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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. 

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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Headed for SWCC

Moms of Sailors headed for SWCC

Members: 73
Latest Activity: Jun 6

Discussion Forum

SWCC Training?!?

Started by Navy_Wife3. Last reply by Navy_Wife3 Apr 9, 2015. 13 Replies

Any insight on the length of SWCC training & whether family is allowed to visit you or relocate during this time? I have heard so many different responses, my head is spinning! lol. My husband is…Continue

Training in December?

Started by dobimom May 13, 2014. 0 Replies

So my son will be in bc in August andWe heard they give you 2 weeks offOver Christmas. Anyone know anything aboutThis. He will be SO and train in San DiegoBut won't get there till around…Continue

New SWCC Candidate

Started by NavyMom SWCC candidate. Last reply by Fancy Nancy Aug 27, 2012. 5 Replies

My son just graduated last Friday. He is now waiting to begin training in August. Continue

New SWCC class started Monday (March 5, 2012)!

Started by margeeim. Last reply by Proud Mom-Linda May 2, 2012. 3 Replies

SWCC training started for my son this week.  Are there others out there who have a loved one in this most recent class?  He said Monday was an easy day.  They had to run everywhere, carrying a…Continue

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Comment by Navy_Wife3 on June 8, 2012 at 11:17pm

@NavyMom (Ship4 Div 815)


My husband had PIR on 5/11/12 (Div 812) and he has been on hold in GL since then waiting to ship out to Coronado. He was not allowed "transition time" to come home but he was allowed to put in for leave while in GL (he used leave days he had accrued up until then...). He came home for a long weekend. Others chose to stay in GL. Hope this helps?!

Comment by NavyMom SWCC candidate on May 15, 2012 at 9:22pm

My son left for BC yesterday, but he's going into the SWCC program afterwards. I was wondering if he got to come home before going to CA

Comment by sea_sick on April 2, 2012 at 4:26am

Does anyone know what to expect once the arrive at Coronado as far as communication and liberty? My bf should be there mid April and we are trying to see if there is a way for me to fly out and visit him for a weekend, maybe after he graduates basic. Does anyone know if that could be possible? I am VERY new to this and I don't know very much about the abbreviations or what to expect...

Comment by chrisinoregon on February 26, 2012 at 4:11pm

Yes he did!  He has completed language school and now is doing medical training.  I am trying to decide if I want to see the movie Call of Valor.  Good luck to your son.  I hope he is working out every day in preparation.

Comment by Paula on February 20, 2012 at 10:25pm


Did your son make it through?  My son leaves for Coronado next week,  He's going to be waiting to class up sometime in April.

Comment by chrisinoregon on February 20, 2012 at 5:18pm

What an adventure he will be on!  He can keep his cell phone and you will be able to talk with him throughout the training period.  I know my son would call about once a week.  I loved hearing from him, and then of course I dreaded getting the phone call. 

Comment by Kimme on February 19, 2012 at 1:10pm

My son will be leaving for Coronado in 14 days to begin his SWCC training. How much communication will we have with him once he gets there and starts training? Can he keep his cell phone?

Comment by floridabeachgirl on February 16, 2012 at 10:55am

My son officially signed his SWCC contract last night. Hooyah! He leaves for bootcamp August 13th. I am so proud of him!!!

Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on January 16, 2012 at 10:01am

Hi Okara, I know there is one, but I do not know the's a big deal!  Good Luck to your son!

Comment by Linda (ship04/Div. 818) on October 20, 2011 at 5:40pm
Your August 14th message about the SWCC programs could have been written by me, I am feeling this way today as they start the intense training, I usually hear from my Sailor on Tuesday and now it is Thursday and I have heard nothing.  I continue to pray for their strength and stamina as they endure this challenge, that yes my son was so excited to be a part of.  Thinking of our group.

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