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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. 

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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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proud mom of two military kids

Started Dec 1, 2016 0 Replies

I now have two kids in the military daughter in the Navy she has been in for 3years now. And she is on her 1st deployment. And my son he is a marine now. He is in Texas. So very proud of them both.Continue


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At 12:57am on December 2, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Look at your profile pic. Is that a pic of your daughter (your Sailor)?  Even though it is an older pic, it is still not a good idea to post pics of your Sailor and using a pic that includes your Sailor as your profile pic means that you post her pic EVERY time that you post. Please follow the directions to make all of the changes below. '

It is fine to post the ship's name, just not its movements, but yes, not posting the ship's name does increase PERSEC for both of you.

At 12:00am on December 2, 2016, lemonelephant said…

It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post. See change 4 in OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). To increase PERSEC, don't include ANYONE in your profile pic.

Also make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your Sailor.

At 12:00am on December 2, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Where is your Sailor stationed (what vessel, if one)? There may be groups I can direct you to.

You may want to check out Mom's of Daughters 2.

At 7:31pm on September 28, 2013, JKRMommy said…

My daughter knows your daughter! They are in the same division :)

At 9:48pm on September 16, 2013, JKRMommy said…

My daughter is in ship 12 div 423 :) we got a call from her recruiter today.

At 3:59pm on September 16, 2013, Navybeansmom Ship11/Div420 said…

I have not confirmed this info yet (with the form letter), but if the recruiter is right...our girls are together :)

At 10:30pm on September 15, 2013, Navybeansmom Ship11/Div420 said…
It would be fun if they ended up in the same division :)
At 8:04pm on September 15, 2013, Navybeansmom Ship11/Div420 said…
We should know more once the SR's get their addresses...or rater once we get their addressess :) I am making it a point to not to share her name...but her initials are JB.

When did she ship? I thought I remembered that it was close to my should get the box soon...and she should be able to keep the address is just the waiting that drives us moms nuts. I keep hearing that no news is good we must be patient :/

I keep getting was exactly one week ago we dropped her off with the recruiter...she shipped on the 9th. Not really crying anymore...just miss the sound of her voice and her coming into the room saying "mommy" because she wants to go somewhere.

At 12:51pm on September 15, 2013, JKRMommy said…

What's your daughters name? I'll write my daughter and ask :) I haven't gotten my daughters box yet :( I've been pretty sad myself. The biggest thing making me feel better is trying to plan a trip to her PIR but not sure if we can make it. I'm now feeling pretty deflated. I have a 2 year and a 4 month that I couldn't leave with any family so they would have to make the trip with us which increases our expenses. I'm seeing how it would cost us at least $2000 for the airlines, car rentals, hotel and extras. It's depressing me realizing now that it's not likely affordable for me to go. My ex husband will be there for her, but I really wanted to see her before she left for another 96 days at her A school!

At 12:12am on September 14, 2013, JKRMommy said…

Great picture :) mine is of my daughter Jessica. I hope to get her box soon. She was told small address books were ok, but I am wondering if they made her ship that home. I have been writing her since that first day :) I start out writing a fresh one every morning and write through out the day, always ending with a good night I love you. I have a least 15 pages, lol. But I know she'll be happy to have them since she asked me to write her everyday. And I feel better writing her. Now I'm waiting for her recruiter to call me with her address. Hang in there Mom! We can do this :)


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