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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

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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.


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.


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Loved Ones of OCS class 04-11


Loved Ones of OCS class 04-11

Members: 16
Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2011

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Comment by Rosemarie on October 4, 2010 at 9:12pm
Yay, I got a call too...he called his GF she was able to conference us in. Thank you Mala!!!! It was so great to hear his voice. He didn't sound hoarse..said he was shouting from his diaphragm to save his throat. Speaking of the Christmas break, does anyone know the dates they will be free to leave and have to be back???
Comment by navymom9875 on October 4, 2010 at 8:36pm
My son also was able to call this evening - called his fiancee. She said he was hoarse and exhausted but otherwise things were going better than expected. They had their PT test and he felt like he did fine.
Comment by livethelifeyoulove on October 4, 2010 at 8:09pm
My son just made a 4 minute phone call :-) Said it was rough but he was fine. Said they have been up since 4:30 this morning and started eating by numbers today - so nice to hear his voice.
Comment by NavyGF on October 4, 2010 at 6:32pm
so my boyfriend was in 03-11, but got rolled to 04-11 and has been giving me lots of info. He told me he met the drill instructor and said he wasn't "bad" in comparison. So, cross your fingers that they get a weekend off somewhere in there :)
Comment by navymom9875 on October 4, 2010 at 6:26pm
Welcome alimarie! You should also join our FB page. The link is below!
Comment by alimarie on October 4, 2010 at 6:23pm
hello group- my fiance David is part of the oct 3rd class- i was excited to find this- I had no idea groups like this were out there. I got a phone call from David last night (sunday)- just a quick 3 min call- sounds like they had a busy day :) and he told me that they graduate on January 7th- with two weeks off around christmas in case you all didnt know.
Comment by navymom9875 on October 4, 2010 at 6:22pm
Welcome! You might also want to join our Facebook group. Friends/Family of 03 OCT 2010 Navy OCS!/group.php?gid=107353835988493&ref=ts
Comment by livethelifeyoulove on October 4, 2010 at 6:14pm
Hi - great group - nice to have a place to share information and have other people experiencing the same thing - My son left on Friday for Newport - last text was from him on Sunday morning :-( Guess it will be a while before we hear from him - sent him 2 letters today.
Comment by Searay50 on October 4, 2010 at 4:16pm
This is great having a pool of information - glad i found this group.. My son Jimmy started yesterday - not a minute too soon - he really needed a haircut :)
Comment by Angel B on October 2, 2010 at 11:09pm
Well just got home from my trip to Newport Ri with Justin.It was heart breaking leaving him today but Im fine.Only shed a few teqars but did not go into a full cry.Talked to him a few mins ago and he is in good spirits and ready to jump in tomorrow.I meet 2 of the Candios for the 04-11 class and they were nice and gave us a pep talk. weel got to go and try to get some sleep.Talk to you all later.

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