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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 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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"I just checked and you are almost 4 hours north of us. And if your son ever gets stationed at our Naval Hospital here in Va. Bch. I'm sure he will come home more frequently than most Sailors. :) And you can visit him also. However, in between…"
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At 1:19pm on September 20, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Luci - if you need any help trying to locate a ship don't hesitate to reach out to myself, partyofseven, or BelovedbyHim. Since you and Party are "friends" she might be the best source for information and even help with FB as I believe she is on and I am not. 

I apologize, looking through your previous posts on the group, I see you were going through a lot of this when I was in the middle of buying a house and my own things. I wish I had more answers for you. 

At 9:23pm on March 9, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Luci I replied to your question on BC Mom group. I would encourage you to join the Beyond BC - Navy For Moms ( group. If you  have trouble joining, reply to my comment and ask for help. The page is closed to public view and you can be a little more specific with your question, or general and then see if someone can friend you or help you out more. 

At 10:39am on December 9, 2020, John and Yvonne said…

I just checked and you are almost 4 hours north of us. And if your son ever gets stationed at our Naval Hospital here in Va. Bch. I'm sure he will come home more frequently than most Sailors. :) And you can visit him also. However, in between times he would be welcome to come over to our home on the weekends. :) I sent you a message to check out our page on this site, so you know what we have been doing for our Sailors for the past 20 years. 

At 11:17am on October 27, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Luci, I don't know the answer to your question but I wanted to post here so that you can always find me via my chipmunk picture. Any of us, you can click on our profile picture and it will take you to our page.

Partyofseven has an HM, she might be able to find out the information for you. All the best and prayers for your sailor. Glad you posted on the BC Mom group!

At 1:31pm on July 8, 2020, belovedbyHim said…

Questions for Current Recruits/ New Sailors.
1. What Day did you have the “Moment Of Truth”?
2. What day Did you have your Hair Cut?
3.  Were you issued “Blueberries”, uniforms and gear while in Quarantine?  What Day?
4. How soon after arrival were you given your Bluejacket/ Study material?
5.  Were you required to PT or given “Instructional Training” while in Quarantine?
6. Once you arrived on board RTC, following quarantine, how long before you filled out the form letter?
7.  What day did you take the initial PFA? Was it the day you arrived on board RTC from quarantine or was there a period of days of exercising before the first PFA?

8.What Day did you go to medical and get the “Peanut Butter” Shot?
9. At what point were you assigned to a Division?
10. Did you have any "tests" while you were in quarantine?
11. Did you go straight from the airport to the Hotel or did you check into RTC first?
12. Did you have your wisdom teeth removed? When/ (week #)

At 1:22pm on June 5, 2020, deniseg said…

Awesome!  Thank you.  I'm looking forward to hearing more news from you since you're a few weeks ahead of me!  

At 10:03am on June 5, 2020, deniseg said…

Hi Luci,  

That is great news!  I'm hoping for both of us that they reopen the ceremony.  My daughter is a week in.  So it took about 4 weeks to get the letter?


At 10:15am on June 2, 2020, deniseg said…

Thinking of you.  I hope your son's dog is okay, please keep us posted,  So 4 weeks in and no call?

At 3:19am on May 26, 2020, partyofseven said…

Hey Luci,

Here is one of the groups I was telling you about.

At 2:52pm on May 25, 2020, partyofseven said…

 Thanks Luci for answering me back I appreciate it. The admins were just trying to find out more about him. 

Thanks again and have a great day.  :)


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