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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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My name is Katie. I've been with my boyfriend Kreig for almost two years. He is leaving for bootcamp november 9th. I will be seeing him graduate sometime in January. Though i don't know much about the navy i support his decision and i am very proud of the person that he has become. I can't wait for what our future holds. :)
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At 9:15pm on November 16, 2011, Lucy said…
Good luck with everything Katiee! <3 best wishes to you and your boy friend.
At 10:32pm on November 15, 2011, Lucy said…
Well everything happens for a reason. I'm sure you guys will figure out why this happened sooner or later. I bet you're excited to have him home safe! :] I'm surprised his recruiter didn't catch that before he
Went to rtc.
At 10:17pm on November 15, 2011, Lucy said…
Omg! When is he going home!? I'm sorry :/
At 2:37am on November 15, 2011, Lucy said…
That's awesome! I'm glad you're going. I wasn't going to go because Alan said itWas a waste of money, but he called last week and realized it wasn't a waste of money lol duh! So now I'm doing everything lastMinute. You don't wanna do that! Lol. Is your job difficult? I hope you get better katiee! It's not healthy to beSad all day. I lost six pounds the first week that Alan left after that, I decided I would make theBest of the time he was away. You'll make it through this! :] it took like three weeks for him to call.
We talked for 23 minutes.
At 2:31am on November 15, 2011, chelsealoo said…
Im the same way. Nights are the hardest. We've lived together for two years and spent every night together so its hard to get used to sleeping without a warm body beside me. So I usually end up staying up late and sleeping the day away. Writing hubby when im not too sad so I can stay upbeat in the letter, lol. Yeah, I've been planning my trip for pir so I've been busy. Counting down the days, for sure:)
At 2:25am on November 15, 2011, chelsealoo said…
You just got the address? When did he leave? I've been sending soo many letters, im sure. Im embarrassing my husband but I don't even care:)) I've been spraying just a little perfume on them and kissing the backs. Sending tons of pics too:)) ahhh I hope we get calls soon! :) you've been keeping busy?
At 2:19am on November 15, 2011, chelsealoo said…
Hey katiee. Im doing alright how are you? Im just waiting on letters and hoping for a call:))
At 2:15am on November 15, 2011, Lucy said…
Dang it :/ you're going to his graduation for sure? I know what u mean. Yeah it's best to keep
Busy! I've just been keeping busy w school. Where do you work?
At 2:06am on November 15, 2011, Lucy said…
Al is ship:12, div:008. I remember it took me about two weeks to
Be able to accept my lonely nights. I would dream about my bf and it felt so real so when I would wake
Up it hecka sucked! I'm much better now. Now the problem w my nights are being able to fall
Asleep! I'm just so excited to see my baby! :) 
At 7:58pm on November 14, 2011, Lucy said…
Lol great minds think alike! How exciting! He's gonna sniff the scent off of your gift ;) lol. You should kissYour letter w lipstick on! Or trace your hand on one of the pages. Aww I hecka hopeYou hear from your sailor soon! It would have been cool if him and Alan coulda met, but their in totally different divisions!

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