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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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Looking forward to getting to know those who are in my son's division.  He is 19 and will be a NUKE.  I am so proud of him.

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Ship 03 Div 070 here!!  My son is in advanced electronics.  He will be 26 this coming Thurs.  Definitely a proud mom!!

Congrats.  Wish him a happy birthday for me.

Our Son is also Ship 03 Div 070. He will be in Hospital Corp. Lots of Birthdays this week. His will be on Wed when He turns 19..

My Son is also Hoispital corpmans Ship 12 div 72.

My son is also ship 03 div 070

We got letters from logan today!!!

Waiting on the mail to come in later this afternoon

Welcome to the group.  Will everyone be going to PIR?  Please post as you start getting letters or calls.  I am trying not to worry unless other people are getting info and I am not.

Connie I have been told no news is good news...if we don't get a call from them in the first three weeks it means everything is ok.....we only got the form letter so far. Of course kept our fingers crossed and our phones by our sides all day yesterday, but knew that he was too new at boot camp to be able to call.

Same thing here.  My boyfriend who was a Marine keeps telling me I am crazy to keep my cell as close as I am.  I know he is not likely to call but it would kill me if he got the chance and nobody answered.  I am also following the no news is good news theory.

Just made my reservations for PIR.  I've gotten nothing from Josh except the form letter so I don't think you need to worry.

My son is in this division and signed on for the NUKE program, as well. It's so good to read that other moms have the same questions as me and, even better, that we all seem to be having the same experience. We've not heard anything other than the form letter and I keep my cell phone with me all the time. If he calls when I'm in the shower I'll be really mad!


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