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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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well i havent been on here in awhile, but our first deployment that was 9 months long ended on may 3rd so ive had my husband home for about a month now, def some readjusting happening (still) but i couldnt be happier to have him home, the beggining drug by soo slow but towards middle i was always so busy and it flew by so my advice to you others that have to go through your first and long deployment its def gonna feel like its never going to end in the begging but it will, i promise and it is so worth the long wait its an amazing feeling! well i know i complained about it in the begging and hadnt been on in awhile so just wanted to share with you how the rest of deployment for us went! WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO BE TOGETHER AGAIN IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT :)

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Comment by Daisy on June 8, 2013 at 9:24am
Wow! 9 months long deployment? Gosh, that's what I'm afraid of :( my husband just left for BC on the 5th so I'm still very new at this and trying to adjust, especially having two little ones at home. After A school (what does your husband do for job by the way?) he got his first deployment or was he home for quite sometime before deployed?
Comment by corischauer26 on June 8, 2013 at 11:11am

well he graduated bootcamp may 18th2012 then went to a school came home for 2 weeks in july we got married august 1st he left for washington (where he got stationed) and deployed august 27th. so no we spent maybe a total of 1 week together since we got married, before he deployed... it was very very hard at first but towards the middle/end it went by super quick just gotta keep busy and keep your head up. time away is only temporary it will always come to and end keep that in mind it might help you as it did me on my bad days! my husband is a cs! 

Comment by eljac913 (Ship 12 Div 053) on June 11, 2013 at 10:20pm

My son is facing deployment soon.  Not looking forward to it.  Thanks for sharing your story.  Every bit of knowledge helps. 

Comment by corischauer26 on June 12, 2013 at 1:31pm

no problem, i hope it goes by quick for you! im here if you have any questions!!


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