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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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Posted on August 24, 2015 at 4:29pm 12 Comments

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At 2:08am on January 10, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Comments on this page are for you. Others do not see them unless they happen by. To reply to someone who posts here, click on "Comment Back" or "View Thread" below the comment.

At 11:16pm on October 13, 2015, dougiesmom said…
Hey Robin we are so excited for the boys cant wait to get there
At 12:03am on October 10, 2015, TexasBird(Robin) said…

Hi dougiesmom - Clayton called this afternoon about 3 to give the good news - I'm a Sailor Mom! He was so excited and very exhausted. Captain's Cup tomorrow. He said he would probably be cleaning the rest of the week lol

At 3:23pm on August 28, 2015, garden gal said…

Hi, my son left from the Montgomery MEPS on 8/20. He is a YN also.  Did your son leave out of Montgomery?  What day?  We have not gotten the letter yet, it looks like you got yours.  If so what day did you get it?


At 1:18am on August 26, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Please make at least changes 2, 3, and 4.

At 1:18am on August 26, 2015, lemonelephant said…

If you are referring to The Rating Information Card for YN at (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.) and if you have trouble in one browser, change computers and/or browsers.

At 1:16am on August 26, 2015, lemonelephant said…

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At 11:39pm on August 24, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Amy, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your full name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

It is not a good idea to post a pic of your recruit every time you post, so also make change 4.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with your recruit.

At 5:59pm on August 24, 2015, dougiesmom said…
Lemonelephant I cannot get the info guide to download any advice? ?
At 3:53pm on August 23, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Since your recruit will go to "A" School for Yeoman (YN), join Yeoman Moms, Sailors attending A School in Meridian, Mississippi, and Meridian Mississippi A School family&friends. You will also want to check out NAS Meridian Facebook Page and NTTC Meridian Facebook Page.

The Rating Information Card for YN can be found at (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.)

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

Those with a YN contract for subs will go to “A” School at Meridian first and then go to Groton for BESS, so join Sub Moms and GROTON, CT. SUBSCHOOL & "A" SCHOOL MOMS and check out Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook Page

The Rating Information Card for YNS can be found at (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.)


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