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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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Hi, I am a new mom to this whole process. This is my first son who joined the Navy. I am so proud of him and the man that he is. He left for GL on May 19. Just found out that this is is ship # and Div. #. Was wondering if there were others who had someone with the same. Would love to chat with you since we have something in common. I'm sure we will have questions coming up later on. lol

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Just found out yesterday that his PIR will be 7/15 so you were correct! Thanks so much! and I did join that group, I was so glad to receive that letter yest. and to read those few lines that he wrote on the back! Was worth a million bucks to me! lol
thanks so much. I cant' wait to see him at PIR 7/15! I am sooo sooo ready!
Hello Southern son is also on ship 7 division 230! I'm so glad to find a mom with a son on the same! I'm like you.. extremely proud and waiting by the mailbox for his letters! I have tons of questions and have been browsin this site like crazy!  I love the chat room and the moms in there are awesome at fillin u in on any questions you may have! I would love to hear from you!
Helloooooo!!!! I am so glad to find someone too!!!!! I have found this site to be so helpful as well. have you made your reservations yet for PIR? Would love to meet you guys when we get there. My son was so excited about this whole Navy experience and we couldn't be any more proud of him!!! I am also waiting at the mailbox and absolutely can't wait for the phone call!! What is your son's rating? Looking forward to communicating with you!!!!! God Bless!!
Hello Cody's mom!!! I received my first letter on thurs, 6/09 (which was my birthday)!! i was so excited!! he sounded really good and talked about how the division is really becoming a united division! he has made some awesome friends and sounded really positive. he said he loved it! he misses everyone but he was good and healthy! He said to please keep the letters coming because it makes him feel like it's a piece of home. How's your SR doing?
Hey "cody's mom"!!! I just noticed that we don't live too far apart! would you like to do lunch sometime and chat!!!! Let me know and I'll meet you somewhere in between.

I would love to meet you for lunch and he's going into submarine computer electronics. Said he should be stationed in Conneticut after bootcamp.  Way too far away from home!  I've been having seperation anxiety so bad its not even funny! I know I gotta let go and I am so very proud of him but the mama in me just wants to keep him with me! Everyone said it will get better but i'm not so sure about that! I would love to chat with you so give me a holler!


CT is where his school will be, he could be stationed at any sub base after that.


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