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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.

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ALUMNI OF PIR 11/18/2011 TG 01 — 07 Divisions (001–006 & 901) Discussions (31)

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News, anyone?

Has anyone heard anything at all??  I have rec'd one phone call since he's been gone.  What little I know I know from these posts.  Has any…

Started by uga_mich

7 Nov 7, 2011

Encouraging Questionnaire

You will have to copy and paste this to word and tweak it a little so that it works for you. This is one of the questionnaires I made and s…

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

6 Nov 1, 2011
Reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


This is their final test.  After this, they are sailors!  Here is the link that explains some of it:

Started by diannep

2 Nov 1, 2011
Reply by Chris_submom

Ship 03 Div 006

Anyone's child in 03/006 PIR nov. 18th? I got the form letter and the box on Monday.

Started by Ange76

4 Oct 28, 2011
Reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

Great Lakes RTC Maps

See where it says Buckley Road and then you turn into RTC? This turn is OHIO. Then see Gate 8 with the red dot? This is the gate to enter…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

1 Oct 26, 2011
Reply by WandaG

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Here is some info on Flags and pennants. These posts are taken from our divisional group. A sailor that had our DIV Chief joined to cheer u…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

2 Oct 23, 2011

Questions regarding after PIR and A-school

hey just had a question about A-schools.. Considering these SRs PIR so close to the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas New Years-- all lined…

Started by Ashley527

0 Oct 10, 2011


There is not a lot about Marlinspike. Here is what I have: From RTC website: MarlinespikeBasic Seamanship Phase "I wish to have no connecti…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

0 Oct 8, 2011

Letter Writing

Comment by JessicaB-Sailor Mom on April 6, 2011 at 5:04am Here's how your address should be written SR, Last Name, First Name, Middle initi…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

0 Oct 3, 2011

Week by Week at boot camp

Comment by JessicaB-Sailor Mom on May 27, 2011 The First Half of Navy Boot Camp I hope you're ready for an intense time. Your experience at…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

0 Oct 3, 2011


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