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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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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I hope we can get to know each other and sit together at PIR. I really hope our guys are getting along lol.

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Argh! Thank goodness my husband warned me about fine print....I hate when he is right! lol....I was getting super excited, finding an amazing deal on priceline for hotel and flight combo and opted for the insurance thinking it protects us against changes like southwest does...wrong! When I clicked on terms of use, I see that that is only for cancelations and takes over a month sometimes to recoop money...that the airlines will charge seperately for changes in dates, etc on top of a priceline fee! yikes! I almost bought it! Close one! If there was any sudden change in PIR we would of been out of luck and money!

That's so funny, mome2jord; we got a letter addressed to "Mom and Dad" also. Cracked me up.

I'm ready for a really good letter! 

I got a letter from my husband today!!! He said he got the letters I have sent!

yippeeee! That's so great!! :)

Yay for letters!!!  Congrats, I know it made you one happy wife!!!

That's WONDERFUL to hear!!!
I'm so glad to know their getting our letters!!
Lol, though, I have plans for tomorrow, and I'm wondering if I shouldn't wait until after my mail goes to embark on my plans.
I don't want to get a letter, then be stuck somewhere else, and have to wait until I can open it! =D
Here's to hope for getting letters tomorrow!! ♥

OMG best phone call I have ever received in my life!!!

Me too!!! Just got off the phone with my son. We got to talk for 20-30 minutes!!! I waited until I got off to cry! So wonderful!

I'm still on could 9 to be crying lol. We had a good talk and he sounds really good. I'm glad he is adjusting so well now.


Absolutely the best!!!!  We sat in the grocery store parking lot for nearly 40 minutes talking to our son and grinning from ear to ear!!!


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