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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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A little about me:
I am the grandma of an 18 year old reservist who just signed on and I am not happy about this whole thing yet!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
So far it's all a strange, new, scary experience to me. I haven't met any career Navy people with wives and children so it doesn't seem to be a branch of the military that supports family life. I am not ready for this or happy about it! I think the recruiters are manipulative with young people.
Our Navy experience so far...
The Navy was not the right path for my loved one/me.

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At 10:35am on July 8, 2013, Tyler's Gram said…

My grandson is leaving on Feb 12 as far as we know at the moment, then supposedly there is a high probability he will go straight to school in your neck of the woods (Texas).....guess I will be clocking up the miles on my car lol.....Am sorry you are so worried about all of this and don't feel its the right path for yours....I am also concerned but as mine is 20, I am supporting him as much as possible....I didn't 2 years ago when he talked about the Army, etc in his last year of school....


At 10:57pm on June 27, 2012, sparkyjo-PIR 09/21/12 Div 303 said…


I'm also from Texas.  My daughter leaves from Shreveport in July.  I see you are the Grandmother.  My mother is not liking this either. 



At 11:22am on April 19, 2012, Ryansgirl12/148 said…
Hello Lockhartgma, my fiance is also a reservist with an IS rating. He will graduate bootcamp on 11 MAY. He may get the weekend to spend in Chicago he says but he may just fly out to Virginia Beach the next day. Normally they will be on hold for a week or two then will attend A school for 13 weeks. If there is a long wait for your sailor to class up they can take leave and go home for a few days. Hold shouldn't be but a few weeks. It just depends. C school classes range from 4,6,9 or 12 weeks. Mainly reserves will be in the 6 week class. Hardly any in the 12 week. All C schools will be attended at Dam Neck In Virginia Beach. Then your sailor comes home! So that is something Im looking forward too.

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