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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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Hola mi nombre es Martha y mi esposo es Nestor. Y es  la primera vez que entro a esta pagina. Nuestro hijo salio a Great lakes boot camp hace 3 semanas. Lo estranamos mucho pero estamos orgullosos de el. Hace 2 semanas que recibimos sus cosas personales y admito que sentí algo muy raro al recibir la caja de su ropa. Por el momento espero su llamada, según me explicaron que después de 3 semanas les dan permiso de hablar por teléfono.  Cual quiera información de great lakes me gustaría saberla.

Con Carino  Martha

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Bienvenida al grupo Martha. ¿Ya tienes la fecha de la graduacion? 

Mi español no es muy bueno, pero estoy feliz de ayudar.


Thank you for your welcome.  Our son left for Chicago 11-23-16. I receive a letter stating that graduation will be Jan 20th 2017. I am new to all and would like to know what or when can I send him books, gift for graduation. Would like any information on the seal program as my son was accepted and from what I understand its a hard program. Any info will be helpful to me.

Martha y Nestor

Hola Martha, waaaaaooo, yo había perdido contacto con este grupo, pero recupere mi viejo correo y me encanta volver a este grupo.

Mi hijo y mi hija se fueron a Great Lakes con una diferencia casi de año y medio cada uno, mi hijo estuvo sus 4 años, al salir se caso y ya tiene un hijo, esta estudiando y su esposa sigue en el NAVY.

Mi hija se graduó  del Bootcamp y ya en Abril va a cumplir 5 años, estuvo primero en el USS George Washington y luego en el USS Ronald Reagan, ambos porta aviones, ha hecho un trabajo excelente y ha estudiado dentro de su carrera y ha ascendido, es un orgullo muy grande tener a nuestros hijos sirviendo a esta gran nación.  Así como ves tengo un poquito de experiencia en lo que refiere a la vida de los hijos en el NAVY. Si en algo te puedo ayudar estoy a la orden.

Dios proteja siempre a nuestros hijos. 

Hola martha y si bienvenida al grupo, sabes también tenemos un grupo en Facebook te invito a que te unas :)


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