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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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At 2:38am on July 31, 2012, IndyMom said…

The others should be able to get in if there is left over seating, but despite what others say that is not a sure thing.  The surest way is to have him add the additional people to another SR's list who is not using all his slots.  He needs to do this now.  Final lists are due week before graduation.  You will need the Sr's name, ship/division/and password.  I would overnight him a letter and ask him to do this...just to be safe.  If not as long as not to many divisions are graduating then they should get in, they just won't be able to sit with your SR's Division.

At 6:26pm on July 19, 2012, diannep said…

Just posted on the board to you!

At 2:28pm on June 24, 2012, TimmothysMomSHIP03DIV246 said…

Hi there! My name is Tina and my son is in Ship 03 DIV 246, graduation set for 08.10.12. I just requested to join your Facebook group. Thank you for creating that!

At 1:51am on June 24, 2012, proudmama said…
Hi there I got my form letter Friday and my box a couple days before that and no notes and still no phone Call!!! I miss my daughter so much! Have you made hotel/flight arrangements yet?
At 12:14am on June 24, 2012, Kurtmansmom said…

Hi Lesli,

Just realized that you book your room at the Navy Lodge, DUH! It was a long night last night. You are the one that suggested it. Well you know where my mind is. Anyway, I think I should get to bed a little earlier tonight than what I did last night. Have a good evening!


At 1:33am on June 23, 2012, Kurtmansmom said…

Good Evening,

Got son's form letter yesterday and the address the recruiter gave us was all wrong, good thing I didn't send letters out. He is in Ship 3 Div.245. So are boys are in the same boat, HA, HA. I just made my reservations at the Navy Lodge. Was going to stay at another hotel until I saw your comment on this one. Not a bad deal. I would walk there, but there aren't sidewalks, could be risky. Looking forward in meeting you. Can't wait to get a letter to see what is going on. Well it's 1:30am here, quess I better go to bed.

At 4:44pm on June 20, 2012, Kurtmansmom said…

Hi, have you heard yet what ship and division your son is in yet? The recruiter gave his address to us yesterday, don't know if it's correct? Ship 12, Div.237. Can't wait till hear from him. His best friend that went in with him got medically discharged yesterday for asthmas, which his recruiter was told about but said it was ok. So I don't know if my son knows he his leaving.

At 12:05am on June 20, 2012, Reilly's Mom said…

I so glad you got Wade's box and that the recruiter was able to give you his address. I can't even contact my son's recruiter, he never told us who he was. So I'm just going to have to wait until I receive the letter.

At 12:42pm on June 19, 2012, proudmama said…

Hi there my daughter also left for basic training on 06-13 since then i have not heard from her only the phone call that she arrived...I miss her so much!!

At 10:59pm on June 18, 2012, Peggy said…
Wow on the phone. My son did not take a calling card so as soon as I get address I'm sending one. Looked for box today but maybe tomorrow. Have you booked a hotel yet?

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