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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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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 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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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First time sailor baby leaves tomorrow from the Meps in OK city she was going to ORU when she signed up. I need to know the address to the navy boot camp place so that she can get letters from me so she won't feel alone....( ok me )lol...

Her 22nd birthday is on Wed. we had a small dinner for her and her sister cut her hair for her so that she wouldn't be freaked when they cut her hair.

My baby's name is Caryn she's my middle child first to graduate college in the family. She's strong, smart, determined, compassionate, adventureous...Im not sure how she's going to handle being on the 7 seas though...:-)lol.

She qualified to be Master @ Arms, A school will be in San Antoinio TX. All that know how to pray I ask your prayers so that angels stay watch 4 her and all the sailors. I've learned and learning to put all my children in the Lord's hands...

Excited to see her in her uniform can't wait!!!!

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Hi  Caryn's mom - I rarely check this site anymore but it was a lifesaver when my daughter went in 3 summer's ago.!  Your daughter sounds like a strong young lady and she will do fine - especially with a degree behind her.  Once she gets to G.L. she will be able to give you a quick call.  After all the processing she will be able to write a quick letter and send you her address.  Anything she wore will come back to you in a box.  Everything she needs will be Navy issue - even glasses, if she needs them.  I wrote little one page (front and back) newsletters every day so she always had mail to look forward to.  I used a newsletter format on the computer and included pictures, "This Day in History," "Quote of the Day," "Odd News," "Joke of the Day," and so on.  If I remember correctly, we couldn't send current news.  Mail can be checked (Don't send ANY packages in boot camp - wait until A School) and they are sometimes teased about Moms who are on Navy for Moms.  It's an exciting time.  Enjoy the website and ask as many questions as you like.

Thanks name is Pam, this year has been interesting Caryn and my only son , also my youngest child both graduated 3 wks apart he graduated from high school. Learning to adjust to being a newby empty nestter @ the same time plus a Navy MoM! My babies do keep me going. :-) Thanks for letting me know what to send her, she did call for a few seconds after she got to boot camp. She said that she would write next Sunday then try to call again in 3 wks.

It was a long day @ the meps building we stayed with her the whole time watched her and group get sworn in she was the only female and just before we left they chose her to be the leader of the group which I thought was cool. I was joking when I called her Master Chief, then another navy mom told me that her son made second sailor within 6 mos. She told me that's how it starts....The most I miss about Caryn is our intellectual conversations even when she was small I had deep talk with kiddie chatter for this one..LOL

You'll have to wait to get her ship and division number but the address should be something like this






Good luck to you and your SR-seaman recruit


Oh! Have your letters ready to go when you get the rest of the info. Check out the Boot Camp Moms group if you haven't already, alot of info there!


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