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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 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


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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Any wives/girlfriends/fiancees of a SR leaving in November? This page isn't as active but maybe there's someone here! :)

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That's crazy that they shipped the same day but also awesome! I thought about putting the phone on hold but haven't decided. I'm sorry it's been tough :( I'm here if you need someone to talk to! 

Pretty good, I have my moments lol. I got her ship and division number from the recruiter. She's ship 7. I know I can't trust the address so here's to hoping the form letter arrives this week!  How's everything going for you?

*crosses fingers*

My husband  left 11/19 for Bootcamp. It’s turning out to be a lot harder than I could of imagine with our sons asking where daddy is everyday but I have a very supportive family that Im thankful for! I don’t know how I’m going to do a deployment without my family being so close. 

It is soooo hard! I completely understand! There are days I can't hold it together. I couldn't imagine having kids as well. I'll be praying for you guys <3.

Thank you!! We have two sons, a 2 year old and a 9 month old.So them not being able to understand is what makes it so hard. 3 weeks has felt like 2 months already... 

Wow, little bitty ones! and it really does feel like forever already! Sometimes I think, wow times going by fast and then other times I'm like geez, it's been forever since I've seen her! lol

I feel the same way!! But I got my letters yesterday and it helped so much!! I hope it gets better for you! (:

Oh I hope I get a letter soon! I received my DEERs packet yesterday and just her handwriting on the return address made me smile! lol I can't wait for the form letter! I'm so happy ya'll got letters!!! *happy dance* Hopefully it'll be the first of many!

My husband made it there 11/21!

Hi! It feels so nice to know there are other wives on here! How are you doing so far? Did you get a call this weekend?

My husband got there 11/19. Have you got a letter yet? I swear it helped me so much! Is your husband graduating Jan 18th?


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