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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 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).  

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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Navy Ships Pictures, Images and Photos

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Comment by Sherry James on January 7, 2009 at 2:37pm
Hey Mary, I LOVE this photo of the ships so close together!! Did you take it?
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on January 7, 2009 at 3:32pm
I love it too but I'm not a great photographer (yet) I just did a search on navy ships and there were some great photos and this was one of them. They also have some cool ones with ships traveling with the fleet - neat photos.
Comment by CCR on January 7, 2009 at 5:19pm a ship in the night....
Comment by Melissa (Tucson) on January 7, 2009 at 11:58pm
Good find Lady! Here's your trivia for the day: what kind of ships are these??? :) You know only I would do this to lol or Molly lol
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on January 8, 2009 at 12:28pm
ohhhhhhhhh do you spell THAT?!!! LOL
Comment by Karen (KC's mom) on January 8, 2009 at 2:43pm
great photo!!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on January 8, 2009 at 4:34pm
tic...toc...tic...toc - the Trivia answer WILL be posted at 6 pm EST! smart comment Ms. Molly (you would be correct!!!) lol
Comment by diane {Shawns mom} on January 8, 2009 at 5:37pm
...geez louise...okI know they are showing the radar "battle cruiser" me blonde or call me...whatever!!
Comment by diane {Shawns mom} on January 8, 2009 at 5:43pm

see..I am thinking too much...battle cruisers....don't they have BIG guns up front...,,I don't see any....SH** I wanna ***re guess*** de commissioned frigates...but DAM thats alot.....oh well.....
Comment by carols_kitchen on January 8, 2009 at 5:57pm
Now I just have to log back in tonight to see the answer! As if I wouldn't be back on---lol


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