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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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Wife (married to my high school sweetheart who I met on a blind date when I was 15), Mom of baby just got his assignment, new grandma (it's wonderful!), nurse. I love Jesus, my chihuahua and poker ( I know, weird...)! I'm a scrapbooker and I love to read.
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At 8:04pm on March 28, 2011, PatriciaT said…
Gosh, here I am again apologizing for my late response to you.  Time has a terrible habit of getting away from me these days!  I don't quite have the hang of attaching pix via N4M.  If you'd like to send me your email address, I'll get those A School graduation pictures off to you right away.  Hope your trip out to Corry Sta. was a good one.  Isn't it amazing to actually see it with your own eyes?!
At 9:41am on March 14, 2011, PatriciaT said…

Hi Rorys mom!  So sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  I've been away and am just now getting caught up on my bills, emails, correspondence, you know how it goes.  I haven't forgotten about sending you my pix of the graduation.  I promise I'll get to it either today or tomorrow.  I sure hope your son is in one of them!  We didn't take a lot, but we did manage to get a few group pictures at the end of the ceremony.  Hold on, I'll send them to you soon! 

At 11:17am on March 12, 2011, cinder said…
Hi Rorysmom, thank you for friending me.  I am very excited about my son being a CTT and was wondering how difficult is CTT school?
At 12:15am on July 27, 2010, BrandonsMom said…
Hi! Thanks for message...but, when I clicked on the message I lost it. Hope you had a great weekend. I can only imagine how emotional it must've been for you. If you don't mind I'd like to call you but I lost your # w/ the message. So if you can give it to me again that would be great. Mine is 310.387.0307. Hope you are recovering from the weekend and the aftermath isn't too much of a let down after the big build up. I just printed out my parking pass and can't wait to see my son on 8/6!
At 1:50pm on July 19, 2010, MandyPants (Ship 13 Div 244) said…
Hi there! Thank you so much for the welcome! :D I can't tell you how much I WANT to be at the Meet and Greet! If I can possibly find a ride with someone from this wonderful group you had better believe I'll be there in half a heartbeat! It's just a matter of working up the nerve to ask lol
At 8:38pm on July 10, 2010, Proud mom JV (ship 13Div 244 ) said…
Hello son isin the same group as your son. i hope he is doing good .may god protect them keep them safe amen.........
At 8:05pm on June 10, 2010, juliemcdonald ship 13 div 244 said…
I finally recieved a letter from my son and he broke my heart. he said all 86 guys from ship 13 div 244 recieved letters at mail call except him. he said he had to fight back tears at bed time. the entire family has been writing and mailing letters but for some reason he hasnt gotten any. does anyone know how often letters are recieved and also mailed out? hopefully next mail call will be full of letters for him
At 9:20pm on June 8, 2010, juliemcdonald ship 13 div 244 said…
thank you so much for writing me. when I seen your comment regarding loosing phone privelages I completly lost it and sobbing like a baby. I am out of town on work and have tried to keep my phone close at all times. I have made arrangements to stay at the navy lodge but would love to meet everyone at Ramada inn so Thank you for the invite. I am still having a hard time on the website and finding comments from our div. I quess Im not as computer savy as I thought I was. lol again thank you for all the good info.
At 10:43pm on June 5, 2010, juliemcdonald ship 13 div 244 said…
my son is ship 13 div 244 and cant seem to get anyone to answer me thru this website. has anyone gotten any letters from there love ones? still waiting to hear from my son.
At 8:58pm on May 29, 2010, redsquirle said…
hi my son is on ship 13 div 144,too, nice meeting you. were from washington. i statred a ship 13 div 244 group if you want to join,so ar i,m the only one there. lol

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