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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 10:19am on November 5, 2010, MRs L* said…
hey i didnt knw you live in Ellicott City; im in Severn
At 4:20pm on August 11, 2010, wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 said…
I will definetly be stalking my phone...haha! I think all of 276 passed so maybe the do overs did too! I hope so girl, even if we don't get a phone call at least we know they are safe and we aren't getting a didn't make it phone call. =)
At 5:29pm on August 10, 2010, wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 said…
I can't stand this waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haha. I feel like this is so much worse than the first time was.
At 4:29pm on August 10, 2010, wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 said…
I thought the first time we went through this was bad!! NOT! Second time much worse!
At 3:25pm on August 10, 2010, wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 said…
I had already gotten my I didn't make it call by now. I got it over an hour ago on Friday! I really hope hiubby took it last night! AHH I'm down in my basement and I have my phone in the one spot where it gets service down here! Haha. I'm packing down here. But I would run upstairs to answer that call in a heartbeat!
At 3:11pm on August 10, 2010, wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 said…
Im carrying mine with me everywher. I've been packing for IL and packing up our stuff for the move and I'm like please...,,please....please!! AHH. Man if only!
At 2:51pm on August 10, 2010, wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 said…
I'm going crazy!!! Haha. I want a call! =)
At 4:09pm on August 8, 2010, wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 said…
Aww I think that eloping is cute. =) haha and he wants to be put with a ship or land duty stuff...neither of us want him attached to a marine fleet. And Im so excited, I'm hoping to move up there within a few weeks actually, he's goign to be looking at apts. with me this weekend when we are at PIR! =) cant you bleive how close we are. And haha my hubby always gives me unsure stuff, but I'm pushing for the call on Tuesday! =)
At 3:29pm on August 8, 2010, wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 said…
HEy girl yeah it did go through! Aww are you guys going to have a court house ceremoney while he's in A school or what exactly? My husband is goign to be HM too and I'm actually looking at apartments right now to move up there soon. =) I'm so excited. I didn't find anything out about whether or not they did captains cup because I was way too excited haha to remmber what I was goin to ask him. He told me they were either retaking it monday or tuesday and if for some reason they had to do it thursday they owuld graduate on Friday but not get to march which he seemed very okay with. It was werid. But he soudned very confident that he was ogin to pass iwth no ptoblem SO that was very comforting lol. Did I forget anything haha? I can't remember everything you aksed me lol
At 1:54pm on August 8, 2010, wsh SHIP 14 DIV 273 said…
Hey girl, how was your weekend? I was wondering if you had thought about moving after A school if you guys get married or waht you were thinking about doing? I'm trying to find apartments now and I'm lost. lol
At 8:34pm on August 1, 2010, Cassandra Rose said…
Hey! Yup married my now husband PIR weekend- big wedding to follow after he gets out of A School in a month. Crazy busy with planning!

Anyways, what questions do you have? I've been through it all so please shoot :)
At 9:18pm on July 30, 2010, lorisue920 said…
My son is a grad and go so we only have friday after the pir until he has to be back in his room. they leave for charleston, his whole division at 2am.
At 3:19pm on July 17, 2010, Beautiful-Blessing said…
Yes. He asked his RDCs. I made sure to express my concerns after doing about 2 months of research in total for it. His RDC just asked him a bunch of questions about our relationship & time together & such, etc, but said, "Though it's not encouraged, you can do it. You'll have time to on liberty weekend." So my baby wants to go 15 minutes away to the courthouse right after graduation, then back to the base to fill out his BAH forms. IL law requires a 24 hour waiting period though, so you get there right after grad on Friday, both of you need forms of ID & to be safe, take your social & birth certificate as well. You can get married on Saturday first come, first serve between 9-12 if I remember correctly & on Sunday at 9 only. You can ask for a waive of the 24 hour waiting period, but it depends on whether the judge will grant it or not. They have done it for military before, but along with the cost of the marriage license & other copies, you'd have to pay a $200 waive fee.
I wanted to ask before. What's your fiance's last name & where is he from? It's kind of fun finding out in letters from my fiance if he knows the sons & fiances of people that I know on here. :P Send it to me in a private message so that it's not anywhere public to be seen.
Oh! I also don't recommend letting him parade it or around or advertise the plan to get married on PIR day. The reason why is because it will give a bunch of men that aren't even at that point the idea to because it sounds great to them. I've known of military couples who have done it, gotten married for the wrong reasons & sadly end up going through divorces a few months down the road - tops a year. Plus, if so many people try to do it, your chances of having a smooth going attempt at the courthouse will probably become more narrow. lol
At 12:37am on June 26, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

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Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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