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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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My daughter's first letter came today stating she had sprained her ankle and on crutches.  She is being moved to a holding ship for a few weeks and then has to start basic over.  Does not know when she will graduate now.  Does anyone know about being placed in holding and how long it might last?

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Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 28, 2012 at 9:27pm

It will last as long as it takes for her ankle to be healed and she is cleared FFD - Fit for Full Duty. Sorry...don't know the length of time it takes to heal!

She has probably been moved to the RCU Division...Ship 04/Div 2341. Recruit Convalescent Unit. There are phases in the process that she will go through. The best source for support and info on here would be this group: (clickable link)

Please join the group...the ladies on there are going through or have gone through this and are a great help. Oh and there is an address for Ship 04 Div 2341...they can gve you that on there too.

You may call the PAO to ask about her status. They may not give details but you can find out if she indeed has been moved there - Phone: Public Affairs Office 847-688-2405

Once she is FFD she will be moved back into a new TG -Training Group - and into a new Division. So you will not know a new PIR date until then.

Comment by Johnita on June 28, 2012 at 9:34pm

Thanks so much for the help

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on June 28, 2012 at 10:02pm

You are welcome! I hope she heals fast and fine! That's got to be hard. Hang in there and KIT...we will see you on your PIR group when she gets her new date!


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