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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

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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."

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**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).  


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**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.

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My Son is Ship 3 Division 079, anyone else has a Sailor in this Group?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jsone DDG75 Feb 14, 2011. 95 Replies

Wanted to reach out to see if there were other family members in my Sons Division. 


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Mom of two boys..Ryan who is 18yrs and Joey who is 2 1/2yrs old. I grew up in NY and live on Long the beach and warm weather. HUGE Yankee fan and love spending time with both of my boys.
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At 6:53pm on February 7, 2011, SuZan said…
Ok so the weathermen teased us!  We only got a little ice.  I ended up canceling my patients on Friday and seeing them on Saturday.  I am so excited about our boys!  I did get a letter Saturday from Gary and he has his orders now (yippie).  I can't wait to see him and I can't wait to meet you!  I feel like a kid again LOL.
At 11:40am on February 4, 2011, SuZan said…
Well the Houston is shut down because we have a little ice (LOL).  So I'm just taking it easy this morning.  They say it will melt off by this afternoon so I'll go and see some of my patient's then.  I didn't get a letter from Gary yesterday so I hope that I will today.  He is still up beat and I just can't wait to see him!!! It will be here before we know it!
At 9:15pm on January 24, 2011, SuZan said…
Yes I know about being busy, I'm self employed so that translates into "I work all the darn time".  I don't think we have to worry, Gary's communications have been positive, and I read that all the Divisions have some that are slow to get with the program. The 31st can't get here soon enough!  I want that phone call!
At 10:37pm on January 17, 2011, SuZan said…
I have gotten two of the surveys I sent back.  I was so upset that today was a holiday and mail wouldn't go out so he will get a bunch at one time.  How is Ryan doing?  You know, right now I live for Thursdays since that when his mail comes LOL.
At 1:50am on January 16, 2011, SuZan said…
Bought my plane ticket today so now I guess it is a reality LOL.
At 12:17am on January 14, 2011, SuZan said…
This is so much easier now that we recieved phone calls and are getting letters.  Both weeks mine came on Thursday, so I guess it take 4 days from GL to Houston..LOL.  I'm going to buy my plane tickets this weekend...I'm so happy, we are half way there!
At 10:50pm on January 12, 2011, SuZan said…
Hi glad to hear from you!!!  I did get my first phone call today.  Yes there has been trouble in the Div but from what I gather they all do!  He told me that there are divisions that still have not been able to phone, so it can't be all bad. Anyway, I am not worried.  They have sent out the boy's uniforms for alterations so it is all still on.  I just can't wait for PIR to get here.  I can tell you that Gary sounded wonderful and he even said that the food is fantastic.  So it is officially Count-down time!!!
At 11:47pm on December 31, 2010, SuZan said…
Happy New Year RysMom!
At 9:32pm on December 31, 2010, Lilu(ship03 div079) said…
Hi, I have a fiance on ship 3 div 079, I'm new to this website and still learning how to search and finding information. Read so many information that really help me with this separation, it has been hard, I miss him so much and thanks to this site at least I know that I'm not alone. Has anyone from the the same ship and division received phone calls?
At 11:30pm on December 30, 2010, SuZan said…
Absolutely!  I would love to meet you.  I'm staying until Sunday but I don't want to book the airlines until I get comfirmation that he is graduating on time.

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