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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

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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. 

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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.

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Ship 13 Division 309 - My son started BC Aug 1 - Graduation Date Sep 28 PLEASE JOIN IN!

Just received my first letter yesterday was sooooooooo exciting.  No words from him but I could tell they made him feel out the info and first page with my name on it, he drew a heart by my name which made me tear up and so happy as he was telling me he loved me!!!!  Thats going to last me for a few days at least.  I've bought 6 of his closest friend, writing paper, envelopes and stamps so they can start bombarding him with letters.  Would love to hear from anyone and of course those who have a son or daugher in Ship 13 Div 309.  Today is a good day!

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Comment by laurasue87 on August 11, 2012 at 10:30am

I received the same type of letter the other day.  It looks like our children are graduating the same day!  Mine is ship 13 div 311.  

Comment by Leisa Ship13 Div309 Grad 9-28 on August 11, 2012 at 11:56pm

oh awesome!  Great to hear from you... i was guided to another link for that grad date and they proposed that is where i should go to chat with others, but i am still trying to learn this website, I wish everyone could just join here and we could chat up til the PIR date. LOL, make it easier for me.  We are from South Texas. Hope to hear from you!

Comment by laurasue87 on August 12, 2012 at 10:27am

I am so excited and nervous as I am sure you are!   Are you going to the graduation? Great Lakes is only like five hours from us so it will be a easy drive!

Comment by Leisa Ship13 Div309 Grad 9-28 on August 13, 2012 at 12:48pm

yes we are  most definitely going to the graduation but will be flying.  I received my first phone call from him yesterday only 1-1/2 weeks into BC.  He won a competition so was allowed a 10 minute phone call.  I was estatic, he sounded positive and upbeat, said it was harder than he thought but thats good i think!  Are you going to the meet and greet on Thursday and have you decided which one you are going to.  We are staying at the Navy Lodge.  my work email where i sit all day is if you ever want to talk f

Comment by Maile_N5 on August 14, 2012 at 4:07am

Our son is graduation on 28 Sep also!  Leisa Ship - Lucky you!!!  We received the info letter and are just waiting to hear from our Michael.  Ain't gonna lie... that first week was brutal!  Michael has always been a good son and great big brother so his absence our home was noticed by all of us. Congrats to Leisa Ship 13 and her SR!!!  Glad to read that your son is doing very well. My son is not in the same SHIP or DIV, but I'm sure they all doing great :)  Not to take away from your son's accomplishment.. because that is awesome!  Let's all keep in touch and it will be a wonderful thing to see everyone come 28 September!!!! 

Comment by Leisa Ship13 Div309 Grad 9-28 on August 14, 2012 at 7:31am
Laurasue and mallie yes lets keep in touch. Are you going to the meet and greet on the 27rh and if so which one. I was leaning towards flannigans as it stated it has been a tradition for many years. Just let me know your thoughts
Comment by Leisa Ship13 Div309 Grad 9-28 on August 14, 2012 at 7:35am
If i spell anyones name wrong and you get messages from me between 6 and 7 central time am i am writing from my iphone on the bus and my eyesight not the greatest plus its seni dark outside. Live in big city se texas probablly can figure that out mass transit big herr. Ladies have a nice day and keep in touch
Comment by Maile_N5 on August 14, 2012 at 11:20am

Ha!  No worries, Leisa.  My name gets spelled incorrectly on a regular basis.  I'm not sure if we will be going to the meet and greet only because (more) family will be arriving into town that day.  I'll keep you guys informed though.  Keep in touch!  Have an awesome day :)

Comment by kikis mom on August 24, 2012 at 6:51pm
I'm New to this site. My daughter left on 8/1/2012 I miss her so much. She is part of ship02 div946. Does anyone have a daughter in great lakes?
Comment by Maile_N5 on August 24, 2012 at 6:55pm
Welcome Kikis Mom :) I don't have a daughter in Ship02/DIV946 but I have a son.


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