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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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For those that wish to participte in Holiday care pakages.

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Carol~I'll be happy to chip in on the ones that might not be able to afford to help. I can buy some extra items or I can give some extra money. Just let me know what you think is best.

I'm ready to go shopping!!!



Me too...can buy extra or contribute to a fund. Would love all to be included who want to.
Yeah jvptxmom, I am all about shopping for goofy stuff, candy and treats. Let's go !
me too!! I will help where I can and the weekend prior to Thanksgiving should work!  Being the host you should be able to pick date!
Ladies, I've gotta say, I'm making this up as I go along. I've only done team mom stuff, school parties, etc... So if anyone would like to give voice to any directions, I follow orders well. I like to give them better...LOL
Shuga, where are you??? Haven't heard from ya lately...
I think we're all just wingin it!!  It'll either come together or be a mess... being Sailor Moms.... I bet it all turns out fine!!
I need to check with my girls. They have a.really big homecoming banquet. Since it's a Christian private school, no dancing. I have to see what Saturday that is...anyone else have dates that might conflict with any of the first few Saturday's of NOV???
I'm going to a wedding Nov 5th...Oct. is an option once it's together we dont have to mail them right away... or it might be a nice early surprise??
We may have to look at October... I have to check with the school, but I think we have the dance thing the 2nd weekend...
@ Carol... with the fires and the uncertainty of things... should we just mail stuff to my place. My Mom can help me put things together.  We can always plan a get-to-gether later.
We should really get going if we are going to meet in OCT?  If not we can always do something else!!  :-)
Give me a date and I will be there
I am starting to keep my eye out for care package items. Will buy 31 ? Of them and a few extra In case kids know of a sailor that could really use a morale boost? Will keep following this discussion for particulars as they become more definite


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