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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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Judyspin's Blog (3)

got a real letter!

we got a real letter yesterday.  He says there is a lot of yelling, but if you do what they tell you todo, you will be okay.he sounds upbeat enough.  it is hard to picture what all happens on the graduation day. how much time we will have with him, what he will want us to bring for his next assignment., etc. i really like the idea of writing to someone who didn't get a you have me thinking!!! 

Added by judyspin on February 27, 2011 at 12:21am — 1 Comment

got the box

we got the "box"...just as expected. The only surprise was the airline ticket stub..I guess that is his way of letting me know what airline he went on and the time.  We finally got a temporary address, and I posted it on his Facebook Page (he had given me the password for just that reason) I sent some letters and silly postcards.  Also included some comics from the funny pages. He will get his first mail tomorrow. 

I have been keeping to my weight loss plan and have gotten rid of…


Added by judyspin on February 19, 2011 at 4:32pm — 2 Comments

Got the call

Thanks for the heads up that the first call from my son would seem "scripted" and would be very short.  It was a relief to get the call.  I actually wore my cell phone around my neck all day!

I realized that I was quite "blue" the day he left.  Eventually I realized that I could connect to him in some way if I thought of his new Discipline as some thing I could also do.  So I thought of 2 areas in my own life , 1 personal and 1 professional, that need extra effort on my part, and…


Added by judyspin on February 11, 2011 at 3:26pm — 3 Comments

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