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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 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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Just Offering a Shout Out!

Posted on March 9, 2010 at 8:42am 0 Comments

I was going to type the "shout out" in caps but remembered that is against the TOS LOL

So, my shout out is to all the Moms here who have raised such selfless kids that they went off and joined the Armed Forces.

Some of us are new to our child being in the Navy--like myself--while others have the added grey hairs from worrying about their child. I hope each and everyone of you are comforted in some way today by knowing our kids are following their…

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At 2:12am on March 23, 2010, Cheyanna (Wife of Brent,Nuke MM) said…
Let's hope our men get phone calls tommorow! I miss him so much, I can't wait to see him. 33 days :-)
At 3:38pm on March 21, 2010, abbyblue said…

At 10:07am on March 9, 2010, Moe said…
no idea who she is but also no idea how to unfriend them either!
At 10:04am on March 9, 2010, abbyblue said…
Yamilet Peterson. How do you know her? Has she written you something? There are many more moms that you could be friends with that are real people. SHE IS NOT A REAL PERSON.......
At 3:18pm on March 6, 2010, tinkerbell said…
Read this:
Kayleigh and Gloria are gone from here now, but I think this applies to your friend, Yamilet Peterson. How do you know her? Has she written you something? There are many more moms that you could be friends with that are real people.
At 11:38am on March 4, 2010, Moe said…
Wendy thank you!!! Yes, Tony has been called a "Mama's boy" since he was 2 yrs old in fact--we are super tight!
Thank you for your comforting words!!
At 1:40pm on March 3, 2010, Moe said…
he did call me very late last night (almost midnight) with the speech he had to say about the box and calling me again in 3 weeks..he also told me he loves it all so far :-)
At 12:47pm on March 3, 2010, tinkerbell said…
Today maybe will count for day one, but it could not! I know it counts for you! They could still be filling a ship (the building they live in is called a ship). Did you get a call last night that he made it? If not, don't worry! I have had some people tell me they didn't get the call. Possibly it is because they have a phone service that doesn't accept collect calls and if you didn't send a phone card with him or it was late, he probably didn't make the phone call home! (It was nothing to speak of anyway! It lasts about 30 seconds and it is all scripted. "Hi, I am here. You will receive a box with my things in it and I will call you in about 3 weeks." Click. LOL

The first thing is the "kid in a box". You will receive the box via FED-EX and it will have everything your recruit left home with, except the kid! People have mixed emotions about this box. For me, it was just a confirmation that things were going as planned. (See here for other moms sharing about the box Don't look for a letter in the box. There won't be one. The form letter comes a few days later via US mail. That will have in it your son's address and graduation date in it! That is what you want to know! Then you'll have a light at the end of the tunnel
At 10:57am on March 3, 2010, tinkerbell said…
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