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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 5:22pm on July 24, 2012, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…

HI Veronica, I just finished your ribbons and they will be mailed first thing tomorrow morning. I ship Priority mail which is 2 to 3 days so you should have them on Friday. Will you be gone this weekend? We you be back to get your mail before going to PIR? Do I need to mail them to a different address? Let me know asap. Feel free to give me a call. My number is on your order invoice. I may try to call you in a few. :-)  Thanks again, Lora

At 10:56pm on April 15, 2011, Debi (Ship 9 Div 126) said…

Hi Veronica, 

Rocco just called, I think they were playing pool and hanging out tonight, I am still smiling from graduation! I am a little dissapointed that he won't be home for Easter, but glad that he will be here the following week, I guess I will be having two Easters! I was  thinking about sending him an Easter basket, but I will just wait until he gets home. I didn't know that Rocco  had to  meet with his recruiter when he gets home, but I guess he knows what he has to do.We had to sit up in the balcony at PIR, This was my husbands fault for not listening to me! But I  knew that he was carring the division flag so I was able to spot him- I am so happy that he has a phone now so that he cam call and I can text him when I want to.He told me that your son is going undesignated also, but I think that he is on a different ship, Oh yes I do have FB, Have a nice weekend,Debi


At 8:05pm on April 11, 2011, Debi (Ship 9 Div 126) said…

Hi Veronica,

It was really nice to meet you. I hope that  you had a great time with your Sailor! Ours just wanted to hang out, go to the mall and rest, he really didn't want to do much. He was just happy to be out of BC. Will yours get to come home for a week before he goes to Virginia?This weekend really went by quick- now to try and finish this laundry! Haha, Talk to you soon, Debi

At 11:01am on March 12, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Good Morning Veronica, A little more than half of those who order ribbons get the last name. The reason you see so many with first name is I only post pics of the ones with first names to protect the sailors. There is no min or max number for placing an order. I sent you a message with the info. Some people have a hard time finding their messages on this site so check your inbox in the top right corner of your page. You can also email me at Thanks, Lora
At 11:58pm on March 2, 2011, Debi (Ship 9 Div 126) said…
OMG , I tried to book that stupid flight most of the day, and I didn't think it went through, it was as if the internet dissconected every time I put my credit card info in. I actually wanted to throw my labtop through the window! Well my girlfriend came over and tried <same thing, we then decieded she would book it at her house, well when she left to go home I tried it again, same thing, well I checked my email and it went through twice! so I had to call and cancel one, but I got the Thursday 4:05 and the Monday 6:40, 4 tickets with the $50 off each(I had to do it before midnight on Feb 28th, so I got 4 tickets for $581, I am so thrilled, so even if I have to pay for luggage, I saved money on the tickets, Now  all that is left is the retal car, and hotwire sent me an email special the other day that I will check out- did you get you arrangements squared away? I had a really bad day a couple of days ago, just missed Rocco something terrible, good thing I was off don't think I wuld have been able to work that day!
At 7:56pm on February 28, 2011, Debi (Ship 9 Div 126) said…
Oh, good for you!  Had I known that we would have to  get up at 3 , I would have changed hotels also, I don't thin Navy Lodge has a pool , but not sure, Recruiter recomended it.Still trying to book flight it won't let me do it, it wants middle initials, I put in middle initials and it still won't let me do it, Dang I am probably going to have to call , I will keep trying, Debi, I was only planning to make chocolate chips (Italian cookies only for Chrostmas) LOL
At 6:32pm on February 28, 2011, Debi (Ship 9 Div 126) said…
I got my letter too and he sounds good! I am trying to book online now, cant save the $200 unless its booked on line, Good luck, See you in 38 days! Debi ,ps, my son told me not to send cookies because he doesn't want to get yelled at! Well not going to send cookies! haha
At 9:54pm on February 27, 2011, Debi (Ship 9 Div 126) said…

Hi vk12392,

 I wouldn't even have thought about AC , but one of the girls that i work with flys out of there all the time. I am not a $ 9 fare membr , but when I went on the Spirit website and typed in the info, this coupon poped op say save $50 , so I tested it out and I will save $200 total if I book it by tomorrow! so I am thrilled, I am planoning to fly our THurs, and return home on Mon. The only drawback is that the flight home leaves O'Hare @ 6:40 am, this means we will have to wake up @ 3, drive to airport, drp off the car and The biggie is WAKE up @ 3! It ended up being cheeper, and no layover,so hats what I am thinking. So happy that you are from NJ and in our div.This is auwsome!I have beeb on hotwire and today, got an emil from them saying round trip from Phila for $240, not bad , but I don't want to drve to Phila, so I am sway AC, Navy Lodge is $65 per night and only 1 1/2 from the base! so I booked it, so excited! Hopefilly a letter tomorrow!

At 6:51pm on February 26, 2011, Julie B. (U.S.S. Nimitz) said…

Hi vk12392.  If you check the Ramada in website (or better yet, call them) they will make sure you get the military discount.  Did you find the meet and greet group and RSVP?

Have you checked the form letter about those last numbers after the zip code?  Mine says 3505.

At 8:36pm on February 11, 2011, vk12392 said…
Hello. My son arrived to bootcamp Wednesday the 9th. Looking to chat with other moms

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