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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."

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**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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Today, I decided to write a letter "from" our pets to my son, Josh. He has been really depressed lately and I felt the need to try to cheer him up!!

In the letters, I included pictures and referred to them as if they were the ones writing the letter. IE: our little mini weiner dog (who Josh trained to sneeze when she wants cheese) as well as our Australian Shepherd who seems to think it is okay for him to get in the trash because it smells like chicken and pizza. Words from our cat included... "catchting mice... that's all I do!"  

I hope that this helps him as he has been feeling extremely depressed and home-sick lately. 3 more weeks to go until graduation!!!! YAY!!!!!

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Comment by amandamomof4 on August 4, 2012 at 12:26am

A pastor friend of mine posted this today. maybe you can use it in a letter sometime for a funny :)

A beautiful female Pomeranian dog walked up to a group of 3 male dogs and said to them, "Which ever one of you can best use the words "Liver and Cheese" in a sentence, I will go out on a date with you.

The first dog, a Golden Retriever said, "I do not like Liver and Cheese." ...

The female said, "I'm not impressed" and went to the next dog.
The second male dog, a bull dog, said, "I like Liver and Cheese."
The beautiful female Pomeranian stuck her nose in the air and rolled her eyes making no comment as she turned to the 3rd male dog to see how he would use the words liver and cheese in a sentence.
The 3rd male dog, a Chihuahua, stepped toward the other two male dogs and smiled and said, "Liver alone, Cheese Mine!"


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