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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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Food at Boot Camp

Started this discussion. Last reply by momtom1932 Jul 2, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi, with all that my son has to think about for the next 6 years, I am a little surprised that all he keeps asking me is if I have read anything about the food!  So, at his request, I am asking if…Continue


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At 3:54pm on July 29, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link).

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your Sailor.

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted." You can make that change on the same page when you change the ZIP Code.

At 3:53pm on July 29, 2016, lemonelephant said…
At 10:39am on May 1, 2014, Joey;sMom said…

Hi my Son is from Saugus and he will be graduating from A school on June 13 2014 will your son also?

At 9:50am on April 30, 2014, hesmyson said…

my ET son is also NFAS-1405 for Friday May 2.

I am unable to attend....any chances for pictures would be so appreciated!

At 12:15am on January 12, 2014, caolila said…

momtom - sounds like we are kindred spirits...I got my first engineering degree in 1978 and male-female ratio was very similar to what you experienced.  I went to work in the oil industry, as the first woman ever hired in the office at ARCO.  My guess is that your position in the nuclear plant was very challenging as the only woman.  Since my daughter has grown up listening to my stories, and saying how much she didn't want to be an engineer, and am completely shocked by her change of attitude at the gates of the NAVY.  I guess you son grew up with a nuclear influence from you?  Maybe NAVY needs some female nuke instructors, women like you...

At 10:49pm on August 21, 2013, Nich said…

Thanks for the info, no letters and I hope to hear from hm soon.


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