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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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imstasny- awesome!! I got a call too! Talked to him for 40 minutes :) he called during class, but I was in the back corner and we were in the computer lab, so I discretely picked up because I saw that unknown area code :D
It made my day. But then i came home to a couple depressing letters :(
Oh, and I sent you a friend invite, because I wanted to send you a message asking what your sailor's name was, because when I told my boyfriend about this site, he wanted to know who I'd talked to on here and what their recruits name was, because he probably knows them and it'd give them something to talk about haha. And, he did say that his rackmate was from Texas...
:D aww thats great to hear. I've been really worried about him calling while i'm in class, but i figure idc who objects, i'm GOING to talk to him, because he's top priority, specially when we don't get to talk everyday.
aww :/ well least you know those were from a couple days ago, and since you talked to him, i'm sure that really helped him out, i know my boyfriend was happy to hear.

alright, i'll get on that right now :) they prolly know each other, i think that theres only 73 guys in their division? boyfriend said something about taking a shower with 73 guys in 10 minutes.. lol
Already sent you a private message, but omg, haha. What are the chances we'd start talking, and our boyfriends are rack mates? :P
I think I might get a call tonight. He said he would get a call on Saturday probably, in the middle of the night. But i"m not sure whether that means tonight or tomorrow..because technically, it IS saturday now :P


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