test again on tomorrow. Either way it will work out and he will pass. Anthony gave me his new ship # after he passed the run. Ship 4 is for the Sick and those who did not pass the run. Soon as you get  his call, please update us. The scripted call gives him the Div 747 Ship 4 because he is immediately placed out of his original Division. It will be fine and prayers and I hope this helps. Div 747, Ship 4  will never be a graduating division, its the holding division basically.   

Comment by Navmom on September 24, 2019 at 12:52pm

Hi Tracey,

It's possible that the other mom may have gotten the division number wrong. What did your son say? Was he going to a new division?

The navy quit putting them into FIT a few years ago, and started placing them with another division with a later graduation date,  or they would sent them to ship 5 to start the separation process. So he is better off being placed with another division than the alternative. The advantage here is that has more time to prepare.

I am very sorry about all this, but I promise you in the end it all works out!.


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