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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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Virginia S (07/170)
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At 11:42am on May 20, 2011, proudmomdee said…

Hieeee!!!!! Yes graduation was the Best.... What a great job they do on the ceremony! I didnt fly into chicago in time to go to the meet and greet... Our flight was cancelled at the last minute, we were stranded in Denver airport because of a snow storm, and waited 3 and a half hours to be "De-Iced" on the tarmack. what a night mare it was. A four hour flight from home to chicago, turned into a 12 hour ordeal!!!! Oh well, we survived and made it to the ceremony! My son looked more confident, and happy.... it was so good to see him doing so well. He said that he hasent ever  regretted enlisting, and that makes me feel good.I am still missing him alot. maybe I have "empty nest syndrome?" Hahah! Well he has a phone now and I can call him often. He is in florida for "A" school, going into airtraffic control. Hope all is well with you!!!! Talk soon! Dee

At 5:58pm on May 10, 2011, proudmomdee said…

whewwww... just got off the phone with my son The Sailor!!!! So proud of all the guys!!1 They all made it !yea!!! We are arriving on thursday also... we will make the meet and greet at the Ramada Inn. My son said that he is NOT a "Grad and Go.... so ill get to spend alot of time with him!!! I guess he leaves for Florida sometime that week... How about your son? and what "A" school will he attend? See you soon!!! and Congrats mom!!!! Dee

At 12:20pm on May 10, 2011, proudmomdee said…
hi virginia.... How are you? Havent seen you blogging lately. When do you arrive in chicago?  proud mom Dee
At 11:02pm on April 18, 2011, DeeSailorMom said…

Hi Virginia! Just checking on you... I haven't heard from you. Are you hangin in there? Let me know how you're doing.

Take care,



At 7:44pm on April 8, 2011, proudmomdee said…
hi!!I have hope again!!! Recieved a letter yesterday, and was so excited that my husband had to read it to me!!! The tears were in the way!!! He said he was doing fine and that alot guys were having trouble with the exercises. He said the ambulances came twice and alot were going home because they couldnt cut it...This was week two... so i hope my son is still doing well. He also said that he was doing what he was told to do, and hadent been yelled at yet {:
At 12:50pm on April 7, 2011, Colleen112 said…
Thanks for keeping us posted, this is great, can't wait to check the mailbox!
At 12:21am on April 6, 2011, proudmomdee said…
Hi Virginia!!! I have been away from the computer for awhile.... Glad to see some other moms are out there waiting like me!!!! Im hoping to get a letter from my son this week.... I really miss him, and not being able to talk to him is killing me!!!!! I hear that no news is good news!!!
At 8:53pm on March 31, 2011, jdmom said…
My son is going to stay in GL for A school, he is going to be an Operations Specialist, OS. He explained to me that it is similar to air traffice controll but for the boat.  It sounds like they do the radar for the ships, I read somewhere they keep track of what is below the water, in the water and above the water. It will be interesting to learn more about it after boot camp.
At 6:00pm on March 31, 2011, jdmom said…
Hello, I got my box last Thursday, I was surprised how quick it came. I got my form letter on Monday.  It was so good to see his hand writing.  I am surprised you have not gottenyour box any chance he donated his clothes?  I think there is another Mom on here that hasn't gotten the box.  How are you doing otherwise?  It was so hard when he first left but I am trying to stay upbeat because not once in the nine months he was waiting to leave did he waiver in his decision.  What job will your son be doing?
At 5:12pm on March 31, 2011, drewsmom said…
Hi,  thanks for reaching out!

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My son just boarded his plane heading for Great Lakes! I'm very excited for him... but I'm already missing him, a lot!!!
14:20 - 3/17/2011

I'm feeling sooo much better since talking to my SR last week!! His letters are coming in every Wednesday now, and are progressively sounding more positive!! PIR is just 24 days away!! I CAN’T WAIT!!!
8:40 - 4/19/2011

I'm soooo excited, and a little nervious too...
My thoughts and prayers are with all our SR'S and their families tonight!
I can''t wait to hear my SAILOR'S voice tomorrow morning!!!
9:21 - 5/5/2011

His ship is underway, and I havent heard his voice 49 days.
I just keep reminding myself that no new is good news!!
11:52 - 12/9/2011

He won't be coming home for Christmas this year, because he took 10 days for baby leave in September... But it was really good to hear his voice!! :)
10:35 - 12/14/2011
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