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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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LuvyLovesChris Ship02 Div948's Blog (8)

Got my first letter :)

I watched for the mailman today and as soon as I opened my mailbox my heart jumped seeing a letter on top waiting for me from my SR. Oh how I miss him so much!!!!!! I cried reading his letter of four pages I'm so happy and so so so glad I finally got  a letter, I'm hoping I get a phone call today also. I've read that our SR's may be able to call home on 2-3 and I think that's today, I hope. *Crossing Fingers* I miss my SR so much, I reread his letter so many times it just makes me so…


Added by LuvyLovesChris Ship02 Div948 on September 7, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

form letter

I finally received my boyfriends address, ship and div and pir date!! Yay!!!! :D finally!!!!

Added by LuvyLovesChris Ship02 Div948 on August 26, 2012 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Emotions are Rising

It's been a week and a day since he's been gone and I feel completely emotional. I'm mad, I'm sad, I'm irritated, I'm lonely the list goes on.. i miss my boyfriend so much. I keep telling myself "7 more weeks its just 7 more weeks." I'm trying hard to be patient and keeping myself busy but lately I'm just getting more exhausted than usual. I remember when me and him had to count down 8 weeks till we can see each other more often when I lived in San Diego. It did go by fast, but it was easier… Continue

Added by LuvyLovesChris Ship02 Div948 on August 23, 2012 at 4:08pm — 3 Comments

Boy In The Box

My boyfriend's mom finally got the box and she told me I got one too.. hmm I wasn't expecting one I wonder what could it be? I'm nervous to find out I honestly didn't think I was getting something , I thought they were just supposed to send everything all in one box to one address. Super anxious excited and nervous!!!

Added by LuvyLovesChris Ship02 Div948 on August 22, 2012 at 1:12am — 2 Comments

Its been 5 days

5 days have gone by since my sweet love has left to bootcamp. I miss him so much, I know I have a long time until his first letter arrives so while I wait I've been writing a letter each day to make the day go by a little faster. It's hard not waking up and seeing him or looking at my phone with nothing there. I'm trying my best to adjust and make each day go by faster. Everytime I look at the time I jump 2 hours in advance, his time, and wonder what he's doing at the moment. Hoping he's doing… Continue

Added by LuvyLovesChris Ship02 Div948 on August 21, 2012 at 2:13am — No Comments

Just left to Bootcamp

My BooBear is flying to bootcamp right now. Having that hug and kiss meant the world to me. Couldn't help but cry my eyes out. That's my future hubby its all worth it. I know what to expect and everything its just really emotional to see my best friend of 14 years go off to something big. I know he will do well he's mentally and physically ready. I can't wait until he gets stationed and takes me with him like he says. It's hard to be away from.him, but this is the sacrafice we have to make for… Continue

Added by LuvyLovesChris Ship02 Div948 on August 15, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Just left town my

My boyfriend just left town to go and check in and do everything else that needs to be taken care of at meps then tomorrow the first "see you later, I love you" of the military life. Hugging him bye each time we depart kills me so bad I hate to see him go, but its all worth it. This is for us.

So his recruiter just picked him up and as soon as I got that hug I bursted into tears and as soon as he walked away I turned straight into his grandmas arms and we both cried as we watched them… Continue

Added by LuvyLovesChris Ship02 Div948 on August 14, 2012 at 4:45pm — 1 Comment

From Day 1 to Last 6 Days

I met my boyfriend in the first grade when we were wee little kids. We were the best of friends always side by side no matter what and had each other's back. He pushed me on the swings and we played on the see saw together, ate lunch together. I must admit he was my first crush ever. I remember playing hopscotch with him during recess and asked him to be my best friend forever and without a thought he immediately said yes! As years went by, we grew up went to school together got seperated…


Added by LuvyLovesChris Ship02 Div948 on August 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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