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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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I am bursting at the seems with pride for Joseph; yet my heart breaks for me. I never knew my heart could feel so many emotions all at one time.  I can't wait to see the man he becomes!!!

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Monroviaindianamom, counting Fridays until PIR may be easier on you than counting days. See Arrival and What Happens at the RTC.

Check your My Page and Inbox.

Awesome...what div is he in? 

Still have not received the form letter--my son left on 6-23. Hope all is OK. I am really hoping it comes tomorrow as we want to send letters. Our mailman I am sure is really tired of seeing me waiting anxiously by the mailbox!

Hopefully, on Monday. There is no mail on the 3rd or 4th due to the holiday weekend.

Son left on June 23rd. Finally got the form letter today! Immediately mailed our son some letters that we had saved until we had his address. PIR is August 21.
Doesn't it feel good just to be able to send him mail? I think it makes me feel much better!!!

My son left on 6-24-15!  And I know exactly what you mean....excited, proud, heartbroken.  So bittersweet and so much to look forward to.

Welcome! I soooo know the feeling. Stay as busy as you can. It does get better. I started writing Joseph letters the day after he left. I numbered them so he would know the order. It made me feel better by writing him words of encouragement! 

I have been doing the same thing...writing letters and numbering them :) Can't wait to have an address to send them to!

OMG! What a day! Not ONLY did I get the box, I got the letter too! My Son is ship 3, div 267!!! PIR is 8/21!!! ON CLOUD 9!

woohoo...still waiting on mine

missducky, Division 267 has PIR on 08/14/2015 NOT 08/21/2015. It is the first regular division of the 08/14/2015 TG. If you received a form letter with a PIR date of 08/21/2015 for Division 267, contact the PAO ASAP at You could also call 847-688-2405, but with an email you have written confirmation.

Also, check your My Page


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