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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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A place to get to know one another since our SRs are in the same division!

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hahah that's so funny! cant wait to see our Sailor's!
MY SR gave me the battlestation date.  If you haven't gotten one or you want to compare dates to see if have the right one message me..........our SR's are kicking booty thanks the Micaela for the quik info......hallelujah
you are welcome :) so excited idk how im going to get through next week. can you pretty please message me the date since my SR seems to mention everything but that! lol :) thank youuuuuuuu :)
my last letter was dated 9/8 and 9/11. no word on a BS date in that one. Do you mind sharing with me??
I just sent you friend request to pm you

When is the Battle station.  I heard from one mom one date and my son told me another.  Would anyone mind sending me a message and compare


i just sent you friend request to pm you
It's hard to believe in one week some of you will be on your way to PIR. I bet you thought that day would never get here and I am positive you are getting very excited to see your Sailors. I have all the late orders on the ribbons finished and some were mailed today and the rest will be mailed in the morning. I only have one or two that I am still waiting on payment for. If you ordered late be looking in the mail in a few days for your ribbons and if you have not sent your order or payment to me let me know asap. We are running out of time. Thanks to all of you who ordered the ribbons; I know you will wear them with pride :-) Let me know if you have any questions at all.



I got them today! I love them! Thank You :)

Wow :) Thank You for that. just reading that gave me goosebumps. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! we are so excited!!!
Thank you sooooo much for that.  We all can't wait to see them this weekend!!
I just wanted to say thank and I can only imagine that the pretty petite girl belonged to me lol tahnk you so much for sharing


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