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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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PIR 12/17/10

Divisions: 019 - 024, 904 and 905. This is a place to share information and support family and friends who have Recruits graduating from Boot Camp on Friday, 12/17/10. *****PLEASE NOTE: GROUP LEADER IS NOW****** BETSY, Almost There! ***

Members: 85
Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2012

Discussion Forum


Started by jeanne. Last reply by diannep Dec 15, 2010. 4 Replies

Does anyone know when battlestations for ship 02 Div 905 will be? Continue


Started by Cindy in Snowy MN Dec 9, 2010. 0 Replies

PLEASE...LETS JOIN TOGETHER AND WEAR RED ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 17TH When we attend our Sailors PIR!!! Won't we look grand standing next to our new Sailors in RED for photo's....them in Blue and White…Continue

Updated Battlestations Discussion

Started by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor. Last reply by DUEX_NAVY_momma Dec 13, 2010. 25 Replies

Please post the most recent date of your recruits Battlestations on here.  Please include their Ship and Division numbers.    Thank you   New is Filtering In!  The line up seems to be as follows;…Continue

Favorite Christmas Recipies

Started by CJ's Mom. Last reply by NC_Susan Dec 6, 2010. 6 Replies

In our chat last night we decided we should have a discussion for us to post our children's favorite recipies for the holidays! Here are a couple of mine! Enjoy....  Oreo Cookie BonBons 1 Pkg of Oreo…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by hisgirl2010 on December 24, 2010 at 6:49pm
I cantt wait till i get to see my baby again :) he makes me life worth living i love him so much
Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on December 24, 2010 at 2:11pm
To all Friends and Family
Comment by Anti M on December 24, 2010 at 11:27am
LOL... Glakes is similar to P-Cola I meant to type....
Comment by Anti M on December 24, 2010 at 11:25am

Liberty = normal tim eoff such as evenings, weekends and holidays


Leave = earned time off, vacation days.


Liberty can be no more than 72 hours, and can be "secured" (taken away).  If the sailor has duty, and Glakes has a four day duty rotation, there is no liberty that day.  Leave is taken by submitting a request chit and getting approval.  Liberty has a mileage limit for travel (300 miles, usually), leave does not.  So no flying home on those three day weekends on liberty.


Great Lakes is similar with liberty phases.  Phase one is very limited, they can't even leave the base.  Phase two means civilian clothes, going off base, overnights on the weekends.  No one goes on liberty by themselves, they have to have a liberty buddy or two.  Married sailors still have to earn phase two liberty to get permission to live off base with their spouses.


Oh, and if they mess up, they can be set back to square one for liberty.  So don't mess up.


Comment by Cindy in Snowy MN on December 23, 2010 at 2:14pm

Thanks Anit M, I love all your insite. I always look for your posts, because it is so informative!

@Betsy...not sure if he did paperwork that entire time, all I know is his plane landed at 11:15 and then he texted me at 2:30am with a message saying arrived, still doing paperwork!" Yes, a friend of his From Boot Camp went strait to Pensacola from PIR, I am not sure if that is the same 'buddy' he was with though?!

@sportsmom Lori, I am only going by what he told me as far as Liberty. I beleive after their work is done during the day they do get a few hours of "liberty" until "A School" convenes on January 3rd. Since a lot of new Sailors are still on "Leave" until the 28th. What does 'phasing up' mean?

Comment by Anti M on December 23, 2010 at 1:00pm

Part of indoc is to sit down as a group and make sure the paperwork is addressed step by step.  Each and every form has to be done 100% correctly; they walk them through everything.

One of my married friends went to an A school in Texas, the flights were delayed and she missed the first day of indoc.  As a result, she missed filling out the form saying she was MARRIED!!!  So when her orders arrived, they were for Diego Garcia, which is an unaccompanied tour.  She got it changed, but it was a real hassle.  

Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on December 22, 2010 at 7:59pm
Cindy, wow they have 2 1/2 hours of paperwork?  I'm glad my A is going in Sunday night.  Glad to hear that he has made a buddy already.  :)
Comment by Cindy in Snowy MN on December 22, 2010 at 7:56pm

@ Lori, my son said the same thing and was very stressed after Monday...he said there is a lot to know and do and its stressful!! I am assuming because it was overwhelming, and he was sick and had arrived late Sunday night at midnight...and was still up at 2:30am doing paperwork. I am hoping after they once again settle into this phase, it will be OK! Tonight he text-ed me saying he was on the way to the mall with "A Liberty Buddy!" Since MEDICAL was closed and couldn't get in :( !!!





Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on December 22, 2010 at 4:27pm
Lori, sportsmom, glad to hear that your daughter is doing better now.  ((hugs))  I have a feeling that the date that my son gave me for his graduation from A school will change.  
Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on December 22, 2010 at 12:54pm
hisgirl, ((hugs))

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