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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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hey ladies, I know many of us are plannng our weddings and I just wanted to start a group where we can share ideas, and stuff. Im already married but didnt have my big fairytale wedding, so thats what im doing now!

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Comment by cheylovesasailor on May 26, 2011 at 12:12am
Hello ladies and Thanksmom I'm also getting married in august of 2011 as well. I am new to this site and reading through the posts makes me feel not so crazy lol
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on June 26, 2010 at 4:34pm
Adam's Girl, a corpsman mom whose daughter is getting married next week said that when stress over something gets too much, ask yourself, "Will this matter five years from now?" Often the answer is "No." Best wishes on your marriage, try to relax and enjoy the moments, everything really will be OK!!
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on June 24, 2010 at 1:39pm
Seems like you can have the best of both? "Courthouse wedding" seems pretty romantic to me (bring or hire someone to get pics); get financial benefits (important); and then have a celebration, dress and all, after A School, with a whole lot less emotional stress. Just sayin' ....
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on June 24, 2010 at 4:23am
Hey bridez ;) excuse me for scooting in here but I want to welcome you to a new group (PCS = permanent change of station) in case a move is in your future ~ very likely in the Navy! Info and tips on moving etc started by a Navy gf.

Jessica - advice from a mom here ;) the route of least stress is often the best way to start a new life. Trust your instincts. You can always follow a low-key wedding in Dec by planning a celebration of it later with family and friends when you can both relax and enjoy it. Wishing you the best!

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