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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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Im hoping to find other moms out here that have a son/daughter going to boot camp at the same time.  It is only 1 week away I have so many emotions, hoping Im not alone.  Not sure how Im going to handle my life without my son at home.  Oh my goodness trying so hard to be strong but it is not easy.


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tora720 here is the link to your PIR group

thank you jessicab...


Hello ,my son is in that group we are from Warren PA is Alexander is 20 years old he's a CB and we have had lots of letters and the amazing phone call last week Friday. He sounds very positive and doing very well. He's working hard to accomplish all his goals.He calls himself the mayor,I LOL when he told me that because my son is a people person and loves life. We are so very proud,it has been very had on myself and especially my husband who took it even harder than me, We booked our flight and Hotel and Rental car two weeks into this process, I would like to chat more with familys in this Group and we can get some insight from our loved ones

Looks like your son is graduating from PIR on March 30, 2012 - you should join this group asap. You'll meet all the other families with the same PIR date.

PIR: Mar 30, 2012           TG 20 - 14 Divisions (097–108, 809 & 920)

Just click on the above link and click +join. Good luck.

Way harder than I thought it would be as well. 

Hello Everyone!

I am in the process of starting the 03/30/2012 PIR group.

If this has been something you have been thinking about I am asking you to hold off so we don't have duplicate groups. I have a mom as of right now  but will still take a friend request (I'll ALWAYS look at those anytime!) with a private message from anyone interested and just put you in line in case hers is a later date!

Please be patient ladies...stay on here and keep reporting in with your Ship/DIV numbers and PIR dates! Thank you for your help!


My son left from Richmond, Virginia on 2/7 and it is very difficult for me.  I have had crying jags on and off all day.  I'm hoping it gets easier.  I also think having him go to basic this time of year when its colder and gets dark early contributes to the sadness. 

I cried off and on for a week, my son left 1 week ago, it really helped me to watch the navy videos, so that I could understand a little more about what he is going through. and I have done alot better since watching this. I would recommend it. I found them through this site.


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