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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."

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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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Hi there! I'm starting this discussion for people who either need rides during the weekend of PIR or want to offer rides. I myself am too young to rent a car and I'm traveling alone so I'm looking to perhaps carpool with someone who is renting a car or maybe share a cab with someone? I heard that Sarge also helps put together carpool/ transportation services?

Anyways here's my info- I fly into MDW at 1:00 PM on Thursday and out at 6:00 PM on Saturday. My SR is going to A school in Pensacola, FL. I'm not sure if all the sailor's who are going to the same A school travel together or not... Anyone know?

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  • I would like to volunteer for giving you a ride but can not. Mydad is arriving at OHare at the same time. Please let me know if you can not find a ride. Where are you staying?

Thank you. I haven't booked my hotel yet but I know it's going to be one of the few within a mile or two of the base. I am going to call Sarge tomorrow and see if he can help too. I would call right now but it's kind of late. Don't want to bother!!

With Sarge it is never a bother, call him anytime. And like I said if you cant figure something out, I will try to help you get there.

Oh okay. Thank you so much!

Hi eyeronics, thank you for starting this post.  I have everything reserved except for a ride from the airport. We are renting a car but only picking it up by the hotel. It was a lot cheaper that way. Please share what you learn from Sarge.  I may try to call myself when I get a moment.  Thanks so much!!  Cathie

Cathie, I just made a post on the main thread :)


Sarge says he charges $80 by the car load so if there is one person it'll be $80 per person, 2 people $40 person, 4 people $20, and so on. He puts together a schedule based on our flights and can then tell us how much it'll be based on that. If you are interested I would call him/shoot him a text telling him your flight info and email address. But I looked into taking the bus and it's significantly less expensive. It said it would be about $13 but ends up being a 2 hour journey because you have to take multiple different buses. I think I would rather just use Sarge if there's a couple people in the shuttle rather than save a couple bucks and get lost in downtown Chicago.


Jackie,  That is a good idea, I will call Sarge in the morning with my information. Thank you!

No problem! Let me know what he says.


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