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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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videos of what goes on at boot camp..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelli_wife of JP Apr 5, 2010. 3 Replies

my husband found these.. Said this is what really goes on at boot camp, except in the videos they don't show how much the recruits are getting yelled at.. He said make sure you write them everyday.…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Navy Aunt (AF Wife) Feb 2, 2010. 5 Replies

My husband is in "A School" in South Carolina and I'm hoping to find out today when He can come get me and our daughter and move us up there with him.1) My question is, would we be responsible for…Continue


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my name is Kelli.. I got married to my Sailor on Jan 9,2010. We have one amazing daughter.We are currently stationed in Saratoga Springs Ny. My husband just finished up his schooling in Charleston.. My husband and I are both from Texas.. :) ..
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At 11:39am on April 12, 2011, Richelle(Nuke Wife)Ship2 Div929 said…
Yeah I will be calling the base for sure but he wont get his orders for like 5 more weeks :(. We have to do a navy move because there is no way we could come up with 2 grand up front. Were hoping for special circumstances since I will be almost 40 weeks pregnant but not counting on it. Ill probably end up waiting here tilhe gets everything situated.
At 11:07pm on September 2, 2010, Proud_Wife said…
i think its just bad for him cuz he also misses his daddy too but they aren't too too bad. he has his good and bad days
At 1:34pm on August 30, 2010, Proud_Wife said…
we're planning on living on base. its nice to have the heads up beforehand. it makes things a little easier when i know what to expect. we have 2 boys. our oldest (Evan) is almost 2.5 years and our youngest (Jack) is gonna be 2.5 months when he gets to see his daddy again. he was only 2 weeks when he left. for me, Evan is the hardest. he is very much a daddy's boy but he's been doing better than i thought he would with his daddy being gone. he understands that daddy is at work. his terrible 2 thing is whats been getting me. lol. he's got that and missing daddy but he's doing a lot better than i thought
At 9:37pm on August 29, 2010, Proud_Wife said…
yeah. its been kinda hard with 2 kids but i'm living with my in laws and they've been a great help. i'm super excited about moving over there. i can't wait to get out of CA. i'm ready for a change and to be with my husband again. i've been talking to a girl thats there already and she's been very helpful with letting me know what to expect.
At 6:59pm on August 28, 2010, Proud_Wife said…
its no problem. lol. my husband graduates basic Sept 24th so i'm thinking we'll be heading to SC at the beginning of October
At 11:34pm on March 11, 2010, luxibabi said…
yeah he loves it!
At 12:32pm on March 1, 2010, luxibabi said…
lol wow! that's awsome perfect timing! My husband is a Mechanic.
At 10:11am on February 27, 2010, luxibabi said…
yeah for shur. he is in power school now, so about 5 months left in power school. after that he will be put on hold for prototype and from what I hear its like a 6-9 month hold to start prototype.
At 2:42pm on February 24, 2010, luxibabi said…
yes the place we found is $550 rent, plus we must pay for electricity and water, which is roughly like $200. and BAH is $1198, so we will be saving a lot.
At 1:10pm on February 24, 2010, luxibabi said…
well we signed a 6 month lease when we got here, and the way it workedwas if we signed a 6mo lease we would get 200 off rent since we were in old housing, but once its up you can sign another one and continue to recieve that money or be month to month in which case yo would not get anything off rent. we actually put in our 30 days notice yesterday. we have a 3 bed. 2 bath.Delete Comment

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