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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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Anyone get any mail saying what or how our group is doing. Last letter I got my daughter didn't have much to say about BC just wanted to let me kow she was ok and that her mail hadn't caught up with her yet from anyone. I don't understand that. But we did get the wrong address from her BF and so all her mail went to that address first I guess. I am hoping that I hear from her this week. A call would be great but a letter will do. Tomorrow is her 21st b'day. And I miss her so much. I can't wait til grad day. I got my ticket for the trip just have to get the room for while we are there. If anyone hears how the group is doing will you please post.

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Comment by proudmama ship10 div267 on July 12, 2011 at 1:17pm
Happy birthday to your daughter!!!!!
Comment by abbyblue on July 12, 2011 at 4:13pm
gota know there is well over 10000 recruits at boot camp lots of mail going and coming
Comment by bekka2u2 on July 13, 2011 at 9:34am
Yes I know that there is alot of mail coming and going out of there. I just wish that I would have waited to get the correct address from her instead of going ahead and sending mail to the address that I got from someone else. ANd i will feel real bad if she don't get her birthday cards that myself and everyone else sent to her before her birthday. I started sending b'day cards out starting about 10 days before her birthday. So........... here's to hoping.  
Comment by bekka2u2 on July 13, 2011 at 9:36am
Thank You proudmama for the Happy Birthday wish to my daughter.
Comment by proudmama ship10 div267 on July 13, 2011 at 9:39am
No problem...hang in there!
Comment by clarkedu (MM Nuke Prototype) on July 15, 2011 at 8:09pm
Bekka2u2, in a letter from my son dated July 5th he said, "the division is coming together a lot more", and that they started working on their division flag.  When he called on the 6th he added that the flag is going to look really cool.  That's the most recent update I have about how the group is doing.  Has anyone else shared any updates?


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