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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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**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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Hello Everyone!

Anyone on board this ship?

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My husband is! Div 285 :)

My son is in Division 286.  We just received our letter and are excited about the upcoming PIR date!


Both of my sons are div 285. What a-schools will your SRs be going to? Are y'all planning on attending PIR?

I am attending PIR.  We are excited to go.  His A school is in Great Lakes -

My boyfriend is staying in the great lakes for a school as well. His recruit says that means we will get to see him bothfriday at pir and the whole day Saturday because he won't have to get on a plane to go anywhere sat!!

Did you get a hotel yet?

Hi Proudmomof2,

My son is with yours in D285. He will be going on to Pensacola, PACT/AN. I will be at PIR, reserved Navy Lodge working on flights now. We live in CT but will probably fly out of NY. My other son goes to GL BC in November.

So, Imv322 -- my oldest son will also be continuing on to Pensacola for his A school. My youngest will be going to San Antonio. We have also reserved our rooms for the Navy Lodge. Did you receive a letter this past week? I feel very fortunate in that I got one from both of my boys! :)

I reserved our rooms this mornig Navy Gateway it's on the base. i FEEL MUCH BETTER NOW

Yes recvd my letter thurs, was thrilled. He said all was going good, he liked BC. Said his div just earned the blue cami's, up til that they only had sweats. he had to get 7shots and was shaved bald. That's great you rcvd 2 letters, how are your boys adjusting?
My husband and I are also attending PIR. We are bringing my oldest son's fiancé and her parents. So, there will be 5 of us. We are booked at the Navy Lodge. $66 a night, I have heard but not confirmed that you do not have to be military to book there just let them know you are going to PIR. (my hubby is retired navy, so that's why I'm not sure) :). Anybody else staying at the lodge?
That's do not have to be military. Just tell them you are coming for PIR and they will ask for your recruits info.


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