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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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Well, so far there's Suzi and I here. And somewhere should be Britt's mom.

Let's keep each other up to date. Nothnig to tell yet, but my son said I should watch for incoming mail around the 15th! that's Monday or Tuesday. Yea!

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No, we didn't receive anything yet. I asked him about it in my last letter, but haven't received a reply yet. We won't be able to go because we are too far away, but we're hoping he'll get to go somewhere like a VFW or something, just for a break.
I could be wrong,but I am pretty sure that the ones going to VFW etc., do not need the form filled out and returned.
Airfare purchased, Hotel reserved, Car rented! Yay, a productive weekend.

OK all done just purchased airfare, hotel reservation Garden Inn and car rented, I am so excited 4 weeks to go!!

Same here...Denver, CO. Airfare Frontier departing on the 6th, hotel north of Great Lakes, LaQuinta and Hertz rental, got the 4WD just in case of bad weather. Cant wait until 1-7-2011

Kelley, is your son's last name starting with a C because my son told me that his bunk mate was from Colorado!!

Nope....last name is "R". During a phone call my son said that there was four from Colorado.

PIR is Everything and I mean Everything you can imagine as far as what to wear. Mine was in summer and there were some girlfriends and wives in almost nothing at all - to nice suits and ties! I wore nice Jeans and a t-shirt - a bright color that my daughter and I both picked out and told him about so that he could find us in the bleacher ... hahaha boy did he ever find us he said... we wore flourescent green! You guys will need to dress warm that auditorium will be COLD! The doors are huge and open a lot!
Ms. Ampi can get the shirt for with PIR date on them --- lets do it... Lets help Ms Ampi with that silk screen cost and make the shirts 12.25 --- Im in for sure!!!!! Email her for info
Hi all, just got a letter from my husband. He said that he's working on drawing out the flag for the division. He said that we will be in for a nice surprise when we see it at graduation. The designs connect with what the RDCs are telling them everyday...he didn't go into details but something about a sword with a cup of coffee and a garbage can?!? He's surprise that we're all talking to each other and stuff. He'll be going to Groton, CT for A school for about 7 weeks then off to C school. They didn't get enough points to earn a flag last week but hopefully, they'll do better and get one this week.
New SR wife thank you so much for the update!!
We can order shirts with their flag design on them. They are available through a company in Texas. I downloaded the form the other day. I think I found the info on either recruit training command webpage or facebook, or maybe even here. I can't remember. It's been a long, hard week.

New SR Wife - I friend requested you because my son is going to Groton too. He said they leave Saturday morning. But friend me back and we can message without it being public.


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