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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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Received my letter today and my son is on ship 3 in div 281. We are from Dayton, OH. Would love to connect with others from same ship/div.

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Hello...My son is in ship 11 in div 280, from PA.

Received my letter today and my son is also on Ship 3 in Division 281. We are from Nampa, Idaho. Hope to meet others

My son is also there. We are from Las Vegas

here is a link to a facebook group that you may want to join. There are people on it now from all the active PIR groups as well as several people who have already had PIR who help answer questions. Just be sure to keep coming to this N4M's page and share any letters and info you have received and to ask questions that other may benefit from as well. Some people do not have facebook and you want to meet them and get to know them as well :-)  Thanks everyone and welcome to your PIR group page. There is also a Navy for Moms group on facebook and a Navy Mom group on facebook but I am not sure if they are closed groups or not.

If you want a facebook group that is for your individual PIR or Divisions please start that group yourself, make it a closed group and let people ask to join. Don't go to one that others have created because you have no way of knowing who they are or if they really have someone at bootcamp or in the Navy. You always want to be safe when online and no matter what site you are on please don't discuss ship movement or give specific dates. 

Tracyln - My son will be going to MS after BC also and PIR is 9/7.  So, if they don't know each other at BC, I bet they meet in MS!

My son's girlfriend got the first letters today!  Can't wait to go home and check the mailbox.  She said he sounded fine, but was getting his wisdom teeth pulled yesterday or today, but he didn't mind because he gets to lay around for a couple of days.LOL.  Check your mailboxes!!!!

my son is on ship 3 in div 281 also.  We are from New Albany, IN.  His girlfriend got a short letter today...hoping I get one tomorrow.

My boyfriend is in ship 3 div 281 as well. I got 1 envelope today with a letter from every night he's been there. So, 12 letters total. They're all kinda short, but that's ok. It was so nice to finally hear from him!
I can't hardly wait to get home and check the mailbox

Hello, Same here.. My son is McQuarrie,Jordan. Are you going to the meet and freet @ Flanagans on Sept 6th? we are from the St. Louis area. Nice tomeet someone from the same Ship!!!!Keep in tovch

My son is also on ship 3 division 281. We are from Pennsylvania. We received a letter last Thursday.  His girlfriend received several last Thursday.   His letters indicated he would be able to call this past weekend.  But we never got a call.  Anyone get a call from their SR?



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