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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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Heads at Ease pillowcase project - our motto is: ALL OR NONE Discussions (79)

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  Well here we go, onto a BIG adventure. We are doing the USS Nimitz, this is an Aircraft Carrier. I have been working with the CMC the pas…

Started by Maryellen

119 Nov 18, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

USS Princeton

  This is our next Project. This is ship is the last one of the group traveling with the USS Nimitz. We will be working with the CMC on th…

Started by Maryellen

10 Oct 2, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

USS Antietam CG54

Ladies here we go, another ship. This on we have to thank the CMC from the USS Decatur, he has been working with me to get the other ships…

Started by Maryellen

21 Jul 13, 2013
Reply by Maryellen

USS Shoup

  We will be doing the USS Shoup the Week of March 25th to the 29th. There are a total 304 on this ship.   Please let Sue or I know how ma…

Started by Maryellen

35 May 22, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

USS Stockdale DDG 106

This ship has 308, with 46 being females. Our contact from the USS WP Lawrence referred us to them.  And the approval from command came in…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

17 Apr 10, 2013
Reply by sandman713

USS William P Lawrence (DDG 110)

I had a really fun way to begin my day and March 1st!  An email from a MC asking this:  How do you decide where to send the pillow cases?…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

27 Apr 2, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady


I heard from the chaplain this morning.  I had talked to a base chaplain in June looking for a Marine for a friend of mine.  While chatting…

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady

29 Jan 21, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

36th EN BDE from Ft Hood

    We have a great group from Ft Hood, as we all know Ft Hood takes a very special piece of mine and Sue's heart. This group is in need of…

Started by Maryellen

22 Jan 16, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady

USS Mobile Bay (CG53)

  The USS Mobile Bay is currently on deployment and could use a little Love From Back Home. We have the blessing of the command and they ar…

Started by Maryellen

41 Jan 8, 2013
Reply by Maryellen

USS Stethem DDG 63

Ladies As we celabrate the 4th of July, Independence Day, we are taking on a Destroyer I have gotten the blessing of the command and we wil…

Started by Maryellen

40 Jan 4, 2013
Reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady


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