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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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Book Club Moms

A group for moms/family members to share good books that they've read and discuss them.

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Latest Activity: Aug 16

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Comment by ulua on June 27, 2013 at 12:32am

Hello there Mimi,

Well maybe its hard to have a bookclub where you can't meet at someone's house and drink wine and eat chocolate!  I am new to this group but just read 'Red Circle" about a navy seal sniper, very interesting.  I also just read 'Breakfast with Budda', easy & fun. 

Comment by rebekahz on October 29, 2012 at 11:07pm

I joined your group recently. Glad to be a "member"  A friend of mine gave me a copy of the book Stories of Faith and Courage From the Home Front by Karen Whiting & Jocelyn Green. It's a devotional book with 365 true stories. I am encouraged by her thoughtfulness and kindness. Anyone here familiar with it or the authors?

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on May 23, 2012 at 2:34pm

Re Mark Harmon, I view Lucas Davenport as sexier than Mark Harmon lol

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on May 23, 2012 at 2:32pm

It's funny but I'm always a bit leery of seeing a book that I like made into a movie - messes with my mental image of the characters!  To Kill a Mockingbird being one of the great exceptions to that.  

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on May 23, 2012 at 2:22pm

Anyone else read the "Prey" crime suspense series by John Sandford?  I got to meet him two years ago BEFORE i'd read any of his books - could kick myself!  The series follows Lucas Davenport, a special investigator in Minneapolis, and for me at least his books are addictive.  He also writes a series featuring one of Davenport's rather offbeat sidekicks, a cop named Virgil Flowers, that I like as well.  

There was a made-for-TV movie based on Lucas Davenport last year; they cast Mark Harmon as Lucas.  I see the character as a little edgier than Mark Harmon :)   

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on April 17, 2011 at 11:15pm
Just read Kate Atkinson's Started Early, Took My Dog: A Novel, the latest in her series that stars retired detective Jackson Brodie.  To me, not as good as the earlier ones (I really liked Case Histories).  Still, it was enjoyable.  It's also the first book I downloaded and read on my Kindle, and I was glad to have it for company on a long cross country flight! :) 
Comment by Emily-aaronsgirl11 on November 16, 2010 at 12:00pm
Oh, Navy Aunt, I LOVE Lone Survivor.
I have two cousins in the Marines (well, one is a "cousin-in-law, but he's still part of the family!), and we were discussing this book. It was on one's recommended reading list before he went in front of the promotion board, and when the other heard us talking about it, he piped it. Apparently Marcus Luttrell came to his base and my cousin got to listen to him tell so many amazing stories. When he said that like it was no big deal, I was soooo jealous. :)

P.S. I'm getting ready to go to the library today to pick up "SEAL of Honor" by Gary Williams. It's the story of one of the SEALs from Marcus' team. I want to say it is the one who was shot several times, but just kept fighting.
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on August 24, 2010 at 2:47pm
Hi everyone, just joined this group and so happy to have found it! Looks like we have shared tastes and a lot of variety. I even incorporated bookshelves into my dining room (adapted after one of my favorite restaurants back in Boston) so yes, I love books! I end up giving away my favorites then trying to replace them. Our library sells paperbacks for 50 cents, so I recycle too and get more, also shop nearby thrift stores for books, otherwise I'd be broke :) Love your suggestions here and will scan back the pages before there are too many. One favorite to mention now - The Secret History by Donna Tartt. An incredibly well written, suspenseful novel that I re-read from time to time, truly worth picking up.
I love getting suggestions from others who are addicted to reading as I am (I heard of The Secret History on NPR, for example), so am jumping on yours right away. So glad to meet all of you!
Comment by Emily-aaronsgirl11 on August 14, 2010 at 10:56pm
Are those the "Are you there Vodka? It's me, Chelsea." books? Like the "My horizontal life." Ones? Those are definitely on my list! :)
Comment by Emily-aaronsgirl11 on August 14, 2010 at 9:54pm
Confessions of a Military Wife by Mollie Gross.

I highly suggest this to anyone who needs a good laugh. Mollie is a hoot! She describes stories of her grandma going THROUGH Wal-mart, her cross-country DITY move with her Marine, all the crazy times she's had with her military spouse friends when their hubbies were on deployment. Oh, the stories never end. I had to buy it because the libraries I'm a part of don't have it, but it was well worth every bit of the 16 dollars Amazon charged me. Definitely a must read. :)

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