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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for divisions 091 and 092.

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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Hello everyone,
I have to admit I was very sad because we (my husband and I) did not receive a letter from our son on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. MY son's girlfriend received one on Thursday and shared it with me, but it just wasn't the same. Well guess what my husband and I got in the mail today??? Yes!!! A letter from our son!!! I was not expecting it at all so I was ecstatic. I haven't stopped smiling yet. If only they knew what THEIR letters do to us. :)

That's good to hear. I was going to say don't feel too bad because my letter was only half a page long. My son said he had 10 min to write it and turn it in for mailing. But I agree, any letter is a letter that is looked forward to. I can't wait till they have their phones back. :)

Can anyone let me what they are bringing there recruit to take to A school or are you just mailing there civilan belongings? I was going to take some clothes and some of his electronics but I read they cant take them back to base in IL with them, is that true?

crittilbeau if your SR is staying in GL for A school I've been told they can have the above items once they move across the street to A school. If your SR is flying out you will need to go to the airport and once there you can give the above items to your sailor. I do believe everything has to fit in their black carry-on bag.

Ladies, please post when you get a call from your SR, with the "I'm a sailor call"   I would love to hear what the boys all have to say.  So looking forward to meeting all of you and giving hugs to all the New Sailors.


3 days  21 hours  ladies... just 3 days and 21 hours 

We need a like/love button. lol :)

On the phone now with my SR. Everyone passed.

Just talked with my son. We have sailors ladies. :)

Great to talk to my SAILOR!!!!!!! They are calling now!

I heard from my Sailor this afternoon...Yay!  He was so excited and sounded great.  There is a lot of relief making it to this point.  I am very proud, excited and looking forward to being in Great Lakes in just a few short days!!  Congratulations to all our Sailors!

Congrats everyone! I was at work this afternoon when my call came. Made for one happy momma!!!

Congratulations Mom's we all have ourselves a Sailor.   I know each of you are as proud as I am.  It was so good to talk with my Son today.  He was tired but he sounded great, he told me he was very happy with his decision to join the Navy.   

Looking forward to meeting you and celebrating our boys!


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