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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 8/25/2022 - 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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If you have a SR in Ship 03/Division 047. Please share your information and/or ask questions that maybe one of us can answer.

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thank you navy mom...i just "liked" the forum...what else do I do?

click on it and them on the right it says join this group.  Then when we get any data, especially obtaining to our ship/division we can post it here and then everyone in the ship/division has additional information

i cant join it for some reason ???

thats odd. Did you click the button on the top right saying join?

I was wrong, we don't join, we just post information here.

nothing says "join" on it

I was wrong we don't join. We just post things here.

anyone traveling alone and need a hotel buddy?  I thought I must not be the only parent traveling alone, right?  I have the airfare and plan on showing up on the 26th. This should be enough, right?  or should I show up on the 25th?  This time of year, the weather is horrible.  I am coming from Houston, Texas.  I have to be back to work by Monday.  Any ideas?

I would recommend a non stop flight because that time of the year there are so many weather delays, and with a non stop flight it is one less plane to worry about.


I received 2 letters from my girl today!  Only BAD part was, I MISSED HER CALLING!!  ARGH!!  She did get a hold of her dad.  She says she got a blister and it got infected adn she had to go on LLD(Light Limited Duty)  This was on 12/8 so I figure she is healed fine by now.  She said she is eating like a horse, which is great because she is lightweight, she could use a few more pounds.  She likes the RDC's now(that was NOT what she said in her first letter LOL)    She sounds like she is doing great!  That makes me feel pretty good. 

I can't wait for January 27th!!

wonderful!!  I know that the RDC's have a hard time at first.  They usually have never had much leadership training.  I was enjoying MAA when I was in bootcamp but my daughter said she wanted to be the Yoeman to do mail, lol.  I know that they fed us ALOT of chicken and feed us well.  She should put on some muscle while there.  It will be lean also.  My daughter was actually 5 pounds over limit but 5% less body fat.  She was a weight lifter in High School.  Those measurements can be so very wrong.  I am glad you got your letters!  Keep your head up.

Wow, I got my first phone call. He sounded good but very tired. He said days are long and that his division finished week 2 today and they start day 1 week 3 tomorrow.


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