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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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At 9:46pm on September 19, 2010, sailorjayship13div329 said…
Hi. added you to the list. will make copy of CD for you. if I don't see you, left me know your hotel, and I will make sure you get your copy. My plane doesn't get in til 8:30p so will miss M&G, but there is going to be an after the party, party. maybe I'll see you then.
At 1:51pm on September 7, 2010, Tiff'sMom (Sharon) said…
WOW a lot of kids are having to change :( I have not heard back from Tiff, so I have no clue what job she has as of now. She did say if she went with the one job, it would also have A school in Pensacola. I hope I get a letter from her this week letting me know what is going on!! Your sons new job sounds really interesting! Not that I really knew what the AECF was to begin with! hhahaha
At 9:51am on September 7, 2010, louann0628(ship13div328) said…
Hello Sandy. I am Louann from Charlotte NC. My SR is 19 and is my only child. It has been very difficult for me to let him go. This past month has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. I hope we all get to meet at PIR. We are coming in on Thursday. Staying at the Red Carpet Inn near the base.
At 12:53am on September 4, 2010, Tiff'sMom (Sharon) said…
You know when we got the kid in a box? Well it had all of Tiff's papers in it, so tonight I went through them and where it had her job/rate, well she only had one picked and for alternates, she had none. So... maybe, like you said, since they didn't call back, she will be able to keep the same job... I hate not knowing what is going on... they call, then yell at her to just hang up and sit down... :( don't they remember when they were in bootcamp? Gosh!!! What DIV is Patsmom? Does she know they called me too? Maybe she and I should talk?
At 1:12pm on September 3, 2010, Patsmom said…
nice and has a free shuttle to graduation. It would also be wonderful to share our joy and pride of our young men, but we will do that no matter which hotels we are at! I haven't received any more letters (just one). P asked me if we were writing as he hadn't received many, I told him Dad and I take turns so that we send a letter each day to him. He'll probably receive several in one day. Oh well. Hope you and your family have a great holiday (and get a letter AND a phone call).
At 1:08pm on September 3, 2010, Patsmom said…
you can fax so I went to the place near Prodigal Son and it worked out. Then I sat down and had a mother-moment. When we talked on the phone P said don't worry, this is a good thing. I reminded P it was what I do, Icould worry for the both of us. He laughed at me. He sounded upbeat, but I'm never sure if he is just trying to protect me but he sounded genuinely (spelling?) positive and rolling with the flow. Does D know Austin D., he graduates today so sending good thoughts to him and his family as they celebrate. Soon it will be us getting a chance to hug our sons. I like your idea of the Ramada, it looks
At 1:03pm on September 3, 2010, Patsmom said…
When I saw the 847 area code yesterday, I almost had a heart attack in fear that he was calling with bad news of being separated or was in trouble. P said he had been pulled in and told AECF was overstaffed and that he needed to pick a new rate and is now a CTN and will going to Florida for A school. He also gave me a long list of items and information he needed faxed ASAP+ in connection to CTN. So I spent yesterday collecting those materials and got a 8 pg fax to him a few hours later, I'm glad I work at home. And then my fax machine wasn't cooperating so I had to figure out where in Pendleton y
At 10:54am on August 28, 2010, Twin Falls Navy Mom (S13 D330) said…
PastorMom: Wow it is a small world. Where do you live now? In reference to the SpringHill Suites, I booked the one in Waukegan/Gurnee (there is also one in Lincolnshire). The one I booked at is only 5 miles away from base and we will be renting a car. We got a better deal calling in rather than booking online. Let me know if you get into that one and thanks for writing.
At 10:36pm on August 23, 2010, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I sent you a message about ribbons. Send me your address to my message. I removed the comment you left because it had his last name on a page everyone can see. Talk soon :)
At 3:46pm on August 23, 2010, Patsmom said…
Congratulations to D for getting a fantastic run time! And how wonderful for you to get a phone call from him and hear his voice. Our SRs have been gone two weeks now - it feels like longer. I'm sure the first two days count double if not triple :) Have you made plans for PIR yet. We decided to drive to Great Lakes and stay at the Ramada Inn since they have a free PIR shuttle. P's sister will be flying in from Santa Cruz and meeting up with us there. Take care!

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