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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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ALUMNI OF PIR 03/02/2012 TG 16 — 09 Divisions (075–080 & 914–916) Discussions (49)

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Great Lakes RTC Maps If you have to park outside RTC: Right outside RTC, on OHIO street, is parking for the Metra. It is not a huge lot but…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

3 Feb 29, 2012
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW


This is all new to me. Please tell me what PIR stand for and how do I add my name and son's ship and DIV #?

Started by Love my son

3 Feb 26, 2012
Reply by Doreen-ProudNavyMom


NOTE- ALWAYS check with your Sailor first to see if he ordered any for you! Order Form for Divisonal T-Shirts: NVY101FF_2010_email_file.jpg…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

12 Feb 25, 2012
Reply by Doreen-ProudNavyMom

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Here is some info on Flags and pennants. These posts are taken from our divisional group. A sailor that had our DIV Chief joined to cheer u…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

0 Feb 24, 2012
Reply by diannep

Funny things our SRs say

I thought that this would be fun to see what our SRs say in either a letter or a phone call to us.  My son wrote: Mom, the caviar here is b…

Started by Jess' Proud Mom

54 Feb 23, 2012
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

Groton A School - who's going?

My son

Started by jackiequeen/ship09div076

9 Feb 23, 2012
Reply by jackiequeen/ship09div076


Here is a link to NST site on Captains Cup

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

4 Feb 22, 2012
Reply by Barbydahlzz ALUM 09/075 USS JPJ

encouragement questionnaire

You will have to copy and paste this to word and tweak it a little so that it works for you. This is one of the questionnaires I made and s…

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

12 Feb 21, 2012
Reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


Once they have passed all tests, they go through BattleStations.  This is an overnight drill that they participate in the same night as the…

Started by diannep

12 Feb 21, 2012
Reply by Jess' Proud Mom

Graduation Gifts

Does anyone have good ideas for graduation gifts.  What can they have or what would he need in A school that would be a great gift.  My mom…

Started by Doreen-ProudNavyMom

24 Feb 20, 2012
Reply by jackiequeen/ship09div076


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