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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 4/8/2011 Alum Group!


PIR 4/8/2011 Alum Group!

DIVISIONS: 121-128   807, 808   920,921

This group started on 2/8/11 and we survived boot camp, laughter and tears.  Now our recruits are sailors and headed in many directions, but we'll continue to support one another throughout! 

Location: GL
Members: 129
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2011

We DID it ladies!!! We made it through BOOT CAMP and beyond!! What a group!


Discussion Forum

Ship 02 Division 920

Started by soccermom(ship 02 div 920)/Corps. Last reply by otty (ship 02 div 920) May 27, 2011. 178 Replies

Hi I am new here and was hoping to interact with others. My son left 2/7/11. I still have not spoke to him. I am praying he is ok and adjusting to bootcamp.

Ship 11 Div 123

Started by Ragdollrae HM A school SA. Last reply by Ragdollrae HM A school SA May 10, 2011. 729 Replies

This discussion group woll be for the individuals who's loved ones are in this Ship/Div.Continue

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom May 4, 2011. 1 Reply

Nuke A School FAQ click the Above LinkContinue

SHIP 04, DIV 807 & 808

Started by MamaMia. Last reply by cocojazz May 2, 2011. 387 Replies

Any PIR's on Ship 04, Div 807 or 808?  Sign your comments here!  :-) Continue

Tags: Div, SHIP, 808, 807, 8

Comment Wall


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Comment by nursemom (Lisa) on August 11, 2011 at 4:03pm
Mumzie, you have had a lot occurring in your household.  It is amazing how quick the kids grow up and leave.  My daughter is home for a while.  she will be attending Community College for the time being.  She is still undecided as to what path she wants her future to take.  She has started to talk about joining either Air Force or Navy.  We might be heading to a recruiter after school begins.  Possibility I will be going through this again.  Good luck with everything!
Comment by Ragdollrae HM A school SA on August 10, 2011 at 9:41am
Mumz - Hang on to those memories. Sounds like you truly enjoy having that houseful of kids around. I wish Katie all the best of luck on her adventures in DC and Alex all the most wonderful secret stuff that he can get. :0)

I am sure that you will have a wonderful time with him while he is home. Congrats to Alex for graduating with honors too!!

Have a great rest of your week.
Comment by mumziepooh on August 9, 2011 at 5:48pm
Hi gang!  My son is home on leave.  Graduated with honors and is off to Whidbey Island.  I don't know what he does and he won't tell me so I can't tell  I knew it would happen.  His best friend from high school just got back from Iraq and is here for a couple of days - it has been so chaotic and fun....makes me wistful.  While all of that has been going on, my oldest daughter was packing for her move to Washington DC - she flew out today.  So it has been pretty wild around here - very much like old times - there have been lots of kids in and out of my house - some I haven't seen since they graduated from high school 5 years ago.  Ah, but that is coming to an end - Katie is gone and my son's friend leaves tonight.  My son will be home until the 19th when he drives to Whidbey with my husband.  They are planning on 6 days but hope to make it in 5.  Yuck!  I would not want to do that......
Comment by nursemom (Lisa) on August 8, 2011 at 7:26am
ntz4laa, my son is wishing he would have taken that path instead of C school but, as he said, they brainwashed you to think that C school or marine fleet was the way to go.  I wish her much success.
Comment by ntz4laa (HM Mom) on August 7, 2011 at 6:51pm

I had to laugh,Ragdollrae!  We've decided the Navy didn't cure our daughter of her messiness either!

On a positive note, she graduated from HM A-school on July 30th in the last class from Great Lakes NHCS.  She opted to not to go to C-school and take a duty station first.  She wanted to work in a hospital for a while before she decided to specialize.  So, we're leaving tomorrow morning on a 2 day road trip to drive her and her car to NAS Whidbey Island in Washington.  Leave sure went by fast!

Comment by nursemom (Lisa) on July 28, 2011 at 6:32pm

Hello ladies, My son also graduated from A school in San Antonio as a Hospital Corpsman.  He is currently home and enjoying spending time with his friends and his family.  Suprisingly, we have had the chance to visit with him more than I thought.  He has been helping out the Recruiter this week.  He attended my 13 yr old Civil Air Patrol meeting and was pretty excited to recruit E2.  While he has been home we were able to get his uniforms cleaned and rehemmed.  They were way too long.  He ruined the bottoms of his dress blues.  He heads back to San Antonio on Monday and will be starting C School at the end of August. He is pursuing a path in Behavioral health.  I hope he likes it.   My husband and I will be heading to SA in September for a business trip.  I am thrilled that I will be able to visit with Chris during that time.  We are hoping that he will be able to head to Disney at Thanksgiving to join us on a family vacation. 

Glad to hear that everyone is doing well.  It seems like ages ago that we were all waiting on edge for our weekly letters.  Enjoy the remainder of your summer.

Comment by MamaMia on July 26, 2011 at 12:22am
It's funny, well sort of, to look back at all the stress we went through in boot camp.  It's nice to hear your sailors are all settling into their new professions and loving it!  There's a bunch of us from the 800 divisions still waiting for outcomes.  The roller coaster ride continues day to day.  But, my son is happy and loving it!
Comment by jim'scupcake on July 26, 2011 at 12:04am

Hi Ladies!  Just popped on to the site...and saw you were all talking~sometimes I really miss that...running home after to work to see how everyone is doing.  My son is going through ATT (graduated BESS about 6 weeks ago) in Groton.  Still just lovin it.  Hoping to see him at Christmas (last time we saw him was 4/8)...he is in CT and we are in CA.  Glad you are all well and that the Sailors are well too!!


Comment by Ragdollrae HM A school SA on July 25, 2011 at 10:52am

Hello fellow alumnist...


Just checking in. My son finished A school training and is officially a Hospital Corpsman now. He is home through July 30th and will start his C school for Surgery Tech in August once they class up. I heard it should be the end of August. It is different having him home. The first day he woke up and immediately made his bed. He saw my eyebrows raise and said, "Can't help it. It is what I do now." Well, since then, the bed hasn't been made once! He has slipped right back into his lazy - "I'll get to it later." mentality. I am ready to shoot him!! He has made such a mess! I thought that this would be better?? Can they regress that quickly? I am so proud of him for his accomplishments, I guess I can't have the moon and the stars at once. :0)


Hope everyone is well. Miss chatting with you all.

Comment by judyspin on July 25, 2011 at 10:15am
Hi folks! Well we have decided to drive my son's car out to him in San Diego.  We will take 2 weeks and see some sights on the "bucket list."  he completed his A school and will be there another 9 months for his tech training.  Of course, the Navy managed to upset us all by making a "clerical error" and telling him he was denied for the tech school.  Straightened out now, but we had already made our reservations for the return flight!!

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