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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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Heart Broken
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At 12:59am on August 6, 2010, Saralee said…
My son bought a laptop also. I'm hopeing this spending money thing dies down after awhile. LOL My son is AR and I'm still trying to figure out what that one means. Will his girlfriend being do the same thing as your son? I'm still not sure when mine will actually start school but I know he has done a course online and recieved a credit already.
At 10:46am on August 4, 2010, Saralee said…
Hello nnylear, It is good to see you in the Pensacola group to. I believe I saw you at the Ramada. I remember saying to my daughter, "that looks like one of the moms I talk to on N4Ms" and from your profile photo, I know I saw you at the PIR. We didn't go to the meet n greet, my 18 month old was having trouble adjusting to being away from home and was not enjoying it. I did love the PIR and of course seeing Zach was worth the trip. I had brought his girlfriend with me and I had a feeling something was wrong. She was so negative about everything but I wanted to keep the peace because we had so few hours with Zach. I worrry about how he is handleing all this and I'm hoping as the weeks go by down there it gets easier for him to deal with. Has your son found out wehn he will start school? Zach has not yet.
At 9:54pm on July 28, 2010, chelsealouise said…
i just read your post about pensacola being a chartered flight...what does that mean?

my boyfriend is going to pensacola for AIRR. we haven't gotten his sailor call yet, so we don't know any details.
At 10:36pm on July 12, 2010, Deena-mom2jake(ship 10 div 254) said…
Hi! I was wondering the exact same question regarding the contacts. I'm hoping someone will answer. My son also requested that I send him a pair of his contacts to wear to graduation. He is in the same division as your son & I am so nervous about sending them. I don't want to get him or anyone in trouble. It does sound like they have had their issues. I sure hope things are coming together for them all as they near the end. My son is young but states he is very determined to get through this without any problems as he is ready to graduate and have rest time. He really misses everyone and not only did he get his wisdom teeth pulled but has had crup & strep. His last letter was very depressing. Hopefully all our letters sent have brought his spirits up. Good luck to your son!
At 10:57pm on July 7, 2010, Susan-Andrewsmom said…
I haven't heard too much from my son, but he does tell his girlfriend and she tells me they are struggling. I guess he doesn't want to worry me. I can't understand why some have to make it so hard for everyone else. Hard enough to deal with boot camp without having to deal with all the extra crap. Got a letter today and his main thing was getting to graduation so he can relax for a few hours. Hope to see you soon.
At 10:45pm on July 7, 2010, RNnavywife(ship10 div254) said…
Hi! It seems that everyone I know who's son/husband is in our division is saying the same thing. Those poor guys :( It's just not fair. I hope to God that they can get everyone working together in the next few weeks!!
At 1:50pm on June 9, 2010, Saralee said…
The form letter came today!!! That recruiter still hasn't returned my calls. I hope you have better luck with him..Better yet, I hope you got your letter today. Mine says the PIR is July 30th...I'm so excited.
At 10:17pm on June 8, 2010, Saralee said…
The Box came today! Well he sent it to his girlfriend's house and yes that makes me kind of sad but she is a sweet girl and she called me right away to "share the moment" with me. Have you heard back from the recruiter? He hasn't returned my call yet. Zachery is the oldest of my four and the first to leave. I really hadn't expected it to be so hard and to miss him as much as I do. I was telling my two girls today, that I've decided I'm not going through this again and they aren't allowed to leave after High School....Of course, they just laughed and hugged me. They miss him a lot too. Please do keep in helps to be able to talk to another mom and maybe our sons know each other by now.
At 10:48pm on June 7, 2010, Saralee said…
Hi nnylear...thank you for the friends request. You are so lucky to have been at the game. I wasn't able to go. I miss him so much and haven't spoken to him since that morning. Haven't gotten the box yet or even a call. I'm hoping no news is good news. Your photos from the game are great, I can see my son in the ones where they are getting sworn in. I am so very proud of him......How are you holding up?......Sara
At 9:58am on June 3, 2010, ProudMom2 (ship10div254) said…
Did you have fun at the game last night?? I just uploaded some pictures of the event on my page, in case you'd like to take a look! I was so proud of our boys! Did you get your phone call from Collin last night?

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