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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."

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**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 12:17am on March 1, 2013, abuon18 said…
Woo!!! How exciting!! Did you end up in housing or finding a civilian apartment? Right now we have Time Warner Internet because it's the only provider for where we live! We haven't had any problems with it though.... Luckily since we don't have a choice! We also have DirecTV. When we lived in civilian apts we had AT&T U-verse Internet and cable and LOVED the service! We never had any periods where the service didn't work or anything. I wish we could have gotten it here. They provide to most housing but its still a pretty new service so they haven't laid the cables everywhere yet so some areas don't have it; unfortunately ours doesn't! I would look into what they offer for you first!
At 6:29pm on January 1, 2013, abuon18 said…
They are separated by officer and enlisted but for example we are neighbors with and E-7. As long as you're respectful neighbors it's fine. They're the same way...when they are at home, they are HOME they are not at work. So they're not "watching". Are you guys married? If you are already and he has his orders I suggest getting on the waiting list. It can take a couple of months or more for something to become available, and you don't have to accept it but the sooner you get on the list the better. You can still search aroun and see if you find civilian housing you like better and if you get the call from housing just tell them no. But better than to be ready to move out here and decide you want housing and be told there's a 2+ month wait!

Some of the perks of housing (so far lol) are 24 hour security and an alarm system in the house, if you're worried about safety!
At 6:53pm on December 31, 2012, abuon18 said…
For the first year we were here we found our own place, an apartment in Mission Valley. I really like the area. It's so central and really safe! Some people think it's too expensive and you can definitely find places for cheaper but it was perfect for us. We just moved into military housing this week though. It's our first time in housing so I don't know too much about it yet! The actual house itself is really nice though.
At 4:31pm on December 31, 2012, abuon18 said…
Hey there! Sorry it took so long to get back to you, we've been moving! Anyway, have you found out which base he will be at?
So you can start, some of the nicer areas are Mission Valley, Imperial Beach, Serra Mesa/Tierrasanta (although might be kind of far!) Banker's Hill, Hillcrest, North Park! Good luck!
At 1:38am on November 18, 2012, alleyoop90 (Ship 14/Div 45) said…

Your lucky he is graduating 12/28, I was hoping my bf would be graduating then too but they must have just filled the last division when he got there because he is in Division 45 and will be graduating 1/4/13 Bummer that means no holiday leave for him. His mom got the form letter today with his address and PIR date. Thats awesome you got to talk to him!! :) was it a long phone call? I will be glued to my phone on thanksgiving and making sure its on full volume lol

At 8:28pm on November 17, 2012, alleyoop90 (Ship 14/Div 45) said…
What?! How did he get a call so soon? Was he able to give you his PIR date? If so what is it? Im getting kinda worried everyone seems to have gotten their letter except me..I'm jealous you got a call. That's awesome!
At 6:39pm on November 17, 2012, alleyoop90 (Ship 14/Div 45) said…
Did you get the form letter yet? I STILL haven't. I'm about to scream!! :(
At 5:05pm on November 9, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

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At 2:04pm on November 9, 2012, abbyblue said…


Q&A. Boot Camp Videos, Recruit TC Link, Sample Form Letter, Navy Acronyms & more. Everyone welcome.



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