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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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At 1:32am on February 10, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
No worries. We're all in this together. I was a walking train wreck for that first month. Now, we're almost done! Battlestations tomorrow, phone calls on Friday, and PIR next week- we'll be with them again before we know it. I've appreciated your friendship and support as well. It's been nice to interact with the families of the men working with my husband. It helps me feel closer to him and a lot less alone in this whole wild experience. I hope to see you at PIR or the meet and greet. :)
At 1:17am on January 7, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
Thanks Lilu. Sounds like our men are doing fine. :)
At 11:19pm on January 5, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
Yay, Lilu! I'm so happy for you. See, you had nothing to worry about. :) I still haven't heard anything from my Hubby and I'm about ready to tear my hair out. Cross your fingers for tomorrow. Congrats, sweetie.
At 9:21pm on January 4, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
I think someone with a military ID has to sponsor you... I don't know if your fiancé can be your sponsor or not. Check out the lodge site that faith listed and see what you think. You can also call the number on the site to ask them about your eligibility. Good luck. Still no letter or call on my end, but ours will come soon enough. :)
At 6:58pm on January 4, 2011, waiting for you (SHIP 3 DIV 080) said…


it says there's eligability, it'll be the top left of the page...the one you want to stay at is the Great Lakes, IL one (go figure lol) I hope you'll be able to stay there!

At 3:12am on January 4, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
I just realized that you have to have base access to stay at the lodge (maybe even the gateway.) you can still check and see though. They're definitely the more affordable options. You can google navy lodge. Good luck. :)
At 3:08am on January 4, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
Stupid touch screen on my iPhone... Ignore the typos. :)
At 3:07am on January 4, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
Yeah, the gateway is $10 cheaper, but I wanted the kitchen that the lodge offers, since I'm staying so long. His A school is in Great Lakes and it sounds like his orders should be accompanied, since it's greater than 6 months, so I want to work on making arrangements for our move there (paperwork for nursing license and checkmout the housing options.)

I understand you insecurities. I've been married to mine for 7 1/1 years and I'm worried about how it will change him. Keep your chin up. He loves you or we wouldn't have put a ring on your finger. Everything will work out and we should here from them soon. 
At 8:53pm on January 3, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
It's on base, just not on the RTC side. It's so cheap, I'm staying a couple weeks.
At 12:37pm on January 3, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
Hi Lilu. Yeah, it's been a struggle. I don't think I've cried so much in my life. It is nice to know that I'm not the only one. :) I'm hoping we'll see a letter this week, maybe even today (wishful thinking.) Take care. If you need someone to talk to, I'll be here, still crying my eyes out.

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