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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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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Event Details

Meet & Greet PIR 7-23-10

Time: July 22, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Inn
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons
Latest Activity: Jul 22, 2010

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Event Description

Hi everyone, this event is so N4M members who have a family member with PIR on 7-23 can connect with each other at the Ramada Inn Meet and Greet on July 22nd. Can't wait to meet all my new friends.

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Comment by dinamarie on July 22, 2010 at 8:12am
hello, anyone else from arizona going to be at PIR tonight?
Comment by Rosemary on July 21, 2010 at 1:14pm
Steve and I will be there, parents of Jenny Haywood.
Looking forward to meeting everyone
Rosemary and Steve Welch
Comment by Manny's-Mom(ship13Div243) on July 20, 2010 at 4:45pm
I will be there!! My group is 7 and my little 1 year old grandson!! We are spending the night there also!!
Comment by MandyPants (Ship 13 Div 244) on July 20, 2010 at 3:49pm
I'm starting to get super anxious here! I'm going to be so heartbroken if I can't get to the Meet and Greet!! Is there anyone at all who I could catch a ride with? I'd be happy to give you money!
Donny's mom Comment by Donny's mom on July 20, 2010 at 10:43am
Hello I have not posted on this sight for a couple weeks- been drowning in school :) but wanted to say thanks for all the support and encouragement I've received- sooo appreciated! Look forward to meeting you all in person. I'm sure everyone's beyond excited to see thier sailors! I will be at the meet & greet, we will be a party of 4. I will bring oreos and will try to make a sash, not very crafty! Wishing you all safe travel!!!
Comment by MandyPants (Ship 13 Div 244) on July 19, 2010 at 4:00am
Hi there! I just joined and I'm still really hesitant about posting, but it feels strange to just lurk and observe everything so I decided to take a chance and dive in! I want to attend this get together SO badly!!! But my flight gets into O'Hare around 6 and I'm still not entirely sure how I'm getting to the Days Inn where I'm staying :o But I can't tell you how much I really want to be there! Any ideas for fast transit (that won't run me $50-100 like the cab would) will be greatly appreciated! :)
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on July 18, 2010 at 11:59am
No you do not have to make a sash. There will be lots of others there who won't have one. We are doing them because it will help us to recognize the moms from our PIR group on this site. So if you can't get one made at least come up to those wearing them and introduce yourself and let us know you are one of our queens lol. Look forward to seeing you there.
Comment by Missy(BESS-Groton, CT) on July 18, 2010 at 11:53am
if we go do we have to have a sash? Im gonna try my hardest to go but most likely wont get a sash done...
Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons on July 17, 2010 at 11:20am
For a pic of the sash's look on the PIR 7-23 oreos page and look at the discussion about meet and greet. They are just typical sash like for a beauty pageant. If you can find the pic let me know.
Comment by punchlinexx on July 16, 2010 at 11:18pm
okay, i need sash information? like, are they just typical sashes... does anyone have a picture of what they have done so far...

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