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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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ALUMNI OF PIR 03/02/2012 TG 16 — 09 Divisions (075–080 & 914–916) Discussions (49)

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Comment by JessicaB-Sailor Mom on May 27, 2011 at 5:59am Be there as early as you can-before 7:30 am. Wear dressy casual, nice jeans are fi…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

11 Feb 16, 2012
Reply by Beth89

Ship 09 Divsion 076 PINK

Hello all fellow shipmothers, girlfriends, best friends, aunties, grammas, sisters, etc... Just wondering who is in the same ship and divis…

Started by jackiequeen/ship09div076

169 Feb 13, 2012
Reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


There is not a lot about Marlinspike. Here is what I have: From RTC website: MarlinespikeBasic Seamanship Phase "I wish to have no connecti…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

3 Feb 12, 2012
Reply by Barbydahlzz ALUM 09/075 USS JPJ


I love this little guy as he hugs the mail box after he reads a letter! Animated Smiley at mailbox-hugs it! Box delivery: Smiley box deliv…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

0 Feb 11, 2012

Ship 02 Div 915 - Yellow

Hello. Anyone out there with a recruit in this division? I am super new to all this.

Started by kryssieb

50 Feb 9, 2012
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

Meet and Greet..

I read on here that the Ramada Inn is having a Meet and Greet the day before Graduation, is anyone going to that?

Started by leesa421

4 Feb 9, 2012
Reply by Sarah's mom. Ship 07 DIV 077

Hotel Recommendations

Where did I read a list of  hotels in the Great Lakes area for graduation?  Also is there any discounts?

Started by Beth89

21 Feb 8, 2012
Reply by Jess' Proud Mom

ship 07 div 079

My son left 1/8 from Hickory, NC. When I received his clothes that was hard. His letter was even harder but a relief also to know that he w…

Started by Collette

6 Feb 6, 2012
Reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

~ Your 1st Navy Test ~ Your depper is learning, so shall you!!!!

~ 10 Question Test ~ (posted with permission from   Navy Slang test - Do you think you know the Navy basics? -----------------…

Started by Craig

3 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by Margaret 07/078

Boot Camp Questionnaires

Sometimes it is hard for a SR to write. Either it's just not their thing or they just don't get much time. We like to send these out to try…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

8 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW


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