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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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My son left yesterday

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 9:08pm 7 Comments

OK I am new at this. My son left yesterday. We drove him to the recruiting station and my husband and I walked out with my son and his recruiter. I hugged my son but I was too broken up to speak. I did not want him to know I was falling apart. I cried the rest of the day because I did not tell him that I loved him.

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At 11:33am on August 11, 2013, pappytut said…

Hello....My name is David and I am Jon Tuttle's Father. He is Port Watch Leader on ship 13 DIV 305. He is also friends with Nathan who is Starboard Watch Leader same ship and Division. His mom is "Nates Mom" on this site. If I understand it correctly, they will be in Battle Stations all day today and we should expect a call from them tomorrow when they trade in their Recruit Hats for Sailors Caps. Just a few more days....Hang in there and Ill see you all on Friday. I think a lot of people are going to try and meet at Sarg's Meet and Greet. I think he runs a Taxi Service up there so I dont know how he is involved.

At 9:36am on August 3, 2013, JMom_Ship13Div305 said…
How cool!! Let's definitely meet!!
At 11:38pm on July 17, 2013, Diane said…
Also, when I wrote Gabe last night, I did ask him if he knew Dan from NY. I've still only gotten 1 letter!
At 11:35pm on July 17, 2013, Diane said…
Margavant, i did get a message from saying that your son "said something about weapons training but he called it something else." I didn't see anything about a specific day or week..thanks
At 10:04pm on July 15, 2013, Diane said…
Hey Margavant28. I'm a nurse, too. My son (13/305) called today too, but I missed the calls because my cell doesn't always have a great signal in the hospital. Glad to hear our division is doing well! His voicemail was brief, but he sounded good.
Did your SR tell you anything else? Like what they are doing this week, etc.
At 10:54pm on June 19, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones); I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in June, to connect with others with loved ones who left the same day and may have PIR together. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.


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