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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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Just wondering if any other mom's just sent there kiddos to Boot Camp, Mine left the 2-23-12 and if so did you get a phone call?


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Comment by Facebook PIR11/2 on February 25, 2012 at 11:34pm

Hi Jennifer, My son left for boot camp 2-22-12. I received a phone call that lasted about 12 seconds at the most,just to say that he arrived safely. I haven't heard anything else. It's so hard not knowing what he's going through.. 

Comment by BunkerQB on February 26, 2012 at 1:02am

jenniferzcracy & harvey30263, I see you have both joined the Boot Camp Moms group - so you are off to a good start. You'll meet up with others whose sons/daughters left for BC at the same time. I left comments on your personal pages. The survival guide will give you a overview of the process and it's a resource for links, diagrams, pdf files. Be sure to watch the videos. You'll be getting the box really soon (look for his cell phone in one of his shoes). Then the form letter with the official address.  Your next call or letter may not come for a week or two, so don't panic. Be patient. Good luck and thank your sailor recruit for us.

Comment by _Kiki_ on February 26, 2012 at 9:36pm

They get a one minute phone call to let you know they've arrived safely. My boyfriend called 3 weeks later and told me they get a 15 minute phone call every 3 weeks.

Comment by TraceJ on March 4, 2012 at 3:15pm

My son is ship 02 Div 923 and they were told they may get to call every sunday.  He did call less than a week at BC but so far nothing today. He left a message on the machine Fri but I think it was about security.  So it depends, somethimes you can get calls more often. Hope you all get calls soon.


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