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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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My son is an HM2.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
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My sons core is so much stronger and spiritual than I ever knew.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:12am on November 14, 2011, HM__Mom Ruth said…

Thanks.  I'll send you whatever pictures and video I get.  I'm all packed and ready to go.

At 9:34am on November 10, 2011, HM__Mom Ruth said…

Thanks for your son's name.  I will try to get video and still photos as well for you.  Charlotte is headed to Newport, Rhode Island--a long way from home.  Your son will be far from home, too, I think.

At 10:48am on August 24, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
That is awesome. I am so glad you got to see him and making the ribbons into a magnet was a great idea. I still have one from my daughters PIR (over a yr ago) hanging from the mirror in my car lol. I bet he is so happy to finally be out of boot camp ;-) Stay in touch and let me know how he is doing. The first few weeks of A-school can also be pretty hard so if you have any questions let me know.
At 8:37am on August 9, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I just read that your son was doing well and was having battlestations last week but no PIR. I am so happy for him. I know he must be glad to be better and ready to begin his next adventure. I hope you are doing well. Let me know if you are going to go to hia A-school graduation. Some of them are very small and not many people come but some are bigger. It just depends on his rate and how many are graduating. Maybe I can re-do the ribbons for you.  I hope you get to see him soon. I know it has been a long hard journey.
At 9:37pm on August 4, 2011, diannep said…
Oh, WOW!  That is SO exciting!  Yes, light that candle....he sure has earned it!  You will have a United States Navy Sailor tomorrow!  HOOYAH!  I'm so happy for you...and can just picture that smile on your face!  Please tell him congrats from all on Navy for Moms!  We are so proud of him!  Best of luck in his next journey at A School!  Can't wait for you to get that call tomorrow!
At 8:29pm on July 31, 2011, KC'smom said…
You know, I was actually hoping he would finish straight out of RCU and just leave - I didn't care, I just wanted him out of there. But, I'm glad I got to see the PIR afterall. Ya just never know how it's all gonna end. Some leave straight from RCU and some go through PIR.  Either way is great. And yes, it is finally over. I did not meet anyone else there that had a kid in RCU or that had been there as long as my son. Exactly 100 days at the time of PIR. He left on the 101st day, but he left so early that he never even saw a petty officer/RDC so that didn't count!!!!!! How did your w/e call go??? What did he accomplish this week? And how is he feeling?
At 1:44pm on July 22, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
This has happened a few times. You can take the DIV numbers off by porting your fingernail under the edge and pulling them off. There is a good chance the first number may be the same so I wouldn't take them off yet. I will send you new numbers free of charge to put on them a soon as you know the new DIV number. I know this is hard but hopefully he will be back on track and have a new PIR date very soon. a year from now a setback of a couple of weeks won't seem like such a big deal and it often turns out to be a good thing in the end. I will keep him in my prayers. Let me know how things are going.
At 2:01pm on July 21, 2011, djrnova ship 07 Div 242 said…
Sorry to Here about your Son. I hope he heals fast and can finish this! It not good being in limbo. Good luck!
At 11:21am on July 21, 2011, KC'smom said…
I believe that when that chat room was started RCU was in ship 6.  I think ship 6 was being renovated so everybody was moved to ship 4. Same thing though.
At 9:50am on July 21, 2011, KC'smom said…
KC had a stress fracture of the Talus bone- just under the ankle. The doctor told him 8-10 weeks recovery. He actually recovered in 6 which makes me think that it was a very small fracture. He moved into RCU (ship 4). They do nothing related to reaching the goal of PIR other than rest and physical therapy.   There are 4 phases of P.T. and they have to progress through all phases and then the final 'medical run' to get out. When you talk to him, get all your questions out and answered - then talk about what is going on in the world, or in town or with the family b/c it has been my experience that they lose touch with the outside world and feel better talking about stuff other than RCU. My son was absolutely miserable in there. If by chance, your son likes Dungeons and Dragons, there are a few guys there that are into that. My son wasn't. Lots and lots and lots of mail. I even had my 7 and 10 yr olds whole class make get well cards. That kept him busy reading them for a while. I didn't send them all at the same time, but spread them out so he had a few each day. Then, when we had gatherings like a baby shower, or Easter dinner, I set out stationary and asked everyone to please write a quick note of encouragement. And, the calls don't always come on a Sat. or always on a sunday. They change depending on the mood of the RDC. So, never leave your phone!!!! The calls come between 1pm-6pm (ET).

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