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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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Hello!  My daughter is in division 905 and will graduate on 11/13/13.  I will not be able to see her on Thanksgiving.  She will be performing for your PIR.  Due to a lack of her unit's ability to work together they have not been able to call for awhile so most of us parents are missing our children badly and wives are missing husbands!

We would really, truly appreciate any pictures you could take of the group that is singing at your PIR!  I know the other parents would love to have pictures of the band performing, too!  If you are interested, I would love to send pictures of Janie to you, you can request me as a friend.  Otherwise, you can just take random pictures and we would all really appreciate it.  We have a FB page where pictures can be posted!  You can find that page by searching: NAVY PIR 12/13/13 Ship 2.  I cannot list the full page here, but we are Divisions 905 and 906.

I will be watching it online, but just don't know what I will be able to see! :-) 

I will be glad to pay this favor forward, just let me know what I can possibly do to help!  THANK YOU so much!!  

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I'm in :)  Will do my best !

THANK YOU!!!  We surely do appreciate it!  

Yes, I will try, also. My son is a flag carrier in his PIR so we will be taking pics all over the place. Or at least trying to. I will make a special point of finding the singers. I know how hard it is not to hear from our SR's. Who are you on FB? 

THANK YOU!!!  Shelia Buss

Janie's Mom, I joined your PIR group on FB this morning to let your group know I will do what I can to get pics of your SRs!

I will also try and get pics of your division!!

Sent you a friend request with my name if you want to find me on FB. I'm not a great photographer but will glad to try. Maybe between all of us you can get some decent pics. Good luck to your daughter!


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