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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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I have a SAILOR!

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 7:00pm 8 Comments


My heart will soon be whole again! I finally got my “I’m a Sailor” call!! I am so VERY proud of my husband for the amazing job hes…


Last set of letters + a phone call

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 4:30pm 5 Comments

Today I got the last set of letters from my love, I also got a random and very unexpected phone call on sat! I have to admit I will miss getting letters from him in the mail, but it does mean boot camp is coming to an end and we can move on to skype dates!


His letters were short, but in all hes still excelling!

“I love you DEARLY Mrs S********, and still miss you alot too!”…


sleepless nights

Posted on February 6, 2011 at 5:02am 2 Comments

this is my "its 4am I am so not impressed with insomina" face....

I need it to be friday so I can finally get some sleep... all this excitement has me all out of wack when it comes to sleeping... I HATE infomercials and that is all that is on I turn the tv off and my mind just races a mile a min.…


letters from my love

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 9:14pm 4 Comments

I got more letters from my love today, 3 to be exact! He got his orders for “A” school. He got the rate of “FC” or Fire Controlman, he had wanted “ET” but said this will do. Didn’t say if they were “accompanied” orders… silly. I will find out when I get up there I guess. On the 25th he said they took Test 2 and out of 160…


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At 2:22pm on April 23, 2011, BunkerQB said…
Just sent you a private message. Be sure to check your INBOX.
At 2:01pm on January 21, 2011, Ellen S. said…
You are from Goose Creek?  Currently anyway.  I loved Goose Creek I was stationed at Charleston and lived in Goose Creek.  My two oldest daughters were born there.  The oldest is the one in boot.  Say hi to Goose Creek for me.  There was a resturuant on I think it was River?  That we loved to go to.  Throwing peanuts on the floor was great.  Wish I could remember the name of it so I could ask you if it is still there.  Is the weapons station there still? 
At 5:06pm on January 17, 2011, MamaMiri (FT) said…
Thanks for the invite! :)
At 11:13pm on January 2, 2011, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…

He WILL get to live off base with you, he just needs to submit a Live Ashore package once he moves over to the school side.  Once it's approved he will be able to stay with you except when he has duty.  If you read thru the "Wives Club" thread within the AECF group - there is a lot of info about different areas of GL that you might want to move to, it also discuss Live Ashore packages, etc that will be of interest to you.


Hawaii orders are not easy to get but when you graduate from school, you are rated based on your class standings and our soon was Honor Grad at C school so there was five students in the class and five sets of orders; one set for Hawaii and four sets for Norfolk, VA...he's LOVING Hawaii!!!

At 2:14am on January 1, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…

Hey Heather,

Thanks , after I sent that I thought he was probably in BC. That is good though that he got that at BC . My son was the AROC at BC. Maybe at PIR he will be easy to see, he may be given some special recognition or something. My son and the RPOC wore white belts  and stood on the front of the group , so it was easy for me to see  him. Thanks for the reply though. Best of luck to your Recruit. Maybe I can help you LOL>>>

At 1:29am on December 30, 2010, Kinda said…
Wow! We really are on the exact same page! I draw hilarious pictures, put pix of everything from our daughter to our dog & I make questionnaires so he cab quickly respond to something. The first day I got his address I mailed 6 letters! I sure hope they're giving them their mail already. 
At 1:03am on December 30, 2010, Kinda said…
Yea, it's understandable if he wants to focus & not think about how much he misses u. So, are you still writing? That's why I decided to keep my load of letters funny, upbeat & positive. I can sulk out here but I want to keep things easy on him in there. Good luck!

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