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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 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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My Son Leaving is Leaving for Bootcamp 1/23/2020

My youngest son is leaving for !
Bootcamp on 1/23/2020. He seems to be ok & ready to face this next phase in his life, but I’m a little anxious. I’m super proud but I’m not scared because I know he has a good head on his shoulders.
Are there any other moms with a child leaving for Bootcamp on 1/23/2020?

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Comment by Northwoodsmom on January 18, 2020 at 10:46am
Know we are all in this together, feeling the same way. It is terrible hard to trust their welfare to the unknown but set your mine on the outcome and the opportunities they will now be given.
Comment by Toddi on January 23, 2020 at 8:00pm
My son is flying in tonight. I’m right there with you. I am very proud of him and excited for him. However, I already miss him terribly!!
Comment by PROUDNAVYMOM9501 on January 23, 2020 at 9:07pm
Good Evening Ladies.....We are in this together. I’m waiting on my “Mom I made it call” & I know after that I will not hear from him for a few weeks and I know that will be the toughest part.
Comment by Toddi on January 23, 2020 at 9:12pm
I just got a text from my son that he landed in Chicago. Not ready to lose that communication for awhile. I’ve already started the letters so I can send them when I get his address
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on January 24, 2020 at 12:48am

Hang in there ladies!  Remember, you won't get the official letter for about 9-14 business days.  No new is good news!

Comment by Aircrewmom on January 27, 2020 at 5:36pm
I’m right there with you ladies. My son got to Bootcamp on the 22nd. The no communication is the hardest part for me. I have to keep reminding myself no news in good news.


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