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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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Just got my letter from our SR made us so happy :)!  Heading to Great Lakes for the PIR in April and can't wait to see him.

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We live in Clarksville, Tennessee about 50 miles north of Nashville.  My daughter will be going to San Antonio, Texas for A School.  

wheee!!!  i just made reservations at the ramada inn... i can't wait!

Hello Ladies! My daughter is in this div also "triple threat" she said! hooyah

Hello Mackay,  lol "triple threat"  I have to ask what that is ?  and hooyah back at you :)

I think its cause they sing/and do drill  at least thats what she wrote

You got it! It's Drill, Choir and Band.

Some will also be door openers for the upper Brass and any VIP's at PIR, some will be "body snatchers". You will see these Sailors/Recruits at PIR going up and sown the lines of formations asking if the Sailors are all right. They are instructed NOT to lock their knees when standing in formation as they could pass out ( I remember this from my high school band days!)...they are there if someone does. There are other jobs too. Typically the 900 Divisions perform at the two PIR's preceding there own and also at their own.

My daughter is also Ship 02  Div. 922

Hello Mackay, Where are you from? 

Hi! We are in Michigan. up towards the thumb area. Where are you from?

We are from south Louisiana, Lake Charles close to Texas border.

How is it down there? How you are doing? I still get  teary alot but its getting better slowly

I wish we could hear more often.  The wait is hard.  It took 11 days to get the form letter.  He wrote that P days were horrible.  So I can  only imagine what comes next.  He said he wouldn't be able to write for 2 more weeks.


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