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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 girl went to boot camp on Nov. 14. I have had 1 phone call, and she was a mess. I have had no letter yet, not even the formal one that gives details about graduation. We didn't even get a call on Thanksgiving. I went to Navy boot camp 25 years ago, so I know what she's going through...I remember the utter exhaustion and bitter loneliness. I remember 80 other girls who liked and hated me alternately, depending on what time of the month it was. I just wish I knew how she is doing.

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Comment by Melissa (ship 5 SEP) on November 23, 2012 at 4:32pm

Our boy left the same day.  Got a phone call also.  Received his box Tuesday with shoes and cloths but no formal letter, no address, no graduation details.  Waiting is horrible. 

Comment by Bella7177 on November 23, 2012 at 6:44pm
Hi, Melissa, thank you so much for your post. If it encourages you, about 2 hours after I posted that the formal letter with her graduation info came in the mail. There won't be a personal letter included, but his address will be on the envelop, and you will be able to write him. I have been writing to Sarah every night since she left, and I'm so thrilled that I can start mailing them now. Please let me know when you hear from your boy. What's his name? How old is he? Sarah is 19, and this is the first time I have ever been separated from her for more than a weekend!
Comment by lemonelephant on November 23, 2012 at 7:08pm

Both of you may want to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Moms, PIR Reference Information, and New Members Stop Here. Once you know your SR’s PIR date and/or division number, watch in Boot Camp Moms and/or at and join the group for that once it has been created. (Remember if you share names, share first names only unless you do it in a PM.)

Bella7177, you may also want to check out Women in the Navy, Mom’s of Navy Daughters, and Mom's of Daughters 2.

(Group names within this reply are clickable links. To join a group, click on the group name and after the group page opens, click on "+ Join..." in the upper right.)

Comment by Melissa (ship 5 SEP) on November 24, 2012 at 12:07am
Yea, got ours today also. Christian is also 19 and left out of Knoxville. He is ship 12 DIV 054. PIR 1-11-2013.
Comment by Bella7177 on November 24, 2012 at 2:55am
Sarah's PIR is the same day! She left out of JAX Florida. I can't wait to hear from her. I hope Christian is well. Keep me posted, and I will do the same!
Comment by lemonelephant on November 24, 2012 at 1:56pm

Melissa and Bella7177, Join the group, PIR 01/11/2013 TG 9 (clickable link), to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.

Melissa, Divisions 053 and 054 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. 

Comment by Bella7177 on November 24, 2012 at 5:10pm
My girl is in Div 053. I'm assuming the term Brother Company just refers to 2 groups training together. When I went through we were called brother and sister companies.
Comment by lemonelephant on November 24, 2012 at 5:14pm

Yes, Brother Divisions are the divisions that train together.  We ocassionally hear of Sister Divisions, but rarely.  Probably because there are all Male divisions and Integrated Divisions, but very rarely are there all Female divisions (Division 317 was this year to commemorate the WAVES).

Comment by Melissa (ship 5 SEP) on November 25, 2012 at 12:15am

Thanks Lemonelephant, that's really cool.  My mom remembers WAVES back in the day,  Bella, were are now related  LOL  I'm not sure if we are sister but our kids are brother/sister.  Can't wait to start hearing about the letters everyone recieves.  I sent out 2 today.  One I wrote just after he left and another after I got the address.  Hope it brings him lots of encouragement, support and joy   Hope Sarah is doing well and keep you head high and proud.  Honor, Courage, Commitment,  Those 3 qualities are what every mother prays for their child.

Comment by Bella7177 on November 25, 2012 at 1:32am
Melissa, I have put a letter in the mail, and have another ready to go for each day next week. I am really proud of my girl...this has been her plan since she was in the 7th grade, and she has really worked hard to make it happen. It is a great thing to have raised such brave children. Now I just have to be brave enough to make it through! LOL!


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