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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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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 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 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 September 29, 2010 at 11:00pm
Thanks NavyGF for clearing that up!
Comment by NavyGF on September 29, 2010 at 10:37pm
no, they don't give back credit, it's just the way the government processes the spending and what not. it was just a reassurance to anyone who was worried about finances. if they come with more than 300 they dont take it away.
Comment by Rosemarie on September 29, 2010 at 10:25pm
Wait,,, I'm confused...They take the cash and give back credit? Whait if they have more than $300.00?
Comment by NavyGF on September 29, 2010 at 9:44pm
yes it is cash in his wallet. its weird the way they do it, but they make you pay up front and then they give you a uniform stipend of the same amount, so in the end you technically dont spend any money.
Comment by navymom9875 on September 29, 2010 at 8:51pm
Question - my son is leaving for OCS tomorrow - on the OCS website under items to bring it says $300 to pay for the initial haircut and the "rest will be put into the company petty cash fund." I assume this means that he should have the $300 in cash in his wallet and not just have a debit card with access to the $300. Does anyone know?
Comment by Rosemarie on September 24, 2010 at 11:33am
Hi Everyone, 7 days to go. How's everyone holding up? We don't have many members in this group yet. Send the word out to your LOs that we exist so others can join and we can stay informed. Also mention the facebook page! Friends/Family of 03 OCT 2010 Navy OCS. The more members we get the more we can share the bits and pieces of info we each manage to get from our LO!
Comment by NavyGF on September 23, 2010 at 5:25pm
Hi! My boyfriend started in OCS class 03-11 but got rolled because of an injury so now he is in 04-11. It has been really hard being away from my BF for the past few weeks but they enjoy letters and I get calls from him every once and a while. Through the grape vine, I know they get 2 weeks off at christmas which will be nice. I don't know if they get thanksgiving off, but if they do it will probably only be for 24 hours. Hope this info helps, let me know if you have any other questions :)
Comment by navymom9875 on September 8, 2010 at 9:27pm
I also feeling the time closing in. I'm trying to enjoy every minute he is home.
Comment by Angel B on September 8, 2010 at 7:47pm
WOW the time is going by fast.Its starting to make me a bit sick.I find myself holding on to him alot.Well hope you ladies are doing great.
Comment by Angel B on September 2, 2010 at 8:36pm
cool thank you.

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