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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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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 got a letter from Ashleigh and she had to have her wisdom teeth pulled!  poor thing.  I hate thinking of her going through that without anyone to coddle her!  I guess we'll always be mommies won't we?  She addressess all her letters to us by dear mommy and daddy. so sweet.


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Awww, Jeanne. She is such a sweetheart. I hope she is feeling better by now. I just try to remember that all the letters that I get are a few days old, so they are probably feeling better by the time I see it.

They took a couple of teeth from my A too.

my son also had 3 wisdom teeth pulled !! What a way to start out !!
Boy I bet my kid is glad I insisted he get his wisdom teeth out before he showed up for BC.

I think he is one of the lucky ones. My A had all 4 of his wisdom teeth removed a year ago. Apparently, they decided that other teeth had to go. Oh, and he was just at his dentist at the end of Sept. and all the teeth seemed just fine then.

I guess those Navy dentists don't mess around!
Sorry to hear Adam had his pulled too.
Ashleigh called today and said she still hurt.
((hugs)) Jeanne. I hope she is feeling better soon.

Hi Jeanne - So glad you heard from Ash, and she is doing well, I have been thinking of her, My SR had 4 wisdom teeth pulled, he told us in his questionairre was: didnt hurt, but sounded terrible.... lol
Ouch, Patti!
guys always act so tough don't they? I'm sorry to hear he had his pulled as well.
I got a call today and she sounded good.
does your son sound good?
4 weeks to go!!!
Awwwww - I bet she is feeling great today! I wrote her a little note today and will pop it in the mail tomorrow. She is such a great girl Jeanne!
Hey, a couple days bedrest in boot camp? That's a good thing!


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