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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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**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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NavymomfromCT (Ship 11, Div.037)'s Comments

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At 10:46pm on April 19, 2012, MarianneKT's Mom said…

Yes, when your son comes home on leave, he pays for the ticket.  My daughter has flown home 3 times during her 3 years in Sasebo Japan and the cost has varied greatly, but it come out of her pocket.  Hope your son enjoys Japan.

At 7:37pm on January 6, 2012, Leese/K's OS Mom said…
Ctmom glad your going to make it to PIR.
Can you message me the BS date for 037
Please and Thank-you! ;-)
At 10:50am on January 3, 2012, diannep said…

Accepted your friend request!

At 1:44am on December 1, 2011, jacqueline-rn said…

Of course you can use the idea of the Zombie Christmas songs!  There are some classics.  Deck the Halls with part of Wally is always popular.  We Three Spleens is another big hit.  Okay, truth to tell they are all repulsive.  But from the moment my son signed his contract and got his ship date I have been collecting things that I thought might amuse, inspire or entertain during boot camp.  He hasn't mentioned the songs in his letters yet.  The RDCs are controlling the flow of the mail a little bit still I think.  They give them enough to keep them motivated but too little for them to actually think there is a world outside the gates.  It's all good.  He's learning how to be a sailor.  I'm learning how to be a Navy mom.

At 1:14pm on November 29, 2011, Leese/K's OS Mom said…

Hi I have a Daughter also Ship-11 Div-037

I am looking for other Mom's with SR in this Division for Support, and Venting lol

Hope all is well with your SR

Happy Holidays and God bless

Leese from Boston.

At 8:42pm on November 22, 2011, Valtameri said…

Thought you might like to join our little group:


At 11:40am on November 20, 2011, MSmom said…
Just said he was ok and he will let me know how many people can come to graduation. 
At 11:15am on November 20, 2011, MSmom said…
It had lots of info on it about graduation and what to do in case of emergency.  They also sent a brochure that listed hotels and some places to eat.    Also it gives you the password you need to print the gate pass
At 11:11am on November 20, 2011, MSmom said…
Yes graduation is January 13.  Hope we can meet each other then. It sure felt good to mail all the letters i had written.  
At 1:13am on November 20, 2011, MSmom said…
My son is also in this division. Let's support one another
At 3:53pm on November 17, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.
Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 


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