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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 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 11:25am on January 17, 2011, D~W~G said…
HI Blanca, Oh my gosh, how are you Lady? Would love to see more pictures of that new sailor and family!!! I too wish it was not so fast and overwhelming for me nad I could have enjoyed it more. Oh well, it was a great ceremony! God Bless my friend. Here is my email and number 940 464 0580!
At 12:00pm on December 17, 2010, D~W~G said…

Hi there, I actually got two messages you recvd scarves I am so happy. I do hope you like them.  I have locked down my profile a little more, so do email me if you have news or would like to talk. Look forward to meeting you at meet n greet!

At 9:04pm on December 10, 2010, D~W~G said…

Hi there, sent your scarves out today. One for you and one for mommy to be, his wife. God Bless I hope you like them!

At 10:02am on December 8, 2010, D~W~G said…
the Drums that is so great! I wonder what A is doing? I will send your scarf out today. You may want to delete your address off the message to me. Can never be too careful.
Have a great day! Theresa
At 10:49pm on December 7, 2010, D~W~G said…
Oh I can not wait to hear about their baby. Please let me know. I will send your scarf to the address. Love ya and yours, Theresa
At 11:04am on December 7, 2010, D~W~G said…
Hey there Lady, Have been thining about you, how is the little mama doing, are you getting ready for the baby. I have made you a scarf with our ship/div on it like I have made for other mothers in our shp/div let me know if you want it. I can send it out at the end of the week. Hope your son is doing well please let me know
At 12:41pm on December 6, 2010, BADma said…
Hmmm..maybe next time ya write to your son ask him if he knows SR Davis, from AZ..
At 11:57am on December 6, 2010, BADma said…
Hi...i've tried to 'inbox' ya but that hasn't been working really well. Is your son Burdzy? My son writes about a "Burdzy" from Jersey. They get along well!
At 7:22pm on November 30, 2010, D~W~G said…
HI, so glad to hear from you. Sorry you were ill.Yes I will be at the meet and greet. What ship and division are you in? Is it the same one I can not remember?
At 2:15pm on November 30, 2010, Kimber Ship 12 DIV 035 said…
You can bring anyone you would like! we would love to meet your sister. :)
At 9:02pm on November 23, 2010, D~W~G said…
Oh my gosh well great for you!!! I have been thinking of you! Thank you for the comment on my photo. Yes my Ex Husband and I do not talk but what beatiful boys we do have. My oldest passed away in July it has been hard for us, but he is our angel watching over his brother as any big brother would do. How is your mommy to be? I can not wait to meet you.
At 10:31am on November 20, 2010, D~W~G said…
Hi there, I have not heard of that but I would call the number if I were you. Hope you guys are hanging in there. Yes if you can not get into grad then you should be able to visit. I would ask Jessica
B about it ?
At 9:22pm on November 16, 2010, Ms. Ampi USS Germantown said…
Me too ladies, I have good days then I have my bad days. I'm waiting for my phone call.
At 12:07pm on November 16, 2010, D~W~G said…
Hi there Mom, not its not the weather I have been shedding many tears this morning myself. I got up positive letter or call or really anything and I am just a little down and lonely. We will get used to this just wait until that first phone call!
At 10:29am on November 15, 2010, D~W~G said…
He got there on the 1 of November but others in our ship and division did not arrive until mid week so I am assuming that they will not start the first week with all there. LOVE YOUR NAMES VERY MUCH!!! I wonder if it is a girl because they can not see or tell, hmmm how exciting. No phone calls or letters back, probably will not get any for at least another week. They can ony write sun morn. Not much time Yes I have sent about 19 or 20 letters, he had better write back. Peace out for now
At 12:09pm on November 14, 2010, D~W~G said…
PS Do you have baby names picked out yet, very excited for your family!
At 12:09pm on November 14, 2010, D~W~G said…
I thnk they may only be in week 2 because of the dates that others came into division. How are you doing?
At 12:02pm on November 13, 2010, D~W~G said…
Did you not say somthing about expecting a new baby? Or am I just mixing up messages? If so How is your daughter in Law! You guys stay strong. My heart is right there with yours
At 12:00pm on November 13, 2010, D~W~G said…
PS Never apologize to me about not getting back to me, I am on and off and just beginning to understand how to navigate this website. sometimes I do not even know I have a responce because the communication locations are all over the place for me.
At 11:59am on November 13, 2010, D~W~G said…
Hi Queen thank you for your blessing God Bless your child too. Well next week is week 3 and I am told it includes Seamanship, boarding and disembarking. First Aid, Physcial Testing (running and situps) should be a more challenging week and more interesting it sounds like!!!!

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