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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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."

Events

**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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zachsmom94 (Ship 3 DIV 338)
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At 1:02am on July 28, 2013, Katie D (Ship 3 Div 338) said…

Hi zachsmom94, I asked my son today if he knew anyone in his division named Zach from Florida, but he didn't.  Sorry, I can't help.  I so hope you get a call soon.

At 6:49pm on July 27, 2013, Katie D (Ship 3 Div 338) said…

Lol, you are so right, who has time for Facebook any more.  We need our navy mom updates every day now.

At 5:15pm on July 26, 2013, PrdNavyMom2Sailors said…

I'm soooo glad you got your form letter and a personal letter.  I'm always happy to help. 

At 12:39am on July 26, 2013, Katie D (Ship 3 Div 338) said…

So glad you got your form letter and a personal letter as well.  It really does provide a lot of details and I think we are all so excited about any information we can get our hands on.  Happy Day!!

At 11:48pm on July 24, 2013, PrdNavyMom2Sailors said…

Hi Zachsmom94- That's odd you didn't get a form letter.  You will have to get a password from your soon for the parking pass, it's on that letter.  Also, he said there is 94 people in his div. which is a lot of people for a division. My daughter only had about 71 in hers.  They had a chance to take the DEP test.  They did their physical test on Tuesday.   They did their financial stuff,direct deposit, life insurance, GI Bill.  Got eyes and ears checked.  My son said a lot of people needed to get glasses.  They got all their shots.  Cut their nails.  The first day processing was very slow, no sleep for about 48-50 hours.  Doing a lot of marching in hot weather.  Also, the div. is very talkative so they have to do a lot of PTing.  A lot of teary, red eyed SR on Saturday on the phones. :(  Hope this helps you a little. 

At 9:07pm on July 22, 2013, lemonelephant said…

There is info in Saving Money PIR Weekend (clickable link) about the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites and the Navy Lodge.

At 1:47pm on July 22, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

 
 
 

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