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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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My daughter is in a different division (154)  but same ship. Wanted to reply and welcome you to the PIR 5/18/2012 group. Hope you are doing well. If you do not get any responses from people in your SR's division, please feel free to post on the Ship 12 Division 154 group.

Have a great day and look forward to hearing from you. 

My fiance has the same PIR 5/18/12 SHIP 12 DIV 153...

My son is in this group.  We haven't received a phone call or letter yet.  Have any of you?  Did receive the form letter last Thursday so have mailed him a few letters thus far.  THX

I have received the initial phone call and form letter, but that is it. Between the children and I, we have mailed 26 letters and cards... We miss him so much. Especially our special needs son. He does not truly understand y he is gone. Anyway I bet ur glad to received that 1st letter... Everyday that I get home from work I rush to the mail box hoping for something... Have any of u started making arrangements for graduation day? We live in KY and we r gonna drive, but I have not picked a hotel...

No letter yet but you have given me hope!

Nothing in the mailbox today and still not a single call.  This is brutal!

Hugs abmom, they will call<3

too funny!  Thanks!

I wish they had their laptops.

This made me smile... Thanks for being awesome... Ur sailor must be one lucky guy to have u in his life... U have brought me comfort a couple of times since this journey has began...

Message has been sent to ur inbox...

Well, I can't believe we didn't get calls over Easter week-end.  No news is good news. No news is good news, news is good news.


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