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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."


**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.

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 12:37pm on March 10, 2015, lemonelephant said…

It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailors every time you post. See change 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). Also make change 3 while you are there. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailors.

At 12:36pm on March 10, 2015, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to join CARRIER Families!. This fB page may be of interest as well, The home port will shift to San Diego at the end of the current deployment and you will want to join San Diego Moms or Sailors in San Diego, San Diego Moms/SOs, Lemoore NAS California Moms, and/or Sailors Stationed in California at that time if your Sailor is staying with the TR. If your Sailor changes to the GW instead, join USS George Washington Sailors, CARRIER Families!, and/or Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends.

At 4:01pm on March 8, 2015, Wendy4Cody said…
Hi Kathy!
Cody is doing well. He is hunkered down in Connecticut and seems to be getting used to life under water a little. Where is Paddy going?
Hugs back,
At 1:59pm on October 23, 2014, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Have a great time at Prototype Graduation!

At 5:13am on January 9, 2010, lemonelephant said…
You are very welcome. I didn't know about it either until recently.
If you happen to notice someone who needs to make the change, let them know how to change it, point them to one of the discussions I started about this (such as, or send them to me. Blessings to you and yours.
At 1:30am on March 12, 2009, J from O said…
Kathy, Thanks for the comment. Matt finished ATT yesterday. Today wen to the A school and put in his dream sheet. Not sure when he will start A school. Thought it was interesting that he put in a dream sheet before starting classes. I have missed chatting with you. I always look when I am on aol to see if you are on or not. What is Ty up to? How much longer does he have? What did he put on his dream sheet? When Matt was telling me what he put down it hit me once again, this kid really is gone. Every once in a while it hits me up side the head. Somedays I feel like he is at school at will be home around 4:00. Weird isn't it?
At 8:58pm on November 17, 2008, J from O said…
Kathy, please accept my friend request so we can message each other rather than leave public comments. Our weekend was all I dreamed it would be. I hated leaving Matt again but have high hope it won't be long until we see him again. He is supposed to move to the other side on Wednesday. What is Ty doing now? Still cleaning or has he started one of the classes?
At 12:03pm on November 11, 2008, J from O said…
Thanks so much for thinking about me. Cleaning, fun. I wonder if our boys will be in the same class. Wonder how many are in one class. Isn't there some two week indoc types classes they take leading up to A school? Nice to hear about liberty. Does Ty have a phone, computer, video game, tv, what with him? How is this ship he is on now? I heard from one Mom whose son was on hold that he moved to several different ships. Some were nice others were horrible. Can't wait for Friday. It is strange I am crying at the drop of a pin just like I was when he first left. I just wanna get there and see him. I will definitely let you know how the weekend went. Thanks again.
At 2:14am on November 10, 2008, J from O said…
Kathy, When did your son PIR? My son PIRs on 11-14. He is excited to get started with GM A school. Sounds like he may have a wait. What has Ty been doing while on hold for GM? Glad to see he will be home for Christmas. I would love to hear from you.
At 6:17pm on September 9, 2008, CCR said…
First Sara and now ty. they are both graduated! Arn't you proud? How was the drive?
At 8:43am on August 28, 2008, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Kathy, so excited for you!!! The seasoned moms kinda relieve PIR each Friday. Enjoy a fabulous weekend with Sarah Jane and if she needs help settling in or has questions, let us know and perhaps we can connect the two. She looks awfully cute - Nick might be happy to carry her seabag!!! LOL, have fun - it's a memorable weekend!
At 10:41pm on August 18, 2008, Brenda Sue said…
Hey Kathy, I bought a variety of cards tonight!! FINALLY,
Can I still send one to Ty? Please PM me his current address if so.
At 12:37pm on August 16, 2008, Anita5JS5 said…
Hi Kathy,
How are you? I have been praying for you gies. My Mom has too. I'm sending another card to Ty and wanted to check in for an update. Take care and God bless you gies.

At 12:27am on August 13, 2008, Anita5JS5 said…
Hugs and prayers for you and yours. Big hugs, cuddles, snuggles and wuggles. I'll ask my Mom to add your family to her prayer list too. Take care.

At 12:35pm on August 11, 2008, Brenda Sue said…
Wow - two in GL at the same time!!! AWESOME!!
What are you going to do - spend two weeks in Chicago - that would be cheaper than coming home and going back!!!
What made them both join at the same time - are they the same age? What are their plans for the Navy? My son started thinking about SEAL's but changed his mind during boot camp. He is a MA now and in Kuwait.
Keep in touch!!!
Brenda Sue
At 12:07am on August 8, 2008, 5Sailor1AirmanFam said…
I'll ask Ty if he knows who Chris is! Ty is Tyler Simm...maybe Chris knows him! :)
At 12:07am on August 8, 2008, 5Sailor1AirmanFam said…
Brenna you're funny! Meet and Greet is a get-together the night before graduation when everyone has (hopefully) gotten into town. Ours is going to be at a restaurant called Flanagan's at 7:30. Go to the top an dgo to the top of the page and click on the "Events" tab. Scroll down to the "Meet and Greet for PIR 9/5" and just RSVP! Since we can't see our Sailors until after graduation, a bunch of us are going to get together for dinner and conversation to talk about our Sailors! I hope you and your party can make it! The more the merrier! If you're talking to anyone else that you know if graduating on 9/5, have them go and RSVP! Really, just about all the graduations have one :)
At 12:53pm on August 3, 2008, 5Sailor1AirmanFam said…
Does anyone know if there is a Navy4Dads somewhere out there? I'm going to search, but if anyone knows of a good site for Navy BC Dads, please let me know! Thanks!
At 2:13am on July 31, 2008, 5Sailor1AirmanFam said…
Does everyone have ladybugs roaming around on their screen??? LOL I have no idea where they came from!
At 3:18pm on July 30, 2008, CCR said…
Wow, you are gonna be busy with two PIR's in a row. Is Sara or Tyler going to be the Et/Fc? So weird, I wonder if your son wishes he could watch over his sister, but can't if they are not the same division. /week of PIR.

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