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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:
Mom to an Undesignated Seabee. Waiting to see how it all turns out. I live in Australia for business (since Feb 2009) - watching all this unfold from afar is very hard.
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At 8:10pm on September 7, 2010, jhenderson said…
good luck he is in my prayers and good luck on stations. yes i go see him in 2 weeks again or every 2 weeks at least if not sooner.
At 2:37pm on September 7, 2010, jhenderson said…
hey lynb
no word on boston. we also got bad news on a school they made it 10 wweeks now instead of 8 and he has to train with marines. 6 miles a day navy does 3 mi 3times a week he was so mad, well it will all work out for him. all o fus actually but the constitution is looking too promising with all the delays. oh well ill be closer to family in the south where airmen apprentice ppl go. hooyaah
At 12:09am on August 27, 2010, nicole~a sailors girl(: said…
Alrighty:) I will add you, and some way shape or form, you'll be skyped:)
At 9:36pm on August 25, 2010, AJ said…
Aaron did get to keep his wallet, so if Happy Gilmore left with one, he should be okay. Aaron also said that they took half the cost of their gear out of this month's salary and half will come out next month (about $1,400 total!!!). If Alex has an ATM card, he would have access to the money he has earned (or what little is left!).

I would imagine that yes, there are a few making plans for liberty if they know each other are solo. And I will of course understand that would be his first choice ... but wanted him to have a back up opportunity. I am pretty sure Aaron wants steak that first night on liberty.

Let's stay in touch.
At 8:35pm on August 25, 2010, AJ said…
Hey! Does your son go by Alex? He is welcome to hang out with us if he wants. We will be there all weekend, leaving on Sunday evening. Aaron's dad, my other son, me, and my parents will be there. But he may have other people he would prefer to be with. Just let him know that he is welcome.

I adopted four other recruits (2 girls and 2 boys) two weeks ago when Iris was heading that up. I sent out another card to them today and it dawned on me that if they don't have anyone writing them AT ALL ..... I wonder if they don't have anyone coming to graduation .... or even worse, no one to call to say "I'm a Sailor". So in today's card I mentioned that if they need someone to call with that all important message, they were welcome to call me and gave them my number. I hope that isn't presumptuous of me, but I thought it was better to offer and them not need someone ..... than to not say something and they have no one to call.

I imagine Craig will take pictures for you, but if not, I would be happy to if we can hook up with Alex, or Alexander. You need pictures!!!
At 9:23am on August 25, 2010, AJ said…
Hi LynB. Thanks for your son's name - I'll include it in my letter today. I was thinking of you this morning around this discussion of cut off times for mailing letters -- and how impactful that is for you in Australia. Guess you could email them to your mother and she could still print them and mail then for you for a little while longer.

My son's name is Aaron Jennejahn. I loved how you wrote your son's name as they now write it. Do you know how we would address them after they graduate? It must have something to do with their rate ...... I still have so much to learn.
At 11:19am on August 24, 2010, jhenderson said…
no im not moving to marridean because i have 3 kids which 2 are in school aready. pre k and kindergarden. so ill pick him up on friday and bring him back sunday its worth the three hour drive each way. then when we go to stationed place we will all move prayers that it will be boston. i really want to go there.
At 8:35am on August 23, 2010, jhenderson said…
oh yeah im so glad you heard from your son. that is great.
At 8:32am on August 23, 2010, jhenderson said…
hey lynB ok i didnt know are you attending pir i know you are a long ways away. let me know
At 8:06am on August 22, 2010, jhenderson said…
LynB my husband goes to maridian miss. he is going to a school to be a yoeman something witha long name. im a horrible wife its to early ill think of it later and let you know the name of it. so he's going to a school for a desk job for aviation maintance. but hopefully that job will be a guarantee in a few weeks yeah he told me its a 2 yr contract abd guaranteed shore duty unless they move it around the harbor. thats about all i know

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