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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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for divisions 099 and 100.

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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My SR is Ship 13 Div 099

hello kathybship13div099, my son is also in ship 13 div 099. I am looking forward to graduation. so many things to remember. are you going to pir? where are you staying? we are thinking of navy lodge as we have friends that have stayed there. Not sure how far in advance to book air and hotel.

My SR is also in Ship 13 Div 099. I am so very excited for PIR. I am trying to turn my tears from missing him into tears of joy and excitement, maybe they are both. I'm getting there. We just decided to make reservations at the Residence Inn for Thurs night & Sat night. They have free cancellation up to 4:00 day of check-in. I am sure most of them do. Mention the NAVY Grad and you save $5.00 (every little bit helps). My quote was $164.00/night--YIKES. How did you fare over Christmas? I was kind of a wreck and still working on it. I had this silly thought that they might get a 20 second call or something so I frantically kept my phone in my hand. We will get through this!  

make sure to look around, hotels really vary in prices. we are going to arrive on the 7th and leave on the 10th, hopefully we can have friday and saturday to spend with our son. Have you gotten a letter? I havent and its making me crazy. christmas was too quiet, i find myself shopping and tearing up as I go thru the grocery store, we dont buy as much any more. I thought we might get a call but then again he did say 3-4 when he got there. I know, I work at night and hope I dont miss his call. Be well and stay strong, they are ok.

Something I've done that my grandson liked is to send a self-addressed stamped envelope. I don't send one every day since I know he can only write maybe once a week.  I have also sent a funny questionaire for him to answer the boxes of yes, no, or maybe.  That way I get my questions answered. 

How are you holding up? The holidays just werent the same for us nor for our son, as he stated in his letters. To our surprise we got two letters from him yesterday. says the place is really unclean and alot of them are sick, no surprise there. Well just wanted to drop a note. Hope your well.

My son is Ship 13 Div 099, we are coming from Fort Lauderdale, looking at all of the options for hotel and shuttles!

Anyone else coming from Florida?

My son is ship 13 div99 we are from NH just finally getting on this site, hoping maybe get a call from him Sun1/6 :) So far he's loving it!

where are you from? My son is in the same ship/div. we are from mass.

My SR is Ship 13 Div 099 also.  I just connected with Navy Moms.  Looking forward to PIR.  I am staying at the Ramada Inn.  Got a good deal on room and airline tickets.  What is the Navy lodge?  Want to compare prices.

I'm looking for airlines ticket!!!! Wht web site

Sorry it took me so long to reply back.  I went through expedia.  Got a good deal.


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