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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.

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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.

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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 023 and 024

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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Hi again DeborahRC!     My son is also Ship 11 DIV 024...and going to Pensacola  :)   He'll be AM.  He left Oct 2.  I'm not sure when the W.W. pics are posted.  I'll be checking this am and throughout the day.  Oh I so hope your eyes are sharper than mine!   

Hi! I am from Colorado and my son is DIV 024 and left on 10/2. He will be going to Groton for A school and on subs. Got my plane ticket and am planning to stay at Courtyard Marriott- looking forward to meeting all of you soon! 


My son also left from Colorado 10/2.  Were you in Denver for swearing in?

No, I see a lot of other moms went to MEPS and the airport, etc... my son wouldn't even let me go into the recruiter's office when I dropped him off! :-) However, he did wear a white shirt, so I got to go back the recruiter's office with a different color and say goodbye twice! Will you be flying out of Denver for graduation?

Nice!  I fly out Monday to Denver then O'Hare.

Your son's initials aren't KH, are there? (don't know if I can post first names here!) My son said he has a friend in the division from Colorado- trying to figure out if his mom is on here.

==had to refresh my memory on do's and don'ts.  First name of recruit is okay.  No; his name is Wyatt. 

Ah- My son is Addison. I will be flying Tuesday at the crack of dawn into Midway. I will probably be the one with the Navy blue hair... I color my hair a lot and it has been boring brown for a few months, so I think Navy blue will be the way to go next month :-)

:)  I had my nails done before he left, the tips are navy blue 


We were in Den 10/2 for swearing in. Our son from Fort Collins. Same div as.both of you.

Sweet!  My husband couldn't get away from work that day so, it was just me and my recruit.  Have you had any word?  How's your son adjusting?  Wyatt is doing well.  Adjusting but, misses "EVERYTHNG" about home.  --even the dog hair  ;)


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