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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Yes.  There are four of us that have been talking on FB.  How are you doing?  I just got three letters today from my son.  I'm happy.  I did pretty well for the first few weeks but it has been hitting me harder these last few days. 

Lori, I felt exactly the same.  He was so excited to leave and confident with his decision and I was so proud of him.  I was beginning to wonder if I was normal for not getting upset.  However, my emotions caught up to me a little last week.  I was really down by the end of the week.  And then he called on Monday and I was fine again.  Now I patiently await letters or another call. 

Kind of thought we might get a call today.  I was vacuming with the cell phone in one pocket and the house phone in the other pocket.  So I wouldn't miss it.  No call.  Oh well.  I'm friends on FB now with Madision. 

I received 1 phone call but nothing since.  Has anyone else received any phone calls?  I did get 2 letters so far.  Is there any clue as to when their Battle Stations test will be?

I've gotten 2 calls and about 7 letters. No word on Battlestation that I know of. I'm guessing its soon though Anxious for more news and the I'm a sailor call.

This is Diana from our other group. We are almost there!!!

I received a letter from my son this week saying that Battlestations will start Tuesday (03/27).  I believe it said it starts at 7:00 pm and goes to 7:00 am on the 28th.  I am under the impression we should get our phone calls Wednesday sometime.

That is great to have that information!!! Fortunately, I was able to take this whole week off to get ready for the trip. I will be praying for all our boys!!!!

Thanks for the information.  We will be driving into Great Lakes Thursday the 29th.  I am so anxious to see my son and that ornery smile of his that makes his Mother laugh all of the time.  I have missed him so much, but I am so proud of him.  It stinks that we only get one day and then they're off again for another 6 weeks.  But at least we can have some contact with them at A-School.  I will be praying that they all pass their Battle Stations.  Good Luck to all of your recruits and I will see you all at graduation.

Thanks for the information on Battlestations.  today would be Captains Cup.  I wonder how that is going.  We will be heading out thursday morning also.  We will be driving all day.  I can't wait though.  Almost there.

It is now Tuesday. Battleships should be tonight! Got my blue candle ready!

I'm hoping I can sleep tonight. I've already been thinking about Battlestation all day.


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