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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.

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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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At 10:27pm on December 15, 2012, 3athlete said…

Hi Rae,

We just made a reservation at the Navy Lodge as well.   Looking forward to it. Now trying to decide on the Meet and Greet decision and book airline tickets.   K

At 5:07am on December 15, 2012, 3athlete said…

Hi Raeleen,

Good evening or I guess morning as it is 1:00 AM here.   I worked really late this evening....  Finally,  I have a weekend where I can focus on making arrangements.  I am going to work on tomorrow making arrangements.   I am thinking the Navy Lodge if that cheap and has a shuttle.

Why Flannagans over Sarges?  I keep hearing folks really encouraging Sarges.   What are your thoughts between the 2?


At 11:53am on December 12, 2012, 3athlete said…

Good morning to you too.  On Flannigans  - we have been reading all comments posted and that seems like a good thing to plan to do.  I am frankly a little overwhelmed with the details of this planning right now with the emotional overlay at the moment on top of the demands of my job.  Plus my other son was in crisis last week.  I am now back from that - catching up at work (was at work  until 10:00 last night and heading back now) - and hoping to take my whole weekend to plan this out.   We will probably fly SW into Milwaukie. (cheaper), rent a car and drive in..  Not sure about where to stay.... Open to suggestions.  and then Flannigans sounds like a nice option.  Keep me posted on what you are doing and we may follow suit.   Have a great day!

At 1:39pm on December 9, 2012, 3athlete said…

HI Raeleen,

I see that we both have son's who are in the same Ship / Div.  What a ride huh?  My son just turned 20 so they are about the same age.   He tried a year of college and decided that it was not for him.   We have not heard from him at all since the 30 sec scripted call on Nov. 28th and some texts en route.   Kid in the Box - still on the kitchen table.  Bedroom still a mess / left exactly as he left it.  Some day I will get in there to clean it...  We live in Corvallis Oregon.  My other son just graduated from the Univ. of Utah this past May though is a young man on the autism spectrum / Aspergers.....He keeps us hoping with his issues which at the moment is a nice distraction.  Kathy

At 12:05pm on November 30, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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