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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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I am traveling down to Louisiana to work for the winter, When I told my son that I was doing that he informed me that on his way to his duty station he was going to reroute his trip so he could come home for a day to see me so I told him that i would not be here. I was very sad. So for weeks I have been kinda depressed thinking that my one and only son was going to come home and I wouldn't even get to see him. Then he called me today and told me that he did some checking and discovered that where I am going to be at in Louisiana is only a 3 hour drive to where he is at in Pensacola Florida. My mouth just dropped open and I got so excited. I told him that no matter what on my first day off I was going to rent a car and drive over to the base. I'm not going to tell him when I will be there, I'm going to show up at the gate and have them get him to meet me there. That is going to be my Merry Christmas even if it will be January. I am just so happy that I am going to get to see my son, even if its for a couple of hours. I miss him so much.

Just had to share my belated Christmas story.

I will blog again after the visit and let you all know it went.

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Comment by TexasMomof2 on December 30, 2011 at 10:35am

Oh!  I'm so excited for you - we live in Texas and when my son was in Pensacola we drove to see him - going through Louisiana.  You guys will be close - lucky!  Enjoy your visits!

Comment by eljac913 (Ship 12 Div 053) on December 30, 2011 at 8:58pm



Loved your story.  Enjoy your visit. I am so happy it worked out for you.  Take Care!

Comment by Patrick's Mom on December 30, 2011 at 10:24pm

Praise God!  I love how He can put things together like this!  Enjoy your time with your boy!

Comment by paces on December 31, 2011 at 11:26am

I am so happy for you. I know it will be a wonderful day!!! 

Comment by maddox1 on January 1, 2012 at 4:02pm

I am happy that it worked out for you to see your son. I know what it is like having only one child. Enjoy your visit no matter time will alwyas hold dear to your...HEART!!!!

Comment by PalmBeachNavy/Marine on January 1, 2012 at 5:36pm

Wow thats great news:)


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