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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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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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My son is leaving for Boot Camp on March 26, 2013. Does anyone else have a child leaving then.

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 12:22pm 25 Comments

I am hoping to find other moms with children leaving on March 26th. I am getting quite nervous.

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At 9:30pm on September 2, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted."

At 10:57pm on April 15, 2013, Cherizo (ship 13 DIV 181) said…
my son is ship 13 div 181 he said first two weeks drag and crave mail from home went to dollar store bought every card I could book of stamps and made labels every day drop card in mail just to keep encouraging him. it gets better
At 3:01pm on April 15, 2013, Anna said…
Hi Colette. Your son and my fiancé will be attending a school together he will also be going to ft Meade Maryland for mass communication.
At 9:55pm on April 14, 2013, krismom1994 said…

no letter yet but a 1 min call on sat...... sad all over again...

At 1:45pm on April 14, 2013, aircrewmanmom said…

Excited to to meet another mom with a recruit on 14/198!! 

At 5:03pm on April 8, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Thank you so much!!!!  Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:16pm on March 19, 2013, Catie said…

I am not sure either. Al is my youngest and only son so I understand your concerns.

I don't know when they swear in I may give the recruiter a call.


At 12:29pm on March 17, 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.

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