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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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Looking to meet other moms with SRs in this division.

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Thursday : 77 and partly cloudy low 56

Friday : 76 and sunny low 58

What is the dress code for graduation?


im not 100% sure but im wearing a dress and cardigan

My son is in Ship 14 Div 290 and I can hardly wait to see him next week.


456- welcome to the crazy MOMsterness! We're all beside ourselves waiting to see them and waiting for that call! Stay close! Won't be long now!

Iknow! Got butterflies already!

We're told that calls usually don't begin until around 2pm GL time. Keeping the phone charged on on loud!

I am getting nervous, should be around 2 Great Lakes time now right? It's 1 here in Ga.


amanda62 -

my altas shows Chicago is in Central time - the same as i am is alittle after 12 noon here.


Thanks!! I had it backwards, not uncommon for me haha.


Glad your hubby got the call! Whoo Hoo ! Now we can sleep! lol Right!

Oh I wish I would have joined this group earlier! So much great info! My son is Austin and he is ship 14/div 290. I'm not a big commenter but I 've read everyone's replies and posts and comments! I am so excited about Friday! I can't remember any other time in my life when I was this excited! (ok, maybe when they were all born, but you get my point!) we aren't able to leave from Cincy until my daughter gets home from school so probably won't make it in time for meet and greet but would love to meet all at PIR! From what I understand they seat us in sections according to division so I'll be the one waving at all the mom's I've never actually met and crying the whole time! Lol. Btw- got my call last week that he finished up BS! I cried like a baby. Told him to hang on cuz I cpuldn't speak cuz I was crying! He said 'take your time Mom! I knew you would!' lol. Gotta go pack and make sure my directions are clear and correct! Can't wait to see my boy and meet all you moms!


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