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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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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 September 25, 2010 at 11:55am 8 Comments

My daughter ships to boot camp in 1 week. I am totally new to this site and the military although I work with veterans. Any guidence and support would be appreciated.

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At 12:29pm on December 1, 2010, Superwoman(navy wife) said…
Nice pics mom!
At 10:14pm on November 20, 2010, amanda (PROUD NAVY FIANCEE) said…
I sent you a message. dont know if ya got it...
At 11:34pm on November 17, 2010, Dorine - Shana's MA Mom said…
Done chica!
At 9:38am on November 17, 2010, Mama#1 said…
My name is Melissa and in Aiken, SC. Are you driving next week?
At 3:39pm on November 14, 2010, diannep said…
They have probably been told that they have "lost" the chance to call after BattleStations. But don't worry...they'll call. (probably a motivational statement from the RDCs!) Maybe not until after they have practiced for PIR it may be later in the day. Have the cell phone GLUED to your body all day! HA!!!
At 8:11am on October 10, 2010, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
We are not real far apart. A little over 2 hours I think. Brevard is near Asheville. Do you ever come to Asheville? I am sending you a private message with all the info for ordering ribbons and a little info about me & my daughter as well. She was also in the performing division. Welcome to N4M's. I am glad you are here. :-)
At 6:40pm on September 26, 2010, Anna said…
I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support. Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!! We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever. It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!! Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!! Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!
At 7:35am on September 26, 2010, diannep said…
Oh, Residence also has the shuttle to PIR ($3/pp each way and sailor comes back with you). It was great...on the 6:30 one, no waiting in lines, in our bleacher seats by 7.-Dianne
At 7:34am on September 26, 2010, diannep said…
We stayed at Residence Inn Waukegan. Great can get a 1- or 2-bedroom with living room and full kitchen. Quiet area, yet close to everything. Nice rooms. Free hot breakfast.
At 12:37pm on September 25, 2010, BunkerQB said…
Of particular importance is the use of the “Search” function. You should do searches in blogs, forums, discussions for answers in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a NEW blog/discussion.

Check your page (click on MY PAGE) & status box (INBOX, FRIENDS, SETTINGS) often. If you don't you'll never find out what messages your new N4M friends have left

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