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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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Yay!! Got my letter today and my son's PIR is 11/30/12. He is in Div 022. Anyone else ?

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My son was considering the SEAL thing, too, I also said now way! He said he could choose what he wants to do...let's see how that gets him through BC!

He had a little hidden message inside the envelope with his PIR date that said "love and miss you both". Just wanted to hug him

i didnt get a note. just his stuff. :(

I sent 8 letters to him today. I write to him every night! I'm sure he'll think "My mom is so boring"! I also sent a questionnaire that I made up with multiple choice answers. All he has to do is circle the answer and mail it back to me. Everything I want to know, but know that he will not think to tell me!!!

My husband's PIR is 11/30/12 and in Div 022 as well. Our 1 year old son and I miss him a whole bunch! :( but its a great opportunity.

It must be very hard on the wives. Especially with kids, but you seem to have a wonderful attitude.

wow that's three of us with guys on the same  ship and div. Bmom what is your husbands job

My son's job is Aviation Machinist Mate and will also attend A School in Pensacola. 

Corky I read a previous post that your son was living in MS, I also am residing on the MS coast.  My son left from NOLA 10/3, so he may be in the same division as your son.

Replying on these blogs are confusing to me and I'm not sure if my replys are posting correctly, nor do I know when someone replys to a reply that I post.  Just doing what I think is right.  Don't have the patience to read the how too's of this site.  :)


Wow small world. we live in gautier my son left on the 2nd ftom nola he is in 022 division he would love to have a fellow ms coast person in his division lol


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