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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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Does anyone have a son or daughter on SHIP 03 DIV 305?

My son left Phoenix, AZ on July 19, 2011 and I have heard NOTHING.  I received the "kid box" - what a devastating feeling.  I also received the form letter, but nothing else.  I long to hear his voice......

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Comment by VINNIEJOESMOM SHIP07 DIV 289 on August 1, 2011 at 8:48pm
my son left on 7/11/11 and all the other moms and myself received a phone call each for about an hour on the 3rd week. look foward to it, it was the best thing ever!!!!!
Comment by Dave's Mom on August 1, 2011 at 11:40pm
My son left on 7/11 also & i got my 2nd call today i t was amazing!! Good luck you will be hearing something soon.
Comment by Chris' Mom on August 2, 2011 at 11:04am
My son also was in Ship 3, Div 305.  Unfortunately, he got a bloody nose and was sent to Medical.  Medical decided that his blood pressure was up and is currently sending him back home to get waivers from his doctor.  I have spoke to my son.  He has told me that they are working all the time.  You should hear something from your son/daughter probably this weekend.  My son stated that Ship 3 should be able to call home on the 2nd week.  Hope this helps.
Comment by Chris' Mom on August 2, 2011 at 4:26pm

Thank you "A Seabee Mom".  I have looked at the Ship 5 on the RTC portion of the Navy Website.  Actually Chris is fine.  I spoke to him today.  He is still waiting to see the doctor before he see's the Legal Department.  I have worked in Contract Negotiations for 25 + years, so I have been doing my research for him.  They will be seperating him on a Administrative Medical with Re-Enlistment Eligibility.  He has 6 months to get his doctor waiver to re-enlist.  Unfortunately he was going in the Submarine Electronic/Computer Field.  With the blood pressure, he obviously cannot do this job.  I have spoke to his Recruiter and the Chief at the recruiting station.  They will be helping him once he gets home in guiding him on the waiver.  He was pretty teed off when he first found out, however his overall mood is better.  He comes from a family of Military Enlistee's so we/he has a good knowledge of what to look for in the final discharge papers (they can tell you one thing and then write another).  I have also told him the RE codes to look for on his discharge papers.  I feel for so many parents that are going through this.  I will post something on the Medical Discharge referring them where to look for these RE numbers so that they can pass it along to their kids.  Some of these kids are so young and uninformed that there whole future could be messed up.  Chris told me this morning that about 12 more recruites from Ship 3, Div. 305 were transferred to Ship 5 (Medical and waiting for transfer ship). 

Comment by Chris' Mom on August 3, 2011 at 3:24pm
Dear Beckibiglersmith - what is your son's name?  The next time I hear from my son, I will ask if he can find out how he is doing and when the phone call will be allowed.  I don't know if he will know for sure since I am new at this, but hey it is worth a try.
Comment by Chris' Mom on August 4, 2011 at 11:20am

He was suppose to call Tuesday, but I have not heard from him yet.  As soon as I do (hopefully today - this is driving me crazy!!!) I will post what Chris tells me.

Comment by beckibiglersmith05 on August 8, 2011 at 10:43pm
Chris' Mom.....have you heard from your son? I haven't heard from y son and I'm going absolutely out of my mind.


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