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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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At 12:29pm on January 12, 2011, Cathy22 said…
Found it!!  Thank you so much, I love these!
At 9:34pm on January 8, 2011, Sailor's Wife 64 said…

Hey I saw you wrote on DebBee's wall wondering what the div is doing. My husband was pretty informative so I will share what he has shared with me:

19 December--Send envelopes--the lockers are small. Medical is tomorrow. Food is not bad, not good, just like school food.

22 December--They were issued their blue camis

23 December--They moved to permanent housing which is bigger and makes showering easier. They still haven't gone outside much or saw the sun much at all. They still aren't allowed to work out.

25 December--Learned arms safety with dummy 9mms. They got a few more people from another div because their div was too small. It snowed yesterday and they marched outside and it was very refreshing. Lots of guys are sick but they give plenty of opportunities to sanitize hands. My husband says he is disinfecting like 10 times daily lol. 

1 January--They are still in processing, but supposed to start tomorrow. He is having fun and the division is starting to work a little better together. 

Hope this helps you understand your son's schedule better!

At 1:20pm on January 7, 2011, AdamsWifey said…
ill prolly get a call from adam on tuesday and i really hope i remember to ask that
At 5:57pm on January 6, 2011, Purplemom (Ship 3 Div 084) said…

Thanks for the kind words. I didn't think I would get a call, but was really hoping for a letter. Just received an email from my daughter and she said she got one today from her brother or as she put it---Petty Officer Laundry Man. LOL! Can't wait to hear from him. I am glad to hear you are getting letters and hope all is well with your SR.

At 6:15pm on January 5, 2011, abby said…
Thanks!  I agree, I've already found a lot of great information in the last 24 hours!
At 4:56pm on January 5, 2011, zacksmom said…

So happy to hear you got a letter today!! :) My son's PIR is also 2/18/11. He is ship09 div075. I keep waiting for a letter or a phone call. Anything! I miss him. I'm so glad he's in bootcamp though. He needs it! I'll take any apology I can get from him. He has been really hard to deal with for some time now. I know they are all young and just growing up but OMG it has been a long two years!! I don't expect much in his letter. I know he loves us and misses us. My children are very close and very good friends. There are 5 of them. He just started taking the wrong turns here and there and well, I'm looking forward to a letter from him. I hope he is doing well and I am really excited to see him in February. I can't wait! I know you can't change them but I think the Navy will bring out all the good things in him. Maybe help him reach his potential!! I'm such a rookie at all this Navy stuff. I have a lot of Navy in my family but never as close as a child.

Enjoy your letter you got today. I'm sure it put a big smile on your face and I'm sure you have read it over and over and over! I know I will! :)

At 10:19am on January 5, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I got your friend request and accepted it. I sent you the info on the ribbons. Let me know if you didn't get it. Or if it doesn't make sense. I am having to use my cell for internet for a few days while my computer is getting de-bugged of viruses. Sometimes what you type on here with a phone comes out looking weird with long spaces and no puncuation.
At 4:02pm on December 31, 2010, Sailor's Wife 64 said…

Yeah I am so proud of him already! Sometimes just seeing something that reminds me of him brings me to tears of pride and joy. 

I am so excited for Charleston!! I'm excited for the weather. I'm from Buffalo, NY and am totally sick and tired of snow. It will be a nice change. 

I am also so thankful he's in the nuke program for a different reason--this way we get a slower introduction to the military life. While he will be in school insane hours a day, he won't be deployed so I'm thinking it will be a nice way to ease into it.

I think it's so awesome that your son is carrying on the Navy tradition in your family! Three generations now, I bet his Grandparents are proud!


At 8:26pm on December 30, 2010, cajunldr(ship 03 Div 086) said…



My daughter is on GL and is on SHip 03 DIV 086.  Her form letter stated PIR 02/18/2011. 


If you have any further info on this div or for this site that would help, please forward me same.


Thanks and hope to meet you at GL~



At 8:01pm on December 30, 2010, navymom99(ship09 div075) said…

Hey sorry so late responding. I seeyou are on the group so you must have gotten help or it just finally worked. I have been so absent minded I did not see your post. I have been rushing on and off because I have been watching my grand baby. I am sorry!  



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