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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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A little about me:
I am on kidney dialysis. Have 2 wonderful boys, ages 16 and 17. My 17-year-old signed on February 1, 2011. He heads to boot camp on Oct. 4th. I have been married for 22 years. I just want to give the best support I can to my new Navy son and participate as much as possible to stay in touch and informed as to what is happening.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
The Navy allows the enlistee to more time off than what I expected. I didn't think I would be able to communicate with my son very often. Learning that I will be able to comforted me greatly. Also, the levels of education that he can pursue are great; plus the benefits.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 8:08pm on January 6, 2012, etrnmystc said…
We are doing great. We are in Virginia while he is in c school.
At 10:01am on October 26, 2011, Aunt Sis said…

Hey, Shari,

Have you joined any of the groups? Love all these pics you posted. I know you're still waiting to hear from Cody. Hope it will be soon! I love you!


At 9:45pm on October 20, 2011, wvnavymom said…
Thanks for the invite.  You have a beautiful family.  Hopefully our son and daughter have had the opportunity to meet.  It's cool we can meet here online.  Looking forward to PIR as well!!
At 12:02am on October 20, 2011, salimo98 said…

Hi, I hope our kids have a positive experience at bootcamp!

At 7:17pm on October 11, 2011, mommadash said…
I like the pictures.
At 7:14pm on October 11, 2011, mommadash said…
Thank you. I am doing ok. Her box of stuff came home today. And I got her address! Her estimated date is December 2nd also. We might very well be at the same ceremony!!!! Awesome!!!! There is a place on here that you can read about what they are doing. It is pretty general. It is on one of the discussion threads. I am not sure exactly what one. I can't find it again. My youngest daughter's recruiter was actually here when the box came home. She sent a couple of things back that he questioned.
At 6:38am on October 11, 2011, mommadash said…
Hi! Hope you are doing well!
At 3:28pm on October 9, 2011, mommadash said…
I was on here and read about some of the stuff they will be doing the next couple of weeks. I hope she does well. And keeps her mouth shut. LOL! I expect her box on Tuesday. I keep trying to think of her on a trip, but it is hard with her sister here. Once she PIR's, I will feel better. What kind of job did your son get? My daughter got aviation support.
At 7:27pm on October 8, 2011, mommadash said…

I keep thinking 9 weeks will go fast.


At 7:26pm on October 8, 2011, mommadash said…
I miss my girl. I had to go into her bedroom today. Wow. I am glad I have work, and her sister. Actually, her sister enlisted on Thursday. So, I only have her till August 1st. So, it has been a rough week. Her recruiter told me we won't have an address until Tuesday. Monday is a holiday, so, have to wait until Tuesday.

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Posted on October 17, 2011 at 4:29pm 4 Comments

My son went to boot camp on 10/4/2011.  I did great.  We took him out to eat the night before; had a great time as a family - at a really good meal (because we knew he wouldn't be eating much after that day!).  Then when we got back to the hotel, we sat in the lobby and visited, took pictures - just mulled around.  It was finally time to say "goodnight" and I told myself not to cry.  He hugged Dad and brother, then turned around and hugged me.  It wasn't an extraordinary hug -- just a normal…


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