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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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Moe's Blog – January 2012 Archive (4)

"Last" Call

We got the mandatory phone call last night at 9:50 EST...I thought it would be later. And it was made from his cellphone, which surprised me. He must have let some others use his phone because I looked at my cellphone record and there are strange places on it around the same time. He posted a little earlier in the evening on Facebook that this would be his last post for 2, I guess his phone is now packed and on its way to GA. (I'm removing his data plan for a couple of… Continue

Added by Moe on January 19, 2012 at 2:16pm — 2 Comments

He's in Chicago!

So, this post might be a little boring...but I am posting so other newbies know what to expect.

We've been able to talk to our son several times...still has a cellphone.  Last night "they" took the SR's at the hotel to dinner and then had a meeting at 10 pm to discuss what will happen today.  4:30 this morning they took him and the others back to MEPS.  He said lots of sitting around and paper work occurred.  He sworn in again as active duty.  Around 12, the SR's were put on a…


Added by Moe on January 18, 2012 at 7:21pm — 5 Comments

I didn't fall apart!!!

I took the day off...we went to IHOP for breakfast then ran some errands.  He came home and rested, cleaned his room (YAY), and played video games for about an hour.  The plan was for the recruiter to pick him up at 2 pm.  So, I was doing whatever I could to keep my mind off of it.  At 1:55, I told him to come say goodbye to his grandma and sister...and he informed me that the recruiter was coming at 2:45 now.  Argh...all of that mental preparation was wasted.  I wanted to hover over him for…


Added by Moe on January 17, 2012 at 5:17pm — 2 Comments

He leaves for bootcamp tomorrow

My son was pursuing a career with the Coast Guard...but things were moving very slowly and one day last summer a Navy recruiter called him.  My son told him he wasn't interested, but the recruiter asked to speak with a parent.  (Smart guy, right?)  After speaking with the recruiter...I suggested that we at least meet with him.  I remember that night, him researching the Navy on our computer...and getting very excited about the prospect of Navy Seals. (He quickly got over the Coast Guard!)…


Added by Moe on January 16, 2012 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

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