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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."

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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 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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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anti M Apr 24, 2010. 4 Replies

Is there usually a videotape or dvd of PIR that is available for purchase or may we have our own video camera? JoanneTYContinue


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At 6:42pm on August 7, 2010, jackie said…
my granddaughter would like a career in the navy. she is 21 and really felt that the navy would be a great oppertunity for her. we are considering appealing her seperation and contacting our congressman to see what help he can give us. a lady i worked with did this and the end result was what they were hopeing for.her daughter was in army boot camp in texas,but only for the reserves.we live in wisconsin.i will keep your daughter in my thoughts and hope she is home with you soon.
At 5:52pm on August 7, 2010, jackie said…
my granddaughter has been at great lakes since april 12. she was less than 2weeks fron graduation when she injured her leg. her pir date was june 11. she has been crushed by the decision to seperate her. she spent 8 weeks in rcu. started running again and her leg gave out. they haven't given her a definitive diagnosis. said it is proably bursitis in her hip. also she can reinlist in 6mo. to a year.2 moonths seems like a long time to be on ship 5. any idea when she will get home. nikki said she should be home in 2-3 weeks. your daughters injury sounds pretty severe.have you been able to visit her?. i have a million questions. thank you for your offer to help.
At 1:22pm on August 7, 2010, jackie said…
is your daughter still on ship 5? if so does she call often. my granddaughter arrived there yesterday. we got a short call. hope to get a longer one soon.
At 10:45pm on April 22, 2010, Stephanie-Sub-Wife said…
Well I am definitely sorry to hear that you still haven't heard, it must be so hard waiting for the news. I hope she is able to finish up on time!
At 5:30pm on April 22, 2010, Stephanie-Sub-Wife said…
Hey Joanne, Did you find out if your daughter is able to continue and graduate on 7 MAY 2010 still? I hope all is well and everything worked out!
At 3:46pm on March 31, 2010, Stephanie-Sub-Wife said…
Aw those pictures are adorable. I love the black and white one. $750.00 Is a lot of money to spend on underwear/socks/stamps/paper? ha ha odd. They must have bought a lot of things! I keep wishing the weeks away too, which is odd because I never do that. We are almost at the half way mark though! I know what you mean about the big holiday, This will be the first Easter in three years that Anthony won't be around :-/
At 10:14am on March 19, 2010, navywife10 said…
Hello! My husband left from harrisburg on march 10th and since then I recieved his clothes and got my grad paper in the mail yesterday! I was so happy to read those couple lines he wrote which seemed like a whole page to me lol. Is your daughter also graduating on may 7th? it's so exciting, I'm just having a rough time without my husband, we have only been married since oct . I can't wait for a letter from him and to actually hear his voice. I wish you the best and with all the support here we can get through this!
At 5:15am on March 10, 2010, tinkerbell said…
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