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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.

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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. 

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 8/25/2022 - 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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Just a girl with a broken heart's Blog (17)

I have a SAILOR!


My heart will soon be whole again! I finally got my “I’m a Sailor” call!! I am so VERY proud of my husband for the amazing job hes…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on February 9, 2011 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

Last set of letters + a phone call

Today I got the last set of letters from my love, I also got a random and very unexpected phone call on sat! I have to admit I will miss getting letters from him in the mail, but it does mean boot camp is coming to an end and we can move on to skype dates!


His letters were short, but in all hes still excelling!

“I love you DEARLY Mrs S********, and still miss you alot too!”…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on February 8, 2011 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

sleepless nights

this is my "its 4am I am so not impressed with insomina" face....

I need it to be friday so I can finally get some sleep... all this excitement has me all out of wack when it comes to sleeping... I HATE infomercials and that is all that is on I turn the tv off and my mind just races a mile a min.…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on February 6, 2011 at 5:02am — 2 Comments

letters from my love

I got more letters from my love today, 3 to be exact! He got his orders for “A” school. He got the rate of “FC” or Fire Controlman, he had wanted “ET” but said this will do. Didn’t say if they were “accompanied” orders… silly. I will find out when I get up there I guess. On the 25th he said they took Test 2 and out of 160…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 31, 2011 at 9:14pm — 4 Comments

Reading List

A reading list given to me and I thought I would share it with you....This is for military wives, fiancees and girlfriends.... happy reading!


Married To The Military:A Survival Guide for Military Wives, girlfriends, and Women In Uniform. by Meredith Leyva

Hope For The Home Front by Marshe’le Carter Waddell (her husband was a Navy Seal)…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 23, 2011 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments


I had someone ask me this on my blog today. While I do not feel I am qualified enough to answer it I felt bad not answering it. I do not think I am an expert on love and relationships, or the military, but I do feel I gave some pretty valid advice. If I left anything out or if you think you can add anything to this please tell me..... 


How do I convince my girlfriend that it's a good choice for the both of us that I join the…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 22, 2011 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

letters from my love

Jan 13, 2011

“Today things went well. We did some CBT (computer based training) and its pretty boring. I am still trying to find other ways of getting a hold of you and ITS NOT WORKING!!! We had a mock MCA-WTI inspection, and if it was the real thing I would have gotten a 5.0! I am trying my hardest for Honor Grad. I am trying to make everyone at home proud of the new Navy member of the family. Come to find out dad was right, because of my…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 21, 2011 at 5:11pm — 4 Comments

My favorite letter.....♥

Normally I don’t share all the mushy stuff in my letters, but this one absolutely made my heart melt……


Jan 12, 2011


“Hey Beautiful,

I love you, and hope everything is going well for you. I got a new picture I sleep with now, and she is very beautiful, and makes me want to come home. If you have not figured it out yet I got the card you sent…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 19, 2011 at 5:19pm — 5 Comments

letters from T....pt5

Here are some more excerpts from todays letters (minus the mushy stuff, that’s for me only!!! lol)….♥

Jan 9, 2011

“Well today after the Holiday Routine we had a Divisional beat down. These kids just don’t want to listen to the recruit chain of command, and they don’t know how to act. Plus most of the recruit chain of command can’t even follow their own orders. What a joke!Then add in the fact that these kids cant even figure out how to march in columns of 3 or 6.…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

I de-stressed myself today

I got to relieve some of my stress and anxiety today. I went with my in-laws to the gun range.

I love going shooting.
I remember the first time I went I was so nervous to even think about touching a gun.

But now I enjoy it. My comfort level has increased greatly over the last few trips to the range and

I have moved up from only shooing 22's to shooting a 9mil and 40 cal.

The smaller holes are from the 22…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 17, 2011 at 4:06pm — 4 Comments

letters from T....pt4

Here are some excerpts from the recent letters I got from Tim….♥


Jan 2. 2011 - He didn’t have much to say today

“We are losing 2 shipmates, one for writing letters to another recruit during church and another for keeping her cell phone. I am doing what I am told to do, no more, no less. they are not sending me back. We now do armed watches. I have lost track of the what day it is, and if I told you the chatter was bad during the day, its worse at…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 13, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Q&A from T

So a few weeks ago I sent Tim a questionnaire and today I got it back...



What day is today for yourdivision?  2-4 Hold

What is today’s date ? 9 Jan 11…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 13, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The best 15 min of my life!

So no phone call yesterday…. pretty much ruined my day! Today even though I didn’t really want to I got up and went to church. It was nice. After church we had lunch, and I left to go to walmart… I had to get vinegar and baking soda to clean my VERY burnt pan!


I was wondering around just looking at stuff and my phone rang…. ILLINOIS!!!!! “Hello!! TIM??” When I heard him say “Hi Hun, its me! I’ve got 15 min” I burst…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 8, 2011 at 8:55pm — 2 Comments

ummm... yeah!

ok so what are the odds?

I was driving down the road to the craft store when my phone rang... it has been said that my SR's DIV may get phone calls today.. well it said ILLISNOIS!!!! My heart started racing, I answered it HELLO? TIM? I was all super…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 7, 2011 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment

Round 3 of letters from T

So today I got 3 letters from Tim, these are dated 12/29 - 1/1

He is in MUCH better spirits as he has started to get my letters....♥ He appoligized for being so mopey, but he felt like he was 'trapped in a bubble' and not getting any information. On the 29th he wrote they had their "pinning and commissioning" ceremony on the 28th, and he has an E-6 crow on his left collar. Said he is eating very healthy, alot of fruit and salads, and…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 7, 2011 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

more letters from T....

I checked the mail today, and there was only one lonely envelope in there... a letter from my love ♥.

These were written on the 26th + 27th Postmarked on the 29th. They are much shorter than the last ones... and alot more depressing. He is wicked homesick. He put in a request to see the Chaplin, he is concerned that I have not written, but I have, ALOT! I hope by now he has gotten some. I mail at least one letter per day and walk it to the mailbox. I am on…


Added by just a girl with a broken heart on January 3, 2011 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Letters from T

I got my first few letters from Tim today and I wanted to share how he is doing...


He got the Master at Arms position which is a very good thing! Says it comes with a little bit more freedom and he does not have to clean, just has to make sure the other recruits do what they are suppose to.... Said the Chief told the other guys in his DIV that if Tim gives an order it may as well come from him [the chief] and they better listen! He is so excited about that! Says he has made a… Continue

Added by just a girl with a broken heart on December 31, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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