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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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A little about me:
I'm mom of 3 kids. 27 year old daughter and almost 21 year old identical twin sons. One has just left for boot camp
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At 9:34am on July 8, 2011, carola said…
is there a thread just for 1138m
At 9:34am on July 8, 2011, carola said…
how is matt?  Shaun is in 1138m
At 1:41pm on June 12, 2011, dshrops said…

hapsmolmr or is it Carol?

was wonding if you would find your way to this site to. I also got a nice long phone call, isn't it nice to be able to talk with our sons about day to day stuff. My sons proposed to his girlfriend right after PIR and wants her to drive from Seattle to GC in September.

I also joined a nuke school charleston group that seems pretty active as well. Diane

At 8:29pm on May 30, 2011, dshrops said…
I just found this note asking me my sons name. Sorry I missed it before. His name is Caleb. Will look for you on FRIDAY!!! So excited!!!! We are flying in from Washington state Thursday (late) evening and will miss the meet and greet
At 10:55pm on May 21, 2011, TerriR said…
Yes!! How's your son doing? Mine has been sick but somehow has managed to keep going. I was so excited to see his picture on the RTC site playing in the band for PIR. Are going for PIR? I am and am counting the days.
At 2:15pm on May 19, 2011, mommaLori4 said…

To hapsmolmr:  Sorry I'm late in responding.  Don't have much to share from my SR--hope to have letter this week.  Definitely hadn't heard about the flag thing...

Glad you're going to PIR--hope to meet you there!  Looking forward to seeing my SR and the city--have never been there. 

At 7:33am on May 4, 2011, carola said…
that is a great idea   wish i had a backup kid   haha    happy mothersday to you
At 10:13pm on May 3, 2011, carola said…
got a phone call today  Shaun is good hope all is well with u
At 9:12am on April 29, 2011, carola said…

Shaun is in 09/191

got a letter yesterday was so excited.  He loves it   he is a strange child  lol

he is yoeman for 191 we have been living in nashville tn for the last 12 years

shaun was born in los angeles

i'm sorry Matts birtjhday is in boot camp Shauns 20th will be July 8 in Charelston (hopefull)  maybe we should change Matt's till then for this one and celebrtae then. I know we can't do last names here, I am on facebook  Carol Wells Arnold if you want to be on there I figure we have a few years together.. I'm so glad to meet you. it will make them being in Charelston so much easier with someone else going thru it  I hear they can not communicate that much there due to security reasons but aleast we can visit 


At 10:38am on April 28, 2011, carola said…
I can't believe you have gotten a letter and a call already.  Have not heard anything from Shaun as of yet so have no clue how many Nukes are there.  I did not realize there would be so many I guess cause it's harder I just assumned not many.  But thats awesome so we will all be south Carolina bound for our vacations...Hopefully they will get to all know each other and bond from everything I've read it is going to be very hard.  Best wishes to you and please keep me updated on Matt..   Carol

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