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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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So I come home from work get in the shower and my husband calls me and tells me he's on his way. He comes in and says he hit something on the freeway and messed up the side of his truck and wants me to go see it. And I'm thinking oh gosh why is this happening? I get to the truck and I'm walking around to the side, and my Sailor (my daughter) jumps out.... Omg I just balled my eyes out. I thought my daughter was still on hold at A school in Pensacola but no she graduated and was surprising her Mama... She leaves next Wednesday so this was an early Mothers day present... God is So Good!!!

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Comment by lemonelephant on April 24, 2012 at 11:36pm

What a sweet surprise for you!!!  Enjoy this time with your Sailor.

Comment by modaPIR5/11Ship12Div147 on April 25, 2012 at 12:02am

@Anna Aviation Mom....So HAPPY for you!

Comment by Denise - browns57 on April 25, 2012 at 8:15am

Enjoy every minute!

Comment by MattsMom (Division 212) on April 25, 2012 at 1:09pm

Yay!! Thats sounds like the best surprise ever! Congrats, enjoy her while you have her!!

Comment by Aaron's mom on April 25, 2012 at 6:02pm
Beautiful story! I just read it to my husband and I started bawling! I love happy sailor stories.
Comment by momof4 on April 26, 2012 at 10:16pm

:) They pulled it off!

Comment by Jeramys Mom ship3-div-173 on April 27, 2012 at 2:47pm
That sounds like something my Son and Hubby would do. Sweet surprises are the best.... Im happy for you...
Comment by T's*mom on April 27, 2012 at 6:10pm

:D made me teary eyed too. Many happy thoughts your way and yes, God IS good.

Comment by keoquilts-corpsman mom on April 28, 2012 at 2:10pm

omg! U  made me ball like a baby.....such a great surprise.....awesome....what a memory...hope you got some pics...


Comment by Renee on April 30, 2012 at 9:07pm

Congratulations!  The surprise visits are wonderful!!!!!


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