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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

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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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Son leaves for BC 1-19-11 anyone else out there?

Started this discussion. Last reply by oregonmom Jan 26, 2011. 66 Replies

Hi this is Lorelei. My son is leaving for GL on 1-19-11. I can't believe it's already here. He's so excited and nervous about going and his dad and I are in shock. How did it get here so fast? Would…Continue


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Mother of 2 boys. Naval bound son is our oldest. We live in a small Oregon town. Hoping Navy provides a good opportunity for life after high school for our son.
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At 3:13pm on September 6, 2011, navy25 said…
Hi Lorelei, I responded back via email to you, so nice we will get to chat back n forth.Keep in touch,Maria Navy25
At 2:09am on March 26, 2011, Junebug (Ship 2 Div 918) said…
Is your son getting anxious to leave GL? I know mine is! I think he is actually tired of the snow, wind, and rain!!
At 4:59pm on February 3, 2011, KatrinaF(Ship 07 Div 106) said…
My SR is on Ship 7 Div 106 the same as yours.  You are the only one so far that I've found that is Div 106. I'm still waiting on a real letter home. Have you received one yet?
At 9:58am on January 30, 2011, KatrinaF(Ship 07 Div 106) said…
My daughter is Ship 7 Div 106. I'm so glad I found others in the same Div.  She arrived BC on Jan. 19.  I received her box on the 25th and her form letter the 27th. The best part was seeing her handwriting at the bottom of the last page!  This site has been great for me.
At 9:48pm on January 18, 2011, DawnM (ship 002 DIV 918) said…
Thank you. I dont know what date he'll graduate. Havent got that far yet. :(
At 1:57pm on January 13, 2011, Rosalinda(MAA MAMA) said…

Hello and Thank you for inviting me, and yes hope to meet you at gradution we will be driving from Florida due we have family in OH and in MI and will be stopping during our way to see my salior.

At 2:00pm on January 12, 2011, BunkerQB said…
The last few days are always difficult. You don't know how to behave. My son has been in the Navy for 4 years (time goes by fast). When my son started Officer Candidate School in '07 N4M didn't exist. We didn't know we were supposed to be concern. We took him to the airport. His dad shook his hand. I gave him a quick hug. We got the quickie phone call then nothing for several weeks. We had no idea he was going through anything difficult. I didn't join N4M until spring of 2009.
At 10:31pm on January 11, 2011, Junebug (Ship 2 Div 918) said…
Sorry your Ducks lost last night!!!! I was cheering them on as one of my co-workers is also from OR. Your son reminds me of mine...he also has red hair but not as light as your son's. Mine is a bit darker. :)
At 4:15am on January 5, 2011, BunkerQB said…
Are you getting ready for Jan 19? How is he doing?
At 8:04pm on January 4, 2011, AndreaS61 said…

You'll love this site. Some really great ladies here with lots of information and shoulders to lean on. Once your son leaves for bootcamp and you get his PIR (graduation) date, search for his PIR date and join that group. You will all be in the same boat and will be able to share news and sympathize. The first few weeks are tough because there is NO communication. Assure your son now that you will be with him in spirit. Write often - every day if possible. Be positive and remind your son how much you love him and how proud of him you are. My daughter said she lived for letters and making me proud was her motivation. Before you know it, you'll be exchanging letters, getting an occasional phone call and then you'll be in GL seeing your son in his dress uniform and getting those long awaited hugs.  


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