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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.

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PIR 4/16/2010 Alumni

For anyone with a loved one graduation April 16th 2010

Members: 94
Latest Activity: Apr 22, 2012

Discussion Forum

A school for our sailors.

Started by sacha3357 (Wife of an FC). Last reply by sacha3357 (Wife of an FC) May 1, 2010. 26 Replies

Were is everyones sailors attending A school? And for what Rate?Continue

What to wear/bring to PIR

Started by sacha3357 (Wife of an FC). Last reply by Kelly Apr 25, 2010. 6 Replies

GRADUATION DAY SCHEDULE0630: RTC Main Gate opens to visitors.0645: The drill hall is open.0845: Guests must be seated.0900: Graduation commences.0920: Divisions arrive at drill hall.1030: Ceremony…Continue

Meet and Greet at Ramada

Started by sacha3357 (Wife of an FC). Last reply by MicheleV Apr 14, 2010. 58 Replies

For all who are attending graduation on the 16th of April, Ramada holds a "Navy Family Meet & Greet Reception with free drink and hor d'oeuvres. This is held on thursday the 15th of April from…Continue

Everyone is going to make it on Ship 13 DIV 160

Started by Roz Phillips. Last reply by 1stsailormom Apr 14, 2010. 65 Replies

We got our first phone call last night.  Teary but great to finally hear from her.  We thought that PT would be tough, that's okay what is tough is the clothes folding and keeping her rack tidy.  I…Continue

Hotel Information

Started by sacha3357 (Wife of an FC). Last reply by Lucas'dad Apr 9, 2010. 6 Replies

With any reservation, please make sure that you are able to change dates of stay with no penalties, due to the fact that graduations dates for some many change!Ramada Inn: Rooms around $79 per night,…Continue


Started by MicheleV. Last reply by MicheleV Apr 9, 2010. 2 Replies

I'm MICHELE and I will be traveling to Chicago from South Carolina. Are there any other South Carolina Mom's out there?If yes, what kind of flight fares did you get?I'm flying out Thurs April 15th…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of PIR 4/16/2010 Alumni to add comments!

Comment by Deidra- HM & Nuke Mom on June 12, 2011 at 11:35pm

Hello, my son was Ship 157, and is station in New London.  He and his wife are enjoying being in New England, but they sure miss their family in Texas.  Now I'm getting ready to send my other son to Great Lakes for boot camp. He is going into the Nuke program. I am so proud to be a military Mom to USN Sailors!!!!


Comment by Becky (J's Mom) on June 10, 2011 at 5:06pm
My J was Ship 157.  He's now in Okinawa, where he's been since right before Christmas.  He'd been at Camp P. in Cali. since Sept 1.  Luckily he was able to come home for a few (3 1/2) days before leaving.  He is planning on coming home in Nov. if he can get leave.  We get to text and Skype regularly, thank goodness.  J is working as a corpsman at a clinic with the marines.  Sounds like he's loving it!
Comment by ShortBecky on May 15, 2011 at 4:03pm

We just got back from Dam Neck (Virginia Beach) this week from seeing our Sailor.

It was wonderful, we rented a condo for the week and I got to cook alot for him.One night he brought 3 buddies over. They had all been in boot camp together. We made LOTS of tacos and they ate them all!

Comment by Sue(Daniel's Mom) on April 1, 2011 at 3:04pm
Well, here I am again.  I was wondering if there are any Moms on this site who had a son or daughter in Ship 13 Div 160?  Would love to here about your Sailor's experiences since BC.  I will pass info onto Daniel as I know he would love to here from his BC Buddies.  There are a couple that he has seen at Norfolk and he keeps in touch with them, but I know he would love to hear about others. Take care and hope to hear from you soon. He always commented that his division had it tough at first but they all came together and became a good team.
Comment by Sue(Daniel's Mom) on March 26, 2011 at 2:33pm
Hello Everyone !  Been sometime since I checked this site and I am glad to see some recent posts.  Daniel is currently stationed at Norfolk and we have visited him once and he has been able to come home for short visits.  It's hard to believe that he has already completed one year in the Navy and will soon celebrate a year since graduation.  He has a close friend who leaves for BC on Monday and he is visiting with him now.  He is giving him all of the "BC" advice and I hope it helps him get through.  I feel so much for this young man's wife as I know these next weeks will be very hard on her.  So our prayers are with them. Take care and God Bless you all.
Comment by colleen on March 21, 2011 at 8:43pm

Hi all,

My son Andrew is on the Submarine Nebraska, somewhere in the Pacific. It ports at Kitsap Base in Silverdale, WA. Anyone else have a loved one on this ship?


Comment by Deidra- HM & Nuke Mom on March 21, 2011 at 11:45am

We just got back from visiting Logan at Groton, CT, wheere he's a Corpsman at the clinic on base.  He and his wife are really enjoying living in the area, and we are finally adjusting to his living so far away.  Our youngest son leaves for Navy bootcamp on June 27.  We are hoping to all meet in Chicago for the graduation ceremony, prior to Colton's leaving for A-school.

Comment by sacha3357 (Wife of an FC) on March 21, 2011 at 6:44am
My husband leaves Great Lakes the 25th. Headed to San Diego where we will meet up with him beginning in June.
Comment by ShortBecky on March 4, 2011 at 9:05am
We hope to go shortly after our son gets there.
Comment by navymom20 on March 2, 2011 at 10:20am


ShortBecky No we haven't been there yet - hope to this spring!

No he didn't have any trouble finding a place, however he's trying to get into an apartment so he's on a waiting list.


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