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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Hello Everyone!Ok so I have decided to make a quilt for my husband. This will be my secound quilt that I have made.My first quilt is a 5'x5' and I just used the 9 sqaure pattern. My mom helped me…Continue

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At 11:23am on May 30, 2012, navywifenewlywed6_25 said…
That's exciting that you are getting to go down and see the graduation, it's nothing like boot camp graduation because there wasn't many people who came to see it. But I thought it was more personal. After my husband is done in Pendleton our duty station is Maryland. We were others hoping to get to stay in Pendleton or at least somewhere with good weather but as much as we've been apart I'll take what I can get! Are you guys still going to be at Pendleton after your husband finishes FMF?
At 11:09pm on May 29, 2012, navywifenewlywed6_25 said…
Really? That's great. Did he just graduate from hm school? I noticed you said something on a post that he was in San Anyonio also.
At 2:23am on November 10, 2010, sarahhhmx3 said…
i've been here just a month, but i love it so far. i came out here a few times while my husband was in A school.
At 1:00am on November 10, 2010, sarahhhmx3 said…
hey ! I actually didn't drive. I flew out here. My husband was already out here, he just transfered over from Point Loma base ! But they flight was good.
At 6:42pm on August 14, 2010, Autumnsmom(USS.BOXER) said…
hey dd, what's your and your husband last name I told autumn her chips paint, and she asked wad he an undes, and I told heer trees and she said she may have already met him..heer last name is ROBERTSON, AKA LIL ROB, hoper your weekend is a nice one looks like you have great weather coming out friday to look dorr work...
At 2:06pm on April 23, 2010, Cat said…
oh, yeah it's like.. 9 months? It's a long one.. but you still have plenty of time till Feb to spend with your husband =)
my bf is assigned to a ship USNS Mercy, and it deployes on May 1sh for Pacific Partnerchip 2010.. And will return in September.. but i hope that my bf won't ship out with it, he is in A-school till June and then will come home for 2 weeks.. but who knows, they can still fly him there..
no, we are not married, and i don't know if i will move down with him.. he wants to though.. but we've been together for less than 6 months, 4.5 of which were BC and Aschool.. so .. we'll see =)
At 11:24pm on April 22, 2010, Cat said…
he is going back to cali!! He will be stationed in SDas well, and i'm so happy, coz it's only 1.5 hours from me!! Much closer than IL lol
Well, i'm trying not to think about it but .. i still do lol i'm just getting busy with my classes (i go to college), and that's about it.. killing time with friends... he left for BC in Dec 15th, and he will be done with school in the mid of June... so we're almost there!!
What about you? Is your husband currently deployed? You just moved to cali right? I hope time will fly for you until ur sailor returns=) And i hope it will fly for me too.. =)
At 3:28pm on April 21, 2010, TexasMomof2 said…
Hello! My oldest son was undesignated for 2 years. At first he was freaked thinking he'd be treated very poorly. He wasn't. He was assigned to the Enterprise those 2 years and he worked most of the time in the boatswains mate dept. And EVERYONE chips paint on the ships.....not just undesignated so don't let the horror stories upset you guys. My son was very happy during that time. After 2 years, he was able to chose another rate and just started corpsman school this week. So tell hubby to hang in there. He's getting a paycheck, good benefits, housing and will get another opportunity to chose another rate.
At 11:49am on April 20, 2010, Cat said…
hey =) no, i'm in Cali now, my bf is in A school in IL till June, can't wait till summer to come! =)
At 1:17pm on April 14, 2010, Amanduh said…
i told eric when he left for "a" school that i didnt care where we ended up, but if he got to choose, to pick somewhere where it snows!! lol. like i said, i've always lived in southern ca so snow is like the coolest thing to me! have you joined the so cal moms group? i know there are several people on this site that are stationed down by you guys. my husband is an MA master at arms, basically a navy cop from what i hear. what does your husband do?

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