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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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Was just wondering if any one else has a child leaving then,,needing some friends to helpme threw this,I'venever been away from my son,,and this is absolutly the hardest thing ever

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indymom...join some of the group. Start out with the Boot camp moms. Also check out DEP group. Lots of people that know how your feeling

Hi, I have never been apart from my son for 18 years ,I would not even let him be with a sitter ever !.he left for boot camp Dec.5,2011 .I have had some really bad days ,I really thought I would be okay with it ,but out of the blue it hits me ,I call it my blue funk.Its been 7 weeks and he called today to say he is a sailor .I feel so happy & proud today ,no time for blue funk, you will be okay just write him letters every day .I kept a pad right here by my PC and I would write pages and then send them all at the same time .Another thing my son asked for was pictures lots of pictures .The Navy is going to be a fantastic adventure for our boys . stay positive ! 

Thank you both so much,this is getting harder and harder as the time for us to drop him off gets closer,,,i have his younger brother at home that is also going thru a rough patch,,im looking forward to the phone calls even tho i know it will only be a few of them in 9 weeks,,i have already started a few letters,,one for him to read on the way there,,just to let him know how proud of him i am,,hopefully he can tuck it away in his wallet an keep it close when he feels homesick

The emotions are running strong only 2 days left with my son,,seems like every time i turn around i am crying,,,

 hang in there , he will be graduating before u know it .

Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbies

Go through this guide. All the links to the Boot camp & Depper groups are there. Along with loads of other info you'll need. Such as videos, diagrams, tips

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