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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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gnomesweetgnome Ship 11/Div199
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At 3:15pm on June 8, 2011, Lepus120724 said…
thanks Gnome I hope you do too!  I'm spending the day in search of a poetry or writing club - no luck so far but I'm keeping my fingers crossed and if I don't find anything I could try to start my own.
At 7:09pm on June 5, 2011, Lepus120724 said…
I Gnome I saw your post about tapestry needles and I'm not a part of that group so I thought I'd write you a message here.  I've brought knitting needles on planes before without an issue.  I bet it wouldn't be a problem.  You could always call ahead and ask.  I know I do a lot of knitting while my husband is gone to keep my nerves contained.  :)
At 5:01pm on May 20, 2011, teach2(ship 11 div 200) said…

Hey Gnome! Thanks for adding me as a friend. You have a daughter, don't you? I wonder if our divisions bunk together..

We should share names

At 5:46pm on May 17, 2011, MariNavyMom(Ship11 Div 199) said…
Have you joined the Corpsman group yet? I was watching the video they had posted and the facility is huge looks very nice. Try it gives a lot of info about Corpsman school.
At 2:33pm on May 11, 2011, MariNavyMom(Ship11 Div 199) said…
I second that!!
At 9:41am on May 11, 2011, Mom2aSailor said…
Hey!  Absolutely.. I'll inbox you his number.. he is really informative and super helpful.  I would recommend having him take you there.. even tho they say the line goes quickly getting into RTC, it was at least 2 miles in length for our daughter's PIR.  She had 12 div. grad. so it was a big grad.  He drops you right at the gate and you just walk in and get in line.  There were ppl. getting into grad. right up to 9:00AM.. we got in and were seated by 7AM. or so.  We called when we were ready after graduation and he was right there to pick us up.. all 10 of us.  he knows area restaurants and such, just nice to have someone there that knows what's going on.
At 8:10pm on May 8, 2011, MariNavyMom(Ship11 Div 199) said…
Me too!
At 11:57am on April 29, 2011, MariNavyMom(Ship11 Div 199) said…
Yes, thank you. Have a great Friday!
At 10:54am on April 29, 2011, Hunters_Mom_12/092_MAA said…
Hello, need you to approve my friend request in order for me to approve your request to join ANSWER, the SR writing group. All good stuff, Felicia
At 5:51pm on April 28, 2011, MariNavyMom(Ship11 Div 199) said…
Thank for the invite, getting ready to go to choir practice.  I am so excited for my dauther too and can't wait to see her. Our Sailors are always in my prayers!

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