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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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I am a devoted, loyal loving mother of 3. One daughter (21), Son (23) and my Sailor (19). I am a paralegal at a law firm and have been in the legal area for 20+ years. I am proud of all of my children. They mean the world to me...... and this some.
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At 8:46pm on December 19, 2012, SCNavyMom (Ship 02 DIV 906) said…
Hi Feathernest. Are you a member of the 12-28-12 TG 7-8 Divisions (039-044, 906 and 907)? They have the dates you are looking for.
At 11:52am on November 8, 2012, Zman'smom said…
My son is staying in GL for school. I wonder if that has anything to do with their PIR date.
At 11:48am on November 8, 2012, Zman'smom said…
He's your youngest too! My oldest is in college. Zach wanted to follow in the footsteps of many of our family members and go into the military. It was soooo painful for me to find out that his PIR date was 12/28 after having him leave early. Ugh!! :'( How are you doing? It's good to know someone in the same boat or "ship"! I feel bad for our boys having to go another week at BC. Guess God knew they could handle it! I pray constantly for Zach. I live in a suburb of Phoenix, so Chicago is going to be quite the experience for him and myself!
At 1:43am on November 8, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, PIR 12/28/2012 (clickable link), to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.

At 1:35pm on November 6, 2012, Deanna said…

I just found out from the recruiter that my son will be graduating on Dec 28th instead of the 21st too.  He also is in Ship 03 Division 039.  So it sounds like our sons our in the same division.  I wonder why the arent graduating til the 28th.

At 10:38am on September 20, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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