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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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At 12:03am on January 24, 2013, KathybShip13Div099 said…

Drew sounded great.  I am so ready for graduation.  We will be there with his girlfriend.  His sisters are all coming up to spend the day.  Hopefully the weather will be better by then.  Don't think it will be to much fun for you "southerners". :) I have already ordered division t-shirts. don't know what we will do about pictures.  Looking forward to Sarge's meet and greet.

At 10:35pm on January 18, 2013, KathybShip13Div099 said…

When did you get your letter? Drew wrote his the 7&8. Said they had a test on the 9th. I don't think he appreciated the questionnaire but he is trying to write to his three sisters and girlfriend so I know he doesn't have much time. We are staying at the Residence. Going to Sarges meet & greet. Is hell week next week?

At 11:29pm on January 17, 2013, KathybShip13Div099 said…

Drew said he was on the bunk which was really his preference.  I got questionnaire back yesterday. Really enjoyed some of the answers.  He had bronchitis and was in bed 2 days last week.  said he had a big test on the 9th. Wondering how that went.  He'll week should be next week right?

At 7:49pm on January 13, 2013, KathybShip13Div099 said…

hey I am curious how did you figure that out? I don't know if I would have. did you have a good call? mine was short!

At 7:43pm on January 13, 2013, KathybShip13Div099 said…

Really! that is so cool. Drew let's his girlfriend now more than US but that is ok.

how is your son doing? I can't wait for graduation.

At 4:01pm on January 1, 2013, arebebship13division099 said…

It seems that way, I was so happy to get a letter from my son. Sounds like 70 to 80 of the recruits are sick, luckily my son is not one. Hope your recruit is well. Are you going to graduation? We are and we cant wait.


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