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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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Son in Boot Camp. Siblings having a hard time adjusting

My Son left for Boot Camp 10/26 and will graduate right before Christmas.  Any one else have that time schedule?  He has been able to call once.  He is doing good and so far does not regret his choice. My youngest child is 11.  He really misses his big brother.  Has anyone else gone or are going through this?  Right now I just have the kids write him letters and we talk about how great it is going to be to see him next month.

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It sounds like your Son and mine will graduate about the same time. We are driving up from Southern Indiana so it will be a few hours. The recruiter told us that Navy personnel can fly for free if there is room on a transport plane. Also most air lines give a great discount on plane fair for service men and women. Good Luck!
My son left on 10/25 but didnt get there til about 1130 pm. I have an 11 year old boy too.He sleeps in his big brothers room everynight. He asks everyday why Zack had to leave. Zack has got to call a few times but I was always at work so he never got to talk to his brother and sisters. The kids are having a hard time but we made the count down calendar and that seems to help the little ones alot. Zack graduates on dec 17th. When does your son graduate?
JulieM here is the link to your PIR group it will be your lifeline for info and support
Hi JulieM...My 12 year old son does the same thing (sleeps in our SR room)!! What ship and Div is your SR in? Our PIR date is December 17th as well!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Send pictures of the family, it helps alot, dont send food though. they wont allow it.


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