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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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JC's Momma
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A full time Director Of Transporation for a CSB.
A full time mother of 2 of the most amazing kids.
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Missing My Baby Boy

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 10:56am 8 Comments

Good morning all moms!

I'm fairly new at this, as my son just went in on 3-6-2018.

I received the box on 3-9-2018, and of course the scripted phone call.  No form letter, or communication since that night, and I'm literally falling apart, and have no idea what I would do w/o all the love and encouragement you all share.

I hope to be better educated though reading all the post/blogs.

I pray for you and your children daily, and am sending warm hugs to all the…


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At 7:12pm on March 27, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi there, how are you? how is everything going with your Son. you have been on my mind and I don't see you on BCM anymore. I hope things are looking up for you and for him.

At 2:36pm on March 21, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Yes he will continue to be in my Prayers, as you will be too. keep me posted ok, been thinking of you both constantly. sandboxx I hearit is a pretty good app, most of the Ladies like it. hope it works well for you.

At 2:14pm on March 21, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

JC'S Momma that isnt a good sign, falling into a depression. Have you been able to speak with him. when you do Pray over the phone with him and tell him he will be home soon. he cant get better if he falls into the depression This is terrible, I'm so sorry! please let me know if I can do anything.

At 10:44am on March 21, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Good Morning JC"SMomma was thinking of you Last night said a Prayer for you and Son. was wondering if you have heard anything in regards to your Son. Have a Great Day!

At 11:19am on March 19, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

I hope you do also, try this one also it is a face book for ship 5

At 11:18am on March 19, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

here is a website maybe you can find out more

US Navy Recruit Separations (SEPS)

At 10:44am on March 19, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Have you gotten any answers on the Face Book for ship 5 SEPS?

At 10:43am on March 19, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

I am so sorry, my heart is so saddened by this, this is completly out of his control with being sick, there is a protocol that needs to be followed for him to be released, that is wht you have been given the info from LemonElephant. But I can understand you wanting him home now. I just hope he doesnt go into a depression, tell him he will be home soon, to keep his head up, this isnt the end of things, he just needs to focus on getting better right now.

At 3:39pm on March 18, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi have you heard any new info on your Son. How is he feeling. Were you able to speak to him. I don't know to much about this part of it. But I see LemonElephant has given you information. She is such a wonderful person and has much knowledge. Please keep me posted if you don't mind, I would like to continue keeping in touch, I know how hard all this has been for you and then to hear more upsetting news. You are in my prayers.

At 2:04pm on March 18, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi, I read your post, I am extremely sorry for all if what is going on. I wish your son well wishes and a speedy recovery. You tell him to keep his head up, and continue to strive for what is in his heart. My prayers are with you.


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