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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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Lisa Brown/Cory's MOM
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  • Zoraearly (Ship03DIV249)
  • acesmom(ship:03, Div: 249)
  • andrewsmom (ATO Gaynors mom)
  • RyMacMom
  • amyj96
  • CorysNavyMom (Ship 11 Div 243)
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  • mom4life
  • bobbie  (ht mom)
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A little about me:
My name is Lisa and my son Cory is now 20 and stationed in VA. I lost my daughter Shawna Marie in 2006 to cancer and right after she passed away I was blessed with a little girl. We named her Hope who is 5 years old now.
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At 8:02pm on August 1, 2011, Rover said…
Thanks Lisa. I'm still hoping and praying for the best. God bless all our future sailors!
At 8:01pm on July 30, 2011, andrewsmom (ATO Gaynors mom) said…

Lisa i just got a letter from andrew today, he said that BS is tue.

anyone with info as to when they will head out to pensecola from bootcamp inbox me please and let me know what you have heard

At 5:39pm on July 30, 2011, Rover said…
Hi lisa! I'm rover fr Las Vegas. My son is also on Div 249. Any news fr your son? Did they run battle stations yet? I'm so worried about my son coz he send me a letter dated July 24 saying that he got a flu but he's trying not to go medical so that he can graduate on time and would be able to see us. Until now i haven't heard fr him. I am really helpless, any words from you would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.. btw, nice pics you have on your wall..
At 7:47pm on July 25, 2011, Zoraearly (Ship03DIV249) said…

Thanks for requesting me as a friend. Can't wait to meet you Aug 5, 2011. My sons names are Alonzo Lee Early Jr. & Jacob Andrew Early.

Jacob is one of Division 249 section leaders and my son Alonzo was rewarded Captain of Hell Week. Because of his Big heart during hell week. I'm so excited how God is watching over my son and allowing them to become successful in the Navy. My Houston # is 832-661-6055

At 5:39pm on July 22, 2011, Pamela said…
My grandson't name is Cory and we will be at PIR on Aug 5th I thought it was hard one me sending him off to boot camp but I cant even imagine loosing a child you are one strong mother God bless you
At 4:21pm on July 6, 2011, acesmom(ship:03, Div: 249) said…

lisa, what address are you using? My first address was ship 03, div:249, 3600 Ohio Street, Great Lakes, 60088-3156 and this is the return address on his letter. The form letter had ship 09, div 249, 3415 Sailor Dive,60088-3515.

At 1:05pm on June 27, 2011, mom4life said…
Lisa, Hello I'm going to try this 1 more time. It's mom4life and I am not great with the computer so please excuse me. I just wanted to let you know our sons are on the same ship and division!!! It helps me feel a bit better that I know another mom who's son is with mine!! You have some beutifull pictures on your sight and I wish I could learn how to do that so I could put some up as well. Alright one thing at a time. I read a bit on your page and I see your journey has been a long and trying one, so sorry for that. I will keep you posted with any news and please I hope you can do the same. Thanks so much, mom4life
At 2:31pm on June 13, 2011, lisarobin said…
I'm just glad to get an address. I hope it is right. Going to send some letters using it anyway.  It will be one week tomorrow since he left.
At 2:21pm on June 13, 2011, lisarobin said…
Hello Lisa! I am so glad you got to go and it went well.  It is awesome they can have their cell phones until the end so you can talk to them as much as possible.  I broke down and called my sons' recruiter about his address.  He was very nice and gave it to me. He also said if I will call back in a week, he should know his graduation date!
At 9:32pm on June 11, 2011, lisarobin said…
Hey Lisa, just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and hope it goes well. I have been out of pocket so to speak as we had a Relay for Life I was over which has kept me busy. Haven't got his address yet but am anxiously awaiting it so I can start sending the letters we have wrote. Best of luck to you. Lisa

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