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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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HM (Hospital Corps) "A" School in San Antonio Discussions (85)

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Death in the family

My mother just passed away today, and of course I have to let our sailor know. I am worried though because I just don’t want to derail my s…

Started by Worldtravel4ever

5 Jul 31, 2019
Reply by Worldtravel4ever

A School Graduation in San Antonio

My son graduates on June 5th from A School. I am trying to verify the time of the graduation so I can book a flight in and out that day.  H…

Started by wfhcs

3 May 30, 2019
Reply by mern

Photographs from Graduation

Does anyone have access to the photos from graduation yesterday or know where we can search?  Thank you in advance.

Started by m3mmarianne

0 May 16, 2019


I think I sent everyone a message,  when I thought I was posting. Please forgive me. I didn't see this until after. I have a son at HM scho…

Started by AmyBeth1991

4 May 4, 2019
Reply by NavyMoeder

Visiting your student: Hotel and other recommendations by corpsman moms for the San Antonio area; directions and a map of Ft. Sam Houston

Headed to San Antonio for a visit or to graduation?  I've compiled these recommendations from moms' postings; click the links to view. pdf:…

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

23 May 4, 2019
Reply by NavyMoeder

Personal Vehicle at Quantico?

Anyone have a sailor with a vehicle at Quantico? Specific question, is a parking permit needed and is there a waiting list / fee to obtain…

Started by NavyMoeder

0 May 2, 2019

Visiting during A school and / or graduation

Hi, I am trying to decide if I should go to see my son in A School in San Antonio. It looks like he would be finished the last week in June…

Started by NavyMoeder

10 Apr 30, 2019
Reply by NavyMoeder

Lodging for A school graduation

My Sailors graduation date was moved up to June 6th and I was wondering about lodging, we are really on a budget right now. Looking for som…

Started by Tinker830

6 Apr 29, 2019
Reply by NavyMoeder

Personal items at A school

I was wondering if any one knew it the sailors are allowed to have personal bedding items at A school. The reason I ask is I am wanting to…

Started by becathena73

12 Apr 3, 2019
Reply by Shelley

Start Dates for School

Good morning, Does anyone know the start date of classes?  My son will be graduating basic Nov 30.  I curious to know if he will be on casu…

Started by PhillyMom

6 Feb 26, 2019
Reply by PhillyMom


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