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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 10:03pm on June 17, 2010, redsquirle said…
sure you will,he'll have liberty afte grag :)
At 2:30pm on June 15, 2010, rorysmom(Ship13Div244) said…
Hi Julie...sorry to get back to you so late...I was out of town all weekend and didn't see the post! We got our first letter last Thursday on the 10th(?). So did his girlfriend. I know he said he had gotten our letters already...we got his address on the 28th of May I believe and I sent out the first one June 1st I is all a blur now! I am sure the letters have caught up to him. Just make sure the address is what is on the form letter. I have noticed different addresses on the envelopes that we received. I hope you are doing sure is a day-to-day thing isn't it? Hope we can meet at the meet n greet at the Ramada.
At 3:53am on June 6, 2010, rorysmom(Ship13Div244) said…
Hi Julie...I just found another neat group...go to "Boot Camp Moms" with a subgroup of
PIR 7/23/10. Lots of good info and encouragement there too.
At 3:41am on June 6, 2010, rorysmom(Ship13Div244) said…
Hi sorry you haven't gotten any replies...go to "groups" and then choose the group for PIR 07/23/10. We have a lot of activity going on. I have already laughed and cried over the comments! My son, Rory is in the exact same group that your son is. Some on this group have gotten letters already...none of the group on the west coast has yet, which is where I live. Some from Texas and Georgia and Mississippi got personal letters. I did get the "gift" of a phone call from my son on Thursday morningat 7:30 am. He said it wasn't his "real" call but a "business" call to get info for his security clearance for his job! It was so wonderful to hear his voice. I wonder if our kids know each other!? My son is not a "grad & go" as far as I know. His A school is in Pensacola. Please join our group! It's great! Also, there is a "Boot Camp" Group that is pretty good but I still like the PIR group the best. There is a "meet & greet" the night before PIR at the Ramada from 6 to 8 and a bunch of us are planning on meeting each other there. You don't have to stay at the Ramada to come. Looking forward to meeting you! Kim
At 8:28pm on May 21, 2010, abbyblue said…
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