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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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May 26 Started Bootcamp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dallas_ann(ship03/div235) Jun 11, 2011. 16 Replies

Does anyone have a son/daughter in Ship Hipo3 Div. 235?  If so, I would love to hear from you.


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At 10:40am on October 16, 2011, AMJMom said…
My son went to Central Dauphin.  He went to Pre-Buds right from Basic.  He just got reclassified the end of the week and is heading to Pensacola, FL for Air Traffic Controller training in November.
At 12:51pm on October 14, 2011, AMJMom said…
Hi Kathy, my son started in the Navy under a SEAL contract but after making it through Pre-BUDS and starting BO, he decided that being a SEAL was not a good fit for him.  He is currently waiting for reclassification.  He very much wants to stay in the NAVY, so we are just waiting to see where he ends up.  What is OS?
At 2:34pm on July 21, 2011, Forrest(3/235) said…


Can you believe in only 1 week we will be in Great Lakes at this time!!!! :-) Can't wait!!

At 8:07am on July 19, 2011, Forrest(3/235) said…
You are very welcome. Talk to you soon.
At 8:11pm on July 18, 2011, Forrest(3/235) said…
Hope you like the picture! :-) I love seeing him. It is such a good picture of him. I cannot wai to see him!!!! I don't think that I will ever let go!!!!
At 11:48pm on July 16, 2011, Dallas_ann(ship03/div235) said…
Hi Kathy! My husband told me that they designed their flag and on one side its the RDC's names and their division number and then on the other side is a goat hugging the world...and the goat is the Navy's mascot. So im assuming that the goat hugging the world would be on their division tshirts but im not sure. I am going to order one.
At 9:52am on July 16, 2011, Forrest(3/235) said…

Re send it. I'll be at work, but I should have time!

At 9:52am on July 16, 2011, Forrest(3/235) said…

I accidently deleted it because I had to purge my entire inbox. Resend! It worked though I saw it I just couldn't retrieve it because my inbox was full!


At 8:26am on July 14, 2011, Forrest(3/235) said…
No letter... :( I am plannning on giving you a quick call today though. The picture part you go to settings and then add photo.
At 8:22pm on July 11, 2011, pawebdoctor said…

I did make reservations earlier today... at the Ramada Waukegan.  My thinking was, that maybe he will want to get away from the base... but reality is that it is only 4 miles.


My SR (Sean) is also staying at GL for A school... but I don't know what his job is yet. He's in Ship 03 Div 236.  


My daughter and my ex are supposed to travel with me.  I hope they don't let me and Sean down.  I'll find out about my daughter tomorrow... but won't know until last minute about my ex.


How old is your son?  Sean just turned 23 in May.


It would be great if we could connect up there... 




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