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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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Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 21, 2008 at 4:55pm
Hi all
Got Robert's address he's on ship 9 div 378. I called the recruiter could not wait any longer. Now to stop at the post office on way home. No grad date yet but should get something from Navy soon according to recruiter. Can not wait to send al I've written.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 20, 2008 at 9:31am
Good Morning all

Good day yesterday, my "kid in the box" came also, and Kristy like your there was no information in it either. Robert's gf was over when we opened it and we were both a bit disappointed, wanted at least an address. And it was just like Robert, looked like he just steped out of his clothes and threw them into the box inside out and all. But it was good to have something that he held last.
His gf visited with us till about 9pm last night. it was really good to have her over. Made the house not so empty.
I am going to try to call the recruiter today and see if they have the address and division that he is in. The waiting for info is so frustrating but I guess we have to get use to it.
Well back to work.
Have a great day.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 19, 2008 at 12:52pm

I am soory you didn't go to MEAPS it was nice. Danny sounds like a very nice boy. I know that that mom appreciated the call too.

You are right I think that this is the best thing that they could be doing. There is nothing really to offer our young people here in Mich.
Robert is going to Conn. for his A school. He is going into subs as a missel tech I believe. He had wanted to fly but has poor depth preception so I guess he figured if he couldn't be above the ground he be below it. Any thing to add more gray to my hair. I just hope he will fit into a sub he's 6'4''......
I am hoping that his "kid in the box" will be on the porch when I get home. I don't know how long it takes.
Well I have to get back to work or at least trying to. Hang strong

God bless all of yours.

Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 19, 2008 at 9:39am
Hi Kristy

we were at MEAPS the same day, that was a very nice thing that the military let the parents see the kids off. I missed Robert's call on Thursday by about 20 minuets, but he had taken his cell phone and called me from Ohara when they landed so I know he got there. Hope to hear from him next week, if what they say about the mail is right.

I am having a hard time concentrating on what I need to do. I really did not think I would miss him this much. I got a call last night from his gf and she just wanted to talk, that was nice she is a good gilr and we all really like her but they both have long range plans so I hope they keep focused.

Hang in there this site is really nice as it shows we are not alone. Are you planning on going to PIR in Oct? We hope to take the train from Port Huron to Chicago. Maybe if they grad together we can meet

Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 15, 2008 at 2:31pm
Hi everyone, I made it thru Robert leaving, he shipped out on Wednesday the 13th. It was a very nice ceremony in Troy at MEPS. I highly recommend any of you if you get a chance to go. Just don't be there at 9 like our recruiter said to. The swearing in is laterr in the moring around 11.But before that there is a lot of waiting, just take coffee. As soon as I get teh pictures downloaded I will post. Now we just wait to hear how he is. Robert called when he got to Chicago at O'Hara. But now we wait.
Has anyone taken the train from Detroit to Chicago for the PIR? I figure it would be better then driving thru Chicago.
Well I better get back to work,I can't seem to stay focused on what I need to be doing.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 11, 2008 at 12:26pm
Hi all, I just joined the Navy Mom's, my son Robert leaves on Wed 8/13. I am trying to hold it all together. WE are very proud of him and I thought that I was just fine, but it really hit me last night as I was getting some of his stuff out of the waher, that I won't be doing this any more. He is the youngest and the last to leave the nest. I was so sure I was not going to be upset but I just don't know. Are there any moms in the thumb area. We are in Emmet just west of Port Huron. I'll be ok once he gets out but it maybe a bit teary eyed
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 7, 2008 at 4:34pm
Welcome Sandra, I know you must be excited about the PIR!

What part of MI are you in? I'm from Livonia but now live in Atlanta. But Michigan is my home and always will be! I make it back a few times a year as our family is still there.
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on July 26, 2008 at 7:15am

To our new moms. Wow we keep growing !!!!
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on July 19, 2008 at 9:45am

Just thought I'd share :)
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 17, 2008 at 2:29pm
Ohhh the girlfriend thing! It's amazing how often that issue is popping up on this site. My son had a very strong relationship before he left for boot camp, was afraid that might even marry and she was nice enough but just not who I hoped for but sometimes you have to say, well if it makes them happy...right? She was JUST so busy during his boot camp days that she was only able to send one or two letters during the eight weeks, could not go to PIR cause finals were around the corner and lo and behold, when he got to A school - they went their separate ways. I tried not to be TOO happy about it but I think he is still young at 21 and he's got six years of Navy ahead of him - go see the world, enjoy yourself, focus on the plan!

Does mean if he found a great person that I would not support him like you have done Lisa but hey...if it takes him 10 years to find that special gal - I'm good with that too!

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