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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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At 6:52pm on January 2, 2015, lemonelephant said…

It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post. See change 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). Also make change 3 while you are there. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailor.

At 4:43pm on March 30, 2012, navymom2011 said…
Crazy, small world! He said he didn't know her though :(
At 3:59pm on March 30, 2012, navymom2011 said…
I asked David if he knew a Courtney in his class, but they only know each other by last names so he wasn't sure.
At 3:50pm on March 30, 2012, navymom2011 said…
At 3:49pm on March 30, 2012, navymom2011 said…
David is also a MM. What barracks was she in? He was in the North Carolina in Great Lakes
At 3:21pm on March 30, 2012, navymom2011 said…
He is actually home till Monday and he is going to drive up to Norfolk. He pit his.truck in long term parking while deployed. His orders say he haa to report April 9th does that mean that is when he will fly out to his ship? Did Courtneys orders say April 3rd? I am so confused. David will be 19 next month how old is Courtney? What is her job and where was her A school? I ask a lot of questions, lol!
At 2:40pm on March 30, 2012, Grasshopper said…

We are not far from Umstead Rd.  Small world!

Philip is the youngest of three boys for me.  My oldest went to Jordan High School (we used to live in South Durham) and Philip and my middle son went to Durham School of the Arts.  Michael graduated in 2008 and Philip in 2009.

At 1:49pm on March 30, 2012, Grasshopper said…

Philip has been in for about 2 1/2 years.  He's an MA whichi is the same as an MP in other branches.  He's getting ready to turn 21 in May so he's still a baby or at least in my eyes. lol It's been great having him in Norfolk these last 2 years but he leaves the 1st of June for Naples, Italy for 2 years.  I'm excited for him but I sure am going to miss him!!!!

Where in Durham did you live?  How long ago has it been since you lived in Durham?

At 3:41pm on January 24, 2012, countrywoods said…

Ship to shore cards I was emailing from my phone and it loves to correct my spelling! lol


At 10:26am on January 24, 2012, countrywoods said…
We live in Lakeland, Florida welcome, and I love that baby

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