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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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DEP - Leavin' for bootcamp in October Discussions (101)

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BC began OCT 9

Hi,  Anyone else have a son or daughter begin BC October 9th?  I'm going nuts not talking to my girl.   I am writing her everyday.  I just…

Started by potterycat

5 Oct 15, 2019
Reply by potterycat

OUR questions

My daughter's boyfriend and I will be staying at a nearby hotel. They offer a free shuttle service to the graduation. Does the shuttle actu…

Started by Cheryl

15 Nov 16, 2018
Reply by ellen0502

My son left October 1st

My youngsters son October 1st. Its really quite around the house. I miss him so.

Started by Cindy

2 Nov 9, 2018
Reply by Cindy

My son left Oct. 16th

Anyone else have someone who left same day??

Started by Hollie

6 Nov 2, 2018
Reply by Tammy⚓️Girl

Left Oct 18

Anybody else have a recruit that started boot camp oct 18?

Started by Sailor_lover

2 Oct 30, 2018
Reply by Sailor_lover


Fiancee left for bootcamp on the 9th. Last I heard was the phone call letting me know she will be sending her things home. Really nervous,…

Started by Manny_RSM

3 Oct 27, 2018
Reply by Manny_RSM

Anyone have a daughter leaving October 5, 2015?

My daughter leaves on October 5 and will be going to Pensacola for A school. I'm looking for other moms with daughters that might be her fu…

Started by MommaK

20 Oct 23, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

Leaving 10/11/2018

I'm jumping the gun, post-wise, but my son is leaving for Boot Camp October 11, 2018, and I just wanted to see if there were any others fro…

Started by Lizbeth

9 Oct 12, 2018
Reply by 2gooddogs

October 3rd

My son is leaving October 3rd. Anyone else have someone leaving that day.

Started by MightyMo

11 Oct 10, 2018
Reply by cwind8769100318


My SR leaves on 10/09/18 it's coming up way to fast Any other SR leave this day ?

Started by Sailormom96

8 Oct 9, 2018
Reply by ProudMama2


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