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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 9:42pm on September 25, 2012, Genbrit-GM GL said…

Thanks Judy - I know it's for the best but I worry that he still thinks he can get back with her.  I would like nothing more than for him to move on and just enjoy life.  At least he has settled into Navy life and I am thankful for that.

At 8:40pm on September 16, 2011, MM3 Proud Momma said…
Yes, I joined the US Navy RTC facebook page. I even eavesdropped in on thier Whacky Wednesday this week. It was fun to watch every one anticipating the image! I know for a fact that I will be going back there quite often as well as being here!
At 11:48am on August 28, 2011, blueyez said…
I believe she will be flying out to Pensacola the day after PIR.
At 11:46am on August 28, 2011, blueyez said…
Morning ! Yes im counting down the days. I cant wait to see her , im going to need lots of tissues. Were be driving down thursday . And the best thing about this is that Sept 23 is my BD. My daughter, is in aviation (mechanic)..I look forward to meeting you there. Are you driving up?
At 6:01pm on August 27, 2011, blueyez said…
Hi Judy, I believe our daughters are in the same div 318 ship 11 with a date of sept 23. Im new to the site and looking forward to meeting some of the parents of the new friends my daughter speaks of.
At 9:31pm on August 26, 2011, Nuke Mom 11 Ship 3 Div 335 said…
My son is in ship 3 div 335. So i'm sure it's not him. but thanks for adding me as a friend. does your daughter graduate oct 7th if so I will see you then.
At 9:08pm on August 18, 2011, JUDY said…

Yipee! A letter today from my SR in Ship11/Div318! She's doing great, loves her NWUs, is on ships' staff, says the days blend together, passed her first PFA, had to be up at 0300 to iron her skivies, got their first mail call on the evening of the 13th, gets along well with her bunk mate, knows one of the SRs I've written to her about from this site. I feel better. She's busy but sounds happy. Hope all you other mothers hear from your loved one soon.

@Kim, she says they haven't spoken yet because mine is on the fwd stbd side of the compartment and yours is on the fwd port side. lol

@Sunsetwatcher, nothing yet? Special prayer going out for you tonight. Hang tough, I know it's hard.

At 7:03pm on August 18, 2011, Kim 11/318 PIR 9/23 said…
my SR mentioned your daughter as well she is glad that we have N4M's!!!!
At 6:49pm on August 18, 2011, Sunset Watcher 11/318 said…
Thanks Judy for sharing your thoughts.  It does help so much to read everyone's experiences and knowledge from different websites.  I appreciate your openness and willing to be available. That is so nice of you and very appreciated.  I have been doing some homework on empty nester concerns.  I do feel a lot better and think it was the full moon or something.  We will hear from them soon and best wishes for you and your family!  I hope we get letters soon...
At 9:08pm on August 17, 2011, Sunset Watcher 11/318 said…

I have a feeling that we raised our daughters to be independent.  I had a moment over the weekend and felt really alone.  On Sunday I got up, started feeling sad again and got in the shower, got dressed, put a little makeup on and went for a walk with my dog.  I forced myself to do my daily routine.  I want to be strong for Hailey.  I want her to be independent and strong like me.  That makes me feel a little better.  We talked every day and she has been my friend for 19 years..  She is my one and only and although I am very proud of her, I feel like there is a hole in my soul.  Do you feel like that too?


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