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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 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).  

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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


In an attempt to keep this group active, and to help us get to know each other better, I've decided to start a fun discussion that simply asks the question:

What is your favorite hobby?

So please, share with us and tell us what you like to do for fun! For me, my hobby is my career. I LOVE paper crafting and my hubby was kind enough to let me quit my day job to become a house wife and start my own business making cards and other gifts using paper and stamps! It's tough getting started, but I'm blessed to be able to say that I love my job!

What about you?

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I'm an artist. Painting, writing, and photography. :)
That sounds super fun! You will definitely have to let me know when your blog is up so I can check out your work :D
NimNim! So exciting that you have your own biz. I really admire your hard work. Taking on a biz by yourself is crazy time consuming. :) Best wishes getting all that to take off.
Thanks Jim's Mermaid! Yeah it's definitely tough getting my business off the ground. I started it almost a year ago and I'm still waiting to earn a profit instead of spending all my money on But it's fun and I enjoy what I do. If only there was more time in the day,
my hubby and I are dancers.. so in our free time (and sometimes when we should be sleeping) we go to milonga's to tango dance.. its alot of fun
Oh my gosh that sounds so fun! I wish my hubby danced! It's such good exercise too! So are you both trained dancers, or do you just do it for fun?
I have so many hobbies, I can't just pick one! [I might bore you with a list.] For the next four years, though, I will not be able to indulge in ANY of them. I just started a PhD program, which--when combined with full time work and a family--means I will have ZERO free time. I will need to make all my N4M friends this month, because in September it will seem like I dropped off the planet!

I love doing yoga :D

My favorite hobby is learning to dance. :D I love folklorico, I just have not been able to do it with class conflicts :/

I like to crochet in my spare time.  I go to a free crochet group at my local library every Wednesday.  I've made a few small items. Here are a few that I would like to share.  I hope you can see it.


While paper crafting isn't my job, I love to make cards and especially scrapbooks. I'm still mastering the art of stamping and embossing. I wish I had more time to devote to it! I actually look forward to rainy weekends so I won't feel guilty for simply scrapbooking all day!



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