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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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A Hospital Corpsman (HM) - Is an enlisted medical specialist for the United States Navy. The Hospital Corpsman works in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as well as the primary medical caregivers for sailors while underway.



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My daughter is very happy with her new living space.  She is complaining about the heat... it was a 104 yesterday and 94 at 7 AM.  She's been trying to keep hydrated by drinking lots of liquids.  Their actual class doesn't start until August 30, which means they come home around Christmas. 
My daughter Angie is pretty happy down there right now too.  I do think it is kinda crappy that there is no shuttle service though.  She says it is about 2 miles from the dorm to the PX.  I am excited about her coming home around Christmas time.  She is really anxious for class to start and is trying hard not to spend money right now.  It is nice being able to talk on the phone and skype. PIR weekend went by way too it is good to get to talk daily.  She doesn't have internet in her room, but has used it over at the PX. She says her class will be 220.

Yeah my daughter said the same thing about the long walk to the NEX.  She wants her car now, I'm going to see about getting it over to her in about two or three weeks. 


My daughter is staying in a seperate dorm from the other new arrivals (her and another girl) due to the over flow.  She says they have a common area (dayroom) with several big flat screen tv's and a large flat screen computer (free to use).  You have to pay to use the one over at the NEX, so tell your daughter to visit the other side for the computer.

Thanks for letting me know about the computer over there.  I have heard different things about whether they can have their vehicle.  I asked her last night and she said that they were told no due to the parking situation?  The rules seem to be changing daily.  Anyways, I think she is going down to Riverwalk this weekend and to the mall-I told her she better get out and see some things before she has to start studying!
Hi ladies I am going to pick up my daughter along with about 4 or 5 more girl to take them to the mall I know some of them are from this pir group but I don't know who they belong to I'm taking them to get nails and toes done and shop at the mall and eat mexican food living so close I get to do all these fun things with them! daughter talked about this trip too so maybe she went :)
What is her name I am picking them up in the morning my daughter is ASHER it would be nice if they are still together

I texted my daughter today to see if she was going out this weekend.  She said no because she has watch from 1300-1700.  I am not sure what day though.  I hope she at least gets out a little bit.  She had a bad day today....she failed her first room inspection-apparently her roommate likes to sleep in and forgot to take out the trash.  I told her part of being an adult is talking these things out. 


Kathy-have a great weekend with the girls!  I know they will appreciate it.


Elizabeth (Angie's mom-Div 263)

Tell her don't feel bad not many passed , asher has watch on sunday some of the kids are not going now they spent all their money already but want me to take them next weekend they are off on monday tell her we are going to the river on next sat if she would like to go

Thanks kathy.  I will let Angie know about next weekend.



Anytime, I know asher will only be this close to me for a short time I will be happy to take any and all that want to go


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