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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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Anyone else in division 32? :)
Ship 3 Div 32
It was getting lonely in here lol. Got my stuff in the mail yesterday. Glad to be under tricare again - I missed not having co-pays.
Anyone receive letters yet? My husband said he sent one, but nothing yet. Hopefully tmrw I get something. :)
Ya, my husband said to expect another call for this Saturday, so we'll see. Glad that our boys are doing so well.
You ladies get your letters yet? Got 3 today. Glad to hear my hubby's doing well. Says a lot of stuff has been going on with the division, however I suspect that's typical. Praying for all of our recruits & that they all hang in there.
Glad to hear that. Also, happy to know that our boys still have their sense of humor.
I was pretty bummed about not getting a phone call though. I need to mail out a phone card Monday BC my cellphone provider doesn't accept collect calls. Boo.
Can't wait for more letters. You think Sundays are the only days they can mail letters out? S said in his most recent letter that BC it was holiday they were allowing them to mail things out.
I have heard that Sundays is the only day letters are mailed...
My son graduates Dec 22. Does anyone know if they get leave starting that day and can I book him a flight home?
Janet: they're able to leave as soon as they graduate.
priscilla- is that already official? have u heard anythin from ur husband regarding that matter? im having doubts on booking flights for him tho, cuz i havent heard anything from him regarding that. should i just wait for his 2nd letter or 2nd phone call before doing so?
Thank you so much, Priscilla. From my understanding they are on leave until Jan 2, is that correct?
Thank you, Priscilla, so we're clear to book a flight home?


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