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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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Hey im a  newbie to this site and really thankful to have found you guys because my fiance left on Tuesday.Finding it really difficult at the moment, can not wait to receive his address to start writing to him! I just hope he receives the letters as i live in the UK, and he is obviously in the US :(.
Anybody else's partner/family leave for bootcamp around this time? :)

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Yay for us! whats his div?
yayyyyy! :) don't you feel so much better now? its a good feeling knowing when the actual date is!
Glad you got it.  Sounds like we will be at the same gradution!
It really sucks I just got an email from my sgt. And I Have training from may 22 to June 6th its funny how life never works out like you want it too now I Have too miss my girlfriends graduation..... :(:(:(

Bummer! :(

Well, stay strong! Everything happens for a reason! Things might end up working out the way you want them to. You never know what will happen

Hey, im sorry my internet went down! 
 Well i got a phone call on Sunday! It lasted 6 minutes! Not sure why he was able to call but im not complaining! Glad i found people with the same dates! Is his graduation the 3rd?! Wow i thought it would be the 10th.

 I have not received his form letter he would of sent that to his mama so will just have to wait for his first letter!!  

you are so lucky to get a phone call! how did he get to do that?? did he ask you any security clearance questions or did he just get to talk? i sure wish i could hear anything from my husband. i hate not hearing anything from him, and everyone else is getting letters and phone calls lol. i must be unlucky!
he just had a chat for 6 mins, didn't ask me any questions, i guess i was just lucky! still no letter though! how you doing?
Hey my girlfriend left on the 12th. And her graduation is June 10 I got the form letter I'm so excited to go to her graduation
USMC    here is the link to her PIR group
i'm confused. how do people who leave on the same date have different graduations? some are saying june 3rd and others the 10th. i still have to get used to some of this military stuff lol. i hope my husbands is on the 10th. its the day after my birthday. i know you are happy you get to go to her graduation. that worked out for you after all! i am happy for you :)
i totally know how you feel! lol i need to get used to it to! i just need a letter! or even his address!


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