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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 08/19/11 TG 40 -- 7 Div 263-268, 940 ALUMNI


PIR 08/19/11 TG 40 -- 7 Div 263-268, 940 ALUMNI

For All With Sailors that PIR'ed 8/19/11

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2012

Discussion Forum

Holiday care packages

Started by gsskygirl(SECF). Last reply by CarolP Oct 14, 2011. 51 Replies

For those that wish to participte in Holiday care pakages.


Started by gsskygirl(SECF). Last reply by gsskygirl(SECF) Sep 7, 2011. 2 Replies

 Meanings of sailor tattoos..A black pearl earring for survivors of…Continue

Ft. Sam Houston A School Sailors (Corpsman)

Started by Onedaysoon ((Ship 10-Div 267)). Last reply by kathy Aug 26, 2011. 11 Replies

Please keeps the alumni informed of your sailors progess in "A" School. A Hospital Corpsman (HM) - Is an enlisted medical specialist for the United States Navy. The Hospital Corpsman works in a wide…Continue

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You need to be a member of PIR 08/19/11 TG 40 -- 7 Div 263-268, 940 ALUMNI to add comments!

Comment by Corina on November 25, 2012 at 10:05pm
Just found out my daughter will also be going to C school early next year. Very pleased mama here.
Comment by Mtar B (Ship10/Div266)PIR8/19 on November 25, 2012 at 3:39pm
Unbelievable time flies... Im sorry Ive not posted. My son just graduated and is in school studying while on Grad Hold at Charleston. He is a Nuke.... Apparently all but two people are being sent to NY. Im praying he isnt one of them but prayer may be the only thing holding him here now. He signed on for more time and to come back as an instructor. Ive lost track of what level he has made he ranked up several times and Ive truly lost track without hunting through a stack of papers and notes to find it. Hope it doesnt make me a bad Navy Mother. Anyone else at Goose Creek,Sc?
Comment by BonnieRN on November 25, 2012 at 12:21am
Hi all. My daughter made petty officer 3rd class too. So proud. She is on the USS Theodore Roosevelt and seems pretty happy. She met someone in
"A" School and sounds like it is serious ! I have turned her room into a spare room type thing but it's still all her old furniture...just not all her clutter ! I had her permission. I mean realistically we both know she won't be living there again. But she will be using it when she comes home on leave etc.
Comment by Corina on November 24, 2012 at 10:33pm
Hi Cheryl, congratulations on your Katrina's promotion. My daughter also made Petty Officer 3rd Class. It seems like only yesterday they left and here we are a year and half down.
Comment by Cheryl on November 24, 2012 at 10:22pm

Congratulations to Petty Officer 3rd Class Katrina Torrez! Less than 1 1/2 years from E1 to E4. Way to go!

Comment by Cheryl on October 7, 2012 at 3:27pm

My daughter is on the USS George Washington stationed in Japan. They are deployed right now, but just got to Malaysia for a port call. She loves it and is enjoying life overseas. It's still hard for me, but got worse a few weeks ago when my other kid joined the Air force. He's in Texas for basic right now. Here we go again! Hope all your sailors are doing well, staying safe, have fair winds and following seas!


Comment by JuJu Ship 10 DIV 266 on August 19, 2012 at 3:04pm

Hi Everyone! can you all believe graduation has already been a year ago? I am sorry I haven't checked in for awhile....My son is in Virginia Beach,anyone else? I wish I could say it has gotten easier missing my son, but it hasn't. I just ordered more sailor pics of him and was so bummed they had sold out on the DVD of the graduation...How is everyone else doing? I would love to hear! Have a great day!

Comment by kathy on June 29, 2012 at 9:46pm
Well ladies its been a year, how are all of you and where are your babies? How are they liking it? Are yall dealing with them being gone any better I would love to hear all about it!,
Comment by BtownSandy on March 3, 2012 at 7:01pm

I changed my sailor's room into my son's mini-apartment. My extra bedroom is the room where I moved her bed into and use for guests. Her old room was the biggest one besides the master bedroom and when my son moved home from college we wanted to give him his own space so we used her room to house his futon/couch, coffee table, TV and tv stand, computer and desk. There is a bed in there as well, so we still have extra space. He actually sleeps in there instead of his "bedroom" which he uses as a closet right now.

Comment by Momof3kidz(IT) on March 2, 2012 at 3:52pm

Question for you all... have any of you changed your sailors bedrooms to a guest room?


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