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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Mother of an 18 year old son in basic training Ship 007 Div 169
Left on 2/22/11 Missing him
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At 9:00pm on March 27, 2011, Michelle (ship-12 div-154) said…
My son is just 19 and my only child which I babied up until the moment he left....He started BC 3/7, we've never went more than 18 waking hours without talking/texting. I keep thinking with each passing day it'll get better and a letter would give me hope;majority was positive except the sentence afraid of failing a test and being asmoed (i'm nervous for him). I hope your recruit is doing great and you too  michelle
At 7:56pm on March 27, 2011, swim4life said…

Reneric, listen.  We are all with you!   Start the week fresh and write him a letter tonight and send it snail mail.  Meanwhile, try to have your recruiter get the phone number for the post office there in Great Lakes.  Your express mail is in a safe place...if you or the recruiter could just TALK TO a real person at the post office and tell them what's going on, maybe they can try to deliver a 2nd time this week, during the week!  Don't give up...this has got to get better for u both...

   prayers and hugs, we will get through this together!

At 5:43pm on March 27, 2011, swim4life said…

Hey Reneric...been thinking about you and your son.  Any news yet???

He should get your express mail today if he didn't earlier, during liberty???

    hoping you hear some good news this week.


At 1:06pm on March 26, 2011, swim4life said…


  omgosh, so sorry to hear about your son.  Maybe the guys in our DIV can help him make it through!  It's so hard not being there and being able to talk about it right away.  If he could just hang in there a little longer, it seems

like things get easier (a little) the longer they are there.  Praying for you and your son!

At 4:14pm on March 25, 2011, swim4life said…

hi Reneric!

  I haven't heard a word about the DIV C.O. or the make up of the DIV as to

guys and gals.  We seem to have some wonderful kids, though, based on the comments

for PIR 4/29/11....I would scan through the comments on PIR 4/29/11 and see what u can find out.  We are just BEGINNING to get phone calls and mail!  :)

At 12:59am on March 16, 2011, AprilRDMom(ET Nuke) said…
Oh my gosh!!!  I'm so glad you heard from him!  He is absolutely right, being set back one week is nothing when you look at the big picture!  Bet he won't forget stamps again now that he knows how worried you were!  I wish the Navy allowed texting!  I think I would've preferred that INSTANT communication as well!  SO HAPPY for  you!  :)
At 1:25am on March 15, 2011, AprilRDMom(ET Nuke) said…
They only get to write on Sundays, so I'm hoping every Thursday will be "happy mail day"! I hope this week it is for you and another N4M friend, Carla, too!  I agree it would be good to get out of the house...if it's not nice enough to walk, maybe go for a drive, meet a friend for breakfast or lunch (that gets my vote).  Something that will distract you so  you could take a little break from thinking and worrying.
At 12:55am on March 15, 2011, AprilRDMom(ET Nuke) said…
UGH!  That is so frustrating! I hope you get something soon!  Either from the recruiter or ... even better a letter from your son!  The waiting is awful, I feel for you.
At 8:46pm on March 14, 2011, AprilRDMom(ET Nuke) said…
Were you able to get through to public affairs?  Or did your son's recruiter have any luck?
At 1:26pm on March 14, 2011, AprilRDMom(ET Nuke) said…
Thinking of you, Renee.  Hope you get some news today!  ~April

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