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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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Alumni of PIR 08/05/2011


Alumni of PIR 08/05/2011

TG 38 - 10 DIVISIONS (243-250, 817 & 938)

For those that have loved ones graduating Friday, August 5th, 2011

Members: 88
Latest Activity: Jun 9, 2012

Discussion Forum

Son was in 11/244 then injured sent to RCU

Started by sbarber. Last reply by Terry'saproudmom(Ship02-Div936) Aug 7, 2011. 32 Replies

Well I am so happy for you ladies getting to see your boys soon, my son was so disappointed when he hurt his knee and had to ship out of his division more so probably than I was NOT I was so looking…Continue

Ship 09 Division 247 PIR 08/05/2011

Started by Maine Mom. Last reply by Nan(Ship 9 Div 247) Aug 3, 2011. 152 Replies

Hello-I would like to hear from other families from this group.

pir 7/29 pictures of 938

Started by BoosMom. Last reply by BoosMom Aug 2, 2011. 5 Replies

I took some random pictures of 938 and 939 you can go to my facebook page and view them under mobile uploads. my name on facebook is karen annette lyons whitworth_johnson, I tried to especially get…Continue


Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Aug 2, 2011. 62 Replies

Here is a link to provide you with the BattleStations info:…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by alexh_sailor on June 9, 2012 at 1:44pm

My sailor will graduate A school end of June and will get his assignment soon. Hope that all sailors are living out their dreams and enjoying the navy.


Comment by countrywoods on February 19, 2012 at 9:17am

How is everyone and thier sailors?

Comment by JLmom(Lisa) on October 30, 2011 at 10:42am
Hi Ladies, My son also went to Japan, he is on the USS Tortuga out of Sasebo, If you have not yet found it, there is a group called "Japan Moms"an awesome group of ladies, so much support there, just like this group during BC. Hope all is well with your saliors and hope to see some of you in the Japan Moms group :)
Comment by Maine Mom on September 18, 2011 at 8:58pm

Hi amyj96-my son is also in Japan. He is on the USS Mustin. It was so hard to say good bye again and I could not go to the airport to see him off as it was the first day of school for my students. It was probably better that way-I was a mess. I am happy to say I am doing better now. He bought an iphone at the NEX and is able to text me often during his off time. I do not know how mothers did it years ago without this technology! He is going to get a laptop when he comes into port again so we can skype. It will be good to hear his voice and see his face! We will be here for eachother!!


Comment by amyj96 on September 12, 2011 at 9:00pm

Hey everyone...i've not been on the site since PIR in august.  My son left yesterday for Japan.  He will be on the USS Germantown.  I've been sick all day :(  I did get a message from him that he had made it safely and had all his bags.  I see a lot of others have sons/daughters going to Japan.  It seems like June 13th all over again but this time a one year wait on seeing him :(


Comment by Terry'saproudmom(Ship02-Div936) on September 7, 2011 at 5:28pm

For anyone who rides and is in California....there is a ride this Sunday from Pt. Mugu to Pepperdine U.  Here is some info.

By Operation Gratitude
Join Operation Gratitude supporters and others as we honor and remember the victims of 9/11 at the Ride to the Flags event on Sunday beginning at 10 am at the Pt. Mugu Naval Base in Oxnard, California and ending at Peppderdine University's Alumni Park in Malibu. More information may be found at the Ride to the Flags website: and Facebook page:

Comment by CorysNavyMom (Ship 11 Div 243) on September 2, 2011 at 11:10pm
My sailor will get into our airport soon tonight! He'll be here around a week before heading to Sasebo, Japan. It may be a year before he can come home for another visit.
Comment by Tonya (Ship 09 DIV 247) on August 23, 2011 at 12:01pm
I'm going to see my husband next weekend!! YAY!!!!!!!!!
Comment by CorysNavyMom (Ship 11 Div 243) on August 16, 2011 at 9:24pm
Thanks everyone! Gonna miss my boy but I'm very excited for him in this journey! And I'll be one of those hugely emotional moms when he comes home. LOL.
Comment by amberrose on August 16, 2011 at 2:26pm
I seemed to have jumped from one emotional roller coaster to another.  From Boot Camp to wedding planning....when will all of this fun stop?  :-)

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