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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Please I need a eased mind.. My Sailor was home for 2 weeks... The Greatest time... He left yesterday.. Please can anyone tell me,when will I hear from him. How long is this flight, time zone, and can we communicate. Please I need to ease my mind.. Thanks

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Comment by TomatoPotato on June 14, 2014 at 4:10pm

I know it is hard but take a deep breath.  It can take almost 24 hours to get to Diego Garcia. 

Have you visited here:


My husband was stationed in Diego Garcia for a year almost 20 years ago.  Communication has only gotten better.  There is much for him to do.  Check out the links and take a deep breath.

Comment by Anti M on June 14, 2014 at 6:25pm

I was on DG myself quite a while ago.  Communications have improved greatly, especially since they now have internet access.  Not sure if they have it in their rooms or not.  

The time difference is 12 hours ahead of us (I'm in Mountain TZ, adjust for where you are).

It is not just one flight, it is several.  Takes a day to get there, he must check in, and get some rest.  Might be a couple days before you hear from him.

Comment by Jennie C on June 16, 2014 at 1:30pm
Thank you so much.... I did speak with him...
Comment by Jennie C on June 16, 2014 at 1:50pm
Am I aloud to visit him out in DG.. ?? Anyone know?
Comment by Navy for Moms Admin on June 16, 2014 at 5:01pm

Hello folks, 

Please be very careful about posting sensitive information.

Do not forget the importance of OPSEC when posting on this site. Sharing specific dates regarding ship movements can jeopardize the safety of our Sailors. Please review our Community Guidelines: 



Comment by Proudcomom on September 27, 2014 at 7:45am
Hi Jennie C,
Just found out that my sailor will be stationed at Diego Garcia. I've never heard of this place before yesterday. Has your sailor settled in?


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