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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 3:06pm on September 15, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Also, someone had posted a week or so ago, but there is NOT a live streaming of PIR at the Visitor Center somewhere near RTC, either as had been previously posted. They called and checked. 

At 3:03pm on September 15, 2021, Chipmunk said…

drc2873 - To my knowledge only 2 guests are currently allowed at PIR - there isn't any waiting area anywhere else. Your son will need to stay at the motel room. Recruit Training Command Home Page ( - I am not certain Phoenixmom understood your question or not. 

As far as picking up your tickets at the Welcome Center beforehand, I think your son can go with you, he just won't be getting a ticket, but I don't know. That is assuming that you are not getting tickets day of PIR. They are very strict and only the two names listed on the Security Form will be approved for tickets. 

You need your Covid Vax card, Gov't issued ID, and wear masks, and also car insurance and registration papers, maybe for driving on to RTC and parking in the garage or vehicle rental forms. 

At 11:07am on August 27, 2021, lmftnavymom21 said…

Hi there, 

I just saw that we have a letter coming today (thank you informed delivery!!) and I am so excited!! Of course I work at my office today so I will be anticipating when I get home this evening. 

DRC- let’s hope that we are in the same boat ;)

At 9:54pm on August 26, 2021, lmftnavymom21 said…

Fantastic!! This helps to know that someone else’s child went in the same way and is communicating. We are in California so mail could take longer ❤️

At 12:46pm on August 19, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Hello drc2873 - welcome to both N4M and the BC Moms group. Yes, No News is Good news! Please be sure and click on the group link to the left of this comment area and come post on our group page in the comment wall there. I am not likely to remember who all I welcomed and more of our members follow the comments on the group page and not who has recently joined. So if you will be sure to scroll down the page past the information, past the discussions and come to the comment wall area, you will see where we do our daily chattering. We would love to have you come post and say hello!!

At 2:57pm on August 18, 2021, drc2873 said…

Thank you for all the support I have been receiving, it is amazing and extremely helpful!  Thursday, the 19th will be one week he's been at BC. He is fully vaccinated, so I am hoping that he has started and isn't in quarantine.  This has been a difficult week, but no news is good news, right? 

At 11:23pm on August 17, 2021, partyofseven said…

Hi drc2873 and welcome to our group. We are glad that you are here!!

Let us know where you are in this journey. We are here to support you in this journey. 

Here are some links for you to read over:

First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition


For those of you who have USPS Informed Delivery,  I received an email today that they are discontinuing the App as of 6/12/2021 and you have to download the USPS Informed Delivery Mobile App to your phone.  I just did it and the process is pretty simple.

if you sign up for this, you can see what mail comes in every day. It's pretty neat. 

Welcome again.


At 1:56pm on August 13, 2021, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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