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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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 023 and 024

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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Hi Vicki, My daughter is also Div 023 and going to school in Pensacola.



Oh yeah we will be there.  We are driving from North Alabama about a 10 to 11 hour drive.  Are you going to the Meet & Greet on Tuesday night?  we are staying at the Navy Lodge.  Maybe we can all meet up!  I think everyone is planning to wear Pink to Meet and Greet and PIR to be able to find all the Navy for Moms!  Got to find something Pink!  Also one of the moms is making name tags for the Meet & Greet so that we can find each other!  We live in North Alabama.  Planning on making several trips down to Pensacola!  Can always use a reason to go to the beach!  

Hi Vicki.  My daughter is in 024 and is headed to San Antonio for A school :)

She is 18 so just a baby.  She is my first born so it has been a big adjustment to have my first baby leave the nest and then the military on top of it.  My husband was in the Navy so I do feel more comforted since I am very familiar with the military life.  I am not sure why she decided on the Navy exactly.  She actually had been talking about it for a couple years.  She is braver than I am and I admire her for that.  She is in to be a Corpsman which is exactly what my husband did.  What is your son in for?

I know how you feel sweetshave, my oldest daughter is also the one who neft the nest for bootcamp. We are so close that it's sad not having her around. I am so proud of her though for doing something with her life that she can be proud of that it over shadows the sadness of missing her!

Hi!  My daughter is in ship 9 div 23, and I received a call this AM!  She is 23 years old.

My daughter is also ship 9, div 023, she is 20.

My daughter is in division 024. She also called this morning she sounded good but started crying half way through the call. Heart wrenching to hear your baby cry and you can't reach over and give her a hug.

Hi there.  My son is 19 - will turn 19 there - and is in Div 023.  He is going to Fort Lee, VA for culinary school.  He wishes to get on a carrier to hopefully then feed your kids well :)  Nice too meet everyone!  Phone call yesterday was great.  He sounded still excited and pretty good!

My 18 year old will go to GL on July 1, 2014 as soon and he graduates high school. He will be a culinary specialist also.


Hi all! My name is Eileen.  My SR is on Ship 9 Div 023.  He'll turn 20 just after PIR.  He's an Electricians Mate so he'll  go to "A" School in GL.  Glad to be here and meet others in the same boat!  :-) 

Hi Eileen,  Great to meet you.  And very cool about your other son as well.  :)  - Kate


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