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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 have two children...eight years apart. My daughter is the one who is enlisted and my son is 12. I am very active in our community and work for the local school district as a Braillist. It was not my original career path-I am a finance major but I took on this challenge to have hours similar to the kids. I am also active with my son's Boy Scout Troop as Treasurer.
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At 5:48pm on April 26, 2013, BPATT'sMom205 said…

Thanks so much Melindy! I am praying that we get some time with him like that. So if we go to the airport he can leave and go somewhere with us, right? that would be great. We are flying in from Boise. :-) God bless!

At 10:04pm on March 9, 2013, jamminjars said…

Good idea about facebook.  Do you know about the coins ?

At 5:41pm on March 9, 2013, Tinkerbell said…

No letter here either :( I have my phone stuck to me in the hopes of a phone call.  I was on fb and there were posts that 918 were getting calls, going to pizza hut and on fb, they mentioned something about recruit heaven?? I tried to message you on fb but since we are not friends it would cost me a dollar and I wasn't able to send you a friend request. Very weird.

Have a good weekend whatever it may bring.


At 11:18pm on March 8, 2013, Tinkerbell said…

I am stalking the mailman, this website and the fb pages!! I did see that 922 have been making calls today so maybe tomorrow is our day :) I hope you have a great Friday evening despite missing your SR.

At 1:06am on March 8, 2013, Tinkerbell said…

My son will be an Airman. I will keep you posted if I hear from him. Praying for all of us who still haven't heard from our SR's that tomorrow will be the day

At 12:23am on March 8, 2013, Tinkerbell said…

Thank you Melinda.  I have a SR Son.  I have also joined the facebook group for our PIR and there is also a 900 group which I joined. Are you facebook? I will order my ribbons tonight. 

I did get a call from my son a week  after he arrived which was 2/26 he sounded well and said that he they were getting shots the next day.  I was so surprised to get the call that of course I got flustered and didn't ask any good questions :(. I got his address on Friday and have been sending letters nearly every day.  I have not received any from him or any other phone calls.  

Have you heard from your daughter?

At 5:47pm on March 6, 2013, Debi said…

Hi :) Glad to have another SR who is going Nuke in the PIR group. If you want I got a ton of info about Goose Creek/Nuke info from a Mom whose son is graduating this May from the Nuke program. I can forward it to you.

At 1:18pm on March 6, 2013, S02 DIV923 mommamac said…
Have you received a letter yet?
At 6:48pm on March 4, 2013, S02 DIV923 mommamac said…
My son is in the same group as your daughter I believe. His best friend has been in for almost 2yrs and is doing nukes.
At 4:47pm on February 28, 2013, melindy said…
She is at boot now. Got a nuke contract

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