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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.

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My  step son is in Div 033 ship 12 in great lakes, Il. I am new to this and would like to hook up with others that have sons or daughters graduating Jan . 7th 2011. I am in california and trying to get some information. No letter yet.

Renie ship 12Div033

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Renie and all --- I already started this discussion forum --- If you were to click view all you will see it --- yall need to probably decide on one site or the other....
I want to thank you ladies for adding your news, questions, and info in the PIR site too! I appreciate it soo much! Yall are one big familyswith LOTS of kids! And you may never know who might be wondering about something that you will have the insite or answer or calming touch that will help them unless you are there. Remember, as you recruites are learning to work together as a Team - you all in the 01-07-2011 are a Team here to help and love each other and each others recruits!
My husband is also graduating on 1/7/11. He said that they would find out more about graduation and A school after Wed. (12/1) or so. I'm also waiting to hear from him regarding graduation info before I book my tickets and hotel too.
Let me know if you here anything. I did get a letter from my son yesterday finally... It was like a slice of Heaven..
I needed that so much. Have not book any flights yet but did do a hotel. I am not sure if he will get off all weekend.
I just want to hang out and here all about it . Renie
PIR is Everything and I mean Everything you can imagine as far as what to wear. Mine was in summer and there were some girlfriends and wives in almost nothing at all - to nice suits and ties! I wore nice Jeans and a t-shirt - a bright color that my daughter and I both picked out and told him about so that he could find us in the bleacher ... hahaha boy did he ever find us he said... we wore flourescent green! You guys will need to dress warm that auditorium will be COLD! The doors are huge and open a lot!


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