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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.

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 7/1/10

for boot campers whose PIR date is 7/1/10, not 7/2 :-) and anyone else who wants to offer their advice

Members: 64
Latest Activity: Aug 26, 2010

Discussion Forum

ship03, div 230

Started by jas babe(div230). Last reply by Joana1.1.10 Jun 29, 2010. 110 Replies

Any moms or wives or girlfriends or anything in that line in this group? just wondering if our guys are familily right now I'd like to know my extended family:)

Ship 9 Division 228

Started by CW_Mom shp 9 div 228. Last reply by NavySister621(s9d228) Jun 29, 2010. 20 Replies

Have a recruit in this ship/division? Introduce yourself so we can meet!  My name is Tammy and my son is in this division.Continue

Ship3 Division234

Started by Redcent. Last reply by Kathy Jun 28, 2010. 16 Replies

Just looking for folks that have recruits in Ship3, Division 234.  Anybody???

PIR, Liberty, Parking, Etc...

Started by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin. Last reply by DeannaD-Bigpumpkin Jun 28, 2010. 7 Replies

A lot of info here but someone posted it on my PIR group so I just pass it forward.I found this on another discussion, thought we can post our questions and answers here to help each other out. Here…Continue

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Comment by mommajo on July 9, 2010 at 11:56pm
millerlite: I don't think I have the picture at the big door but should have a pic of the division during the ceremony with him in front. I'm not home yet, part 2 of our trip was NewMexico to babysit grandsons. I'll see what I have when I get home (about 12 days). The MM will be classing up on Monday; quick. Keep them out of trouble and the work in the heat:)
Comment by Docsangel on July 9, 2010 at 8:08pm
That's too funny, my son was in Div 233, our boys were calling us the 'golden girls'
Comment by millerlite on July 9, 2010 at 6:29pm
Those are great pics. Did anyone get a really good still or movie of the sailors when they first appeared behind the big door? My son was in 227, front row and it was so incredible to see him first, but I didn't get the picture! Mommajo: it was fun to meet Jeffrey, even if I didn't get to meet you. Maybe we'll get another chance since our sailors are now at A school together - moving furniture and picking up trash:). Apparently the joke among them now if they do something bad is, "I'm going to tell your mom!"
Comment by Kathy on July 9, 2010 at 10:38am
Here's the Facebook page with the actual photo's of the divisions doing the Living Flag, the other that I listed is just a short video of them doing it.
Comment by mommajo on July 8, 2010 at 11:43pm
So sad I got to the meet=n=greet as it was ending and didn't get to meet everyone. I did pick out Jennifer in the NEX and thanks to millerlite for saying hi to Jeffrey. He was a grad-n-go so we spent Friday at O'Hare with him; they did let us in on passes. It was an amazing ceremony; they looked so formal and precise in their navy whites :-) I too, would like to say thanks for all the support and encouragement. One comment Jeff made was that I seemed to know more about what he was doing than he did. They just go activity to activity. I'm glad some of you got to enjoy your Sailors for so long :) God Bless.
Comment by Kathy on July 8, 2010 at 1:08pm
Docsangel - Thanks for the facebook page info, the pictures are great. Facebook also has a page with photos of the divisions doing the Living Flag on June 14th. The flag photo is black and white but my son bought us a color copy they were selling at one of the booths at the 4th of July celebration on base.
Comment by Docsangel on July 8, 2010 at 11:06am
There are some more really great pics on the RTC Facebook page:
Comment by Kris O on July 7, 2010 at 12:36pm
WOW!! What a weekend and holiday! I am so glad I was able to go and see and experience all that happened. I enjoyed meeting all of you at meet and greet. I feel really grateful as we got 5 days of liberty with my son....It was so very hard to let him go to Conneticut....but I did :) They all look really good in their uniforms. Here's to everyones matter where they end up we will have a bond forever going thru BC together!
Comment by proudmom on July 6, 2010 at 10:46am
Oh my, I just realized my son is in the 4th pic down up above. He is the second in command with the white belt on next to the sailor with the sword ( probably not what they call it).
Comment by proudmom on July 6, 2010 at 10:43am
got back yesterday from GL, it was so awesome!!!!! I could not have done it without this site and all the wonderful moms here! Thank You sooooo much for all your help. we had such a great time with my son and it was amazing to see the change in him and i was so proud doing things with him! i miss him sooooo much again, i guess I have to get use to the feeling of seeing him and letting him go again, he is a man now! All he wanted to do is relax and chill, it was nice just spending time with him. The graduation was amazing!

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