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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 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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Posted on October 3, 2013 at 9:14am 2 Comments

My heart is with you Deontes MOM, the day I took him to meet his recruiter was really the worst for me. We were leaving home, his room and his home town for the last time, it was almost more than I could bear, I felt like it kept me from enjoying my last hours with him because I was so sad.  Yes, after I dropped him off, even though I knew I would see him the next day at MEPS, I felt like a balloon someone had let the air out of.  Totally lifeless, and weak as a kitten.  He never showed any…



Posted on February 13, 2013 at 1:21pm 5 Comments

I am just feeling my around this site, trying to learn how to communicate with other mom's who are so proud their hearts are about to burst, but at the same time who's hearts are broken just thinking about being seperated from their loved one.  My son took his first swearing on December 14th, 2012.  He was accepted into the Nuke program and given a BC date of October 1, 2013.  He's ready to go right now, but I'm enjoying the days we have left together.  I want to communicate with all of you,…


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At 5:05pm on November 8, 2018, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM. PM's are found in the Inbox in the upper left.

At 10:33am on November 7, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Where is your Sailor stationed (what vessel, if one) and what is his rating (job)? There may be groups I can direct you to.

At 2:10pm on October 24, 2013, Tanya2tone said…
I have been to two Air Force graduations for my two oldest sons, so this will be a little different..
At 2:07pm on October 24, 2013, Tanya2tone said…
Ship 003 div 022, it will be nice meeting you also, can't wait to see all these young men graduate! My son has not written yet, but he did say he wouldn't have much time to.. Are you wearing something with pink also? We haven't reserved our hotel yet, but probably today..
At 11:09pm on October 8, 2013, Brandon's mom said…

Thanks, goldwingmom, for making contact. Brandon is my oldest and this whole letting go thing is pretty rough. He'll be great, and I am proud of his decision. His dad was in the Navy also. We live in Bay City, south of Houston.

At 4:36pm on September 26, 2013, swalker370 said…

Hi Jane.  I'm sorry I missed your comment on my wall.  You must be feeling the "pinch" now, as the day gets closer at hand.  I think I cried the entire month before my daughter left.  It has gone by quicker (most days) than I thought, and now I just have 8 days left!!!!  I'm so excited to see her next week.  I don't know you, but I'll be thinking of you as you send your son off on Tuesday.  May God bless you and keep you through this process.

At 1:14pm on September 2, 2013, NavyWife2013 said…

Welcome to N4M's!! this site was the greatest thing I found when I was battling with my fiancé going though "A" school and also when I was going through the process of enlisting myself and going off to BC (bootcamp). you really are in the right place :) Congrats on your new sailor to be and I promise your son will be well cared for. my advice for him is to sleep as much as possible right before BC he will be up all day and all night and all day the following day, don't speak enless spoken to and step up immediately, the leaders get ranked up enless he is already E-3 I know they are sucky jobs but here are a few to get...yeoman, basically he is the secretary, if he isn't good with paperwork I don't recommend that and he has to have good recruit hand writing, which is all capital letters, head laundry P.O. does laundry and cleans laundry room, they will tell him how.  head P.O. (cleans the bathroom) those are just a few but those are the recommended ones I would do. good luck and the time flies im here if u need anything :)


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At 3:15pm on June 24, 2013, Eaglefan said…
We had our son's party at my parents' house. He was our first child and my parents' first grandchild, so he is just a little spoiled:). Many friends and family were their to see him off. I had made a DVD of his life that we all managed to watch with just a few tears. It was a special time. Thank you for your prayers. We know that our son is following God's will because we have prayed for his future his whole life. We know tomorrow will be a bittersweet day for us, but we wouldn't change it if we could. He is very ready to go. I'll let you know when he makes it to BC and any relevant information that will help you and your son with this process.
At 9:49am on June 24, 2013, Eaglefan said…
Thanks for reaching out to me! Feeling completely lost, which is not something I'm used to. We had our son's going away party last night and he leaves for BC in the morning. He swore in on April 30 th. it has all happened so quickly; my mind is still spinning. We are so proud and excited for him, but needless to say, there were many tears last night. Looking forward to staying in touch with you to share this experience!
At 1:51pm on June 6, 2013, Storymom said…

Thank you so much for your nice comments RE: the Blue Candle Group.  So excited for your son on entering Boot this fall. Treasure every moment with him now! My son has never regretted his decision to join the Navy...he is coming up on 5 years, and has seen the world and its been exciting. He advises during boot: don't bring attention to yourself, some guys will be annoying and bothersome (chuckle) and some of the best "jobs" to "volunteer" for:  mailman (gets ya out of the barracks), office assistant (gets ya out of the barracks) or dental assistant (gets ya out of the barracks) That's what my son was-kept health files corrected, and escorted booters to & from dentist appts especially wisdom-teeth pulling-everybody gets a 'job' in Boot.   Remind him it is just a brief moment in his Navy Life, and it makes 'em a cohesive team so things work well and jobs get done.  After Boot, he will eat fast (booters have to chow down quickly) and fold his clothes in the most amazing tiny packages, and he will be calm & confident deep down with an overwhelming sense of pride.  Congrats and Blessings to your young Recruit!


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