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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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At 10:46pm on December 2, 2010, moosemom1 said…
Hi Donna! Thanks so much for letting me know about Cheddar's on Saturday. I have class on Saturdays but keep me posted on future gatherings and I would love to join!
At 6:36pm on November 10, 2010, Valtameri said…
Greetings! Haven't heard from you in a while, hope everything is OK.
At 12:33pm on October 27, 2010, Valtameri said…
What nice pics! Sam is so much taller than mom, but he does have your eyes, doesn't he?
At 2:18pm on October 16, 2010, txlovemom said…
Yes, on facebook--Lori Hogue and email is to my blackberry too.
Happy for you that you got to spend quality time with your Sailor. What is his "title" (can't think of right term) My sailor is EM--he's at Nuke school in Goose Creek--classed up just this week.
At 1:19pm on October 16, 2010, txlovemom said…
Hello txsailorsam! So good to hear from you. I'm doing great, just trying to catch up. I am event coordinator for a retirement living community, so always something going on, plus my husband and I have an 8 yr old daughter and 11 yr son AND I keep getting those looks from my hubby--"you on that site again? I thought this was over...", so laying low for a bit. That's my sob story!
Now, it was so wonderful to get to meet you and your family and and sit with you--it was killing me and YOU I know that you couldn't see Sam from where we were sitting. If I had it to do over, I would have sat at the very bottom or end so we could have walked around and taken more pics and probably gotten to vist with our sailors. I will try to post some pics here later. I love all your pics--wasn't it great to sit at the airport with our sailors? Tired and sad, but would do it all over again. Take care and stay in touch!
At 12:44pm on October 10, 2010, Valtameri said…
Just stopping by to say Hi!
At 9:05am on October 5, 2010, MandE'smom(Hi, I'm Mary) said…
Hi :)

E remains in GL until December. She doesnt go to San Diego until later. Not sure why she gets the extra training.
At 12:18pm on October 3, 2010, Valtameri said…
I'm not sure I did that correctly, so tell me if you don't see a N4Ms email from me.
At 9:45pm on October 2, 2010, Whaletalkers said…
Hi there! Thanks for the Friend add! :)
At 6:03pm on October 2, 2010, Liz71184 said…
Thanks...It was really nice meeting you too!!!!
At 10:37pm on October 1, 2010, Valtameri said…
Congrats! What a great picture!
At 9:35pm on October 1, 2010, Brenda Sue said…
Below - TxSailorsam and his mom!!!
At 9:35pm on October 1, 2010, Brenda Sue said…

At 10:03am on September 30, 2010, Valtameri said…
Safe travels! Happy, happy weekend! Don't burst with pride!
At 6:08pm on September 29, 2010, gabbyhat said…
Hey Donna, so sorry I didn't even know this comment wall was on my page til JessicaB pointed it out on our PIR group wall...guess a lot of new people did not know...I wasn't ignoring ya and couldn't have mrt up with you Monday because I usu work late on Monday. Anyway, have a great time with Sam. Things will get better in TX. Didn't know your pics were here either. Love your weiner dog!!! Paula
At 4:32pm on September 28, 2010, Valtameri said…
I did ask my husband -- how does one know when to perserve and when to say "I can take a hint?" It could also be a pacing issue -- that the rigt job will be open tomorrow.
At 1:12pm on September 28, 2010, Valtameri said…
Believe it or not, we were just about to step out the door to take Jake to the recruiters' office for his trip up to MEPs, and the recruiter had a family emergency and has to reschedule! Jake may have a stroke yet, poor guy.
At 9:04pm on September 27, 2010, Brenda Sue said…
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I've been thinking about YOU and him all weekend!
I knew battlestations should be soon. Did you see any pictures of him from last weekend? Is he still walking around making sure no one faints? (I forget what that was called).
At 9:02pm on September 27, 2010, Valtameri said…
You should be proud! That's great!
At 8:55pm on September 27, 2010, Brenda Sue said…
Count DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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