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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."

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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 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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Hello, My SR called his girlfriend today.  It was a great surprise because when he called her this past Saturday he said it will be a few more weeks until he can call again.  He said because his division is doing so well, they were given phone privileges today.  When his girlfriend called to give me the great news, she also mentioned that she was chatting on line with one of the wives of another SR and she said that her husband had mention that because their division was doing so well, they may be able to graduate 2 weeks earlier.  Can this be true?  I would love nothing more than to see my SR 2 weeks sooner than expected however, two weeks sooner would be the very same day my youngest graduates high school!! I am so upset right now.  Can someone please let me know if this could or has ever happened?  

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Comment by lemonelephant on May 8, 2013 at 9:44pm

The PIR date in the form letter is the PIR date. That will not change for the division. Someone has misunderstood something.

Comment by abbyblue on May 9, 2013 at 10:41am

NEVER go by any hear say ! the navy is full of rumors.  always get updated information from your SR in letters or phone calls.

Comment by Hello2u on May 9, 2013 at 11:51am

he's probably a "push division" schedule,  were they finish book work sooner, but still graduate on the date that was giving, this was my case with my son.

Comment by Navy mom of 2 on May 9, 2013 at 1:01pm
Thank you everyone. I stayed awake all last night trying to figure out if this was to happen how would I be at two important graduations on the same day!!! Yes, MY3SONS, push division was mentioned. This info never came from my SR, it was on another site that a wife in the same division as my son posted that her husband told her that this division was doing so well and so far ahead that they may be able to graduate 2 weeks earlier. I can now breathe a sigh of relief! Not that I would not have wanted to see my SR a few weeks earlier, but not that week!!! AbbeyBlue, my hubby told me the same thing this morning too!! :) and as always...thank you million lemonelephant!
Comment by Navy mom of 2 on May 9, 2013 at 2:02pm

I just sent a message to the girl to let her know what I found out and she said that her husband said that he didn't know anything for sure but he had heard the RTC say something about trying to push their graduation date up because some other guys wife is due soon and he wants to be home for the birth. But he said that this is something that the commander has to approve first.  Believe me, I trust your opinions on here, but I still feel a bit uneasy.  Both graduating from the Navy and high school are two very important dates that every mom should be at.  

Comment by lemonelephant on May 9, 2013 at 6:33pm

They would not change the PIR date for the division. I also seriously doubt that they would move the recruit to a division with an earlier PIR date due to the expected birth of a baby.  Many recruits/Sailors have missed being present for the birth of a baby while in BC or in "A" School or after while in the fleet.  Plan on PIR on the currently scheduled date. Sailors do not go home after BC at this time of year; Sailors can have leave once "A" School is completed. Again, plan for PIR to be on the date indicated in the form letter.

Comment by lemonelephant on May 9, 2013 at 6:57pm

MY3SONS, her SR is not currently in a Push division since her SR is in Division 222, which was one of the first divisions formed for the 06/14/2013 TG, and will not be moved to one at this point.

Ronnie's mom, Division 222 is scheduled to have PIR on 06/14/2013. (See That will not change for the division and it is very unlikely that any recruit in that division will be moved to a division in a TG with PIR before that date; some may end up in a division with a later PIR date if a problem (injury, illness, failed test, attitude problem...) were to occur, but a recruit would not be moved to an earlier TG at this point. Again, the whole division will definitely NOT be moved to a TG with an earlier PIR date. Since Division 221 is on the same schedule, they are not going to move the 2 divisions. Think about the problems that that would cause since people have already made plans. There was a pretty big problem earlier in this Navy year when a division sent out letters with the wrong PIR date; that was corrected within a week; letters have been out for that division longer than that.

Comment by abbyblue on May 9, 2013 at 7:46pm

again they not push up the pir just for one guy because his wife going to have baby.

Comment by Navy mom of 2 on May 10, 2013 at 10:10am

okay...I am resting easy now and I am sorry for not listening to you the first time.  I did not think that they would move a whole, actually two divisions just for a birth but I will admit, I started thinking what would I do if this were the case!  I know the PIR date could be pushed back if they encounter a problem,  that I am aware of.  I will stop right now listening to others until I confirm what I hear on this site first.  

Comment by lemonelephant on May 10, 2013 at 9:17pm



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