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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.

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PIR 4/23/2010

Members: 102
Latest Activity: Mar 13, 2013

PIR 4/23/2010 Spreadsheet

Countdown Generator

Here are the final color's for the scarves for your recruits division for everyone.

163 - blue
164 - red
165 - white
166 - green
167 - yellow
168 - pink
810 - orange
923 - purple

Discussion Forum

Ship 10 Div 168

Started by Moe. Last reply by Moe Jul 23, 2010. 218 Replies

My 19 yr old son Tony is in this ship--going for navy Corpsman Fleet marine

after graduation so emotionally

Started by terrisch May 17, 2010. 0 Replies

hi, to everyone, its terri s. my son lenny, div. 167. oh i'm the dumb disabled mom. i cried the whole graduation and when i saw lenny i ran with my cane, crying and didn't want to let go of him. he…Continue

Ship 10 Division 167 PIR 4/23/10

Started by Janiece M-Utah. Last reply by matt's mom Apr 21, 2010. 32 Replies

Would love to connect and hear from those of you with a son/dau in the same Ship 10/Dvision 167 group.  We received our "Box" today and the form letter from Chase.  Were hoping & looking forward…Continue

Ship 10 Div 166

Started by Cheryl M. ~~~Nick's Mom~~~. Last reply by caitlinjenae Apr 20, 2010. 74 Replies

Looking forward to getting to know others with sons/daughters in the same division!  :)

Comment Wall


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Comment by bttrcp61 on August 12, 2010 at 2:13am
thanks so much for the update. My sailor keeps asking about it. It will be nice to finally get it.
Comment by navynana on August 11, 2010 at 7:02pm
Hello All, Just wanted to give a brief update on the "Yearbook". I called again yesterday and was told that we may have them next week. The reason being that they updated some of the sections and decided it was better to send them late then to send them with the old pages in there. PIR seems like a lifetime ago!!!
Comment by lj1422 (Josh's mom) on August 10, 2010 at 11:01pm
Thanks for the info Maussie.
Comment by maussie64 on August 10, 2010 at 8:42pm
I'm sure you know this from your research, but there is NO cell service. My daughter bought a phone card to call. there is a bit of a delay in the line. To be expected I guess. internet is available on the island. She is waiting till her ship comes to get it there.
Comment by lj1422 (Josh's mom) on August 10, 2010 at 8:25pm
Good to know about the phone are right about little info about the island. Keep us posted on your daughter as I will on Josh. Good to hear from you.
Comment by maussie64 on August 10, 2010 at 7:56pm
She calls about once or twice a week. S will be 23 next month and she lived at home until she left.
I never thought of checking youtube for videos. There is not much info on the place to be found elsewhere.
Comment by lj1422 (Josh's mom) on August 10, 2010 at 7:48pm
Maussie, I watched some videos on you tube from the island and noticed that there weren't that many females in the videos. Josh is 20 (will be 21 in Dec) and he moved out for a year after high school. He was a boy scout and was away alot for that. Since bootcamp I have talked to him more than I ever did in his 20 years at home. Do you here from your daughter much? Josh figures he will be in GL for about 6 more months.
Comment by maussie64 on August 10, 2010 at 7:00pm
Josh's mom, I'm still not sure how I feel about it and she has been there for a month. She got there ahead of her ship, though.
I try not to dwell on the fact that she is there for at least a year. The males definitely outnumber the females. By a LOT.
But, in everything, attitude makes the difference. So he should be happy there.
How old is he? Did he live at home until joining?
Comment by lj1422 (Josh's mom) on August 10, 2010 at 5:35pm
Hey everyone, hope everyones families and Sailors are all doing well. I just talked to my son who is just finishing A school in GL for IC and he got his verbal orders today. C school in GL (he is not to happy about that) and then to Diego Garcia for 2 years and he is extactic about that. Maussie I think your daughter is stationed on a ship there. Josh will be land based he says. I now know how you feel, the middle of the Indian ocean on the other side of the world...WOW I don't know how I feel about this yet is very hard to wrap my head around this one. I am glad he is happy though. Big Navy hugs to you all!!!
Comment by Oneofalot on July 29, 2010 at 2:09pm
Good Morning to Everyone

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