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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 6/23/2022 - 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 10:55pm on June 16, 2011, Barry's wife said…
AHHHH!!! That is fantastic!! I am finishing school in May and then I will be moving with Barry to where ever. He graduates from Power School tomorrow and he has one more school left prototype!! We also have gotten engaged and we are getting married in October this year! That is so exciting you are having a baby!! Congrats! :) And Hawaii is awesome I hope we get stationed there!
At 9:50pm on March 12, 2011, Barry's wife said…
How are you guys doing?
At 7:39am on October 1, 2010, MRs L* said…
lol its okay and thank you :)
At 5:24pm on September 29, 2010, JudyB. said…
What a cute couple the 2 of u make!! What is his name, and is he off to FMTB?!!
At 3:44pm on September 10, 2010, MRs L* said…
your pictures are adorable!
At 7:37am on June 17, 2010, Barry's wife said…
Yeah Barry started school Monday and he graduated May 27th so you see how much time he had to do nothing. I' sure he will call as soon as he gets the chance. I was very lucky to be able to call so fast!
At 12:02am on June 17, 2010, Barry's wife said…
What is he doing now? Barry has already started school so he's busy and such. Get skype!!
At 2:10pm on June 16, 2010, Barry's wife said…
This past weekend was amazing! We did the exact same thing that you guys did. We sat around the hotel the whole time and just talked and laid around. We went to the pool as well. I am so happy that you had an amazing weekend. Barry is in South Carolina and lucky he could have his phone as soon as he got there and I didn't have to wait any longer. I'm sure he will be calling soon!! Let me know if you need anything. I thought you said he was going to be in Cali?
At 9:55am on June 16, 2010, Barry's wife said…
Soooo spill.....tell me all about your weekend!
At 5:28pm on June 14, 2010, Eryn(Ship 11 DIV 214) said…
I hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine!! :) I was not staying at the Ramada. I stayed at another hotel. My sailor said he knew yours :) I'm still sad it's already over :(
At 4:24am on June 12, 2010, Barry's wife said…
While I was driving to visit my boyfriend you were watching your boyfriend graduate :)) YAY!! I know how excited you must be because I am excited to see my boyfriend. I hope you had an amazing time at PIR and get to spend a lot of time with him this weekend :)
At 9:37pm on June 8, 2010, Barry's wife said…
3 days!! Well 2 really :))
At 3:38pm on June 8, 2010, Eryn(Ship 11 DIV 214) said…
Hmm, I can't remember if I've heard him say that name. Mine is Tolley. 3 days left!!! :)
At 9:12am on June 7, 2010, Barry's wife said…
Did he not tell you when battle stations were? I know they don't call until like 3 or 4 so kinda in the afternoon. I'm sure you won't miss it. Just tell your boss you are expecting a call and have your phone on and close to you at all times. I was in class and I was so worried I was going to miss his call but I didn't. So I'm sure you won't.
At 2:34pm on June 6, 2010, Barry's wife said…
Keep your phone on!! You will be getting a call in a few days or maybe you've already got it about battle stations. I am sooo excited for you. It's going to be amazing :)
At 11:35pm on June 4, 2010, Barry's wife said…
Less than a week!!!!
At 3:39pm on June 4, 2010, Eryn(Ship 11 DIV 214) said…
Hi Sarah! I've been pretty good. Ah! Yes! I'm so excited! This time next week we'll be with our sailors! :) What is your boyfriend's last name? Mine talks about some of the people he's become friends with but they all go by last names haha.
At 8:51pm on May 31, 2010, Barry's wife said…
Girl I know exactly how you feel. I got more time at the airport than when he graduated. It was worth sitting there the whole time even though I was exhausted. I am so happy I can call and text him now, but he will be at school tomorrow so we are still trying o adjust! Let me know if you need anything girl.
At 10:12am on May 29, 2010, Barry's wife said…
Awww thank you so much :) It was amazing even though I had to share it with his family. I do encourage you to sit with him at the airport with him. He was dropped off at the airport until 3:00am and I sat with him until his plane left then went and waited on mine. I was exhausted, but it was totally worth it. Girl you got this 2 weeks is nothing!!
At 8:20pm on May 19, 2010, Barry's wife said…
Yes I do only have a week...but it's going by so slow!

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