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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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Son left August 29th-anyone else have a recruit that left then?

My son left from KY on Wednesday the 29th.  Called us about 7:15 pm their time and was already at RTC.  Hopfully that meant a somewhat decent time to go to bed.  I rememeber when I 1st went to BC and we were kept up almost all night.

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My fiance left the 29th, I got the box on Friday. I live in Chicago though and live about 30 minutes from Great Lakes so it doesn't take long to get mail from there. I am still waiting on the form letter and PIR date. I hope I get it this week since I have 7 letters waiting to be sent!

Been out of town and can't wait to get home to see if anything is waiting for me
I've been stalking my mailman all day :)

Got the box today!

Got my fiances ship/div tonight from his recruiter. Still waiting on he form letter for his grad date.

BUT his he is Ship 002 Div 950

Excited I kind finally send my letters! :) Let me know what ship/div your SR's are on!

My daughter left on the 29th from Albany , NY. She is in Ship 12, Div 347. I can't believe it has already been a week. Hope to meet some one else in this div. 

MY daughter best friend left on the 28th from Albany also and is in SHIP: 09 DIV: 345.

My son is Ship11 Div349

My son is too!  Just got the letter today!!!

Mine too! Just got the letter today!

My son is in same div, got letter that graduation is 10-26-12

My Son is also on Ship 11 Div 349 , A friend tol dme about this sit eand it has really helped me to understand and know more than I did before my son left. Thanks to everyone and as everyone else just can't wait to hear his voice. I have family that have misses long distance phoen calls and start blowing my phone and email up hoping it is him . Before he left , we didn't think we would be able to go to PIR , however I would rather die than not , havn't made any plans as of yet , but starting to look into what and when. Good luck to all the families and your loved ones.

Just got the letter today. Our son is in ship 12, division 347. Our son is a Central California boy. :)


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