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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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My son will be home from his current base by tomorrow. I am so looking forward to him being home. The thought that this puts him one step closer to being overseas makes me feel a bit more anxious. I may not see him for at least a year or more. Navy Mom's proud, strong, scared, excited, sad and happy we stand.

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Hi Sinda, 

Don't let your anxiety interfere with his being home with you!  Just enjoy him every minute.  My baby girl went to Bahrain a month ago and it was hard but they are all NAVY strong!  He will be fine and you will too, you must be strong for him.  

Bahrain is a pretty safe place from what I hear and have been told by my sailor.  They must adapt to the heat but other than that, it's pretty good.

Good luck and again enjoy his time home!

Thanks! I have spoken to my boy about some people feeling lonely when they get over there. He wasn't at all concerned. He was like "Who me? Doubt that." My son could find a friend within minutes of being at a new place. He has a very good radar who not to hang with also. I use to tell everyone he was running for office when he was little....we would go to the store and he would wave and say "Hi. I'm Zach" everyone knew him by time we were there twice! I think that I have been feeling like I have because our oldest son has been missing since he 24. He is 12 yrs older than my sailor. I thankfully have had the common sense not to be overprotective with my sailor. Believe it is a fight I find myself in often. I just have to trust in the Lord and in my sailor.
my daughter is in Bahrain very strong baby girl i miss her so much hopefully i get to see her this year sometimes in december! I talk to her every other day im happy shes okay.
Im not a strong mama but,proud of my baby girl!
My son is leaving the US in May. I'm wondering if there are any recommended item that I should be sure to have him take with him. Suggestions??

if he plays baseball/softball, his mit, etc, there are teams on base, also enough civilian clothes, both long sleeve and short sleeve as well as long pants.


My son just arrived and I see your year is up. Any advice or ideas you have please share with me. I just started a calendar of make off days.  


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