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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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We are looking forward to meeting you if your loved one has PIR with this date..

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Sharon - I am truly so very happy for you. If anyone deserves such a blessing and gift it is you.... Can't wait to meet you next week!
Thank you Diana, it means so much to me. I will not let anyone or anything come between me and my smile right now. It is all good, God is good, All the time! I cna't wait to see and meet everyone Thursday night.
Know how you feel Sharon..I missed Coreys call but listened to his message and it brought me to tears. Plus he got a ribbon for 9mm sharpshooter!! He has a good head cold so I will be ready with some meds when I see him..maybe a netty pot just to clear his sinuses. Told me he will call me Wed!!
I am sorry you missed the call! That was one phone call that we didn't expect today, we were praying for a call tomorrow. Diego got his 9mm ribbon as well last week and he said he also received a ribbon and a medal for National Defense. I don't know what that one is, never heard of it. We will find out on Friday though.

Do you use a netty pot? I have never used one though know what it is and how it is used. Does it help?
Yes I use it too. Sure does help the sinuses when you are congested. Looks like a tea pot and you poor it in one side of the nose and it comes out the other. Sounds bad but does help alot!!
Hey Sharon!!! KG said at the end of the chant he says"Sqquaaaadddd up" and everybody went crazy!!!! I know they were like a Football team ready to kick butt!!!LOL
In case I am not able to make the M&G I want to say THANK YOU to all of my 369 friends..You all have made these last 8 weeks bearable. Even if I didn't get a letter or missed his call I have so enjoyed reading your posts and have felt so much better. Knowing what my son was doing has kept my spirits up. Being a single mom I have found out more about me these past weeks. And know this is now time for me as I am like you all..we always put our kids first and we came second. I I love each of you and wish you all and your SAILORS Godspeed as you all embarq on your new lives..Thanks!! God bless you and your families!!
OK I am already getting wet eyed knowing I will be getting a call tomorrow afternoon!! Then to pass the word..deoubt if I will be able to see the keys for texting to friends for a while after...prayers for all of the SR tonight...and for the families and friends waiting it out!! I pray for patience for me..not knowing when I get that call but yet knowing my cell will not be more than a arms length at anytime!!


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