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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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VirginiaDW Sh14 Div198 PIR 5/24
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  • Alexander, AR
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At 11:24pm on April 16, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…  check out this link for funny questionaire to send to ur SR. u can change,delete or add ??'s

and stay away from sharp objects...ttyl sea sister

At 8:36pm on April 16, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

Hi Honey,

Just checkin in again, you've been on my mind what's left of it..haha

hoping things are going better for you and that you've heard from ur SR.

the time is getting close, you must be so excited..

if u need anything please let me know if i can help.

sea sister

At 8:10pm on April 9, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

hi honey...just checking in haven't talked to u in a while. wondering how ur doing and if the puppy ever came home.

Hope alls well.

At 4:38pm on April 6, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…
At 12:24pm on April 5, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

Good Morning,

Hope I didn't overload you with TMI.

Talk to you later gator or should I say razorback..haha


At 4:26am on April 5, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

Facebook page:

alot of info and where you go to print off your parking pass(print 2)keep one in the car and one in your folder of all the stuff you'll need. also Current DL and car insurance also everyone in the car need picture ID. Also when you go to print your printing pass use all CAP letters for the password.

Hotel: Waukegan Hotels/ SpringHill Suites Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee

4101 Fountain Square Place

Waukegan, Illinois 60085



talked to Stephanie quoted PIR rate as $89.00 for a king and $99.00 for 2 queen

really nice hotel,they have a complimentary breakfast buffet and a bar/lounge in the lobby. the rooms have a small frig and a microwave and free internet,also a in-door pool. rooms are large with a sitting area with a couch.

Wal-Mart is within walking distance also buffalo wild wings,dunkin donuts there's also a Chili's bar and grill across the street(mexican food and burgers)

if u book plane and hotel go thru

if u rent a car make sure you get the epass for the tolls.

Sarge's Meet&Greet a must his cell is 847-212-0246 from 5:30 to 9:00pm at the Sundance Saloon across from the hotel free food but he does ask for donations as this whole thing comes out of his own pocket.there is also a full service bar.He also provided a free dinner ticket for you Sailor at an italian restaurant called Trattoria-Pomigliano if you want.And you can make arrangements for a shuttle ride to PIR with him. Sarge's email is

Challenge Coins available on ebay several different kinds available.

also and

we got my Sailor 2 different ones 1 was of his ship# on one side and the rtc symbols on the other.

the other one was from ebay that had his rate and we had them engraved it with the PIR date and said something like and now your adventure begins or this is where your journey starts, can't remember right now

Also divisional T-shirts(had the picture that the division designs for their flag) can be purchased from Poseidon Sportswear 972-347-6655. if you order the blk t's order them 2sizes larger for LADIES as they run really really small.

Can't think of anything else but if you do, don't hesitate to email me or if u want call me 760-641-6961 if i can't answer please leave me a message and i will return your call. This is my private number. hope this info helps. could tell u more about the day but crap it's 4:00am, so i'll talk to you in a couple of hours.

At 11:38pm on April 4, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

just sent u friend request

At 12:44pm on March 27, 2013, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012. He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron. He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic. I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask. My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)

If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp. I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)

Welcome Aboard and I wish your Sailor Fair Winds and Following Seas.

At 10:51pm on March 26, 2013, Janie (Navy Reserve recruit mom) said…
At 8:26pm on March 26, 2013, GR8RABsMom said…

Thanks for adding me as a friend.  You're my first friend on here!  I was thinking of you all day today.  I'm sure you're aching heart has lots of healing to do, but I just thought I'd share that someone in this world was trying to help you carry your heavy load.   I hope time flies for you!!


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