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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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My son is in this DIV. And we would love to reach out to other moms in his same DIV! I have learned so much from all of the info. shared so thank you all so much!

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I'm still trying to learn about everything Navy and bootcamp. My son is graduating 9/30/11. He is in Div 323. What does that mean? Wondering how they split them up when they got there. Is it by profession, or male/female. My son went to boot with a really nice girl, and they got split up. I can't wait until we get a real letter. Really missing my son. Have you all looked at the videos? It's was nice to see where they are on the Navy Racks video.

my son is in this div also. I wish I would get a letter I am going crazy.

We feel the same way! Did you send your son stamps/calling card? I just sent them out today:-) please let me know if you get a call? Thanks! I'll do the same!
yes I sent calling card and stamps. I run to the mailbox everyday to see if I got a letter. Have you booked ur hotel yet I have we r staying at the Ramada Inn for $79.00 a night.
We are staying at Springhill Suites. We have approx. 2 hr drive from Geneva (home) to get there. Where are you traveling from?
We are taking the train from Edwardsville IL about 5 hrs south of chicago.
Home of SIU! I have friends kids who go there. Pretty early to travel huh? Hard for me to think that far ahead..... Before we know it..Sept. 30th will be here! Good thoughts right?! Let me know if you hear anything :-)
I will u also. We are coming into to town thursday to check things out will let u know what we find out.
Thanks so much!

 My son is also grad. Sept. 30, I miss him soooo much still crying. Setting up hotel and air and rental car today. cant wait for that first call its driving me crazy. Hes my one and only. Can you say empty nest syndrom. lol I live in southeast Texas.

I got a letter 2day. I hope u did also. he says that they r getting beat down with PT ( physical training).
my son made PT leader sooo proud. He said he got to make his 1st command. Letter went to his girlfriend I just moved and he lost my address can't wait to get his call...


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