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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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A little about me:
I'm a single mom and my youngest just graduated from boot camp. I'm excited and still nervous at the same time.
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Was proud and encouraged it
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:56pm on December 4, 2012, navymom2012(ship 3) (div 060) said…

Can you lead me in the direction about a Christmas package.  Is he allowed to get one?What I can send and what I shouldn't send.  Can you also help me about when I should mail a calling card and when can he use it. Our son just started his 3rd wk BC.  Thanks so much.

At 10:35pm on November 30, 2012, navymom2012(ship 3) (div 060) said…

We got our box last week.  It was very strange not having a postcard or letter with it.  We got our form letter on Wed, Nov. 28.  We mailed our first letter to him on the 29th. I went to the facebook page looking for pictures of recruits that arrived on the 19th, but could not find it. There were pictures of graduations.  The facility looks amazing.  We are very excited for our son.  He has been out of H.S. for two years, attending the community college but not having any real direction.

At 10:26pm on November 30, 2012, navymom2012(ship 3) (div 060) said…

We live near 67th Ave & Thunderbird. I'm trying to find my way around this website.

At 7:44pm on November 29, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…
Woo- Hoo...great CO!
At 5:49pm on November 29, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…

So far I am only seeing info for shuttles TO the Airporsts when they go on Leave...but not anything about shuttles to TSC GL when they return. They just might have a few that would arrive at certain times for the Sailors...then those that can't do that would have to provide thier own transport. If that were the case, I bet Sarge would coordinate several fares at one time so they could split the cost. He may be preparing for that or/and we could also let him know to be prepared!

I would ask on the TSC GL FB page. They do seem to answer questions there.

Here is the link:

Also, Captain Lintner the CO from TSC GLhas been posting on here (what a great guy!) on the GL Group:

 Hope that helps!

At 10:44am on November 29, 2012, jam said…

what airline did you book that you can change flight?

At 9:52pm on November 12, 2012, Tracey said…

I received the box today...I did shed a few tears, as my five year old daughter told me that sweatshirt smelled like her brother. I have sent a few letters, I am anxiously awaiting any info regarding the PIR Graduation !

At 12:12am on November 11, 2012, Tracey said…
Thank you for the information, that was the correct address that I was given. I have been so fortunate to have a wonderful Recruiter that my son had, he has called or texted almost everyday since Austin left.
At 12:05pm on November 8, 2012, FeatheredNest said…

Hi Zman's mom!  My son's name is Austin (goes by AJ), however now that the "kid in the box" came home he probably will go by Austin.  I've been reading your posts.....can you privately email me?

At 9:42am on November 8, 2012, FeatheredNest said…

Hi Zman's mom!  I was told by my recruiter that my son is on Ship 03/Div039) but I haven't received the PIR letter.  He was sent out early on 10/25 to graduate 12/21 - but I guess was bumped to 12/28 as I was told by his recruiter.......When I saw your post I was sooooooooo happy to hear that somebody got a letter!!!!!  Where do you live?


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