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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."

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**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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I am here to support my boyfriend who is currently in bootcamp. He graduates 4/22 and I am super excited. I find it helpful to talk to others who are going through the same thing. The time is going slow and dragging so by talking to others, it helps the time move a little faster. I am glad to talk to anyone here and I am a silly person... Remeber ladies, IT WON'T BE LIKE THIS FOREVER...IT ALL SHALL PASS!!!
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At 11:33pm on March 22, 2011, SamanthaGPF<3 (Ship 03/Div.147) said…
You didn't?? awh I am so sorry girl!! I haven't really heard about many others.... Hopefully you will sometime this week!!
At 10:35pm on March 16, 2011, SamanthaGPF<3 (Ship 03/Div.147) said…
Yes so great to hear from them!! And they need to all be good! haha did you get one??
At 4:13pm on March 16, 2011, SamanthaGPF<3 (Ship 03/Div.147) said…
Hey girl! I got a letter today!!! Crossing my fingers for you!
At 9:13pm on March 15, 2011, Megs-Sailor Wife said…
Otay. Thanks for letting me know. Yeah I forgot to say before that he told me in the letter that for the first 2 weeks they didn't do much cuz they had to wait for the girls to come the first week then didn't do much the next then after all that they did there physicals, shots, and went to the dentist. So yeah I was thinking they may be a bit behind.
At 9:12pm on March 15, 2011, SamanthaGPF<3 (Ship 03/Div.147) said…
Ah fingers crossed definitely!! And that is not good :/ I hope that all of the recruits in the division got to send their letters out.  That makes me mad about the guys not taking it seriously.  It's not fair to the rest of them at all.
At 8:00pm on March 15, 2011, SamanthaGPF<3 (Ship 03/Div.147) said…
Nope! no letters yet :( hbu?
At 5:08pm on March 15, 2011, Megs-Sailor Wife said…
Ya it kinda sucks, but I guess they really push that fact of them working together cuz it's crucial when they are on the ship or sub. But yes I hope they get their act together quick.I can't wait for that call!!
At 4:18pm on March 15, 2011, Megs-Sailor Wife said…
Yeah check when you get home! I hope you get a letter today. If not girl we will just keep looking every day!! It will be here soon!! He said that there are some young guys that are not taking it as serious as they should and the entire div is getting punished for it. But other than that nothing bad about the div. But what I have been reading is that there seems to be young guys that are doing that all over the place. It prob will take some time for those guys. I'm really close to Chi. It will only take a hr drive to get to Great Lakes. What I can make out on the letter is the 14th. So yours has to be coming like any day now. I live closer so that's prob why I got it today. It's totally fine with the questions!!! Ask away!!! No he didn't mention when they get a call.
At 2:50pm on March 15, 2011, Pearl Harbor MA said…
yep, will still be haunting my mailbox...
At 2:38pm on March 15, 2011, Megs-Sailor Wife said…
No we didn't. Yeah check and let me know if you did cuz I just want to make sure there is no problem with us getting his check deposited. YES I got a letter today!!!!!!!! Did you?

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