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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 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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At 10:25am on March 26, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
That's awesome that he likes it.. it's always better to have the job you love.. :) . are you guys still on base or have you moved yet? also have you gone to the thrift store? . I live right behind it.. I just wanted to know if they had good stuff.
At 12:01pm on March 8, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
Does he like being a Mechanic?.. and yes it was perfect timing.. Even with the military clause we thought our landlord would find a way to keep charging us. My husband always said she was money hungry and would do anything to get money from us.. since we moved in she increased our rent three times.. I was so glad to get out of there.
At 5:59pm on February 28, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
He's an ET.. He loves it... but he also loves tools and working on the car and just random things.. so now he's like I wish I was a MM.. but being a ET will challenge him. So it's good.. :) .. And yea he's in A school.. Oh that's good.. We almost had to use the military clause at our last apartment but luckily two days before we moved i got someone to sublease my apt. What's your husband again?
At 12:09pm on February 28, 2010, luxibabi said…
15 month lease but they have a military clause. so your husband is in A- school right? is he a mechanic or electrician?
At 10:18am on February 27, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
Wow that's a long wait.. But I guess it would be nice to have 6 months or so where he doesn't have to be at school..I know my husband leaves at 6am and isn't home til 7pm or 8pm...I don't know what the hours are like in power school..But my hubby just started so he's still on the mandatory hours. How long is your lease for or did you find one to do month to month?
At 6:33pm on February 26, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
oh that is really cool.. that will be really nice to save the money.. does your husband have a long time left here in school?
At 2:02pm on February 24, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
Oh i didn't know it worked like that i thought with base housing you just lived there until you they got stationed somewhere else. a 3 bedroom is pretty big for just two people and dogs..will you be coming out with more money living off base?
At 12:00pm on February 24, 2010, luxibabi said…
well we signed a 6 month lease when we got here, and the way it workedwas if we signed a 6mo lease we would get 200 off rent since we were in old housing, but once its up you can sign another one and continue to recieve that money or be month to month in which case yo would not get anything off rent. we actually put in our 30 days notice yesterday. we have a 3 bed. 2 bath.
At 11:16am on February 24, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
Oh I'm not sure either. I just know the walmart out that way is a lot nicer and not as packed. We haven't really shopped on base but once since we moved here. Yes we have one of the newer houses. I love it.. We ended up with a 4 bedroom for the three of us. So we are using one of the spare rooms for the computer and one will be the spare room for when John Pauls family comes to visit or some of my friends back home who wants to come up here.. the room we have the computer is is like extremely tiny.

Oh that isn't bad. Townhouses are nice. Once you sign up for on base housing do they let you get off or do you have to wait? I haven't seen the old houses. A few of the girls on my FB lives in them but I haven't met them yet either. lol.. Do you have a one or two bedroom right now?
At 2:06pm on February 23, 2010, luxibabi said…
yes its red bank, but once you hit a certain point not sure where it becomes st.james .
So you are in new houses!? right on!yeah we just got approved for a townhouse like 5 min from base and its hella cheaper and nicer, lol we are in old housing, so i guess it doesnt take much. like the old houses are huge! but its just my hub and i and our 2 dogs so we dont need all that room ya know?!
At 11:57am on February 23, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
I live on Fletcher. pretty much right behind the housing office. We've only been here since the 31st of January, so not to long..I like it. The house we live in is really nice. My husbands friends girlfriend is moving into this really nice apartment.. i dont know the name.. i wish i did.. what rd is that that goes through base, is it red bank? something like that.. if you keep going down that road just a little past the walmart there are some really nice apartments to your left. We went and toured a 3 bedroom there.
At 5:15pm on February 22, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
Oh cool. I guess I didn't see that part. Do you not like base housing?. I'm guessing you live on base right now.. Sorry if I'm being to nosy.. My husband just started A school.
At 4:48pm on February 22, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
hi Summer.. I'm Kelli. When do you plan on moving up here?. Is your guy in boot camp or A school?
At 4:23pm on February 22, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
You're welcome. I wasn't sure. Sorry I didn't know any names. I just moved up here (Goose Creek) on the 31st of Jan, so I'm still learning the town and places.
At 2:48pm on February 22, 2010, Kelli_wife of JP said…
welcome to N4M.. :) .. Hope the site can be helpful.
At 10:16am on February 22, 2010, luxibabi said…
yeah most def! whats the last name?

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