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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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I first want to say that this project is very near and dear to my heart. now on with what I am saying. We all have asked our recruit "Is there anyone NOT receiving mail?" only to responded back with a "Im not sure, or I don't know" It broke my heat to know that a kid was going thru Boot alone, with no a single letter from anyone, Not a pat on the back, not a Hey I'm so proud of you! Nothing. Well after Talking with a very nice Yeoman at  RTC a few recruiters, a school and researching how to work with the system I have GREAT NEWS! All it will cost you is a stamp, 2 envelopes a letter and your time. Still game? Well Keep reading because have I got a proposition for YOU! We can reach these stand alones by reaching out to the entire division. What is needed from you is an encouraging letter that is not gender specific, think of what you would want your own recruit to hear, you can include your address so the recruit(s) can write you back, Address the  envelope to "Sailor Recruit" your address in the left hand corner as usual, (you do not need a stamp on that envelope, Put that envelope into another envelope and mail them to me (I need 100 to go out to a division you can also include letters to the RDC's) Unfortunately The post office will not have a P.O. Box available for me Until after the 1st of December but you can mail them to my personal address until then (Please add me as a friend and mail me for my address) My hope is to get the first batch sent out by the first week of December (Please remember that if you are sending a card make the envelope white and not decorated) I will not read your letters although the RDC's may so keep them "G" rated! I already have the box ready to send to RTC I just need the letters. Ladies and gentlemen I feel this seed was planted with me because I know where to find the best gardeners to make this project grow. So lets make this grow ladies!!! 

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I am all in. I have yet to get y sons letter. I feel it will come today, but I had been thinking the same thing all alone I saw several young men at the ceremony with no support for whatever reason. I dont know how to add people as a friend but i am willing to write letters

Kaye friends  request sent. :-) Thank You and God Bless for participating in this project. 

What selfless service! Thank you!

My son leaves December 7th.  I would like to help.  I sent you a friend request.  God Bless.

I will be glad to help with thiswhats your address

I too, would love to help. I am also having trouble adding friends to this site.
I sent a friend request to write. This is great!
I can't find your friend request... Not sure how to find it
I sent you a friend request. I'm all for writing a letter, will do so now and wait to hear from you.

Great Idea!!! One correction though, there are "Sailors" (those who have completed BST) and there are "Recruits" (those who have sworn in and are on their way to becoming Sailors), but there is no such thing as a "Sailor Recruit." SR stands for "Seaman Recruit" and is what all recruits are called while at the RTC.

I would like to participate in this as well!!!  Friend request coming right up!!!  Thank you for doing this.  :)

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I would love to do this, my son arrived on the 24th. It broke my heart to see some recuits alone when we went for final swearing in. I'm 100%in. Am going to families house today, could I pass this on to them as well?


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