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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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Danielle's Friends

  • mh mom (ship12 div 089)
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A little about me:
I am a mother of 6, three beautiful girls 22, 20 and 17 from my previous marriage. A step mother to my 15 year old step-son, and 3 year old boy/girl twins! My kids are my life! I was terrified and heart broken when my middle daughter told me she wanted to join the Navy. I tried to talk her out of it (for my own selfish reasons), but the more I thought about it, the better I felt. I was very young when I started my fist family and missed out on a lot. This is such a great opportunity for her to experience things that most people never will. I am so proud of her and excited for her new endevour!
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:58pm on January 9, 2013, mh mom (ship12 div 089) said…
Aloha Danielle, Thanks for the friend add! How are you doing? How's your SR doing? Can't wait for Feb. 8. Tall to Mele yesterday and she sounds good and excited. She needs to get a root canal done on Monday. But her spirits are up and positive. That helps me a lot. Are you attending any of the meet and greets? Hoping to get to see you:)
Have a wonderful day!!

At 7:55pm on December 14, 2012, Marksmom ship 03 div 091 said…

Just wanted to stop by and say hello and hope your day is going well. I am not sure if they will have PIR on the same day but if  I am correct, his date is Feb 8. They havent posted his group yet, but I counted 9 Friday's out and that is what I got. :) I am looking forward to the "box". I girlfriend of mine had told me today that usually the family gets a picture of their loved one in either the box or the form letter. I am not sure because I haven't seen anyone talking about it, but hoping that  is fact. Hope you had a great day :)

At 3:27pm on December 12, 2012, Marksmom ship 03 div 091 said…

Oh my gosh I am a wreck also. My son (his name is Mark) was teasing me yesterday before he left saying mom your going to cry lol. I held it together until last night when I recieved my "im here" call. He sounded so tired and since it was a scripted call, he didn't sound like himself. NO, you aren't being selfish, you are being a mom :) I have been having ups and downs since yesterday and was told that every day gets better. He was the last to leave the house, my baby, it just seems way too quiet in the house. What is your daughters MOS? Maybe they will be graduating at the same time. So glad to meet you, glad to know I am not alone.

At 1:43pm on December 12, 2012, Marksmom ship 03 div 091 said…

Hello Danielle,

My son left yesterday and there were a few kids at the MEPS office from Detroit. We are from Cincinnati Ohio and MEPS is in Columbus. Did your daughter go there to swear in? Is she going to Great Lakes?


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