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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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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Oct 18, 2010. 2 Replies

Does anyone have the link for this please

PIR 11/05/2010---ship07 div359

Started this discussion. Last reply by rockwido(S07Div359) Oct 29, 2010. 14 Replies

Looking for people who have loved ones on ship 07 div 359 with grad date of 11/05/2010. I have found others but none in this ship. Anyone interested please join!! 


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A very proud mom to 4 children, in which 1 we r n the middle of adoption proceedings. ( don't ever say ur finished! ) lol. I am so very proud of my son who is presently at RTC with grad date of 11/05/2010. I love the Lord and believe he has a great plan for us all!
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I am still learning here. At the moment I have learned the best part if this entire process is getting a letter or call from ur child
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Posted on September 24, 2010 at 4:55pm 2 Comments

Proud mom of a bootcamper at the moment
ship 07 division 359
grad/PIR november 5th
cannot wait!

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At 9:24am on November 1, 2010, Pam1957 said…
No worries...I figured I could joke with you about the height thing since I am 5'2"! lol

I know it is getting exciting! Tonight is the night! I don't want to say much because I've been reading a lot of what we are not suppose to be saying and it is confusing! I took tomorrow off of work, so that I do not miss that phone call and can answer it in private. Good luck with your sure to pack a warm coat since the high here on Friday will only be 43 degrees! Winter in Chicago is coming!!!
At 11:16pm on October 26, 2010, Pam1957 said…
I know, it is very confusing, not just a little! I cannot figure out where I am going exactly on here. Facebook right now seems like the easiest way to communicate, doesn't it? lol Great pictures, but he surely did not inherit your height or lack there of I should say? lol I'm 5'2" and thank God my son Joe is 6'! lol Dustin looks to be tall, too.
At 4:31pm on October 10, 2010, preston8655 said…
Hi Dustin mom just wondering how your boy doin we're on count down now, my son in div 358 and we are in southwest houston. have u heard of any meet an greet yet think i saw something early last mo but couldn't find nothin today. Let me know. I booked at Quality already
At 2:23pm on October 1, 2010, Sailor~Dustin's~mom said…
Uggh I am on pins and needles today!  My son wrote and said he wud be calling me today and I'm so ready for my call!  I miss that boy!  
At 12:46am on October 1, 2010, Sue-Pillowcase lady said…
Hi Dustin's mom, Welcome to Heads at Ease pillowcase project! We are glad to have you join.
You have a handsome boy! I love the Lord too and seek His direction.

I drove thru Odessa about 3 weeks ago.
At 8:46pm on September 30, 2010, Sailor~Dustin's~mom said…
Thank u ladies for all the nice post!  I received a letter today!  And it made me so very happy!  He seems so upbeat and reAlly likes what he's doing and the plus side he said he would be calling me tomorrow !  Yippee!  
At 8:43pm on September 30, 2010, Lynne said…
We try to have a lot of fun in our PIR group while insuring that we are doing whatever we can to help our recruits...just dive in....get your feet wet and you will soon feel very much at home! Are you bringing the whole family to PIR? I hope you got a letter or call today or one is coming very shortly!!
At 11:02am on September 30, 2010, missvixster(S7/Div359/PIR11/5) said…
My son went in as Apprentice Airman (if I'm remembering right) LOL. He will go to Pensacola for A-school. After that...who knows :-)
At 8:38am on September 30, 2010, Lynne said…
What a great looking young man...hmmm what do you suppose he looks like without that gorgeous hair....I wonder that about my own!! here is hoping and praying you get a letter today! Great to see you in the group...please give me a yell if I can do anything to help!!
At 10:35pm on September 29, 2010, missvixster(S7/Div359/PIR11/5) said…
Hi Dustin's Mom - my name is Vicki - live in Oregon. We did not get letters today, but am hoping for tomorrow! I miss my boy too - hard to go from talking to daily to clinging to the hope of a letter once a week. Especially reading that some are getting anywhere from 2-6 on mail day.

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