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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Recruits in Ship 7, Division 161, 4.25.08 PIR


Recruits in Ship 7, Division 161, 4.25.08 PIR

For all the moms, girlfriends, families or friends of those new recruits in Ship 7, Division we can cheer and jear as the next eight weeks consumes us!

Members: 12
Latest Activity: Dec 4, 2013

Discussion Forum

Where is your Division 161 Sailor at Now?

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by Sheila or Justin's mom Oct 8, 2009. 2 Replies

Hotel reservations for April 25th PIR

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick Feb 7, 2009. 8 Replies

Dinner is Today!!!

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick Apr 23, 2008. 10 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on December 4, 2013 at 3:23am
Miss that sailor!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 27, 2012 at 12:06pm
Just an update for those that are still around...

Nick re-enlisted yesterday for four more years. He will be leaving his ship in Hawaii to a DDG-110 in San Diego. Right now we are excited that he will be home next week and will be here for Thanksgiving!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 22, 2011 at 9:21am

In Tahiti for Thanksgiving 2011

Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 15, 2011 at 9:15pm
Missed a phone call from my favorite sailor today...he is in Singapore
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 11, 2011 at 8:27am

Nick at work, somewhere in the South China Seas (2nd deployment)


Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 25, 2010 at 8:45am
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends in Division 161 -

Nick will be advancing to E5 and I know Justin made it too! Anything going on with our other sailors?
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on September 30, 2010 at 1:16am
23 years later, Nick is back in his birthplace...Yokosuka, Japan!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on September 3, 2010 at 6:32pm
Linda, Joey is in gulfport now for eight weeks of combat training and then off to...A'stan.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on September 2, 2010 at 4:03pm
I'm staying here forever Linda! I think we will close the group down when our sailors retire!

Hugs to you!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on August 31, 2010 at 10:28am
And Justin comes home from GITMO...
where is everyone else?!

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