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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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Scouter Mom
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  • Columbia, MO
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  • Delaware Mom ( Ship 03 Div 123)
  • TreysMom
  • SYNTIA (Ship 02 DIV 920)
  • MartiB_TX
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A little about me:
I'm a Veteran, and have retired from the Department of Veteran's Affairs after 31 years of service! Have VA questions? I can probably help!

Love to travel every where any where. I have cats/dogs now that the kids are all gone! SOOO, enjoying the "empty nest"! :) Really! I am!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
The care and concern for my son's itnerests.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 6:41pm on March 24, 2013, MartiB_TX said…
Did u ever make it to Texas. I Haven' t seen you on in a while until today. Will your son still PIR on 3/29?
At 7:54am on March 24, 2013, diannep said…

Where is he going to A School?  It is possible that they will have him on "hold" at GL because they don't have room at his A School barracks right now.  That doesn't happen too often, but it does happen.  If they have barrack space, they normally send them to A School and then they are on "hold" there until they can class up.  Is he positive that he will not be flying out next weekend?  Plans can change.  Has he done BattleStations yet?

At 10:09am on March 6, 2013, MartiB_TX said…

Hi Aurie'sMom did you ever make it down to San Antonio?  What did you do?  Is your son graduating on the 22nd or 29th?

At 9:27pm on February 16, 2013, leigh said…

My daughter started boot camp on Jan.22, 2013.  She is at Great Lakes, and will go to A School in gulfport.  i am new to all of this too.  I just take it day at a time.  I miss her every day.  She said that it was going good and she can't wait to get to A school for Training and start her Journey.  I am very proud of all she has done.  Where in columbia are u from?  

At 10:47pm on February 11, 2013, MartiB_TX said…

I have posted pictures on My Page of CJs Anchors Aweigh party.

At 11:37pm on January 28, 2013, MartiB_TX said…

Best wishes to you as you take your son to MEPS.

At 12:08am on January 28, 2013, MartiB_TX said…

It was not bad tears - the SRs were so proud of themselves - I'm sappy sometimes and cry for happy things too - weddings, graduation, etc:)

At 12:25pm on January 27, 2013, MartiB_TX said…

Haven't been able to do much with my daughter since I have the flu.  I am hoping I will be well enough to go to MEPS on Tuesday.  I am feeling better today so should be ok by Tuesday I think.  She wanted to spend time with her husband and son anyway so I probably would not have seen that much of her anyway.  Her husband will not go to MEPS since it is a 2 1/2 hour drive and his daughter is in school and needs to be home when she gets out of school.  I doubt that we will go to boot camp graduation (PIR) but her husband is planning on going.  

At 2:25pm on January 25, 2013, MartiB_TX said…

Are you ready for Tuesday?  I realized that I am getting more nervous for her the closer the time went.  I am more nervous than she is I think but she's always been a very calm person.

At 2:28pm on December 16, 2012, MartiB_TX said…

I've been busy watching my grandson as his parents were both sick with this stomach virus, and getting ready for Christmas so haven't been on as much lately.  Yes, I did watch Craigs BC account and it was pretty interesting.  Trying to make this Christmas special as we will not be seeing our daughter much this next year. Are you doing a going away party for your SR? 


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