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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. 

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**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 Mom's in this Division, we may get a scheduled call from our SR's today. My SR told me in a letter last week it was going to be Tuesday Nov. 22  They have Battle Stations so it may happen late? Please post if you get a call. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

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I was wondering the same thing. It used to be here. Thanks for getting it going again. I would love to hear from other moms in this division. :)

Proudkmom, welcome back to our ship & div. I hope all is well with Tanks mom & her SR.

In the spirit of our division I look forward to meeting our group when we PIR. Have a great day.

does anyone know what happen to tank mom?

Tanks mom is no longer on this site, her son got discharged. I know the division was sad, he had made many friends. I know many of us had connected with Gina as well. We will miss them.

Had wondered where our group went too.  Have looked the last couple of days.

Hey all!

My husband is in this division. I already live in the area, right next to the base.  Just wanted to reach out to everyone if they wanted suggestions for what to do, where to stay, etc. after graduation. I haven't heard from my SR yet (except the note on the back of the paperwork with his address), but I trust they are well. I know they're alive because I can see them marching and singing every night from my backyard!

Has anyone else heard from their SR?

Thank You, thats great you live by there!

Do you get to see him on Thanksgiving?

I was also wondering what happen to our ship?

I have not recieved anything yet but if I ever do I will share

Where's a good restaurant to take my SR to for Thanksgiving???  Many thanks!

Ladies....  Just a suggestion.  I found where there is a scarf that has the N for Navy on it.  This is from the Gift Shop for USNA (US Naval Academy)  .  Go to

This way we would all be alike and we are supporting our children by showing their colors and their branch.  What do you think of this one?

Hello all,

My son is also ship 007, div 012.  I am hoping today is our day for letters!  I too wish I knew what happened to Tank's Mom.  I had her as a friend on here, and we pm'd a couple times, but I never got any contact info for her outside of N4M.  I now wish I had.  Five weeks and a wake up to PIR, I can't believe we're almost halfway there!  Have a great day, Amy.

Still no letter....Hope today is going to be the day....Good luck everyone and the mail men better watch out.

My kid just called me!!!!!  Happy dance time, and I will be getting a letter soon too, he said.



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