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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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Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on January 16, 2014 at 4:50pm

Hi, I do come here an make a comment every now and then, but I don't see anyone anymore.  How did we do it before, I was on here all the time.

Stephen is out and is happy and working and dating.  He lives close to home so I get to see him all the time.  I have a daughter leaving for the Peace Corp and is going to Senegal Africa, these kids are going to kill me, lolol  I am so proud of both of them.  I think of all of you and wonder what the sailors are up too, hope to hear from more of you.  Love Debbie

Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on March 11, 2013 at 8:12pm

lol guess who.  It is sad no one comes here anymore, I remember the days we could not talk enough.  I hope everyone is well and that your sailor is doing wonderful!  Love Debbie

Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on January 16, 2013 at 10:25pm

Barb, wow your son is married that is so wonderful.  He must love the Navy to re-upped.  After Stephen left Italy he was stationed in Norfolk, VA for a while on land and the worked at Great Lakes for a while and got out Nov., 18th.  It is amazing to me how much we talked back in the days and now I don't talk to anyone here, times changes and everyone goes to different place, but I am so glad you stopped in and we caught up a little, take care Barb!

Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on December 4, 2012 at 9:39pm

Well it looks like I have been the last one one her well I just wanted to let you know my son is a vet now, he is out November 18th and is working a full time job and is enjoying life.  I hope everyone is doing good and sailors are fine.  I think of all of you often. Love Debbie

Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on January 16, 2012 at 6:20pm

Hi Marybeth, how are your doing?  LOL time sure goes by fast.  Stephen is out of Italy and November 18th was three years for him.  He is home and finishing his 9 months at Great Lakes, I do not think he will reup.  How is everyone.  I think of all of you often.  Let me know where your sailors are, I would love to hear from all of you.  Love Debbie

Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on January 14, 2011 at 4:31pm
Hi Marybeth, can you believe it two years, it is amazing.  Don't worry you will get one.  Where is your son now?
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on January 14, 2011 at 3:37pm
Stephen came home and surprised us for Christmas how wonderful is that, it was great to give him a hug! 
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on December 27, 2010 at 8:43pm

Hi Marybeth, sounds like things are going well with James, I am so happy to hear that.  Yes two years the time just flies.  Stephen is still in Italy and is now a Petty Officer and E4, I am very proud of him and he is very proud of himself and he should be.  He should be movng on in April or May, he is putting in for his next base.  I bet Washington is beautiful. 


I have not been on here in a long time but I still think of all the wonderful friends I made here.  Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year!

Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on September 7, 2010 at 6:49pm
Oh Louann, CONGRATS!!!!!!!! A granddaughter how wonderful is that. It sounds like your son is doing great. Boy our sailors have come a long way!!!!
Comment by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on August 23, 2010 at 8:40pm
Marybeth that is so wonderful. How is he doing? How are you?

Stephen is picking his next base, he wants a destroyer and he wants to go to Washington (the state) or San Diego. Keep you fingers crossed he get what he wants. He will be out of Italy by April.

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