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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. 

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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I heard some talk about getting the dvd ahead of time to avoid lines at PIR. Does anyone know anything about this ?  Also I heard some of you chatting about the pics of them.  I haven't seen or heard about these.  (keep in mind ladies that I am the mom that didn't get the first 5 letters my SR sent, because he sent them to his sister- thought she would share the info -lol) so, I may have missed something regarding the pics.  If there are any other last minute "to-do's," I thought it might help to mention them, in order to help more than just me.

I am wearing my division Tshirt that arrived yesterday.  I also got my 2nd letter yesterday.  He sounded great!! He is so looking forward to taking a nap in the grass on a sunny day he said.  He said that they have learned to appreciate the "little things" or things that use to seem insignificant.  I want to thank all of you for your support these last 7 weeks.  What a wonderful way to support one another.  I cant wait to meet you in 8 days!!!


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For me, this weekend is going to be busy getting the car serviced & detailed, completing clothes/shoe shopping, making my list of all the things to get cleaned and packed, etc. I'm tired just thinking about it! lol. I am so excited that it is almost time to go. I can't believe it is almost here. We will be with our Sailor's in 8 more days.

i am tired too....and i still feel like i am forgetting something?  hurry and up and get here so it can be over, stressing here : )  got stuff back from the cleaners, gas upped,  tires rotated, oil change, all papers printed and in glove box, packing the suv this weekend with the stuff we can, gps programmed....i tend to be overly organized and that is nerve wracking sometimes : )  as for pic my sr ordered them, he told us yesterday.


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