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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by Denise-- Seabee Mom Feb 17, 2012. 7 Replies

Hello!Can any one out there advise me, what is the best way to find out the graduation date from bootcamp?  My son arrived last week Thursday am, very early.  Do I just wait to hear from my son, or…Continue


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At 5:34pm on April 5, 2012, Sherry said…

Hello again...I am not on here very much either, so missed your message.  It would have been fun to sorry it didn't happen!  Maybe somewhere down the road.  My son ended up NOT leaving for Groton, as his nut allergies needed to be tested.  Never dreamt that it could keep him from serving on a sub!  He is in the holding unit at GL, waiting for determination/orders.  At least he is being kept busy...working & taking a needed class.  It was sooooo good to see him, and soooo hard to once again say goodbye!  How is your son adapting to Groton?  That will be a whole new experience for us all.  Hope to hear back from you soon...take care! 

At 9:17pm on March 23, 2012, peggyproudnavymom said…

We are staying at the Sheraton so wherever you guys decide to meet the night before we will try to come...we are also meeting up thursday night with my son from tennessee and my nephew and his wife from San Diego...can't wait for all of us to be together all six of us 

At 8:06pm on March 23, 2012, peggyproudnavymom said…

My son is also going to groton from gl and we should be getting the i am a sailor call on tuesday YAY!!!!  and seeing them on Friday What a journey this has been...very exciting...I love getting the letters

At 12:17am on March 7, 2012, Sherry said…
Hi martine, my son is @ Great Lakes for boot camp. He is also in 11/106. And he will, Lord willing, be headed for Groton.
At 4:41pm on February 21, 2012, Storymom said…

Hi there, can't help you with flameless, electric blue candles....wish could, sounds like a great idea....if you find any, let us all know!

At 12:34pm on February 18, 2012, peggyproudnavymom said…

Hi Peggy and I are were the only ones in 106 for a while there until now another mom just joined us!  Im not sure why there is only the three of us I missing something? another link?

At 9:58pm on February 17, 2012, Sunny N Kansas said…

Looking for loved one with SR's in Ship12/Div.097 - PIR  MAR.30th

At 9:15pm on February 13, 2012, TorisMom said…

Pauls Mom- I called the recruiter for her address. I received her address in less than a week but it's going to take at least that long, but try the recruiter, your son will send you a printed letter with his address and graduation info. on it, that took just over a week for it to come so it was easier to call the recruiter and not worry.

At 2:35pm on February 11, 2012, Cristina (Robin'sMom) said…
Hi, how are you? Welcome to the Navy Family! I got my flameless candle as a gift for Christmas.I know you can find them at Scentsy and a local craft store. Feel free to ask me anything to help you survive this next few weeks. Goodluck to you and your SR. Have a great day :) Cristina
At 1:44pm on February 8, 2012, BunkerQB said…

 Here is the link to the Survival Guide - this way, you'll always have it on your own page for referece. All the links to groups, videos, etc. are contained within. Just click on the below underlined link. Everything you need to know to get through from before bootcamp, through bootcamp and beyond. Good luck to you and your sailor recruit and thank your recruit for us.

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