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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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A little about me:
My son is leaving for boot camp in May 2015. Excited for him but afraid because he is leaving home. He is my baby but I know I have to let him go.
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At 7:33pm on June 28, 2015, deputydawgofduke said…

How was the 21 year old's celebration?    Thinking about you and your SR this week.   Can you believe only 12 days left for you :)

At 7:30pm on June 26, 2015, deputydawgofduke said…

No problem Huggybear.   I've got your back....a few hundred miles away but very close by computer distance.   I thought gas chamber because I read a post related to a 07/10 PIR.  My nephew is a former Marine.   He said they put them in a room with billy clubs and said "one has to come out"   OMG I would have dropped to the floor as soon as the door shut and pretended to be knocked out.    I don't know how these guys do it.   I got a small dose of pepper spray once - a mental pt came into the clinic with a knife, mad at the world and doctor.   We called security and they sprayed him down.  I was clinic manager, trying to shut the doors and got a small spray as he ran by.   Thought I was going to cough my lungs out.  As you can see I'm a winnie girl not like our brave strong sons.  Now back to you.    Take a slow deep breath and have the whole bottle of wine.    That's why they have taxis  or have your husband pick him up.  It's all about you until 07/10   then it's all about your SR.   The job will be what it's going to be.   I believe things happen for a reason and good things happen from bad.   ARE YOU BREATHING AND DRINKING LIKE I ORDERED?  (HA HA :) Put your energy on positive things like the PIR and seeing your son.  Now I will stop ranting.   I wish we had PIR together and that I could meet you.   I bet we would get along just dandy!   Hope you hear from him this weekend.

At 9:06pm on June 25, 2015, deputydawgofduke said…

Thinking about you.   Just read on PIR 07/10 that gas chamber is tomorrow, they had firestation this week and BS 21 is Tuesday.   Hang in there Huggybear.   This stuff sounds scarey but you are one tough Navy mom.    My thoughts and prayers will be with your SR...and you.   Let me know when you get the "I'm a sailor call"   You are getting so close.

At 6:39am on June 18, 2015, deputydawgofduke said…

Huggybear,   saw you had posted under "Latest Activity" so I decided to check it out.   No I am not weird or a stalker but my kids would tell you differently.   Congratulations on your SR being named EPO.   How wonderful is that?   No flying under the radar now.   I know you are so proud.  You have something to crow about.  Have a good day.

At 7:27pm on June 16, 2015, deputydawgofduke said…

New random pics out    Did you see your SR.   May I ask your last name?   Is this a private message before you answer.   If not, don't give me your last name.

At 5:20am on June 15, 2015, deputydawgofduke said…

Fingers crossed and pulling for you to find a full time job you like with good pay....or win the $500million lottery

At 7:50pm on June 14, 2015, deputydawgofduke said…

Heard from Tyler today.  Sounded good and strong.  Had 2 wisdom teeth out this week and spent 2 days in bed per orders.  Said he got "really fused at " one day.  I didn't understand what happened but it's over now and he's ok.  He requested more addresses saying he has a lot of time to write on Sunday.  .   As you know it is so good for our heart to talk with them.  Hope you finally got a shower and the rest of your camping was uneventful.   Talk with you later this week.

At 7:14pm on June 13, 2015, deputydawgofduke said…

You sound a lot better.   How did Ken sound?   Is he doing ok?  Did not hear from Tyler but that's ok.  So glad you got locked out of the shower.

At 11:55am on June 13, 2015, deputydawgofduke said…

Good Saturday Morning to you Huggybear.   If you're checking in on N4M while by the lake or campfire, I just wanted to check in on you.   I feel that I was way to hard on you yesterday - tough "Navy" love.   So I wanted to make sure you're pacing yourself on those margaritas or wine spritzers.  Hope you hear from him this weekend.   Smiles, hugs and happy thoughts to you.

At 4:52pm on June 12, 2015, deputydawgofduke said…

Random brain thought:did you see the chat about showers?   Their (SR) showers are only 4 minutes long.   I saw where a mom put a sign in the hotel shower "Take as long as you need" for her SR after PIR.   Can you believe your son has been gone 4 Fridays and you see him in FOUR Fridays!   Can I have an AMEN.


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