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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.

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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 2:15am on November 25, 2010, Cathi said…
At 11:38pm on September 7, 2010, Cathi said…
At 8:47am on August 31, 2010, diannep said…
Yes, there is a train (inexpensive) from GL to Chicago. I guess they would take a taxi from there to the game. Only thing is that they need to carefully watch their time so they won't return to base late. HUGE NO NO! They will have to leave the base under the "buddy" system and return with that same "buddy."
At 11:01am on August 29, 2010, Martina said…
Although I have not been a single mom for many years, my ex-husband has not written to my son. It just breaks my heart. He is anagry because Jace didn't come back to Montana before shipping out. Jace was up against it because he was on rolling start and only had 10 days to pack up etc. plus it would have been two days traveling time. Plus, his dad didn't even offer to help him pay for it. As it was the poor kid was working two jobs etc. I flew to Portland to help him out. Now, poor dad is pulling the pouting act and not writing. I am so infuriated. At least Jace has a step- dad who loves him unconditionally.
At 10:27am on August 26, 2010, Cathi said…
At 10:06am on August 22, 2010, Cathi said…
At 1:09pm on August 18, 2010, Cathi said…
At 8:57pm on August 13, 2010, HollyC Ship 3 Div 316 said…
Hi proudma, Our son Travis is in the same divsion . Myself and Travis's Mom ,"ProudNavyMom" are trying to hang in there. Waiting every day for some contact with him.It has helped with all the support of all the Moms on this site.
At 10:43am on August 9, 2010, angela (Ship 3/DIV 316 PIR 9/17) said…
Hi Laurie, This is his form letter comments: "Hey Mom I am not sure if Amanda (his girlfriend) will be able to come because of crew but I will find out. Boot camp is easy no problems at all. We did not get to sleep for 2 day but that is it. I tried to call Amanda with my one call but it didn't work :( I love you will write home in about a week." Kids!! he was supposed to call me. She wasn't expecting a call from a stranger in IL and she didn't even have her phone with her. We could have killed him for that one!!
At 10:40am on August 9, 2010, angela (Ship 3/DIV 316 PIR 9/17) said…
Oh sorry Laurie, I also go to the negative and worry. I've been reading so much about punishment I just assumed that. You're probably right. We have a daughter 18 who is finishing high school on line and a 17 year old son who is going into the 10th grade studying plumbing. My son Anthony turned 23 in March. He had been going to college for 6 years switched majors three times and then got bored with chemical engineering. Too much halo playing, I think.
At 9:17am on August 9, 2010, angela (Ship 3/DIV 316 PIR 9/17) said…
Hi Laurie, I'm so glad to hear from another mom from his division. My son Anthony is our oldest and our first experience with the military. We live in Massachusetts. I also haven't heard anything since the form letter. His girlfriend hasn't either. I hope that doesn't mean they've been punished. I'm off to the post office to send more mail to him hoping to get a response. I love this website. It has really helped get my blood pressure down literally. Please keep in touch. When I get back from the post office, I'll post the seven sentences I got from my son on the form letter. Angela
At 10:14am on August 6, 2010, 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 featured forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

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Also, check out this OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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