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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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Hi I am 28 years old and from Columbus Ohio. I am a Ohio University Alumni! Go BobCats!!! I enjoy reading, art, movies, boating, working out, rowing and spinning. I am from Ohio and just moved from Charleston, SC to Honolulu Hawaii with my Sailor. My sailor and I have been together 4 years, we got engaged Christmas of 2011 and married April 23, 2012. My Sailor had PiR Oct. 7, 2011, completed A school, Power school and Prototype in SC. Please feel free to message me and ask anything I will do my best to answer.
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At 3:50pm on December 15, 2011, brianna1013 (Ship 11 div 366) said…

Hi! Thank you so much sorry it took me so long to get back to you its been crazy! Everything is great! Hope all is well with you! Have a Happy Holidays!! <3

At 8:38am on November 30, 2011, Tai NYC Ship3Div025 said…
Hey! Sorry I haven't checked my comments. But that's really super sweet of you. Yeah his PIR is less than a month away!!!! So excited, I'm heading into IL on the 28th. Cannot wait to see him :] 
At 3:46pm on November 28, 2011, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…

Hi Meghan!

I'm glad to hear your bootcamp graduation experience was a good one! And I'm happy to hear that your man will be coming home for Christmas!

My Nuke is officially graduated, and just finished his 30 days of leave. He's getting ready to deploy now. He won't be home for Christmas or New Years or Valentines day or my birthday, but we'll get by. :)

At 11:37pm on September 18, 2011, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…

Bootcamp graduation: Oh my. haha. It will be the best experience of your life, I promise. Definitely get there early if you want good seats. The line outside the gate generally starts around 6, and it can get pretty long. Other than that, just enjoy it. Don't worry about what you do or where you go because he won't care what you do or where you go or how many sights you see. He's only going to care that he's with you. If his parents are going with you, beware of emotional mothers. It doesn't matter how controlled their emotions normally are, she WILL be extremely emotional and probably hard to deal with. Just take a few deep breaths and go from there. :) 

I'm definitely nervous for his orders to come out. WA, CA, VA, and Japan are all in the running. And I've decided I won't complain about anything but Japan. And I know that orders means deployments, but I've been trying to mentally prepare myself for the worst so that it won't be as bad when they start. It's definitely crazy how much time has flown. It seems like just yesterday he left for bootcamp. And that'll be two years ago in January!

And as far as handling all of this- I really have learned to just take it one day at a time. Somedays I have realllly bad days, but then I know that tomorrow will be a new day and probably a better one. :) And I'm studying Genetics. We'll see how it goes. haha. 

That's awesome that you went to OU! College is definitely exciting. :)

At 6:59pm on September 18, 2011, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…

Boot camp grad. is definitely exciting. :)
They aren't officially "Nukes" until they graduate from Prototype (the third school).

And yes, ET stands for Electricians Technician. :) If you join the group "Nuke Moms" on here, there's lots of information. You should definitely check out the discussion: "Your Sailors Schedule upon Arrival to GC" It'll give you a really good idea of what he'll go through in the next 2ish years. :)

Aaron is almost ready to leave SC. He should be getting his orders any week now. So I've been through all of it but deployments. If you have any questions, just ask. :) 

At 5:55pm on September 18, 2011, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…
haha. So I'm assuming your boyfriend is a Nuke, too? Gotta love those Nukes. :)
At 5:19pm on September 18, 2011, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…

Hey Meghan! Thanks for the add! :)
I am from Ohio! About an hour and a half west of Columbus. But right now I'm going to school at Clemson University in SC. :)

I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have or just chat if you need someone to talk to. :) 


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