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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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Hi Sherri - I just received my letter yesterday from my son.  He is also in Ship02 div 919.  Can't wait till the PIR.. I was used to him going on trips every once in a while but at least then I was able to call him on his cell phone.. this is an entirely different experience for me since I can't pick up the phone and call.
I so agree with you on that, it is weird not to be able to text her or call her. I'm setting up my trip to PIR now. Where are you from?
I am from Pittsburgh PA.. so it won't be that far for me.  Right now however we are getting ready for the Super Bowl.. I know my son was disappointed he was going to miss it but I am hoping he will be able to listen to it on a radio.  I sent him a few letters its actually a lot easier if I write a bit each day.   Are you close to the base or will you have travel a bit?
I too have a daughter in Ship 02 Div 919 - just got the letter yesterday.  All she said was "I'm fine.  Don't worry about me."  I'm anxious to get a real letter or phone call so I can get hear what her experiences have been like!
JulieP, my daughter just said it wasn't too horrible.
I'm coming from Arizona, so a bit of a trip, but love the Chicago area. Just hope the weather isn't too bad when we're there.
Well got some letters from my daughter and she said they won their scholastic flag. And that they are all finally starting to work as a division.
 Hello everyone, my name is michele my daughter is in this Div. We have recieved one letter and one phone call. The phone call was like being 9 on Christmas. I really didnt think I would miss her so much. Seeing her leave was one of the hardest things I have had to do. Knowing that Grad. is only a few weeks away is wonderful. Is anyone staying at the Navy Lodge?
metoo0522-I'm staying at the Navy Lodge. I miss my husband a lot too. 25 more days to go! Hang in there :)
From what I have read about the Navy Lodge its nice and clean.
I plan on going. Is there a group started for ours? I see one for 3/18 and 4/08.
I plan on attending


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