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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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Jess (Husband Ship 03*DIV 156)
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Wife and mother to a toddler, husband enlisted as an HM (Hospital Corpsman), would love to communicate with people who may be with or around my husband! HOOYAH!
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Anyone with loved ones on Ship 03? Encouraging message, esp. for those (like me) whom haven't rec'd Letters or calls...

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 5:05pm 8 Comments

Just got an encouraging message from a recent grad on the RDC site:


Adam: Ship 03 is the best! I didn't get to get my first letters out until 2+ weeks after I started. Ship 03 has the best RDC's though. They're strict, but when it came to graduation, all of the divisions from Ship 03 did miles better than the other divisions in our graduating push. Good luck to your…


New POLICY on Grad and Go GL A School

Posted on March 20, 2011 at 1:20pm 9 Comments

Effective Immediately:


New Sailors reporting to TSC GL from RTC after PIR will no longer have overnight liberty, they will be in Phase 1 and treated as such; with the exception they can leave the base only if their family is here and they must have approval from the Barracks LCPO.  They MUST return to the base and barracks EVERY night at the time told to them by their COC in the barracks.




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At 11:04am on April 2, 2011, Brittany proud Navy Wife :) said…
San Antonio is pretty awesome, you just got to know where everything is. Which I dont lol. Hubbys got family there we always stay with. The River Walk is cool. We went to The  Palm for Vday then walked down to the River Walk. The mall is Huge. Id make sure you do ur research on where your gonna live tho that way you dont end up in a ran down area!
At 2:14pm on March 21, 2011, Jess (Husband Ship 03*DIV 156) said…
DEERS Letter came today!!!!!! Envelope was in his writing <3 Atleast it's something! Glad to have the paperwork so I can get the ID, cheaper gas, discounts, and 10% at Lowes for my garden lol, OH, and OF COURSE, HEALTH INSURANCE!! Totally confident that the good stuff (real letters) are right around the corner! YAY!
At 8:50pm on March 20, 2011, Angie said…
I'll let you know when I receive something. I hope it is really soon. Are you going to graduation? If so, where are you staying. We are staying at the Ramada.
At 2:54pm on March 20, 2011, Angie said…
Hi Jess...I am kinda new to this and I get lost on here real easy lol. My son left home on 3/7 and arrived at Great Lakes on 3/8. I received his "Sailor in a box" that same Friday (3/11) and his form letter Saturday (3/12). I haven't heard anything since. I am dying here!! Hope we both hear something REAL soon.
At 12:50pm on March 20, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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