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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 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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This Discussion is for loved ones of Recruits in Divisions 329 and 330. These are Brother Divisions and your Recruits will be training together, so perhaps you would like to get to know each other on here.

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We are looking at hotels, Does anyone know if it is possible to book navy lodge?


Hi Micka - I really don't know, but there is a great page with lots of information about PIR including lodging.  Perhaps a browse through that will be helpful in answering your question.  Sorry I don't have more for your right now.

I actually was able to book at Navy Lodge.  Totally thrilled about that!!

Thanks for the info!!!

Just starting to get this information out - We will be scheduling a meet and greet on Thursday October 6th for all the familes of the PIR group for 10/7.  Keep an eye out for the event invite.  I'm just waiting to get a little more information on a couple of things before I schedule it for sure and send invites, but wanted to let everyone know about it early.  It will be a great way for us to meet each other.  Hope to see everyone there!

My husband and I would love to be there, and meet everyone.  We'll keep an eye out for more details...Thank you!!


I can't wait to meet all the other moms/dads!!!  Should be a good time

GCFMom - perhaps you can book through Sunday, and then wait to see what you SR tells you as far as what to expect.  Rooms are pretty easy to let go, but flights are harder so if you are flying make sure you get the insurance that lets you change your ticket for no cost.

my grandson is in ship 9 div 329 -  tell me more about that insurance

I booked thurs to sun.  I wanted sat to be available just in case he does not leave.   The lady at Navy Lodge said they are very flexible.
So very happy.  Just got a letter from our SR, ship 329.  Two full pages.  Had to laugh at how nice the writing on the envelope looked and then the writing in the letter was what we are really used to!  :)  He sounds good, said he gained weight during P week and looking forward to PT.  Love hearing from him.  43 days can't come fast enough for this family. 

Oh this gives me hope that the letter will be soon.  The 3 lines we got on the form letter was nice but I need more.  Thanks for posting.

My son is in DIV 330.  I am going nuts missing him and counting the days until 10/7/11.  I would love to get to know other families in the same situation and this is my first day on this site. I will post a pic as soon as I get home from work.


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