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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 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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Has anyone received an actual letter from their sailor yet?? I'm very anxious to hear from him. I'm also worried. He expressed sadness on his form letter home with his PIR information and I've been a wreck since. I've read that the first couple weeks are hardest for them. Is that true?? Is there a limit to the amount of letters I can send him? I heard that they get singled out if they're getting too much mail and I don't want to make anything harder for him. Thanks!!!



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Congrats on receiving a letter!! I am waiting as patiently as I can! I miss my son so very much!

I do hope your letter came today.

I just noticed our son's are in the same division. We're from Missouri so it appears that Thursday's will be our day to receive mail from our son...and the mail lady has already been asked to be on the look out and that she will probably be met at our mail box on Thursday's :)

Where are you from ?

I am beginning to think my daughter wan't joking when she said wouldn't write because she didn't want to upset me. Still holdout out hope for one tomorrow though. Think I'm gonna go nuts if I don't hear from her soon. :(

I love this its so funny and true, a meeting last Wednesday and proudly had my cell phone on and it rang I picked it up and looked at it, it was my sister, everyone looked at me cause I had my cell ringer on in the meeting, I looked at all of them and said "its not Son I am good" and they all smiled and we continued the meeting lol

No contact all.... His dad suggested we send along his stuffed gorilla to his CPO! It's a thought.
MY HUBBYJUST CALLED,!!WE GOT A LETTER!!! Of course he won't open it because it is addressed to me, but now I have something great to look forward to after work. Thank you all for keeping me going! I'll share if there's anything funny or interestng.

Congratulations...I believe that I was told that they can only turn in letters that they've written on Sunday to be mailed Monday. The day of the week that you receive letters (for the most part) will be the same every week. So yesterday was your lucky day and hopefully every Thursday you'll get mail from him. If he manages to write more than once a week a think they all get mailed out on Monday.

Our first letter was hard but it was so good to hear from him. I'm writing every day...I also heard that they can get letters every evening even though they can only mail theirs once a week.

Oh my god! I'm like SO happy for all of you and I'm also dying inside!! I'm at work til 630 central time. I NEED A LETTER!!!

I will pray for yours to come!

Still nothing.. :(  Congrats to those of you who have received one.. Now I know that they got to write this past Sunday so hopefully I will get one tomorrow or Saturday...

Remember we received our form letters later then others....I think we will receive ours......soon


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