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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. 

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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."

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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 stole this idea from PIR 12/22/10 because I thought it was a good idea :)

List where your child/husband/bf/gf will attend A school and what their rate (job) will be. Spell it out so some of us that aren't up on all of the Navy lingo will understand what it stands for. E.g. - IT is Information Systems Technology.

Remember to only list your loved ones initials, not their full name for security reasons.

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D will attend A school in Pensacola, actually Corry Station. His rate is AFT/IT which stands for Advanced Field Technology/Information Systems Technology. Whew, thats a mouth-full:) So basically D will be a Computer Geek :)
My daughter will attend A school in Great Lakes, Il. Her rate is AE/CF Advanced Electronics Computer Field.
A will attend A school in Pensacola, FL. His rate is an AE, which is an Aviation Electronics Computer Technician or Electrician.
What a coincidence my son is on the same boat (ship lol). He is also going to Pensacola and I think he is the exact same rate. And they are both from NM. This is so wild. I wonder they know each other because if they don't maybe they should. Are you bringing your boy home for Christmas? Maybe we can plan for them to fly from Alb to Pensacola together and share a cab or something to get to base. Let me know....
R will attend school in Pensacola, Florida. His rate is AM/aviation structural mechanic.
H will attend A school in Pensacola. Her rate in CTR which is Cryptologic Technician-collection
My son will attend A School in Pensacola and his rating will be CTR which is cryptologic technician collections.
Cool Kathy and Heidi's mom - Your kids are going to have the same job. But you might have already known this and I am slow :) Susan
J will attend A school in Pensacola,Florida / IT information systems technology.
Yay, another IT person :) Have you joined the IT group? It has some good info in it. Susan
My son will go to A school in Pensacola, his rate will be AE- Aviation Electronics or AT- Aviation Technician.

He will be with my son, how cool. Same place, same job



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