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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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Almost too weeks and no official letter yet... I'm trying to be patient but this is killing me!! Everyone who left on or around my sons date (3/27) received their letter....what if mine got lost??! What do I do??? I'm just worried I won't get the information I need to go to PIR.. How would I get that if I don't get the letter??? Help!!! Anyone know?? Freaking out at 6:30am on a Saturday!! Thanks!!

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Comment by lemonelephant on April 6, 2013 at 1:12pm

Today is 10 days since he arrived at the RTC and that is still the average time to receive the form letter--so perhaps today is the day, but some do take longer.  If you get a "real" letter without receiving the form letter, don't worry you can get the information you need.  Look in Letter Writing & Fun Stuff/Questionnaires to send to your Recruit; there is a paragraph about that (If you receive a "real" letter without receiving the form letter, don't worry. ) located above .

Comment by Hello2u on April 6, 2013 at 1:58pm

never mind,, I just read you did get the box,, sorry,,, you may ask the other parents in the same div, if they got their letter yet? 

Comment by Paula (Will's Mom) on April 7, 2013 at 8:35am
Thanks all...I got my letter yesterday!!! I was freaking out because my husband said we had not received mail in a few days and wondered if something was happening to it since kids here were in spring break! Other parents on here got theirs so it worried me! I waited all day so i could be here when the mailman came and it did!!! He wrote a small note and told me he loved us all and to read Now onto waiting for a phone call...I hope his division does well!!! Thanks for the support!!
Comment by lemonelephant on April 7, 2013 at 4:48pm

I'm glad it came. 7 more Fridays and you will be at PIR and then spending time with your new Sailor.


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