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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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Just got my letter from our SR made us so happy :)!  Heading to Great Lakes for the PIR in April and can't wait to see him.

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Thank you, littleone.......

yay!!!!  my son is the shorty in the front row :-D (poor kid comes by it honestly - i am only 4'7" tall LOL)  don't they look sharp!!!!  oh so very proud!!!!

They all look great....... Yours also.!! Very proud!!!!!!
11 days...... We can actually hug them!!!!! :-D
Short was an advantage this time. LOL You got to see more of him than I did. I'll take his eyes and head anyday though!

That is my daughter in the back row right in the middle. It almost looks like she is looking at the camera. I'm so happy to see her!!

thats my girl first row first girl left side!  every time i see it brings tears to my eyes.  hurry up april 13th!

Glad you were able to see her......... :) She looks great!!! I know gonna print today so I don't have to keep staring at my phone...... Lol

Just printed my gate pass...printed 5...I need one to carry around just to keep looking at it.  After seeing that picture last night, I am back to the part of this rollercoaster where I cry at the drop of a hat.  Come on April 13th.

@ teachermom, Im going home right now to do the same...... I am at the same point with the tears, cried myself to sleep last night, could not stop looking at the picture.... Let's go April 13th!!!!!!

did you see - the RTC facebook page posted another pic.... i can see all of adam in this one :-

YAY!!!  I saw my beautiful daughter on the RTC Facebook page.  She is the only girl on the Rifle Exhibition Drill Team.  They performed at the 3/30 PIR.  It is so great to just get a glimpse of her.  I am so proud of her.  I can't wait for PIR!

My boyfriend is in that pic. he is the comander of that drill team. It was so good to see him!


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