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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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A little about me:
I am the mother of 3 girls. My oldest daughter is actually my step daughter and is married and lives in Texas with her husband and two children. My first born is the Navy Girl and left for BC on 6/1/09, my 44th birthday...not the greatest birthday :( My youngest daughter is a freshman in high school and is already thinking about joining the Navy when she graduates.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
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I'm learning that letting go is hard, but that my daughter is excited about joining the Navy and starting her career. I try and look at this time as an adventure for her and me as well.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 3:51pm on December 28, 2009, Vickyrun said…
Hi LaVonda. Where have you been? I have not heard from you in a long time? How was your Christmas? How is Kristin doing? I have her on my prayer list. ~ Vicky
At 11:32am on June 12, 2009, Vickyrun said…
Good morning LaVonda,
Yes, that is my Chrissy, her legal name is Christina, Chrissy is her nickname. And she is from Sacramento. She grew up in Pioneer and moved to Sacramento when she got married. Chrissy is 24 years old. And getting a divorce, her divorce will be final in July, but they settled everything before she left. Chrissy never lived in Sutter Creek, I moved here with my youngest daughter when I divorced. Yes, I got a real letter from her dated 5/31, she said she likes the weather. I am gald to hear our daughters know each other! Very Cool! - Vicky
At 10:30pm on June 11, 2009, Vickyrun said…
Oh I found it her name is Kristen, right?
At 10:22pm on June 11, 2009, Vickyrun said…
Hi LaVonda,
What is yuor Navy daughter's name? Do you mind if I ask my daughter Chrissy if she knows your daughter?
At 8:22pm on June 10, 2009, Vickyrun said…
Hi LaVonda,
Is Lakeport near Mendocino? I think you about a 3 hour drive northwest of me. I live in the foothills, Sutter Creek in Amador County. This is the first time my daughter, Chrissy has lived out of state. It is so hard to wait for snail mail letters. It will be nicer when they finish Boot Camp. I hope she will get email then.
- Vicky
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