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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 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.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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 3:20pm on February 3, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
He was so worried about getting in trouble that he wanted to throw them away. :( They weren't risque at all (fully clothed, just cutesy 50's pin up style,) but he was worried about getting in trouble for having them. He said I have too much cleavage. Huh. What has the Navy done to my husband?!?!?? I cried. I was so proud of how they turned out and was so excited for his reaction and that's what I got. I hope yours went over better.
At 1:26am on February 1, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…

Did your hubby get your pictures yet? I hope you got a better reaction than I did...

At 9:26pm on January 23, 2011, BmansmommieS02DIV910 said…



this may help you for Groton/New London deployment.  

At 1:21am on January 14, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
No worries. Indoctrination happens the first week of A school, from what I understand from the discussion board. He has to request the paperwork for either on or off base housing and it is called a "Live Ashore" packet or chit. If it's off base, he has to submit a dummy lease with it. If the Navy is going to move you, he also has to attend a briefing before the move. This is all stuff I've picked up on the AECF wives section, so I'm not the primary source, but they are women that are living with their husbands during A school right now. :) Good luck. I hope that helps. I know how frustrating it is when no one answers your questions. 
At 9:26pm on January 13, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
Hey waiting. He needs to fill out a Live Ashore packet for either on or off base... I don't know if he can do it until indoc after pass in review. It all depends on if his orders are accompanied or not. If they're not, I heard the chances of his live ashore getting approved are zero... See if there's a group on here for his job. That's where I'm getting most of my questions answered about A school. Good luck.
At 7:12pm on January 10, 2011, Brenda Sue said…

Reading some of your posts - corpsmen go to A school in Great Lakes!


Cheapest hotel closest to base - the Navy Lodge!

At 7:11pm on January 10, 2011, Brenda Sue said…

Hi!  Welcome to Texas' Moms!  I just want to let you (and your PIR group) know something that I wished I had known three years ago.

FEBRUARY 21 is President's Day (the Monday following your PIR)!!  This is a FEDERAL Holiday!  My son got liberty that day three years ago!  I would make plans according to this - or at least ask him!  I had to pay extra to stay over.  There was NO WAY I was going to turn my son down when he asked me to stay!

At 3:13pm on January 8, 2011, DeeSailorMom said…
What a great letter!! I'm glad you heard from him again! Next time you write, ask him if he knows "California". That's Chris, my son. and his new Bootcamp issued nickname.  I can't wait hear from him again!!
At 3:19pm on January 7, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
Yay! I am SO glad yours came!
At 12:49am on January 5, 2011, Young HM wifey :) said…
Yeah, we have been together for about 4 years though so its not like i just met him or anything :) My husband is in Chicago right now for basic and then Im not sure where for A-school and he is going for Coreman!
At 8:44pm on January 4, 2011, Lilu(ship03 div079) said…
Thanks for the link, i'll check it out. I hope I can stay there :)
At 12:52am on January 4, 2011, Lilu(ship03 div079) said…

Do you have a website to the hotel that you're staying in? I'm trying to get the cheapest hotel and closest to the base.

At 11:49pm on December 31, 2010, SuZan said…
Happy New Year!  Hope we here from our recruits soon.
At 10:04am on December 30, 2010, SuZan said…
OMG...I'm so happy you got your letter!!!  You have been on my mind all week.  I drove me up a wall before I got the letter.  That is wonderful we should all be getting personal mail from our recruits.
At 1:08am on December 30, 2010, DeeSailorMom said…

YEY!!!! I'm so glad you got your letter! Isn't is just a relief! I AM HAPPY FOR YOU! I am also waiting on the letters coming in, just as everyone else here is.  I felt as though our division was either really busy or struggling... I'm happy they have been busy!

They are survivors... That's why they are doing what they are doing.  I'm glad you had news and I had news!  Keep in touch!

At 8:38am on December 28, 2010, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I sent you a message with info on how to pay for the ribbons. Thanks
At 12:09am on December 28, 2010, SuZan said…
I've been thinking of you today and praying that your letter arrived!
At 9:57pm on December 22, 2010, JackieD(NavyWife)(SHIP3DIV79) said…
Im holing up ok, my nights are the hardest but like u too my 3 month old is keeping me busy. i live with my parents to and see my in-laws once a week, plus i go to church every weds and sun. all my siblings are ner by so i spen lots of time with them to keep me busy. :)
At 11:10pm on December 21, 2010, SuZan said…
No kidding...I am a southern girl and Dallas is as far north as I have lived...LOL
At 10:04pm on December 21, 2010, SuZan said…
Absolutely!!!  I would not miss it for anything.  I'm kind of scared of the weather up there, but I guess I'll survive.  Are you going also?

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