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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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honor guard moms or other family and friends

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 5:57am 0 Comments

My son arrived in Washington DC as an honor guard trainee. I am looking for others with sailors in the honor guard. I have many questions please respond as soon as possible

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At 12:41pm on July 26, 2011, Robsproudmom said…

i know what you mean when you say not many people are on here that we knew

The girl he is dating from ny is a sweetheart she is actually one of my sons closest friends they waere the group that was always together. She comes from a very respectful and sweet family


At 10:31am on April 15, 2011, navygrams said…


Did you ever get my response back to you? Sometimes I am not sure where I am writing things on here.

I noticed that you are going for surgery....I will be thinking of you and praying for you that all will go well and you will be surrounded with peace and comfort during your recovery

Blessings to you and yours.


At 8:02pm on March 31, 2011, navygrams said…

Hi Sara,

Gosh, I cannot believe I am home over a week now!  It was just wonderful, I think I just was swept about all week-end with pure joy!  My Sailor was quite sick tho...but did not want to get checked out because he thought he might lose liberty.

His Dad was also sick and kept dozing on the couch...Sailor was wrapped up in his computer and I just sat there and stared at him...he would look up and smile....and that is all I needed!!


Did make it to the Gurnee Mall, Giardano's pizza(did I spell that wrong?)Steven's for steak...scrumptious but we only had perhaps twenty minutes to eat it before he had to be back to the base! Also did 5 Guys Burgers, The Pot Belly and a Tea Shop.  This is more than I usually do in a year!!

There was no oven in our suite which I was told there the hot chocolate chips never materialized, but I don't think he minded too much...he was just so happy to have some down time.  He showered each night before returning to base and that was a big thrill for him. He so appreciated the clothes to relax in too!

It was a fantastic time except for the fact that my husband could not make it..he is feeling better now and is scheduled for a biopsy on the 22nd of April.

Any and all prayers would be appreciated.

I think I tried to Friend you....but I am not sure!  Sometimes I don't hit the right things!!

Thanks for checking in on me.

Have a wonderful day.



At 10:00am on August 31, 2010, Robsproudmom said…
Hi Sara i sent you a message with all my info ...Wanted to check in and make sure all is going good with you

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