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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."


**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.

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 SR left on 4/22 and should have ROM'd in RTC (yesterday was 2 weeks).  Does anyone know the exact day of the week they start the new cycle for training?  Wondering if he'll have to wait a few days to actually start, or if they start right away.  Also I believe they test the recruits before they start training, if he tests positive would he be given an opportunity to call us?  Missing him, and have anxiously been stalking the facebook page to see if I can see a picture of him:)  He left about a month early due to his dream job becoming available.  None of us were prepared, so feel like we didn't really get proper goodbyes.  

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Comment by Chipmunk on May 18, 2021 at 11:30am

CONavy_Mom - I am sorry that no one has replied to your question. Part of it, a lot of the timeline is still sketchy, especially now that they are staying at GL for their initial ROM. I would say that as long as they are not testing positive that they will start their training either immediately or on the Friday of the end of that week.

It is best to post your questions on the main Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) - Navy For Moms ( group page. Most of us get email feeds with the messages down in the comment wall, where as with blogs we have to go actually read what is posted and I just don't do that on a regular basis. Also, be sure to check your Profile page, as I think there were some posts on there from BelovedbyHim.  - 

One the main BC Mom page, scroll past all the information, then past the discussion section, and you will come to the comment wall and there is a place to post just as I did here. 

If you are viewing this site on your mobile device versus a computer, be sure to put it in desktop mode. I have heard that makes it easier to view the full screen of what is there. 

Over the last year or so it has been taking about 4-5 weeks for the Form letters to arrive with the SRs address. You will not have a phone call from your SR unless they do test positive and have to be set back or have a change in their targeted PIR date, so for now hold on to "No News is Good News".



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