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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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best of luck to your son.. im still missing  my gilr!!!

Mine heads to hotel tomorrow and swears in Thursday, Best of luck to your son... My heart feels for you....
My daughter arrived on the evening of 6/23. Got my 2 min call. I'm so nervous. I hope she is doing well. Congrats to you.

Hello! My Son left for BC as well that day! I, too, am a basket case of emotions. I have sent 6 other children off into the world (no other military) with ease, but this one is different. Maybe because he is my youngest?? I am excited for him, but am having a hard time letting go I guess. 

Hope to see you around here....we will probably have the same PIR date!

Joseph is my youngest also. I think that is what makes it harder. Days seem to be getting a little easier, but I still have my moments. Good luck to your son! Maybe we can also compare addresses when we get them. It would be neat if they were in the same barracks.

The #1 reason for not mailing until you receive the form letter is because RTC politely asks you not to.

That's why I didn't contact the recruiter. My husband was in the Navy and he tries to explain their methods to me. It maybe hard on a mama's heart, but it's part of the Navy's plan!

Best of luck to your son. Mine shipped out on the same day! I'm very excited but yet emotional and cannot wait to watch him walk at graduation. Waiting impatiently for his belongings and information letter.
My son left on 6-23 as well. We miss him so much! I too am very anxious to receive the informational letter. Hoping it comes before the end of the week.

Looks like we might have a little group of Mommas to connect with! :)

Yes , it helps so much!

Yeah for our little group of Moms!!!  I received Joseph's box on Friday.  It was very emotional for me!  Now to wait for the form letter...  I think each day is a tad easier.  I try to keep as busy as possible and the truly seems to help.  Have a great day moms! We are another day closer!!!


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