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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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During trying times that squeeze out every ounce of your energy, may this forum refresh and bless you with new vision, strength and peace. amen

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thinking about all of the families with SR's who were sent home or put on "hold" and won't be joining us at PIR...

 May you set aside your fears, worries, & frustrations. May you notice & give thanks for all that is right in your world. May the Lord become especially real to you in the coming days. And may you grow in your capacity to thank and trust Him in every circumstance. Enjoy sweet rest tonight my dear ones.

Shari, thank you for your calming words. I believe that God works through others. I  can't believe that the time is nearing when we will see our kids. I will continue to pray that God gives them strength to get through each hour of each day. Talk to you soon my friend.

((hug)) it won't be long now!

Do not worry about anything... but in everything with prayer & thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. And the peace that surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus. Rest deeply these next few nights as you trust in Him. He watches over your coming and going both now and forever more. amen
hear ye, hear ye...invitation for prayer vigil Sun-Thur evening prayer 8pm Chicago time...for PIR 30 SR's during final week of BC. Lets lift them up through Battlestations.


and amen! give you a call before we headout to PIR

As you get ready to crawl into bed tonight, may you hand Jesus your worries and grab hold of His peace. May you lay down your hurts and hold close His daily mercies. As you crawl under the covers, remember you are under the shadow of His wing. He will guard your heart and your mind. Relax your grip. Sleep well.

...only three more sleeps til PIR...peace & every blessing to you all!

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly more than we could ask or imagine, to Him be the more sleep til PIR!

Bless the Lord, o my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name... for He has done great things!!!


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