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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

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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. 

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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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Knicky (Ship14Div351)
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When might his orders come?

Started this discussion. Last reply by CryptoDad Oct 1, 2015. 5 Replies

Howdy ya'll been a while since I've posted on here. Usually I just use the FB page but most of the C school moms and wives have moved on already so I can't really ask the question there! Anyway, my…Continue

BAH and GI Bill

Started Jul 21, 2013 0 Replies

Hello everyone,I am sure the answer is already one here somewhere but I couldn't find it so I wanted to ask anyway. I wasn't sure how BAH and the GI Bill worked for my family. I would like to know if…Continue

Tags: housing, Bill, GI, BAH

Advanced Electronics Field

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 17, 2013. 9 Replies

Hello I was wondering if anyone could help me husband just got his rating for AEF but it says AEF-IT...I can't find any information in this? All I find is AEF-ET. But it clearly states on…Continue

Heart rate too fast...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jo1 Mar 31, 2013. 6 Replies

Howdy ya'll, I introduced myself in the Hobbies section so I won't do it here. I had a question that I cannot seem to find much information on from the spouse side of things (which is hard). I wanted…Continue


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A little about me:
Wife and mother. I have a beautiful 8 year old girl and a wonderful husband who is enlisting in the Navy.
I am here to support my
Spouse/Significant other
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
To hurry up and wait!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:34pm on July 16, 2014, lemonelephant said…

You have indicated that your Sailor is in "C" School for IT; you may want to check out INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN - IT, ITOF, IT-ATF, ITS, Since IT is one of the Spook ratings, the information within the Page, OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes To Your Profile), will be important for you.

At 8:10am on August 8, 2013, diannep said…

Didn't want to put this comment on the main PIR comment board to freak people out, but those of us who have been on this site for several years have seen a huge number of SRs being discharged during bootcamp....for some pretty ridiculous things.  It is all a matter of budget cuts mandated from D.C....even when at duty stations, they are hitting the sailors hard.  My son's ship was/is in dry dock (for several years now).  He happened to be an early release also...and said when he was being separated, it was amazing how many from their ship were being separated.  Those who had been in the Navy for quite some time said they had never seen anything like this....the number of sailors being separated.  So, not true that you have to really screw up to be dismissed....not these days.  Prayers for all of our SRs/sailors that they can keep their Navy careers!  It is heartbreaking to see what is going on.

At 7:54pm on August 1, 2013, diannep said…

We never allow negative comments to be posted about the RDCs on the past, when people did that, their SRs got in so much trouble that they begged their family members to please get off the site, which many of them did.  That is very sad since this site is support for those ladies.  We appreciate that you deleted it. 

At 10:12am on July 31, 2013, Rraine said…

Hello Knicky thank you for the info.  Also my son is also in the same division as your husband Ship 14 Div 351 

At 1:53am on July 5, 2013, d2b2707 said…
HiKnicky, I saw your post, i had asked the same question in another group, see below, hope it helps!!

Comment by d2b2707 on June 21, 2013 at 8:53pm

Wondering: are PIRs always scheduled on a Friday? My daughter doesn't leave for Great Lakes until 7/17 & PIR won't be until September but I need to give my work notice. Can anybody suggest an estimate of how many days I should request off. And is it safe to say that my daughters PIR date would be scheduled the week of 9/16? It's so hard to get time off and not having dates is not helping...
Comment by lemonelephant on June 21, 2013 at 9:06pm
d2b2707, most PIR's are on Friday. The exception is when a federal holiday falls at the end of the week and causes it to be moved up. That happened for the 07/03/2013 PIR and PIR Thanksgiving week is always on Wednesday. Count 9 Fridays from the date of arrival to get the most likely PIR date, 09/13/2013, but then know that it could be the week before (more likely for one arriving on a Monday or Tuesday than for one arriving in the middle to the end of the week as yours will) or the week after if storms cause extra recruits to be shipped to the RTC that week. You will only know the PIR date for certain when you receive the form letter. See Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) for more on that. Since she will fly out to Pensacola for "A" School, you will want to arrive the Thursday before PIR and plan to leve late Saturday or on Sunday, but again you have to wait until you get the form letter to know when that will be.
At 1:00am on March 30, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…
Welcome to  My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012.  He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron.  He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic.  I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.  My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)
If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp.  I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)
Welcome Aboard and I wish your Sailor Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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