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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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Ship 04 Division 812


Ship 04 Division 812

For those of us with recruits in Ship 04, Division 812

Members: 16
Latest Activity: May 7, 2013

Discussion Forum

Ship04 Division 812

Started by Mmal373 Apr 29, 2010. 0 Replies

Hello.  My son is also on ship04 division 812.  I am hoping to get a letter today.  Usually they come on Thursday.  I am so glad to hear they are doing so well as a division.  

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Comment by WeAllGoByGeorgeLongStory on May 7, 2013 at 2:26pm

Thanks ladies, I did delete, don't know why they waited so long if this is routine.  If they were shipped in his brown box, then he had them with him when he arrived at BC. That is what has me so confused...if they had them and were finished enough with them to mail them home, he sent them home, then why do they need them overnighted back?

Comment by WeAllGoByGeorgeLongStory on May 3, 2013 at 11:25pm

Hoping we get another phone call from ship 04 division 812 tomorrow morning!

Comment by sailormom on April 13, 2011 at 1:17pm
My son is on ship 04 and divsion 812. He just started boot camp 4-11-11.
Comment by Elaine E. on June 6, 2010 at 12:42am
Congratulations, Ashley! Finally! :) I know you'll be busy, but please try to post pictures soon after!
Comment by Cornerstone Mom on June 6, 2010 at 12:30am
Enjoy every second with your daughter and grandkids. I would be tempted to hide out in a suit case so I could go to Hawaii.
Congrats Ashley, how exciting. Good luck to you and God Bless.
Comment by Ashley on June 5, 2010 at 8:48am
Just wanted to say Hey to you all! Hope your guys are doing well. Troy started aircrew school a few days ago and is phase 2 today, so thats exciting! We are getting married next week in PCola! Yay finally! Good Luck and God Bless!
Comment by cmom-Ship04-Div812 on June 4, 2010 at 7:44pm
Hello everyone! Hope all is well. Enjoying phone calls from Chad......seems to be very happy in Pensacola but staying focused. Hope everyones sons and daughters are doing well......Sure would be nice to stay in contact along the way. I haven't been on line lately my daughter is visiting from Hawaii so as soon as I get off from work we are playing and enjoying the grandkids. Take care and hope to chat again soon. Steph ;-)
Comment by Cornerstone Mom on May 27, 2010 at 10:27am
Hi Dennise yes he is still at Great Lakes for now.... it is like I told him when it happens then you know for sure how it might be. Have a good one also.
Comment by Cornerstone Mom on May 26, 2010 at 10:56pm
Sorry I didnt make it to M & G just wasnt enough time for everything. Hope you ladies had an awesome time this past weekend and wow what an experience to watch our fine young men achieve so much. Good luck to all, stay in touch.
Comment by Elaine E. on May 20, 2010 at 5:39pm
It's not too late! It's only 4:40. How far away are you? We are hanging out at our hotel and will be there probably 6:30ish. Think you could still make it, o42nate?

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