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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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Bill S.
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At 2:24pm on March 5, 2009, Vee, Michael's Proud Grandmother said…
Bill, thanks for getting back to me. I'm glad you have a copy of the DVD. I think our boys are about together in where they are. I mentioned Michael is awaiting A school, but I meant ATT. Maybe he has heard by now like your son did. He graduated SCC just about the same time as your son, too! We'll wait and see I guess. Have a great day and I'll see you on "Ask the SDC." Vee
At 9:21pm on March 3, 2009, Vee, Michael's Proud Grandmother said…
Hi Bill, I have been watching your comments in Ask the SDC and I think my grandson, Michael, and your son, Brett, are about at the same level right now. Michael's PIR was 01-09-09, also. He is on the USS Porter and awaiting A school, so I will be interested in Will's answer to your question. I'm not sure what you are looking for as far as video, but I have a video of our boys' PIR and would be glad to make you a copy. Michael was in Divn 058. Feel free to email me at: if I can help you. Vee
At 8:28pm on February 17, 2009, Mary (Chris' mom) said…
Bill, I'm glad I could help. That's what we are all here for. Congrats on a fine looking sailor. He is doing well, I hope. Good luck and yes, Elizabeth will take care of you I'm sure.
Mary DIV 059
At 2:52pm on January 24, 2009, Pat said…
I sure know about hurry up and wait...mine has been out of school 10 months and has not been to sea as yet, he calls himself a glorified janitor. Although he keeps his mind busy, old movies, video games, and lots of books (usually 2 or 3 at one time); he would rather be doing what he was trained to do. Continue to encourage and in the Navy's time all things will come to pass.

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