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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 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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My son is also set for PIR 3/30/12 and in Ship 12 Division 100. His name is Mason and will be going to San Antonio for A school. Just hoping to make contact with some other families!

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Hi kppavatte,  Welcome! You may want to check out the ship 12 div 100 forum that has been started.  Please let us know if you can find it. Go 12/100!!!

Hi kppavatte, my son will be going to A school in San Antonio too. He will be doing MA. What will your son do?

Hey! He will be training to be a corpsman, What is MA?

Master at Arms which is security. Dustin said there were only 3 he has met so far. I was hoping your son was one of them. Glad to meet you.

Hey! My son is in this ship & division. His name is Quen and will be going to Pensacola for A school. I'm looking forward to seeing him in 4 weeks!

Hey Kelli,  My SR (Joe) said he knows your SR and he is going to Pensacola too. Welcome!! We are half way there!!!!  Cant wait until March 30th :)

hello! my husband is with your son and will be headin to san antonio as well :-)

Good to hear! Sounded like everyone in the division was going to Florida, but Mason. We are counting down the days at our house until 3/30!

Hi, My son Brian is going to San Antonio for corpsman. We will have to try to meet at PIR. I will ask my son if he knows Mason.

My boyfriend Aaron is in this Ship and Division.  He is the the Recruit Chief Petty Officer in this division and I am sure he knows of your son!  Are you planning on going to Graduation?



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