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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.

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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).  


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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Our son will be graduating in a few weeks, then heading off to seabee training. Does anyone know what they do exactly or where they do it.  Do they ever travel on a ship, because I know this is a job…Continue


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Posted on August 6, 2010 at 7:24pm 2 Comments

Help! My son told me he didn't buy his pictures. Any way I can still get them this weekend. Can you get anything? video, yearbook?

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At 9:13am on February 28, 2011, Jaz04 said…
I am planning to venture down to see my son for Easter too.  What batt. is yours?  Mine is in 7.  I am not sure of the kitchen situation, but my son had a hot plate in his room.  He is now in an apartment, so that solved the problem.
At 11:08am on July 27, 2010, diannep said…
CindiLu: That was a "reorder" form and on it, pkg A didn't include the PIR DVD or The Keel on that form because you can't order those 2 things later. If you want these 2 items, I would ask him to order Pkg A (and to doublecheck to make sure thse 2 things are in it). The PIR DVD and The Keel have to be ordered pretty much right away (or after PIR) because those 2 things are not available for the "up to a year" that the pictures are. My son ordered pkg B and added the PIR DVD. He paid $120 for the picture pkg and $29 for the PIR DVD. He forgot about The Keel (yearbook). But from what I was told by other moms, he should have ordered the "all-inclusive" pkg A. This was from FEB don't know if they have changed it.
At 10:49pm on July 21, 2010, Brenda Sue said…
Hi, and Welcome to Navy for Moms! Sorry, I didn't see your predicament last night - but it looks like you found the group!
At 11:20am on July 20, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the featured forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

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Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
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