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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:
My son just arrived in great lakes tuesday november 12,2013. I am very excited for him but am also nervous and have so many questions,i hope by joining some groups and talking with others i will feel better. i really want to become involved.
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At 9:31pm on April 1, 2014, Pat L. in IL said…

The new adoption was announced on Molly's Adopt A Sailor today. We hope you will help us send some love from home to these sailors. Pat

At 12:51pm on January 17, 2014, Forever proud said…

how are you lady?  I saw your post about missing the M&G.  I got there later than I expected and didn't stay long, but it was entertaining.  Sorry you missed it!

At 12:41am on January 5, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 12:38am on January 5, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Before the parking garage was built, some did find that taking a shuttle or taxi to PIR was less walking than for those who drove onto the RTC. those with a handicapped placard did park closer than those without one though, so it has always been better for those with a placard to use it. Now that there is a parking garage adjacent to the Visitors Center, there is less walking for those who drive onto the RTC than for those who walk in. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend.

At 10:22pm on December 10, 2013, Caligirl said…
Hi Alice! All 4 of us here received a letter from him last Thursday. We've talked to him twice. He wishes he could take boot camp online :) We are also going for Christmas, we're super excited!!! My son is ship 13 div 060
At 8:53pm on December 7, 2013, Gufys's Mom said…
Hi Alice, I'm going to see my son for Chritmas too!! Do you know of any restaurant that will be open on Chritmas day? I call today at Lovell's and they told me it will be close on Chritsmas day.
At 6:00pm on December 6, 2013, Zimborunner said…
Yes, 2 calls and one letter, we feel much more relaxed knowing that he is settling down into the new routine. Hope you have had contact too.
At 3:50pm on December 6, 2013, Snickers110191 said…

Thanks for the friend request. I am so happy you get to participate in the Adopt-A-Sailor program. My son's PIR is 10 JAN, if all goes well. Best wishes to you, your family and your son.

At 12:24pm on December 6, 2013, tini47 said…

Hi Alice thanks for the friend request. Thats cool you get to see your son for christmas. I wont be able to see my daughter for christmas and this will be the first year without her. But hopefully I will get to go to her graduation next month. My daughter is on ship 14 div 054. I have received one letter from her but she did call a couple of times which is good. It was nice to hear her voice. She is doing good there but she cant wait to get out of b.c. Talk to you soon.

At 5:22am on December 6, 2013, Proudmomjesus (Ship 13 Div 060) said…
Thank you, for you good wishes. Got a letter in the mail today. He's doing ok. He does say it's really hard, and that he thought that being at home was tough ha. He put a smiley face and said, I million times at home. It's really hard and strict they get yelled at for not having a shoe tied. But he says it's a learning processes and that he sometimes wishes he wasn't there but he says he is, do mixed emotions. He was excited to see other sailor that were gonna graduate. So that made it easier for him. Thanks Alice and your very lucky that your adopting your future sailor. God bless you.

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