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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 3:59pm on September 30, 2012, kidarnell said…

Thank you for your encouragement.  We haven't heard from our granddaughter by mail since she was put into Ship 4 on Tuesday, Sept. 4th. Her original PIR was Sept. 7. She used to write weekly, so it is hard not to know what is happening to her and what kind of progress she has made with her physical fitness running time.  We are going by the axiom that no news is good news.  Thanks again for taking the time to send the message.  I appreciate it.

At 10:29am on September 15, 2012, diannep said…

My son was asmoed as well when there.  For a week...turned out to be a very good thing for him.  He ended up in a more motivated division.  I'm sure all will turn out fine for your SR.  So he hasn't been put in the group yet, right?  My son was put in a "holding" type of group until put with a new PIR group/division.  When he called me to tell me, he gave me the same call that you new PIR date will be _____ (2 weeks later).  However, just a week later, he called and said he was now in PIR ___/Div ____  (a week earlier than last date) .  So he was only on hold for a week ( he had been shown a phone number by another SR that a female wrote down for that SR and didn't report it to the setback for that).

Don't discard your form letter!  You will need that password to call Public Affairs before PIR to get the new one for the group he is in.  So hang on to it!

At 5:59pm on September 9, 2012, corbie (Ship 12 Div 047) said…

My son is in the same ship/div 

At 9:09pm on September 5, 2012, insurancelady (Ship II DIV 331) said…

I was the same way for about 1 week.  I just kept myself busy and work was very busy as well.  We finally got a letter from my SR last Thursday.  It was a big relief to hear that he was doing well.  It did ease my mind and I feel a lot better about him being there.  Hang in there.  It will get better.

At 7:22pm on September 5, 2012, rosemary said…

My daughter arrived at GL on Aug 7th. Just hit the half-way point.  No getting around it...this is HARD.  Coming from a family with all girls none of them every mentioned military as a career choice until my youngest said "Oh, by the way, the recruiter was here after school". Huge shock to my system!  But I have found alot of helpful support references on here and I think you will too. Welcome and good luck to your son and his div.

At 11:41am on August 8, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our
Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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