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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. 

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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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

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Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on December 21, 2010 at 12:38pm

************************************Ladies***************************************************We We now have an alumni page now!    Please come and join us there.


Comment by Sharon on December 21, 2010 at 12:26pm

If you're wondering what to get your sailor for the holiday (or for any celebration), the NEX sells gift cards online.  You can personalize them and make the card for any dollar amount.  I created one for my sailor and used a picture of us from earlier this summer. 


You can go to and order. :)

Comment by LesCorpsmanmama on December 21, 2010 at 10:33am
Yes Lori he loved them as well as the people at the ceremony. They were amazing as the ceremony! Thank'ya! (people we're asking where to get them...are you on the GL Facebook page?) just a thought
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on December 21, 2010 at 1:22am

Sorry to hear so many of your sailors are sick. I hope they feel much better very soon. I hope you all had a great time and the weather didn't cause too many problems. Enjoy your time with your sailors.


Did you sailors like your ribbons?

Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on December 20, 2010 at 6:31pm

Susan, I mentioned Kaitlyn to A and he said "How did you know I was talking to her?"  I told him that Navy moms know everything.  LOL

Dana, my son never made his bed before BC.  So, I asked him to do it today and he jumped right up and did it.  It was totally amazing that I didn't have to wait 3 days for him to get to it.  lol

Anita, I had a good time talking with you the other night, and I'm sorry that we didn't get the chance to meet in person.  :(

Cindy, so sorry to hear that your sailor had to leave so soon.  ((hugs)).

Sportsmom, Lori. so sorry to hear that your daughter is so sick.  ((hugs))

Lori, Michigan mom, I hope D is feeling better soon too.  ((hugs)


I had a hair appointment this morning and when I got home, A was eating his breakfast.  He apparently really missed chocolate because he was drinking a YooHoo chocolate drink and eating a Hershey's Cookies & Cream candy bar for breakfast.  lol


Comment by NC_Susan on December 20, 2010 at 3:33pm

Betsy - I'm glad you made it home safely! A was talking to Kailtyn on FB last night and said you giys were getting ready to fly out :) D is wanting a Droid for Christmas too, lol. All of these new Sailors are going to have the same phone!


Dana- I have not seen him make a bed but I have been throughly impressed with how he folds clothes! He helped me fold laundry last night and I kept stopping and staring, lol.


Anita - I'm glad you enjoyed Chicago! Your right it was freezing :) I'm so glad we got to meet :) Susan


Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on December 20, 2010 at 2:28am

Hello ladies. We just got home from GL about an hour ago.  The only thing my son wanted to do, while we were there. was go to dinner with us, spend time with us and buy a new phone.  We went to the mall in Gurnee Mills and somehow 3 of us ended up with new Droid X's.  :)  A has a cough that doesn't seem to quit and he told me that he had chest pains while in boot and had to have an echocardiogram. :(  Of course this is the first I've heard of it.  (He didn't want to worry me) He said they said he was alright and sent him back to work. He seems ok, but he did say that one of the reasons that some of your recruits may be distant or down, is because they are probably thinking about how little time they have with you.  :(  He said that he has thought about that a lot.  *tear.

I was also watching the developments in Korea on the news today.  I don't even want to think about it.

I hope all of our sick recruits get well soon and that you all enjoy the time you have or have had with your wonderful sons and daughters.  I will catch up some more tomorrow.


Comment by DUEX_NAVY_momma on December 20, 2010 at 1:21am

Moms watch your son or daughter make their bed.  Mine before BC pulled the covers up and called it good.  Today it was perfection in my eyes and yet he was still concerened it didn't look right.  I said it was great.  Mine slept until 2 when I finally woke him


Comment by Anita MA Mom on December 20, 2010 at 12:35am

Hello to all of my friends out there!! We had a GREAT time at Graduation!! We spent the day Sat. in Chicago and boy was it COLD BRRRR. I totally see why they call it the WINDY CITY!! Graduation was AMAZING. I am so glad to have my SR home for a few days . Our week is pretty full already!! I am sorry to you that did't have much time with your SR. I will forever remember our times on here and hope that we will continue on our Alumni page. This site was a LIFE SAVER and I was amazed at how much I knew from here , before we got to Graduation. Best of luck to you all and you will all be in my PRAYERS!!!!

Comment by Cindy in Snowy MN on December 19, 2010 at 11:03pm

:) Thanks Susan! It is comforting to hear other Sailors are the same 'spirit.' "E" only smiled big when he tried on his uniforms for us :)! Commented..."I don't feel right in civilian clothes!" Thanks again Susan!


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