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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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At 12:24pm on December 21, 2011, Shmommy said…

OOps.  Sorry.  I meant your son :)

At 12:22pm on December 21, 2011, Shmommy said…

Hi Sharlene, I saw your comment about processing out and re-enlisting. You may want to seek out Ship 5 mothers and family members for more information on that.  I hope everything is good with your daughter :)

At 9:43pm on December 7, 2011, Oceans3 said…

I am on a roller coaster ride of emotions, right now I am just exhausted.  She called me when she landed and texted me when she got on the bus, that makes me feel a lot better.

At 8:46am on December 7, 2011, Oceans3 said…

Thank you so much... this is definitley going to be a tough day.  I appreciate your words of wisdom and encouragement.

At 4:03am on December 1, 2011, Jellysmom said…

Sharlene they come home a lot . My daughters friends have joined the service last year it seems like they are home every few months. Plus you can skype , and facebook them. It's going to be ok. I told my daughter what am I going to do without you . The smarty pants she is she told me to get a hobby.

At 3:59am on December 1, 2011, Jellysmom said…

Keep you chin up Sharlene this is a good thing that he is doing . He is going to have a great life in the Navy. We live in a small town and I think the worst thing that could have happened would have been my daughter being stuck in this small town with no job prospects. I'm sure your son is intelligent as is my daughter to think they would be wasted working at a no where job. My sister discouraged it and told me I'm going to miss her and gave me a lot of what if scenarios but it seemed selfish of me to keep her here because I  will miss her. I told my sister bad things can happen to her anywhere. I feel this is a safe place for them and they are going to get an education and learn a skill. We will see them in a few more weeks and be so proud of our Sailors. I don't go a day without telling someone my daughter is in Boot Camp right now and how proud I am of her.Don't cry be happy !!!! I'm looking forward to visiting her every where she goes and hearing the story's.

At 8:02am on November 30, 2011, kylesmom said…

hi yes he left on the 22nd,he signed up while he was at school last year and then he called me and said guess what mom..i joined the navy. I was shocked at first i didnt believe him but he really did it,he was 18 so there was nothing i could do,i was hopeing he would change his mind but i knew he was serioius abouut it because he needed to lose 28lbs to be accepted and he did it so that made me know he was very seroius aabout wanting to join.Boy the time flew from the til the 22nd. Did your son leave on the 22nd also? How are you handling it? I hate it,i recieved his box yesterday,i cried of course i hate this,its so hard but everyone says it gets better,but how,how does it get better when you know for the next 4yrs he wont be home except very few times.

At 12:48am on November 25, 2011, celinamae said…

Keep strong sweetness it's all worth it!! :)

At 3:00am on November 23, 2011, celinamae said…

You're right, it does suck very much but know it WILL get better!! There is light at the end of this tunnel. Expect to hurry up and wait. You'll get very good at it. I'm praying for you! Be strong and have faith, it'll all work out for the best!!!! Start those letters now! And be strong for him! Air hugs! <3

At 9:27pm on November 22, 2011, celinamae said…

Hey Sharlene! Keep the faith! Everything will be okay! :)


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