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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 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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Graduates PIR 08/19/11 TG 40


Graduates  PIR 08/19/11 TG 40

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Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2018

Discussion Forum

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by Charlie Feb 27, 2018. 10 Replies

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Aug 19, 2011. 0 Replies

Ship 10, DIV 267 Navy Mom

Started by Navy Mom Sandi. Last reply by Onedaysoon ((Ship 10-Div 267)) Aug 18, 2011. 336 Replies

Ship 10 Div 266

Started by Pmbell 02 (SHIP 10 DIV 266). Last reply by momma'o~32020 Aug 17, 2011. 62 Replies

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Comment by jvptxmom on August 21, 2011 at 12:48pm

LOL! That was a really long post!!! Sorry, I haven't been on in a while! :-/

Comment by jvptxmom on August 21, 2011 at 12:47pm

I was finally able to get on my computer and get caught up on everything. With 3 teenagers and a husband, it's hard to get my hands on my computer. I'm mad at myself...I forgot my cable for the camera so I can't upload any photos until Monday night!

We are sitting in the hotel room trying to decide how to spend the day. I think we are going shopping and then out to eat a final family dinner!

Yesterday we went into downtown Chicago and visited the Field Museum. It was sooooo big. We finally got tired of walking around and left. It rained like crazy when we were there. The cheif told my son he didn't need his rain gear! UGH! We left at the perfect moment. My husband went to get the car and we were going to get my jacket and throw it over him and make a run for it. By the time my husband got the car around it was barely sprinkling! Went to Walmart and bought a laptop. Then went to dinner at Chili's. It was a nice day but seemed like it went by really fast!

My son had us pick him up at 6 on Saturday but he had been up since 4:30 so he decided that today we needed to pick him up at 5. I waited an hour and 15 mins for him...I wanted to kill him! That is an hour of sleep I sorely needed. Knuckle head!

They won't let him keep his civies. I guess I'll have to mail those to him. No telling what that will cost. I only sent one pair but they told him no. Grrr. He said he didn't really have much room anyway. I guess it is because his A-school is so long. I don't really think there is much rhyme or reason the Navy does stuff.

Carol~My son told me about the cc. He did know the APR and set up the payments to come out of his checking acct. We talked about him using it ONLY in emergencies! I told him about the kid and the ipad...he said..."idiot"! I only hope he will live by those words and not fall into the habit of whipping out that cc whenever he wants something! We have to let them make their own mistakes but atleast they can't say we didn't tell them! We are keeping him on our cell plan until he graduates from A-school. It doesn't cost that much and I would die if I tried to call him and it had been disconnected!

When I was sitting and waiting on him this morning, I was watching all the kids coming and going. My mama heart was freaking out! I guess some of them were coming home from the clubs. Oh my! I felt like I was on a college campus! A few of them could barely walk! And they were all smoking like dragons before going through the gate! When my son got in the car I begged him to please, please, please pick his friends carefully! I really hope he's in with another good group of boys. I think I got comfortable since he had such good buddies in bc. So now I have found another something to worry about! I'm gonna have alot to pray about for the next few years!!!!

Hope everyone has a safe trip home! We will leave out tomorrow morning. I can't stand the thought of that final good-bye. It will be a miracle if I don't break down this time! I held it together through everything but killing me. I'm going to ask him to call me tomorrow evening. I'll need a call every night for a while!

Comment by Momof3kidz(IT) on August 21, 2011 at 12:00pm
Thank you Shuga! It was awesome meeting you and all my new friends. 1 thing i'd like to pass on to new families is the USO is in terminal 2 at O'Hare.
Comment by shuga on August 21, 2011 at 11:30am
Gdm everyone. I made it home, my daughter has made it to Pensacola. All is good. Momof3kidz I'm praying u guys have a safe trip home.
Comment by Momof3kidz(IT) on August 21, 2011 at 11:27am
My son made it to Pensacola just fine, he even got to fly 1st class. He's on Corry Station side. We had an awesome weekend and hated saying good-bye. We are on our way home now, its about 8 hour drive. The only really bad thing that happened is my husband spilled starbucks all over our sons cover! Oh man, luckily it was only 6 am and he had time to drive all the way back to the base and buy him another. Woops!!!
Comment by Pmbell 02 (SHIP 10 DIV 266) on August 21, 2011 at 10:02am
Awww oneday i was at the meet and greet but didn't see you.:(
Comment by shuga on August 21, 2011 at 9:22am
Same here onedaysoon. Im still trying to get home though.
Comment by Onedaysoon ((Ship 10-Div 267)) on August 21, 2011 at 9:15am

Wow!!!! What a weekend :-)

My Sailor made it to Ft. Sam last night around 2:00 AM. 

I spent the entire day with her on Saturday at the airport.  Grad services were awesome.... and the Meet-n-Greet!! Ladies/Guys I am so glad we met!!


Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on August 21, 2011 at 4:26am
Good Night's been fun, thanks!
Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on August 21, 2011 at 3:53am

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