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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Personnel Specialists Moms


Personnel Specialists Moms

Anyone there whose sailors are Personnel Specialist? Let us share and exchange of ideas about our sailors and their job as Personnel Specialist... You are all welcome A-School Moms and long time Navy Personnel Specialists Moms.

Location: USA and around the WORLD
Members: 39
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2019

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Comment by Whitney on August 5, 2013 at 7:13pm
Ok if a person is active for all eight years would that mean 4 years sea and 3 years shore? Im a little confused about the sea\shore rotation. And what if a person is active for 4 years and reserved for 4years? How would that apply then?
Comment by PSSN Flydown on August 5, 2013 at 7:20am

PSD is personnel support activity detachment. basically its a office where members get their pay processed and other things.  the govt was trying to put more civilan contractors in them, but are now moving back to using PSs.

if your married or have dependents, you are limited to where you can go for your first time. typically you cant go over seas, but you still can be stationed on a ship, but to make it easier, they may work with you to have you shore based, but for your first command, its what the navy needs.

typical sea/shore rotation is 48 months sea, 36 months shore.

Comment by Whitney on August 4, 2013 at 6:35pm
Thanks for the response. What is a psd? And if they see that your married or have dependents do they try their best to give a person a shore based command. And how long does a shore command and sea command last??
Comment by PSSN Flydown on August 3, 2013 at 12:26pm

just depends on the command that the sailor is attached to weather they will be at sea a lot or not. im with a squadron and dont see any sea time, some PSs are on ships and may be out for months at a time.


advancement is pretty open still as far as i can tell. i made E4 last september, my first time up and only being in for 5 months, and im up for E5 next month, all that ive heard is PSs is pretty open just because the navy is trying to put more PSs at PSDs now.. exams are in september and march

Comment by Whitney on August 1, 2013 at 10:08pm
Do personnel specialists spend alot of time at sea?
Comment by thankful45 on April 15, 2013 at 10:10am

Thank you for the response, Beath.  My sailor did update me on the exam schedule....good to know that he will already be able to take the exam in Sep.

Comment by thankful45 on March 19, 2013 at 4:04pm

Hey Flydown-

My son heard from another sailor that rental cars are available at base for only $15/weekend?  Is this true?  any info?  That just seems TOO good to be true...I could see 15/day, more likely?  Also heard that PS is a pretty closed rate...slow advancement these it still 12 months TIR from E-3 to E-4?  Exams still in Oct and Mar?

Comment by PSSN Flydown on February 8, 2013 at 6:03pm

not sure about the liberty on presidents day weekend, i wasnt there for any holidays, but im sure its the same where you have to be there for a while and "earn" your liberties, green sticker.

and just depends on how long he will be there, i dont recommend taking anything extra or buying anything because then its on you to ship/move everything home. plus usually your not there for THAT long, id honestly just say wait and get the guitar or whatever else after a school

Comment by thankful45 on February 8, 2013 at 6:01pm
Hey Flydown---another question for you: Can my son bring his guitar to A-school? Any restrictions?
Comment by destinee on February 7, 2013 at 1:55am
Hey my sailor will get there on Saturday do you know if they will allow overnight liberty for presidents day weekend

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