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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.

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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. 

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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Posted on January 1, 2011 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

Just a little note to say we are nearing the end of week 3!!  Time is going by rather fast for me, It seems as though my recruit just left although it feels like its been a month since i've heard from him (this last Wed.). Here hoping you all have a wonderful New Year filled with joy and success! Hope we hear from our boys/girls again soon!

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At 3:25pm on February 16, 2011, emlovee said…!/profile.php?id=1020401947 if tht link works it is my fbook i would love to see the pics from grad(: i sat so far away i didnt get any.
At 10:45am on December 28, 2010, diannep said…
Ahhhhhh....we ALL have our times of sweating bullets during bc!  Some things are worth any IT they have to do in order to receive them anyway!  Those bandaids will be a welcome relief to your recruit!
At 10:27am on December 28, 2010, diannep said…
I don't think there will be a problem about the bandaids. Not to worry!  I would imagine the bandaids are for the many blisters they get from those boots!   I posted an answer to your question about mail being held too...yes, it is held for the first 2 weeks...then they receive it 6 days a week.
At 6:42pm on December 27, 2010, diannep said…
You aren't intruding...not at all!  Well, some RDC's will make "thick" envelopes be opened in front of them.  Of course, the recruits don't like we always encourage people to keep the letters normal-size. Was your recruit allowed to receive these bandages (prior permission given?)?  Your recruit most likely will have to open it in front of the RDC and a decision will be made as far as being allowed to keep them.  I wouldn't worry about it...on the pictures being printed on paper, it is not only the thick envelope if several or sent, but the limited storage space that they have to keep them in.  Paper stores better! 
At 5:54pm on December 20, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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