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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 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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Welcome to the discussion group for divisions 349-350.

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the main wall to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion groups as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important
Every single concern is genuine
Every single member is important to us
We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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I have seen from other post and info on the a school site from Great Lakes that they are allowed Civilian clothes after they reach a certain stage of their training.  So we are taking some clothes up for our son, but it may depend on where his A school is.  We are not really sure either.  It does say somewhere, if going to A school in GL can't have until Checked in their and if going elsewhere, cannot have until checked out of RTC.  Same as cell phone.  GL A school also saids they can have cell, laptop etc...  Hope this helps you some.

Hello Everyone, my SR-love has mentioned making friends with his bunk mates, but he doesn't ever refer to them by their names,(which I already know you cannot post last names), but he doesn't even refer to them by their first names either,  only refers to them by the states they are from! He is kinda goofy like that :)  he talks about Ilinois, Kentucky, Ohio and sometimes a few others. If any of you moms, wifes or girlfriends know of someone your loved one talks about, who refers to everyone as their locations, LOL, let me know, maybe our people know each other.. Would be nice to connect.

What DIV is you recruit? My son is from Ky. Kim

Same as yours. Ship 11, div 349. =)

This is my first time really spending time and looking at the web site. My son is in Div 350. I am planning to go up for the PIR, I know I get to see my son on Friday, does anyone know if they are staying in Chicago for A school, do we get to see them on Saturday?

My son is also staying at GL for A school and from what I understand, After you get a little time with them after PIR, then they go check into their A school barrack.  Takes a couple of hours then they will have liberty till 10pm and then all Saturday and Sunday.  (Unless that have a watch to stand). Kim

thanks for the info

Hi navy moms.....anyone out there having trouble with their password for gate pass

Password was dispelled, if yours is the same that was given to me, take out the "i" in the middle

thank you thank you thank you...i have printed out my gate pass one step closer to hugging my sailor

i leave saturday, we are driving from Connecticut.  Road trip with the family will really miss my boy on this trip but next friday is almost here.  good night ladies....


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