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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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**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.

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I couldn't be more proud of him. He has never been this focused in his life! Any one else on the 22nd?

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Ahhhh!!!!  Im glad you got yours in.  Still havent receive my son yet.....

I know that they are leaning on each other right now.  They only have each other right now.  

My son left on October 22nd also.

Where are your sins from. Andrew is supossed to go to Pensacola for a school. You should be getting them soon!

We live in Vero Beach. I haven't received the box either. 

The box usually comes 3 to 4 business days after arrival, so maybe Monday will be your day. See Arrival and What Happens at the RTC.

Denise, Check your My Page.

We live in Vero Beach. When did your son leave?

Oct.22,2013 is. When my son left.

Happy Sunday all!   Today is my daughters 22nd birthday.  Kinda sad.  I didn't get her box last week like some did, but I know it will come.  We live in Arkansas.  Praying for all the recruits today as they become a unit.

I will keep my fingers crossed!!! My son put our PO box # on the outside, thankfully the fed ex driver called me and brought it to where I work. I love small towns!!

Well we made it past the first Friday only 7 or 8 more to go.  Hope to get the KIB today, happy for all you moms out there who already got theirs.

Hello Navy moms,
My son shipped out on the 21st. Just got the form letter today. He is ship 11 div. 41, with a PIR of Dec. 13th. That is a week sooner than I had calculated. Does anyone know what happens over Christmas break? Can we spend the holidays with our child?


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