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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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A little about me:
My name is Liz. I have 2 boys Joey@basic training, Ben 14 and a daughter Hannah 15.
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At 4:25pm on November 2, 2010, Tobianne said…

My daughter is in Tx at Sheppard AFB. She will be there until Jan. Then off to Gulfport for combat training.
My in-laws live in Marlboro, hubby graduated from Marlington. Ok what is AO? lol

My kiddo is CE (construction electrician) Sea Bee. Or as my son says a dirt Sailor!!! lol
He wanted to go Sea Bee also, but was separated in his 5 week of BC just got home Thursday. It was a medical separation, so he will just have to move on and go forward.
At 8:00pm on September 2, 2010, KJ's MOM, Ken's Proud Mom, Cathy said…
I'm sorry, didn't know had friend request from you.
At 1:46pm on August 31, 2010, TxNavyMomWifeCPO(Ship6Div941) said…
Hi Joeys was so good to be able to talk with you on SKYPE. We just arrived back to Texas yesterday afternoon. Hope all is well with you all. Take care, Susan :-)

Here is my phone and address if you ever need anything
Susan Moody
857 Childress Road
Saint Jo, Texas 76265

817 996-7609
At 9:36am on August 27, 2010, redsilver812 said…
How are you doing? I can't wait to see any pictures that come accross to see if I can get a glimpse of Kaela. Didn't they have phonme calls in the past few days because I have not heard from her and I was hoping I would.
At 5:58pm on August 26, 2010, NukeMom/MM/USSMichigan said…
I'm here!
At 7:43pm on August 25, 2010, diannep said…
Do you know if Joey ordered the PIR DVD ($29)? If not, maybe someone can order it for you at the NEX afterwards, or contact me and I can give you the e-mail address to contact the people putting that together. You need to have that for sure because you will be able to see Joey and the ceremony.
At 8:58pm on August 23, 2010, diannep said…
Also, so glad that SOBE got you in touch with someone at RTC. He may have just had had a very low moment when he wrote that letter. I agree with all of the others...go to PIR. BE there for him. I hope that you get some answers after speaking to the RTC contact. Please let me know if I can help you at all. Praying ! -Dianne
At 8:49pm on August 23, 2010, diannep said…
Hey! Is everything ok? I just sent you a friend request. I have been off the board for a while today, but was messaged that your son said forget PIR and that he took your names off the list. I will try to go back now and read the posts. Please message me if you need anything, ok? If this has to do with an asmo situation, I think I can help. My son was asmoed too....just let me know! I want to help in any way that I can!
At 4:03pm on August 3, 2010, NukeMom/MM/USSMichigan said…
Joey'smom - did you ever hear from your SR? I still have not heard anything. Four weeks and counting.
At 12:51pm on July 28, 2010, Charlie's Desertmom said…
i am so glad to find someone in my son's division! i don't know if they all got to make a call....

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