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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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I am happy I got the box and the letter! It made my day and also made me wanna cry I miss my son but I know he is doing the right thing with his life it seems like times is just getting harder!

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Comment by rcmsmom 09/291 on July 18, 2011 at 8:08pm

We did too, emotional but very proud!  Our SR left on 7/12, he is 09/291.


Comment by proudmom02/943 on July 19, 2011 at 12:21am

I also received the box but no letter today.  I was really hoping to get note saying he was ok.  My SR also left 07/12 and I'm missing him so much.  I just hope and pray these 8 weeks go by fast so I can see my son again.

Comment by npnpp3 on July 19, 2011 at 11:57am
Does anyone know the graduation day and time in Sept?  My son left on the 12th also
Comment by carmartinez1121 on July 20, 2011 at 10:35am
Ooooh please help me I need answers. I got the box Monday 18, 2011, but no letter he left to meps at San Antonio 7-11-11 and to Great Lakes, Illinois 7-12. rcmsmon your son left on the same date does that mean my son is in the same division should I look on 09/291 for graduation dates. I'm about to break down again I suffer from anxiety and not knowing from my son is killing me.
Comment by DanetteR on July 20, 2011 at 5:20pm
My son's letter said it should be 9/9/11
Comment by DanetteR on July 20, 2011 at 8:34pm
I know the time the paper says they start letting ppl in is like 6:45am
Comment by VINNIEJOESMOM SHIP07 DIV 289 on July 20, 2011 at 9:55pm
my son left on 7/11 to great lakes, i also got the box and cried, then realized i had to was the dirty clothes in the box hahah. i miss him so much but my navy letter said graduation is 9/1. it cant  come fast enough. august will be a very long month
Comment by DanetteR on July 21, 2011 at 9:17am
I know mines said 9/9 I hope he was correct I miss my son badly! I need someone to take out the garbage! LOL


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