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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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well my hubby is on the USS Stennis and just left for deployment monday, and it was my last time seeing him for 8 months...does anyone have any ideas on what i should do to make time go faster? does it get easier?:(

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Comment by R.J.'s Madre on September 1, 2012 at 11:18am

My son is on the Stennis too and I can't stop crying today.  I got to talk to him this morning for a few seconds so that was good.  Keeping busy is what keeps me from crying, although today I want to cry!   I always felt for people who talked about a family member being deployed and now I know how they feel.  I've heard it gets easier but I'm a very emotional person so I don't know if it will for me!

Comment by ebigirl on September 1, 2012 at 4:15pm

corischaur26 and R.J.'s Madre; The WA/OR N4M's group has a lunch planned next Saturday, September 8th. It's at The Cheescake Factory at Southcenter at noon. We would love to have you join us. RSVP to the post on the event calendar to the right of the screen.

Meeting other mom's, wives, husbands, girlfriends etc. might help. Hope to see you there!  :-)

Comment by Michigan Cindy on September 2, 2012 at 6:31pm

Hi, corischaur26.  My son is on the Stennis as well.  I'm sure it's a very different feeling having your spouse gone as opposed to having a son gone.  As an older and presumeably wiser woman, I would advise you to stay strong, develop a good sense of independence, grab every opportunity learn new things, stay busy doing positive and productive things.  Your hubby will come back to a smart, competent and desireable young woman.  Coming off a long deployment can be a rough adjustment, and you will both have to be strong and understanding.  If you haven't already, join the Stennis group on here.  Know that you are not alone.  There are many wives and girlfriends in the same situation you are.  That does not necessarily make it easier for you, but it might help to interact with others in the same boat.  (No pun intended.)


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