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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 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.


RTC Graduation

**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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At 7:30pm on February 16, 2012, Jangee said…

Hi Linda! My son Brandon is heading to Jacksonville on Tuesday and then on to boot camp the following day. I have such mixed emotions right now. This is something Brandon's always wanted and I'm so proud of him, but I miss him already. Love your photos!

At 8:14pm on October 13, 2011, AviationWife said…

Hey Linda, 


Thank you so much for responding to my email and sorry that it took so long to get back to you! The information you gave was exactly what I was looking for!!! My husband is older as well being 26, but we have both graduated from college and have a little girl. Really never thinking that he would go back to what he wanted to do 10 years ago but never followed through. LOL. So here we are and I am ready for the journey and very proud of him for wanting to do this! I will keep in touch! Where did your son go to A School? My husband leaves in February and the time is flying by. Also, we love Chicago but where did you guys stay when he was graduating any info you can give me about that? 

Thank you so much again you have been a huge help! 


Christy L.

At 9:44am on March 14, 2011, Fuzzy518 said…

Hi Linda ,

Love your Pics , My daughter is on the Regan , what does your son do?

At 9:20am on September 29, 2010, Dana said…
We sure can sweetie. I enjoyed seeing you again too! It was a great event and I'm glad it went well. Mary worked so hard on it. Best way to get me is (727) 798-1351, text or email Looking forward to chatting. LOVE the pictures!
At 5:35pm on August 23, 2010, Nesper LaKay Reddick said…
Hi Linda, I thought that note was so nice. I am your neighbor. I am here in Maitland.
At 8:18pm on August 17, 2010, diane {Shawns mom} said…
OH Linda I DON"T SEW A SEAM...seriously I recruit sewers...LOL.....
At 10:12am on August 13, 2010, diane {Shawns mom} said…
Linda..noticed you "sew" Molly's Adopt a Sailor loves our sewers...
We have an awesome group here in Florida and I am Truly GLAD YOU JOIN US!!!.....some talent in the house...YIPPPEE>.See ya Tuesday for Lunch, so looking forward to this!!! ♥
At 12:14pm on August 7, 2010, diane {Shawns mom} said…
Hi Linda...No I wasn't at the last packing party, the very 1st one I missed....My mom is criticialy ill so life has been "waiting by the phone"....anyways..the spiderman is from photo bucket, just got to photo bucket and type in animated spiderman...get the code...copy and is very simple...
I Hope to be at the next party, hope to see you there ♥
At 8:51am on July 8, 2010, Sue-Pillowcase lady said…
Hi Linda, glad to have you join Heads at Ease!
At 9:45pm on June 13, 2010, Go Navy (GL A School Mom) said…
Looking forward to meeting you too! Yes, we are planning on going to meet and greet. My husband and hopefully my daughter and her husband will be there too. They are flying in from AZ late afternoon on the 24th. Our son is going to FC A School in Great Lakes. Can't wait to see everyone and counting down the days!
At 1:13am on May 26, 2010, CW_Mom shp 9 div 228 said…
Linda thank you so much. I appreciate it SO much. My son's last name is Warner. He's like 6'4". We live in Illinois, about 3-4 hours from GL. My name is Tammy. I'm a single mom and have a 16 year old daughter at home still. Have you guys in this division gotten any phone calls yet?
And thank you for befriending me.
At 9:41pm on May 24, 2010, aj529bow said…
Hi Linda stilll no call from ship 9 div 226.Hope it will come tomorrow i keep watching all the other div getting there calls so ours should be next!!!
At 9:56pm on May 14, 2010, lila said…
hi linda, i was lucky enough to talk to justin today. he had to call for info on us. he said it is going good. i asked him to look up your son.
At 9:50am on May 14, 2010, CAKER'S MOM (SHIP 09 DIV 224) said…
Hey Linda, I have not rec'd a hand written letter from Caleb yet. I keep checking the mailbox everyday, nothing. I guess he's just really tired or just not having the time to sit and write. Or in trouble and not getting priviledges. I would hate that was the case. He's great grandmother passed away yesterday afternoon and I'm struggling as to whether or not to tell him.. I'd like to wait til graduation or perhaps at his phone call. I don't want him to be thinking of sad news from home and not concentrating with his job there. I enjoyed your pics, such happy times to remember and more to come. Have a great day.
At 12:57pm on May 13, 2010, CAKER'S MOM (SHIP 09 DIV 224) said…
Hi Linda, Welcome. My son Caleb is in the same PIR date as yours. His SHIP is 9 Div 224, Second wk of BC as well. I want to hear from him so badly. This site has been so amazing for me. It truly has gotten through it. Caleb will be going to school in GL after BC for electrician
At 8:47pm on May 12, 2010, lila said…
hi, my son is justin he is in the same ship and div as your son. he will be going to pennsicola also.
At 4:03pm on May 12, 2010, NI39 said…
Thank you! I believe in Pennsicola or Great lakes. ;) How about you?
At 4:40pm on May 10, 2010, NI39 said…
HI THERE WELCOME TO PIR 6/25/2010! I have started discussion threads with important information! Please feel free to add, ask questions ect...I hope we can all be a support for eachother and make valuable friendships through these next weeks and possibly years! ~Noelle
At 4:11pm on May 10, 2010, annafornavy said…
Hi Linda - Here is the link to the PIR 6/25/10 group. I also listed the dates of the DIV graduating that day.. We will be glad to have you in the group... : ) Anna

6 Divisions (223–226, 814 & 932) Graduate Friday, June 25, 2010
At 12:26pm on May 5, 2010, BunkerQB said…
Thank you for the friend request. I have not resolve some minor difficulty with my N4M "addressbook" – which has been acting up lately. When I select a friend to send a message, the person I checked is not always the person who receives the message. Typically, private messages are use for communicating issues that are more personal in nature, so for now I am not adding any friends. You find me on a daily basis in the New Moms Stop Here group . Please join if you haven’t and we talk there. BunkerBee

P.S. Look for my friend Dawn Russell in the FL moms group, she is from Pensacola.

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