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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.

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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. 

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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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.


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**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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Can we all just take a minute and say a prayer for the seven Navy Moms who this wekend received the phone call that no parent ever wants receive.

Carry on, USS Fitzgerald.

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Comment by tutorlady on June 19, 2017 at 11:08am
Many prayers going up for the family members and fellow sailors of those who lost their lives. My heart breaks for all of them. God bless our sailors and may God be especially near to the family members of those on the USS Fitzgerald!!!
Comment by Joni on June 19, 2017 at 11:38am

My son left out on Monday and as I told my husband last night, this is the worst fear any parent has for their son/daughters in the military. The youngest one lost was just 19 years old, properly one of his first stations properly after boot camp. Our prayers go out to the parents, wives, and girlfriends of these sailors.

Comment by lahrrh92 on June 19, 2017 at 1:31pm
Prayers for all of those on the USS Fitzgerald. My heart aches for them. I can't imagine the horror of the shipmates fighting so hard on damage control and then losing 7 of their comrades. Prayers for their loved ones and their shipmates and the Captain in dealing with this accident that happened on his watch. May they all feel the Lord's presence and be comforted.
Comment by 3littlebirds on June 19, 2017 at 3:36pm

May God cradle the loved ones that are grieving this unimaginable loss.  I send prayers for the families and sailors of the USS Fitzgerald.

Comment by anasazigypsy on June 19, 2017 at 6:13pm
And if you can, please donate. Some sailors lost everything and may not have families who can help them replace their civilian clothes, or other non Navy issued items. Anti M on another post on this site suggests USING Japan.
My heart is broken for the families of the 7. Hopefully they can find peace in knowing we all share their grief.
Comment by anasazigypsy on June 19, 2017 at 6:20pm
Comment by Anti M on June 20, 2017 at 10:29am

Right now, the USO is full up on toiletries and clothing.  It has been suggested that sending a donation to the agencies who are providing comfort and necessities on the ground may be the best course of action.  Molly does a great job, but so do the families and sailors who are volunteering in Yokosuka.  The $14 spent on postage may be better used in the hands of the volunteers.  


Annotate 'Fitzgerald Disaster' in the 'in memory of' line.

Red Cross


Comment by Anti M on June 20, 2017 at 5:04pm

FC1 Rehm, saved many, and died trying to save them all.  A true hero.

Comment by Hello2u on June 20, 2017 at 6:20pm
Yes, my heart goes out to their families, we had a couple close to home CA :((((( prayers to you families. I'm so sorry.
Comment by FLNavymom on June 21, 2017 at 11:21am

The 7 Sailors, their families and their fellow ship mates have been weighing heavy on my mind and heart.  I can't begin to imagine what they are feeling.  My son is in the same fleet as the USS Fitzgerald.  I pray The Lord wraps them all in His arms and comforts them as only He can.    


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