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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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At 2:10pm on April 8, 2013, LALS said…
Wow .... Only 3 did well .... Congrats to you and your son! That's such good news, and I know it made your day & week & month probably!
At 8:26pm on March 15, 2013, Momma Kim(Ship 14 DIV 161) said…

Are you plan on attending PIR? I know we're going Just not for sure if we're driving or flying

At 8:23pm on March 15, 2013, Momma Kim(Ship 14 DIV 161) said…

I'm glad you've heard from him and he's doing well. I'm looking forward to a phone call from my SR this weekend. One of the other SR in his DIV called home for some info and told his mom that they SHOULD be making their calls Saturday. So, I"ll be glued to the phone tomorrow!! Hoping, wishing and praying!!

At 11:58pm on March 14, 2013, Momma Kim(Ship 14 DIV 161) said…

I see you got another LETTER!! Wow! I'm excited for you! How was he? Hope things or going ok for him? I wish I had one.

At 12:23am on March 10, 2013, Momma Kim(Ship 14 DIV 161) said…

I see your got a call  today! So excited for you!! Hope things are going well for him!

At 12:34am on March 8, 2013, Momma Kim(Ship 14 DIV 161) said…

I see you've got the letter today! I got mine as well!  My SR ship 14 DIV 161 . sounds like they're not together.We all wrote him a letter and ready to get it in the mail tomorrow.

 Have you looked on the Recruit Training Command facebook page? They have several pic up. I didn't see my SR in any of them.  

At 12:15am on March 7, 2013, Momma Kim(Ship 14 DIV 161) said…

No, I didn't get anything today! I saw a few post that mom's were getting them. I was hoping when I got home I would have mine too. So sad looking into a empty mail box.

At 7:24pm on March 5, 2013, Momma Kim(Ship 14 DIV 161) said…

I see your post on getting the Box today! I was never so glade to see a pile of dirty laundry! I'm ready to get the form letter so we can start writing. Actually, I've already got the first one ready to send. Just need to know where to send it!

At 12:22am on March 5, 2013, Sunshine Sandy said…

Hi Donna Kay,


I too am waiting for my son's address letter.  He left last Wednesday, I got my "Mom, I am here" call at 12:45 am Thrusday morning.  When did your son leave?


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