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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 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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for divisions 187 and 188

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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Super Cute Bunny Waving

ellen0502 I like your bunny :)

Good morning everyone! I just wanted to post that RTC facebook page posted new pics!

my son is in that ship and div too Cheryl Ann

My husband is div 188 ship 13 :)

Hi Rebecca and CherylAnn!  It's so good to have you both on here! I'm really looking forward to keeping up to date on our SRs together!!!  For some reason, I'm thinking that last Thursday was DOT 1-1 for them.  I wrote my SR and asked him to date his letters to me with the DOT along with calendar date so we'll see. 

Anyway!  I'm on lunch here at work so I  thought I'd stop by and say hi!!!  I'll log back on this evening and check in with everyone! 

Hello everyone!  Hope this day is finding everyone well!  My son is Ship 13/Div 188 and will be heading off to A School in Pensacola, FL!  Look forward to seeing everyone at PIR!

Good morning, well almost afternoon here, Ship 13!!!  I hope everyone is doing well. I'm really hoping for a call today. Hopefully they didn't get into trouble for anything and get their phone calls taken away!!!

Hi all.  I missed my second call from my son today.  He called last Saturday too and I missed it.  Both times I was at work, and had my phone on....but did not hear the call.  I also had it in my bra on vibrate.  I didn't hear it or feel it. I missed his call by only 4 minutes.  I left work at 5:30 and he called at 5:26.  I was so upset, I cried and cried.  He did leave a message and caledl his sister, so I got an update.  He gets his wisdom teeth out on Wednesday.  He also said he may not get to call again until after battlestations.  Does that sound right?  

Anyway, I wrote him another letter and told him how proud I am of him...and how sorry I am to have missed his call.  Hopefully I will get to talk to him soon.

Oh cherylann, I'm so sorry you missed the calls. At least you have his message you can listen to over and over again. Hoping all goes well with his wisdom teeth! Keep your head up and hopefully they'll get one last call next Saturday!

You guys all keep getting a second call. I have not gotten the second call. Maybe my son getting wisdom teeth out now or something. I hate that he didn't call. Surely he would if they could but then ya never know I guess. I am just sad that he hasn't called again when everyone else seems to be getting calls. Anyone staying at the Ramada and going to the meet and greet there for PIR?


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