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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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At 6:56am on August 9, 2010, diannep said…
Amen on the rain! Normally I have my sprinklers totally off in the summer but not this year....glad to see that GOD is watering for us for a while! As long as the hurricanes stay away!
I'll look forward to hearing from you with more news. Thinking positive!
At 4:58pm on August 7, 2010, diannep said…
Well, sounds like things are moving along! I'm glad there is lots of communication going on with you about it....sometimes the moms are left in the dark.
And, were you quoting a Jack Nicholson line at the end there...only changing "Can't" to "Can"??? hooYAH!
At 10:58am on August 2, 2010, diannep said…
Was Hoppi Angie able to help you???
At 10:57am on August 2, 2010, diannep said…
Yes, YOUR son would be among the "cream of the crop" which shows that all are paying the price, I guess. Mine also had his 2 yr college degree so went in as an E-3 also. Your son certainly has passed all of the special qualifications for this...seems right that he should get the rate. I don't begin to understand how the Navy does things...but believe me, I have been on this site since Dec of last year and have seen same situations posted many times. I wish I had an easy answer...but don't give up! PRAYER IS AN AMAZING THING!
At 10:36am on August 2, 2010, diannep said…
One thing I'm leanring from this Navy experience is that...just when we think we are learning and "getting it," things are changed! This horrible ecomony is changing alot in all of the services, but especially the Air Force and Navy which are harder to get into (and smaller services). My son told me that just since he went in last Nov, they have raised the ASVAB score from 35 to 50. WOW! One recruit I read about went in as an RP (Religious Personnel--works with chaplain). That was her study in college. She was told a couple of weeks ago that they are full and she was changed to an LS. (not her request) She was NOT happy nor was her mom...but after several moms on the site talked to the mom, she realized that this may not be so bad and a good experience for her. Gone are the days when the Navy has to beg for enlistees...they are not in that position anymore and are getting the "cream of the crop" now affording them more careful selection. Seems like many are having a problem getting their rates...I will look forward to what you find out. In the meantime, pray hard !
At 4:56pm on August 1, 2010, diannep said…
Any more news on your son's rate?
At 3:04pm on July 31, 2010, diannep said…
Sounds like some progress is being made! Yes, please keep me posted! Good luck!
At 2:38pm on July 31, 2010, diannep said…
Hey, Oh my. What a mess! I'm so sorry. I'm not familiar with this but have a suggestion for you. Go on PIR 8/6/2010 group. Join it (you can unjoin later if you want). so you can get on it Look down the posts and find "Hoppi aka Angie." She posted Navy type emblem is her profile pik. "Friend" her and send a comment. She works at the GL base up there and is a career counselor for the Navy. I think she can help. She seems to know her STUFF! Please let me know what happens. I have heard others up there losing their rates, but I don't think they were reservists. Let me know what happens, ok?
Again, I am so sorry that he is going through this...but can't say I'm surprised at the recruiter not calling back :-( Heard that before too....Dianne
At 12:08am on July 19, 2010, KLMkathy said…
Hi, I will be happy to be your friend. My son is still a depper and will be leaving for BC October 25th. I see your son has a PIR in August? That is great. Yes, I live in CC but it is so hot. lol. I wanted to ask you what your son's rate is? My son has a rate of CTR. Talk to you later. K
At 12:55pm on July 2, 2010, diannep said…
So sorry, but there is a problem with your group coming up on the GROUPS/search option. And to add to the problem, another person started another group for the same PIR date. Hers comes up on the search. So, I think we need to delete your group and let hers stand since others can find hers. Hers is listed as PIR 8/20/10 rather than 2010. I prefer the 2010 to be in correct format, but we will let things stand as they are now until we get all on one page! Thanks for starting yours. My intention was to have her delete her group, but when I couldn't bring yours up except for through my page, then I felt others may not be able to find it. Hers came right up on the search. So sorry about join the other group, ok? I notified Alabama Navy Mom who had joined yours to join the other one also. Again, sorry for the confusion.

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