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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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ABmom (Ship #12 Division 042)
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  • Colonia, NJ
  • United States

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At 9:31pm on December 11, 2010, Jaysmom (Ship 12 Div 039) said…

My son is Ship 12 Div 039 PIR 1/14, I saw you are from Colonia NJ do you know where that is as compared to Toms River or the Jersey Shore?  We live in Toms River.

At 10:11pm on November 26, 2010, NS said…
I wrote to the letter on the form letter.
Ship # Div #
Recruit Training Command
3515 Sailor Drive
Great Lakes, IL 60088-3515

is that address I got to mail to him. His mother sent out a letter which he said he received. Thankfully she told him I've been writing everyday so he does know I am writing but said he has not received any letters from me yet. Don't worry though..that is very normal. By now I'm sure they have most of their mail we've sent!

Congrats on booking at the Ramada! I'm there also!
At 10:18pm on November 21, 2010, NS said…
Is there anyone else he could have sent it to? I mean if the recruiter told you he was in this division then you definitely are going to be at PIR 1/14. Let me know when you find out! Best of luck to you!=] 53 days
At 12:47pm on November 21, 2010, KLMkathy said…
Hi ABmom, I know telling you to stop worrying is like telling you to stop breathing but it is so true that no news is good news. Everyone is different and he might be just fine. Just keep those letters coming because it does mean so much to our recruits. Having flat feet is not a disability and if he is able to do what he needs to do in boot camp he will be ok. You should be hearing from him soon and hopefully you will have one less thing to worry about. Hugs. Kathy
At 11:15pm on November 20, 2010, NS said…
That's really strange. I would imagine that the division got to send out their form letters the same day =/.. Where abouts to you live? I'm in NY and got mine Tuesday. Is there anyone else he would have sent it to? Also, have you confirmed the address again with the recruiter? Maybe he had to go through extra processing? not sure. Either way we know he is doing just fine. If anything terrible happened they would have him notify you the day it happens. I know it's a LOT tougher than it sounds but hang in there stay strong. We all miss our recruits but they are safe and on their journey to become US Navy Sailors! and yes.. 54 days
At 12:03am on November 19, 2010, NS said…
Glad you are going to be there too!! I will see you at the meet n greet the night before then?! The real letters won't start coming until the 3rd week most likely so look around 11/19-12/3. By the way... 56 days!! =]
At 12:42pm on November 18, 2010, NS said…
I got the form letter which has room for a few lines on the bottom of the last page. It was still nice to even see his handwriting but made me miss him a lot more. I will send the hotel information in a message and will also make a couple suggestions on the traveling to and from PIR.
At 12:33am on November 18, 2010, blessedsailorsmom ship12div 039 said…
did u write back to the packege address ? im not sure if thats the right one?? did u get the address from the recruiter? he has access to it! and if hes not a grad n go he should get the day with you ;() best of luck !!
At 9:09pm on November 17, 2010, blessedsailorsmom ship12div 039 said…
so glad u got your box!!! awsome !!!
At 12:52pm on November 12, 2010, blessedsailorsmom ship12div 039 said…
sorry for all the typo's I am not a typer LOL :)

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