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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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It seems like NJ and NY moms are hiding somewhere out here...I would love to connect to other moms in my area!!! My son left for BC on July 26th. 

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Hi I'm a Jersey mom too, my son joined just before yours, he is a rescue swimmer now and just finished sonar classes in Pensicola. It looks like he will be going to San Diego. It's been great in that we, my son and I didin't know how much we love each other. I can't imagine what happened to us. We are close always have been, great communication, no issues ever in 20 years but we didn't how deep the love went. We discovered that through the letters and phone call at BC. I don't use the corny nicknames or tease him like when he was home because I respect him so much more and see him under a new light now. This has been a wonderful jurney.

well I not hiding im rite here with you! Lol NEW JERSEY!

Hi Im from the New York area!  excited and nervous for my son who will be going into boot camp in january

Angel - this is an old thread from 2012/2013.  You might not get a response!

Here's a link to a NY group that's a little more active:

Hello I’m Nj mom too but my son just get ship out on 8/1 doesn’t any one know how long I have to way to get new from him 

Hi Sandra - this thread is really old - come on over to the boot camp group and post your questions there.  That group is very active.

The official letter usually arrives in about 9-14 business days so you are in the window for that.  Should be any day now!

Sign up for USPS Informed Delivery to see what mail you have coming each day.  Here's the link:

USPS Informed Delivery


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