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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Anita n Ohio
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A little about me:
Daughter entered boot camp 20 July 2011. PIR was 16 Sept, 2011. A School at GL and off to an aircraft carrier.
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Was proud and encouraged it
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You truly become part of a huge family. There are people out there who are going through exactly what you are at this very moment, ones who have been in your shoes and will guide you through and those you will someday help to become part of this strong network.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:31pm on January 23, 2015, SailorMom94 said…
Do other people see are conversation
At 11:12pm on August 26, 2014, Soccermom loves her Sailor said…
Dad is sailor can you tell me what is like homecoming for a CS if I was to go for this will I be able to see and hug my sailor that day?
At 9:58pm on February 16, 2014, Donna Sue said…

Thanks also for the tips on shipping. I didn't know you had to fill out a customs form for FPO addresses. Interesting. That may be why my husband didn't get packages I sent him way back when. But you would think they would have told me that at the post office. But that was a long time ago also.

Hope you feel better soon. At least you know that your using muscles you haven't used in a while. : )

At 9:55pm on February 16, 2014, Donna Sue said…

Hi Anita,

We got about 7" of snow from Pax when it was all said and done. Not much but in the South that is enough to close you down for 2-3 days. I only worked 1 1/2 days last week because of it. The main roads were clear but back roads, parking lots, and driveways were a mess. I was dressed and ready to go to work on Thursday and Friday but the boss called and said don't bother. Crazy stuff. But it is back to the grind tomorrow.

At 2:48pm on September 16, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…
At 4:15pm on October 11, 2011, Denise - browns57 said…
When I saw your name in the Ohio Moms group, I reconized your picture from all the comments you made on RTC facebool page. My son PIR last Friday, I never realized you were also from Ohio.
At 1:04pm on September 6, 2011, 04harleyswife said…
Thank you so much 
At 7:07pm on September 1, 2011, Anna said…


So happy for you that her time is coming soon!!!!  Be sure to keep us updated!!

Remember - - questions are always welcome and some day you will be the one to pass on your knowledge to other new moms coming onboard!!!!!

NavyMom hugs to you - -   {{ . . }}

At 9:53pm on August 30, 2011, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!!  We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support.  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!!  We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever.  It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!!  Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!!  I have a daughter and a son serving now and another daughter is enlisted but finishing up her last year of college at Akron.  Then she'll go to OCS and two years of flight school.  I'm also from OH - glad to see you joined that group as well.   Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 12:43pm on August 29, 2011, diannep said…
No BS date for them yet that I have received.  Let me know if you get one!

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