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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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At 5:25pm on August 22, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Glad to hear that your sailor is going to be headed to his A school soon!! Once things settle out a little better, you will be able to get an idea of what his schedule is and the best time to call and visit. I am glad to hear that things are looking a little better for your friend's son. 

At 6:51pm on August 20, 2020, Missyo said…

No, he tested neg, did the 14 day ROM, was one week out of ROM and fine until yesterday, when he spiked high fever and cough and sore throat. He is in ROM again and had been tested again, he wint get results back for 2 or three days. Although i am his HIPAA he said he didnt know if they would notify me if the rsults are positive. He is having active symptoms including high spiking fever

At 1:55pm on August 16, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Prayers also for your SR's friend!! I am glad that you moms have had a chance to connect and be encouragement to each other and to your sons. 

At 1:53pm on August 16, 2020, Chipmunk said…

OBKY - Just remember that time really does go by faster than we think it does. Of course, my husband reminds me that happens more when we are enjoying what we do - but the peak is there. My son recently reached his half way mark of his 6 years and I was thinking - you know the last 3 years have flown by, I have another child starting their senior year and then we will be sending our last one out the door, maybe. My sailor will only have 2 years left and who knows.  - We don't always have peaks to reach the downhill side, but we always keep moving forward, and as my MIL would say " if it is not this then it would be something else" - I think it is great that your dad wanted a new phone to be able to face time with his grandson!!!! 

At 11:32pm on August 14, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Be sure to call and talk to your parents as much as possible. And do lots of hand washing and take Vit D! We can't do a lot, but we also can't listen to some of the overblown scare tactics that are going on as well. Our family needs our love and our hugs but I know it is hard. My parents are both gone and I don't know what I would have done, but somehow, we would have brought my mother to come live with us or gotten her an apartment. I would not have wanted her to be in a nursing home by herself. 

Remind your students that the most important thing they can do with Covid as with any virus is to wash their hands and teach them to keep a handkerchief in their pocket, or Kleenex. Sneeze in that and then wash hands. We wash away the germs, not just sanitize them. My daughter's classroom had a sink in it, but not all schools do, now I know why! To easily wash hands. 

At 10:20am on August 11, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Just wanted you to know that I have all respect and admiration for what all of you in public education are dealing with. It is not easy when you are mandated by others. You have my prayers.

At 9:54am on August 3, 2020, Kmr5+1 said…

Never mind, my husband found it! Thanks for the tip! 

At 9:47am on August 3, 2020, Kmr5+1 said…

Good morning! I do need help finding that on Facebook, what would I search for? My son from Louisville on the 22 of June. Did your son happen to mention how often they have mail call? 

At 8:01am on August 1, 2020, Kmr5+1 said…

Good morning OBKY, my son is in Great Lakes right now too and graduates AUG. 21, if there are no delays. He’s in division 287, I’m hoping maybe our sons end up knowing each other, we live in Boone County KY. I enjoyed your post because it gave me an idea of what my son might be doing now too. I’ve had a letter from him that came with the form letter but no phone calls. 

At 11:29pm on July 12, 2020, Chipmunk said…

I understand!! One day at a time, is perfectly fine!


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