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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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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.


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ALUMNI of PIR 12/16/2011 TG 05 — 05 Divisions (017–020 & 905) Discussions (31)

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Ship 04, Div. 19 Navy Moms

Hi fellow Ship 04, Div. 19 Moms.  I thought we could start this "discussion" group since we all have something in common and go back to the…

Started by NavyMomma89

92 Dec 20, 2011
Reply by momofS

Ship 11 Div 017

Hello, looking for anyone with sons, in Ship 11 Div 017....... 

Started by navymom2011

35 Dec 14, 2011
Reply by Amy

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Chow time! Comment by fireteamleaderwife on June 16, 2011 at 2:31am   The Silo in Lake Bluff Giordanos in Gurne…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

1 Dec 14, 2011
Reply by Shelli 04/020 Mom

After PIR - Liberty & Friday and Saturday Departures

Friday and Saturday Departures Friday Departures Means those Sailors attending “A” school at Great Lakes. They “depart” Friday, after Gradu…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

0 Dec 13, 2011
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Comment by SOBE,  on June 25, 2010  Here's something that I thought I would share with you. When we first read it, my son's girlfriend was…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

0 Dec 13, 2011
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

Great Lakes RTC Maps

  See where it says Buckley Road and then you turn into RTC? This turn is OHIO. Then see Gate 8 with the red dot? This is the gate to enter…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

2 Dec 13, 2011
Reply by Fishmom (Ship 11 Div 017)

Just found the group

I have a SR in Ship 04 Div 019.  I have just found this group within the site.  I have already enjoyed reading all the posts and have learn…

Started by Seabee2be (ship 04 Div 019)

5 Dec 12, 2011
Reply by Seabee2be (ship 04 Div 019)

Ship 2 Div 905

Woo Hoo !!!   We know their grad date  :)  I am still waiting for my form letter, probably get it today. I am so excited  :)

Started by Lucy-Kennys Mom

41 Dec 11, 2011
Reply by Lucy-Kennys Mom


Greetings Navy for Moms PIR 12/16/11!! Just wanted to pass on some important information that Sarge asked me to inform you of... His I-phon…

Started by loganmyseaman(SHIP07/DIV035)

0 Dec 10, 2011

SHIP 04 DIV 020

Anyone have any recruits in this ship and div?

Started by cmhs13

17 Dec 9, 2011
Reply by kitkate1994


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