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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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navy1of5 (Ship03 Div118)
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Proud mom of Seaman E. (Ship 03 Div 118, PIR 4/13/12) who became a US Navy Sailor April 6, 2012. Now on to A-school for HM in San Antonio.
Equally proud of my four other daughters!
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At 11:41am on April 17, 2012, kimstn said…

are you back home yet?  still smiling I am sure!!!!  Let us hear from your adventure!!

At 5:58pm on April 13, 2012, kimstn said…

can't wait to hear about PIR and see pics of your celebration!!!!

At 1:47pm on April 11, 2012, kimstn said…

Hey lady!!! How are you holding up on the countdown to PIR????  I know you must be so excited and I am excited for you.  Let us hear from you when you return!  we want all the details!


At 11:30pm on April 6, 2012, kimstn said…

So exited for you and your Sailor!!!!! Congrats to all of you!!!  I know you can't wait to see her and squeeze her tight!!!

At 9:16pm on April 4, 2012, kimstn said…

So exciting !! I know you are on pins & needles!

Most of our group got the mid-term calls today; unfortunately - I did not......not sure why or what that means, but nothing I can do but hope for another chance tomorrow and be thankful I got a letter today.

Let me hear from you when you get that call!!!



At 12:08am on April 4, 2012, kimstn said…

Hey thinking of you and praying for all to go  well tomorrow for your SR - or whenever she does Battlestations.  I can't wait to hear you got the call!!!!


At 1:47pm on March 31, 2012, kimstn said…

Hey! Seems my SR is doing well; was surprised that things were very different than he had been led to believe or had heard.  Not all bad, just different.  Was hoping to get to "the fun stuff" this last week - swimming, etc.  He said he had read his letter like 100 times and that when they said mail is like gold, they were not kidding.  I assume that he had not at that point received all of my deluge of letters!  lol - hope he continues to adjust, adapt and accept the new life changes!  I know you are excited and counting down to PIR - can't wait to hear all about what your SR is doing - let us hear from her!!!


At 3:33pm on March 28, 2012, kimstn said…

got my first letter from my SR today!  so excited!  will check back later with more details, got to get some work done!!!  thank goodness I work from home so I can be here to watch mailbox daily!

At 8:35pm on March 27, 2012, kimstn said…

Hey!!! Thanks for the note....I know you are counting down!  How exciting!!!  I am still waiting on the first piece of mail from my SR.  I saw where someone from his division had mailed to his mom and she received it today, so I am hopeful....keep your fingers crossed for us to get something...anything....this week! lol


At 10:36pm on March 22, 2012, kimstn said…

How exciting!! I can't wait to start getting some news from my son.  So far we are the 10 day mark and I am thinking maybe he hasn't started even getting my mail yet either.  I started mailing him on Tues of this week and have sent a letter from me and one with notes from his party each day already.  And his dad and Gram have sent one.  He should be set once the mail starts getting distributed!

So PIR is not quite so far away for you all.....4/13 huh?  Are you on the countdown? We are already and not nearly so far in as you and your SR.

Good to hear from you - will let you know when I am lucky enough to get a letter!  Talk to you soon,



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