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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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Kelly W
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  • Reno, NV
  • United States

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A little about me:
Mother of 3 amazing kids. Wife/daughter/grandaughter/sister of military veterans!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
For my son to grasp every opportunity afforded him.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 6:28pm on April 1, 2014, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi! Our new adoption was announced today in the Discussion Forum on Molly's Adopt A Sailor. Hope you will join us in sending some love from home to these sailors. Pat

At 10:42pm on September 2, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…
Hey KellyW...I created the event for the potluck this month. I hope you will be able to make it. Here's the link to the event:
At 10:31am on August 16, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…
Happy PIR day! Congratulations and I hope you have a wonderful time with your new sailor.
At 6:55pm on August 14, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…

Only ONE more day after today til you get to see your son!  YIPPEE!!!  I hope you enjoyed your flight there and that you are having a good time until Friday.  I LOVE Chicago and can't wait to go back next year!  I will try to see if I can catch the streaming PIR this Friday.  Enjoy and CONGRATS to your family and your son!

At 11:06am on August 10, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…
Wahoo! Congratulations to your son and his division. I'm sure that's a burden off your shoulders. Have you gotten the call yet? What a wonderful day!
At 6:48pm on August 8, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…
Hey Kelly...just one more week! How exciting. I bet you cant wait! Praying for safe travels for you and I'd love to hear first-hand after you get back.
At 12:27am on August 7, 2013, MorningGlory said…
Yes I have seen the videos and I think my daughter will do well in BS. We are planning to attend Sarge's meet and greet on the 15th. Still trying to decide if we drive on base or take a shuttle, but I've already printed our gate pass just in case.
At 12:07am on August 7, 2013, MorningGlory said…
Happy to meet you! I haven't been this nervous since I don't know when! I have literally had my phone by my side 24/7 since she left.

We're in Colorado. Are you flying or driving to PIR? We are driving and picking up my oldest daughter in St Louis along the way. We're staying at the Holiday Inn in Libertyville.
At 12:56am on July 28, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…

LOL  Yep...Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a cult classic around our house.  The boys ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!  We went to see it during Artown at the movies in the park just a couple weeks ago.  It was so fun to watch it together with our community. 

Hope you're enjoying the weekend...we made it through formal senior photos yesterday...and now it's the countdown to school starting.  Oh man is there a way I can slow down time!  I can't believe that a month has already gone by.  11 more to go!

At 2:17pm on July 27, 2013, Sierrascrapper (ETN2) said…
Too funny the phone. I know I will be the same way when Jonathan leaves. We've been working with the same recruiter. Really nice guy and very helpful. My other son said he reminds him of Ferris Bueller. LOL The recruiter has always been straightforward and I think he's already preparing Jonathan for his future.

Keep your hands on that phone! I've been having trouble with the microphone on my phone and can only use Bluetooth. It's a pain to use. I'm DEFINITELY going to have to get a replacement by the time Jonathan leaves so I don't go insane!

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