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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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Just got the Form Letter today!!!!! PIR is March 19th, much sooner than I expected!!! :D
Congrats! I think this is such an exciting time in our children's lives as well as ours.
When did he leave?
He left Jan 19th to do MEPS, and actually flew out Jan 20th and arrive in Great Lakes that evening.
Hello excited to hear from my son..he sounded tired. (OK..i'm worrying already) He did say he loved the structure though. PIR 19 MAR 10. I too was surprised how early. My son left MEPS Jan 20 (arrived on the 19th) He was in DEP for a year. Held out for job he wanted and they also found a hernia (MEPS 08). So back home he came, surgery was December 08. So he was ready to go. Not sure how he will react when he finds out his little sisters girl scout troop adopted him as a pen-pal. lol He might get razzed for that one. I made the troop leader promise not to send cookies until A school. He is the first out of the it has been tough, my only son also. Can't wait for March.
So your son is also in Ship 11 Div 122? Welcome Aboard!!! I've been waiting for some other moms/loved ones to join our little discussion! I really was surprised, it was 1 week earlier than his recruiter estimated, but Im not complaining. :P I think its absolutely adorable that hes going to have so many pen pals!! and Im sure he won't mind one bit. I've heard stories from the other moms about guys in their sons divisions not getting any mail. I can't even imagine that. It seems like, mail is gold to them, its what keeps them motivated. My Mother in law is going through the same thing. 2 out of her 3 sons are in or going into bootcamp. My husband (the youngest) this month, and her second oldest (his brother) going in February. Only a few short weeks until they PIR. Im most looking forward to the " Im a Sailor" call they get to do after they complete Battlestations. Heard its pretty emotional.
So Im assuming you got your form letter, what did your son scribble on the bottom? :D
I hope I hear from my son soon because I miss him so much. I'm sure he's missing me, too. It's funny, he thought I was tough. Before he left for BC, I would ask him to bring me something, and he would stop and say, "please". I said that he better get to receiving orders - there will be no "please" or "thank you" from his RDCs. On the bottom of my form letter, my son wrote, "Miss ya mom. Hope to hear from you soon. It's gonna be tough, but I'll try my hardest. It's only the second day and it's not fun". Bless his heart!
What happened to this group and the comments?
Has it been deleted, because PIR is in two days?
Wondering where everyone went.
Safe travels to all, and congratulations to our sailors and everyone who loves them.

We made a new one in our PIR 19 MAR 10 discussion. They will use this Jan. one for the new ones leaving next Jan so not to have ours go away we have on in the PIR dis. Can't wait, leave tomorrow.


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