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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's Mom
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  • Attleboro, MA
  • United States

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  • Rhody Navy Mom
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At 10:34am on September 30, 2013, Joniana (Helen) said…

Hi Pat, oh, boy -- I'm going to e-mail Tammy because I have us down to get together on the 3rd!!  But my brain is totally unreliable these days!   I'm also glad to hear you say it gets easier.  I've always felt it would.  We'll get the date sorted out.  I can go on the 10th if that's what the date really is!   Looking forward to seeing you/catching up.  Helen

At 12:58pm on April 27, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! Hope you had a good time at the packing party. If you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Thanks for joining us. Pat

At 8:17pm on March 20, 2013, Rhody Navy Mom said…

Pat - same hotel, flight and rental car funny!  At least we can follow each other and if get lost, we're not alone!  I am bringing my GPS.  I am traveling alone so I am glad to know someone along the way.  I have done a lot of traveling but its always nice to know someone in a strange place.  Just finished packing.  Tight suitcase.  Bringing a change of clothes for my son (so he can shower at hotel and relax in sweats), and his own boxers for A school, his phone and junk food (he asked for his fav junk food, and I ran out to buy it......yes there is Walmart right in town, didn't think of it at the time!).  Think I was so excited to buy something he wants!   I booked the last direct flight home Sat. night at 7:30pm.  If he flies out earlier, I'll try to get on an earlier flight.  Want to stay with him at the airport until he leaves.  Thats great you'll get to see family on Sunday.  My ex's family is in IL but I really don't want to see them (hahaha).  Getting more excited as time passes.  Think tomorrow will be a long day for us!  

At 6:55pm on March 20, 2013, Rhody Navy Mom said…

Pay - I know right!  Crazy, probably was looking at another flight and had that in my mind. I just rebooked a rental car on Enterprise.  Are you renting a car or is Sarge picking you up?  I don't think I will be sleeping much tonite either.  Heading to pack now.  Hate the thought of bringing a heavy coat but high of 36 for the next few days, guess we'll need coat, scarf and gloves!  

At 5:53pm on March 20, 2013, Rhody Navy Mom said…

Hi Pat, just realized we are flying into Midway, don't know why I thought it was Milwaukee, need to change the rental car tonite.  Unreal, so much going on and to worry about!  See you in the morning!  Bright and early!  

At 10:53am on March 20, 2013, Rhody Navy Mom said…
Hi Pat, think we are on the same flight! I rented a car through ACE for $15 a day, very reasonable and I am at Navy Lodge too, did u rent a car? I will look for u at airport, I have blonde highlights and i am tan, was in Mexico last week! Will have a Vera Bradley carry on and a pilot suitcase with me!!! So excited!!! Looking forward to meeting you!
At 9:36pm on March 19, 2013, Rhody Navy Mom said…

Hi Kelly's Mom - are you flying or driving to PIR?  I fly out of Green at 6:15am Thursday morning on Southwest.  I am going alone.  Hope to meet you at Sarge's Thursday night.  Safe travels.  


At 10:54am on March 13, 2013, diannep said…

You should be getting a "very special" call on Friday afternoon!  :-)

At 6:11pm on February 9, 2013, precious33mom said…

yes i have pics as well of both of them. i set pics to my son.on his birthday, that was a hard every day it cant go by fast enough though i too feel this is good. i heard from him this morning, was so happy and surprised.I cant wait until i see him . as i am sure you feel the same .. oh a mothers love its so differcult, this transitioning .he is doing well thus far.


At 6:08pm on January 31, 2013, Anna said…

Kelly's Mom,

Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!  So glad you got your letter.  It really is nice when we can finally hear from them.  Let us know if you become a postal carrier stalker like the rest of us have been!!!!!!  It does get a little easier but there will always be those moments when a song, a commercial on tv, or something someone says will make us just burst into tears!!!  It just means we are loving and caring moms and I'd rather be that way then any other!!!  Navy hugs to you  {{{ . . }}}


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