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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. 

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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."

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**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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There is a division t-shirt that can be ordered, but they advised to check with SR first because they may order for you.  Those can also be ordered after the fact.  I have several Proud Navy Mom shirts that I have purchased from CafePress. They are having a 30% off sale this weekend.  His brother HAD to have a Proud Navy Brother Hoodie that he wears to school and even sleeps in.  I have matching shirts for Mom, Dad, and Brother that I've taken a picture of us in to send in one of his letters.  I ordered those after he left, so he has never seen them.

  I've also heard we can buy that stuff at the NEX when we are there.  I personally plan to dress up for the occasion since my SR will be in his dress uniform.  I wear my t-shirts during the week to show my support here at home.  Anytime someone sees it they always ask about him.  I can actually answer them, most of the time, without crying now that it has been almost 3 weeks since he left.

Thank you for the info.  I think I will look at CafePress.

Is there anybody in our division able to play Trivia Tuesday so we have a chance at a picture?  I teach school and Facebook is blocked by our district. Can't play on my phone because I have students in the room at that time.  They seriously frown (understatement) on teachers having cell phones out since the students are not allowed to have theirs.  LOL

Just checked the calendar.  Since they say the 900 divisions perform in the two PIR prior to their own, we just may get a glimpse of our SR in the 3/30 or 4/6 pictures!!

That would be awesome!

"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you."

AA Milne, Winnie the Pooh  

(I know it's not a Hoo-rah quote, but we probably all read to our children when they were younger!)

Love of my Favorite books that I own is The World of Pooh by AA Milne. I read it all the time when I was little. My dad gave it to me and it has the Classic (original) character pictures.

winnie pooh and friends emoticon 1 Winnie The Pooh Emoticon  winnie pooh and friends emoticon 15 Winnie The Pooh Emoticon  winnie pooh and friends emoticon 2 Winnie The Pooh Emoticon  winnie pooh and friends emoticon 18 Winnie The Pooh Emoticon...good ole Tigger...must of just ate some Thistles...or medicine!

Week 3: Here's what the Internet says they are doing:

Week Three - In a hands-on environment, this week you will learn first aid techniques, signalling with flags, the proper procedure to board and disembark a ship, and basic seamanship. You will do this training on a real ship situated in a large hangar. Your first PT (physical training) test is administered during week three, the areas tested are 1.5 mile run, push-ups and sit-ups. This is often called the PT0, because it is the starting point from which you will improve.

Hopefully they are starting to settle in and things are getting better.  AND Hopefully we will all get letters this week. AND MAYBE EVEN A PHONE CALL!!!!

Thank you!


Here is a really good post with several ways to find out "what they are doing" in BC. The one gives a day-by-day. This is in your Discussion Forum...but I will provide the link here. There are lots of other good Discussions too!

What ARE They Doing in Boot Camp? Synopsis, Videos and a Day-by-Day...

Thank you-- this has been helpful. 

So I tried for the trivia question, wow, people are fast.  within the 1st minute there were already almost 70 replies.  By the time I hit enter, about 75 replies.  Now that I know it will be that fast, I'll be sure to have the page open before 10am (my time).  I want a picture of 922!



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