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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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My son left for BC to Great Lakes on 9-20-12, Anyone else out there too!! Maybe we can talk sometime. Let me know. I miss him so badly.

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mine left on 23rd from ga, i hate not knowing how he is doing, i am so afraid i will miss an important phone call, i am anxious about thanksgiving graduation and how our family of 4 is going to get there from ga. what if his graduation is delayed and we dont find out, i hope my worries get better

Hi guys, my fiance left on the 21st. Did you guys get your form letter? I'm still waiting on mine, I'm also worried about Thanksgiving graduation :/
My husband left from Houston on the 24th. When I went to bootcamp, my division was what they call a push division, which means instead of having 8 weeks of training and 1 week of p-days, I have 5 days of p-days and only 7 weeks of training. If this is true of the people who left before the 24th, they could graduate as early as November 16, but if they were the first division of a new graduation class, they could graduate as late as November 30th. I'm still waitin on the form letter that gives you their graduation date and address, hopefully that comes today :-)
Hopefully they all graduate early, that would be great! Crossing my fingers. I am going nuts waiting on that form letter, really hope it comes today.
DancingSailor you are right! I got the form letter a few hours ago. November 16 is graduation :) I'm sooo happy! Hope you guys get your soon.

DacingSailor-Did you receive your form letter? When is your Husbands graduation?

My son left from Charlotte on Sept 17th.  I received his letter and they will be graduating on Nov 9th.  I cannot wait to get to see my son.  I miss him terribly and check the mailbox daily hoping for a letter.  Does anyone know how soon they will let you know if they will not graduate at the scheduled date?  I hate to make all those traveling arrangements and then have to change at the last minute.  Hope everyone is hanging in there :-)


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