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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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A little about me:
I am married and a mother of 3.. I am a medical professional and my son is the 1st to leave home. He is leaving in 2 days for boot camp.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I come from a military family. My father was Army, my husband is ex-Marine as well as my brother in law, my nieces and nephew all in Air force. I knew alot about the military before my son joined. I am scared but sooooo proud.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:35pm on July 3, 2012, Lorna said…

Oh my gosh!!!Thank you!!!!!  I am waiting for my son to call,so he can make the changes in the list, but I'll keep you posted since, my sister is afraid to go and not been able to get into the graduation.  She'll be driving from NY, so she wants to make sure she can get in.

Thank you!!! Again, I'll will contact you asap.


At 2:18pm on June 22, 2012, diannep said…

...I think!  There is a slight chance they could go at the end of the week before!  :-)

At 2:18pm on June 22, 2012, diannep said…

Don't have a date yet for 209/210, but they should be going during PIR week, early on.  Let me know if you hear of a date from your SR!

At 1:11pm on June 21, 2012, diannep said…

accepted your friend request

At 7:14am on May 11, 2012, Julie (ship 3 division 188) said…
Im sorry to hear about you son. You and him are in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully he makes a speedy recovery and gets to graduate in June like you planned.. If you need anything please let me know. It will be ok.
At 1:04am on May 10, 2012, lemonelephant said…

The address should be SHIP 04 DIV 2341, 3600 Ohio Street, Great Lakes, IL 60088-7103.  They will forward any letters written to his previous Ship.  With him being sent to the RCU this early in training, he should go to a new division once he is determined to be fit for duty, and if so, he will be given a new PIR date at that time.  He will have several weeks in the RCU, which will include PT.  Once that is completed, he will join a division at the point that they believe he is ready to enter it, generally around the same day in training that he was removed from the former division.

At 8:08pm on April 30, 2012, lemonelephant said…

I saw your post asking about 8 weeks.  The typical time at the RTC is 8 1/2 weeks, but it could be from 7 to 10 weeks depending on when his division formed.  Actual training time is about 6 weeks and begins once P-Days are finished and the division is filled. You may hear about DOT (Day of Training); that begins with Week 1 Day 1 (1-1 DOT) on the weekday following the completion of P-Days.  Weekends and holidays are not counted in DOT although your SR most likley will still have some training on those days, but there are 5 days in each week.

Your son's PIR date is June 22 because he was most likely one of the first in his division and was held over a week.  There are other reasons that would cause a recruit to be held in P-Days; and if it is other than what I indicated, your SR will let you know when he writes.

At 10:47pm on April 23, 2012, nathomom said…

Just read you post, sure hope that you have PIR and hs grad party on different days-that would be such an extremely difficult decision, hopeing and praying for you that all will go in your favor... Two exciting weekends

At 2:23pm on April 19, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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