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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.


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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So proud of my daughter!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lady Hamilton May 2, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello everyone!My daughter decided to join navy. She is only seventeen and already making good decisions! The mom in me is scared for her. She has never been on a plane or gone far from me. So i i am…Continue


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I am a mother of four and a stepmother of three. My career is in nursing. My husband and i enjoy riding bikes and running in our free time.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 5:52pm on November 11, 2013, YooperMom said…

Hey Jackie...I didn't see your question til I'm sure your CS is already at GL.  My sailor hasn't told us anything informative except that she should know more tomorrow.  This on hold thing is hard! 

At 7:26pm on October 13, 2013, pat ship 9 div 329 said…


I hope your daughter is doing a little better. Just let us know if you need help.


At 4:43pm on October 12, 2013, pat ship 9 div 329 said…


I texted my son and he said he would be happy to talk to her. I think if she talks to someone that can explain what to expect the next few weeks it will ease her mind. The thought of new things always makes most of us nervous and yearn for the times we knew we had some control or at least know what to expect. My son is James and he is in the class that will graduate 10/25. Also I will be there in two weeks. Coming from NY If your daughter needs anything just let me know If you wish just let me know who she is and the barracks. My son will try and talk to her. He has liberty this weekend but has duty Monday.

At 11:00pm on August 22, 2013, Jools said…


You are very welcome!

At 9:13pm on August 22, 2013, Jools said…

Jackie, it is Monday 8/26.  The only place to get the info is from an SR, and mine gave me the date at the very end of her last letter.

At 9:35pm on July 17, 2013, Nancytysmom said…
How are you soon? I think we won't know and neither will they until the receive their orders at pir that what I read depending on flights out etc. Maybe it will be delayed because of holiday weekend :)
At 10:02pm on July 11, 2013, Nancytysmom said…
Jackie that would be great to meet! My son will be a CRT! God know what that is he will be classified intercepting enemy transmissions recoding them for our intelligence. Its foreign to me! And apparently top secret! Ugh
At 7:25pm on July 11, 2013, Nancytysmom said…
Oops his birthday is 5 th
At 7:24pm on July 11, 2013, Nancytysmom said…
I'm hoping the 30 th too. But never found out from recruiter. I thought we had to wait for letter? I guess the 30 or 6 th His day is the 5th. I will have to let you know when I get my letter. Hope the 30th are you going? We are driving
At 11:25pm on July 10, 2013, Nancytysmom said…
I think you click on the persons name say on the comment and the go to their page it should say friend request or invite. I think that's it some of this is confusing lol! So glad you got her box! Was it what you expected? I told my son to secretly leave a note in a pocket!

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