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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 6/23/2022 - 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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Hi all!  This is a discussion I've started for the families with recruits in Ship 2, Div 952.  Of course anyone can join, but this will help those of us in this specific group get to know each other. 

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Sorry to hear the cold weather is heading your way. Down here in sunny SW Florida it is a balmy 99..... I moved away from the Northern states just to avoid the cold! I was not made for it!
So Ship2/Div952 ladies. Has anyone started looking at hotels yet. I heard someone say (and it may have been on of you) that they are looking into the Comfort Suites? I was thinking Navy Lodge....any thoughts?
I've booked my hotel...Staying at the Residence Inn. I say we make it a party place for Ship 2/Div 952! Any takers?
We booked there too, so we are game!
Woo Woo!!!!
I need to see for sure if my son came come up with me or not. How many nights do we need to book a room? I don't know how late it runs during the day, etc.
I booked arriving Thursday the 11th, since PIR is at 9am on the 12th. We plan on staying until Sunday so we can spend some time with Charlie when he has liberty that weekend. From what I've read, the new Sailors will have liberty during the day but need to be back at NCT each evening.
We booked at the Homewood Suites, but can easily come over to the Residence Inn! YAHOO. I love the calender ticker- did you find that diana? How cool is that. I finally got the nerve up to wash Trav's box of civies. Don't tell him, but I threw away the undies and socks! HA. I sure am missing him today. We always watch the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, so maybe that's why. What A school are all of your boys going to? Travis is going to Corpsman School, which is at GL.
I got the countdown ticker and weather dohickie idea from another mom. I just think it's so helpful and keeps us all motivated - not that we need motivation!

Charlie is going to Pensacola.
Unless something changes, Brandon is to stay at GL for corpsman school also. Need to see if my son can make it and his girlfriend (as I clear my throat and cough). Is the Residence INN in Waukegon? How do we know how much they can be off?
I hear you about the (cough) girlfriend.... Charlie's wants to come as well, but we'll see....

Yes, I booked the Residence Inn in Waukegon. They have the shuttle/taxi service to the PIR for $6. I don't think we'll know for sure how much Liberty they get until we get there. But from what I've seen they will have each day until 7-8 at night.

Charlie is going to Pensacola for A school. I'm sure he'll enjoy the change of weather, and he'll only be an 8 hour ride from me so I can make some weekends out of it with him.
I'm cracking up at the coughing- I'm doing the same. My son put his girlfriend on the list- so we made reservations at Homewood suites, so that it's not so AWKWARD!! HAAHAH. SO glad to hear Brandon is going to Corpsman school- I didn't even know Travis liked medical stuff! HA


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