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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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I haven't gotten a letter yet and we are leaving for the weekend sometime this afternoon. We have had a really hard week, Just found out my dad has brain cancer. That is really hard to say.

It would be a nice pick me up to read about my son's experience. He was really excited when he left and the little note on the form letter was confident and happy. I balled like a baby when he left San Antonio. He is my baby, my caboose and him being gone makes our home a lot quieter. I don't have my little (6'2") country boy trying out his dance moves with me in in the kitchen anymore. I can't wait to hold that letter in my hands. It's so funny to think of him writing. Writing is so foreign to our kids. They know how to text and maybe send an email, but writing letters. I had to show him how to address an envelope before he left. It made be realize that I had not done my job as a mom.

Hey for those of you that pray, and I am guessing that's a lot, would you pray that by the PIR on Dec 2 I can tell Luke good news about his grandpa? Luke's grandpa's name is Danny.I'd really appreciate the help.


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Stay strong just like your son is doing and let God work his miracles. My family will be praying for "grandpa" and all the men and woman in GL. My son is in 09-016 too and he said they are all doing ok. is your dad doing?  How are you holding up?
He had an apt with a surgeon Tuesday but is trying to get into a better one. Just don't have it set yet.. Thanks so much for your prayers and concern.
Hey DBrown
My daughter left from San Antonio on the 5th of oct... When did your son leave? We are from Austin Tx!! Do you live in San Antonio?


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