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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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A school in Pensacola


A school in Pensacola

Members: 48
Latest Activity: May 4, 2021

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Comment by ProudNavySonMom on May 5, 2018 at 10:42pm

Hello my son started there a few weeks ago. Any info would be appreciated, thanks!

Comment by CatMom509 on August 12, 2014 at 5:42am


I'm afraid this group is basically inactive as there is no one here to help answer your questions.  Here's an active Pensacola A School group:

Comment by bethjh on August 3, 2014 at 12:11pm
New to the group. My son had PIR on 8/1 and he arrived at Correy station last night.
Comment by BrettsMomWA on June 27, 2014 at 5:45pm
New to this group. My son had his PIR today & will be in Pensacola tomorrow for A school. Does anybody know how soon we can start sending them letters & packages?
Comment by Lisazship2DIV928 on May 24, 2014 at 9:20am
Hi new to this group my daughter is here at O hare leaving for Pensacola for A school
Comment by Barb on May 15, 2014 at 8:18pm

Time for me to sign off of this group.  My son graduated A school this week, so he's off to another part of the country!  thanks, everyone.

Comment by Britmum on April 6, 2014 at 10:37pm

My son arrived in Pensacola after PIR 3/14. Just wondering how long should I expect he will be there? anyone know?

Comment by Not so Blue on February 3, 2014 at 8:24pm

Hi all! My son graduates Feb.14th. Hoping to be there from Ct. Any hotel sugg?

Comment by KK's Mom on January 27, 2014 at 9:35am

Tammy, my Sailor left for Pensacola from Midway on Saturday,

Comment by Tammy Ship 02Div 915 on January 22, 2014 at 9:33am

Anyone know which airport the Pcola A Schoolers leave from? Midway or OHare?


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