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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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I am a school nurse with three children. Two boys and one girl. My oldest son is leaving for boot camp on Aug 17 and Im starting to feel sad, proud and worried all at the same time.
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I hear the navy works as a family. My son left for bootcamp today and I see in him a new direction and I am so proud.

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At 8:10am on October 7, 2011, diannep said…
Thanks for confirming that date.  Yes, their training is done after Battlestations and their last week is much more relaxed!
At 8:18pm on September 30, 2011, donnac (ship 02 div 948) said…

Hi Michele,

Can't believe we have 2 weeks left till graduation!!!! I hoping to get the I'm a sailor phone call next week.  Not sure of the exact day he is going to battlestations, but I'm figuring around tues or wed.  Hope all is well there, 14 days left.....


At 11:32pm on September 28, 2011, roe821 (Ship 02/ Div 948) said…
Hi Michele It was great meeting you today.  One quick question  How did your group find out about Battlestations?
At 11:32pm on September 28, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I sent it again to your email and to you inbox on Navy for Moms, just let me know if you can't find it. If it doesn't come to your email check you junk mail or spam folder. Thanks, Lora
At 9:45pm on September 26, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I sent you an email with all the info for ordering ribbons as well as some helpful PIR Tips. Your total for 6 ribbons is $42.00 and that includes Priority shipping. Just send me the info on the list and the payment and I will get your ribbons out in plenty of time for PIR. Let me know if you have any questions and please tell your friends about the ribbons and how to find me to place an order. Thanks so much, Lora
At 2:15am on September 13, 2011, mattsmom said…

ThanksMichele, I changed my Facebook picture for the 9/11 memorial, something with the American flag, I have 4 yellow labs so this was a perfect picture for me. Decided to make it my profile pic on here too

So how is your Matt holding up?  My Matt sounded good when he called today, said he'd made a lot of friends and was still glad he'd joined. I was relieved when he said that, but my husband is retired airforce, so he's somewhat used to the military life.

Ok time I went to bed I guess, talk to you soon,


At 7:27pm on September 12, 2011, roe821 (Ship 02/ Div 948) said…

Hi Michele

I just heard Congratulations on  your phone call !!!!  I'm sure it makes the wait a little least sad.


At 8:42pm on September 8, 2011, roe821 (Ship 02/ Div 948) said…

Hi Michele how are you holding up?


At 12:34pm on September 6, 2011, msu4ensics said…

I was wondering the same thing. My son's name is Dodds (last name) they most likely only know each other by their last names.  When I was in basic there were only a few people that I knew by their first names.  Have you received a letter or call yet?

At 2:11pm on September 4, 2011, roe821 (Ship 02/ Div 948) said…
Hi Michele check your inbox I sent you a message Roe

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