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


Charlotte Anne
  • Female
  • Oak Lawn, IL
  • United States

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A little about me:
I have a son who is stationed at Norfolk, Va. I am so proud of him. I have a teenage daughter who is involved in everything under the sun. I have been a teacher for 21 years and love it. I have a wonderful husband who is just as proud of his children as I am. Go Navy
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They will take care of my son. Not baby him but take care of him.

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At 11:33am on December 17, 2010, kdhnc(Ship07Div48) said…

It is amazing to hear how they are developing.  I cannot wait to see my SR next month!!!!

At 1:39pm on November 23, 2010, Gina - Ship 07, Div. 050 said…
Hi Charlotte Anne, did you find out your son's Ship/Div. yet?
At 2:36am on November 21, 2010, Gina - Ship 07, Div. 050 said…
I just read your post again, I already received the box. Concentration has been a little difficult since Tuesday. I know what you mean about the game system, oddly quiet here. I'm an empty-nester now, so the silence is deafening.
At 2:27am on November 21, 2010, Gina - Ship 07, Div. 050 said…
Hi Charlotte! It's so nice to hear from someone that had the same ship date. I got My Kid in a Box yesterday. So, if you haven't received yours yet; you should see it real soon. I have no idea if our sons will be in the same Ship/Div, but its nice to reach someone on the same "time clock."
At 11:19pm on November 14, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Hi Charlotte, Let's just say the hubby likes being retired even more! He now subs in grades 2-8. Also, he is an administrative assistant sub for an investment company whenever their admin assist needs a day off. WE just came back from Georgia and visiting our son before his sub deploys.

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