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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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PIR 1/21/11 Divisions - 49-52 and 909 Discussions (18)

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I hope you find these fun and informative.  Jessica actually has many of them, but like she said sometimes they are hard to open.  I went t…

Started by Lynne

11 Jul 8, 2013
Reply by Zig's Mom - carmen47 14/307

Nuke A School FAQ

  Nuke A School FAQ  click the Above Link

Started by NF Mom

1 Feb 25, 2011
Reply by NF Mom

Shuttle or Own Car To PIR?

We had planned on using the hotel shuttle to go to and from the PIR but I was wondering if we then would have to drive back to base to pick…

Started by tobyswife89

8 Jan 19, 2011
Reply by chew92


This is the final test for the recruits, and then they become sailors.  It takes place some time during the last 8 days before PIR (Thurs n…

Started by diannep

31 Jan 18, 2011
Reply by vibranttk

Praise God

When our son first came to us about joining the Navy, all I could say is NO!!!! Are you kidding me we live thousands of mile away from the…

Started by ziggy's mom

5 Jan 16, 2011
Reply by nascarnov

The Navy Mother's Creed

I am a United States Navy Mother.I support the Constitution of the United States of Americaand the United States Navy.I will observe and ob…

Started by Ellen B

0 Jan 16, 2011

Pizza - Jan. 21 after PIR?

  Giordano's Pizza 7105 Grand AvenueGurnee, IL 60031-1604(847) 856-6100 Friday, January 21                    Aft…

Started by Gina - Ship 07, Div. 050

18 Jan 11, 2011
Reply by navywife007/ship02div909

Where Should We Stay?

We are flying in to Milwaukee...where would be the best/closest place to stay?  We are considering the Comfort Inn in Waukegan as it has a…

Started by FranJim454

5 Jan 6, 2011
Reply by Cat(Mom of an AO)

Ship 07, Div 049 - Anyone else??

My son is on Ship 07, Div 049.  I see a lot of other moms from other divisions, just wondering if anyone else has a son/daughter on Div. 04…

Started by Cyndii ~ Nuke Mom

15 Dec 19, 2010
Reply by Cyndii ~ Nuke Mom

anyone have an xtra pir ticket?

just wondering if anyone knows if theyll have 1 extra pir ticket?  my sister in law found out my husband invited me, my parents and his own…

Started by navywife007/ship02div909

2 Dec 17, 2010
Reply by navywife007/ship02div909


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