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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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Welcome Mom's in this Division, we may get a scheduled call from our SR's today. My SR told me in a letter last week it was going to be Tuesday Nov. 22  They have Battle Stations so it may happen late? Please post if you get a call. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

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It is Lucas' birthday today and I got a call from him and a letter this is an awesome day!!!!
I got a call and a letter too!  Yes, it is an awesome day!  Happy Birthday to your son, what a great gift to you!  How old is he? If I may ask.
He turned 20 yesterday.  That was a great present from him yesterday!  He told me that they didn't believe how old he was they kept saying your not 20 your 18.
Our SR called today in the middle of the day. He said it was a "scheduled call".  He also said that today was week 2 day 5 on the training schedule. Tomorrow, Friday is week 3 day 1. So that helps if you are following along on the DEP website. Now we know what they are doing each day. We still haven't received any letters yet, but he said they were able to write letters on Sunday and they should have gone out in the mail this week. He said their division is a good one and they are doing well. I hope you all hear from your SR very soon. I'm hoping for a letter tomorrow. :)

I got a call today also.  He too said it was a good division and things are well.  I got my letter today, so hopefully you get one tomorrow.  He said he has made some good friends, some that will be going to A-School with him too.  Don't want to name names here of course, but send me a friend request if your SR will be going to Charleston.  What a difference a phone call makes!

Amy,  I got my call today also and he said the same thing.  Write to me at



got my phone call today and i am in heaven hope everyone receives their calls soon

cannot wait till dec 2 how about everyone else i bet everyone is getting excited about going


where is everyone staying for the pir


lynnjhiles- we are staying at the Marriott Residence Inn Waukegen (I think that's the spelling). We needed a place with a separate bedroom. How about you?
We are staying in Lincolnshire I think it is called at the Hilton.  We will be going to the meet and greet also!

staying at the days inn i work part time at one and got an employee rate



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