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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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Should have thought of this earlier but I thought maybe a place where we can list family members that need prayers would be nice.  I personally believe in the power of prayer as many of you do too!


Our Sailors

Liz and Baby Parker - Baby Parker will be healed, strength for mom and dad

LTLY - Babies missing their dad

Elaine - Brother having heart trouble (Stents)

Sailorwife - In laws suffering with cancer and loss of employment

Mitch and his Mom - Stress fractures and set back

SR DIV 946 - pneumonia

Michael and his Mom - Michael sick and in hospital

Kolten and parents (Kayla & Aaron) - premie with a will to live

Sobe - surgery Oct 1

Officer De Kraai's family - accidental shooting

The families of four sailors and five soldiers killed in Afganistan in helocopter crash

All our military men and woman

Kim's sister - gallbladder problems and pregnant

Chris - daughter struggling with injury needs to pass run

Jane's Nephew - Brandon in Afganistan prayers for protection

JMom - Mother-in-law in ICU in Great Lakes

Sailors traveling to A school this week - safe travels










Hope I haven't missed anyone!  If I did let me know and I will add it!


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Requesting prayers for my son. He wrote me last week that he was real sick with strep. Got a letter today stating that he had Mono and was in the hospital with an IV. He is hoping that he won't be set back. He was suppose to know yesterday. Please pray for him. Thank you
Sorry to hear that, I know it must be tough as a mom to know he is in the hospital and you can't get to him. Praying!
You got it Michael's mom! I would think if he was being set back you would know by now. Keep your chin up and looking to God!
I'm sorry for Michael :( Prayers for him! and LTLY is right, you probably would have already heard by now!
I know this is hard ... I am sorry that Michael is going thru this. I will pray for his recovery and God will give him the strength he needs to keep going... and for you too... Hang in there.... hugs
I hope that I have picked everyone up for the list at the top. If not leave me a post and I will add them! Charge it to my head not my heart!
I think this is a great page. The power of prayer has always worked for me. I'll be praying with you.
Does anyone know how Sobe is doing? Will keep praying for all. God Bless
This isn't a family member, but a niece of my best friend had a baby a few weeks ago, his name is Kolten. He was born about the 3rd week of BC, just as our kids (or at least my son) was having their toughest time adjusting to the homesickness & new routine. Kolten was a month early & has a rare problem that his body could not adjust to the outside world, couldn't breathe, had an infection in his blood also. They air-evaced him to a special hospital & he was on a special machine to help him, but he only had a 20% chance of making it. HE DID! Luckily, he is a fighter- maybe someday he'll survive Navy BC, he's pretty tough. He's still fighting, although he is now being weaned off the machines & is fighting hard to stay alive & learn to eat. His progress has followed right along with our kids- and each day we are happy he's made it through one more day. The parallels hit me when they said that the goal date for going home is October 1- PIR. This little guy is tough, like our kids, and he's making it one day at a time. Please keep him in your prayers. HIs parents are Kayla & Aaron. thanks.
This gave me goosebumps when I read it! He is on the list as are his parents! God is still in the miracle business!!!!!
WOW What a story!! Prayers for Kolten... that is a powerful story!!
Ok cardiologists called my dad today and they are doing his chemical stress test in the morning at 8 ct.


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