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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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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 3:11pm on December 28, 2012, wfindley said…

My son did MEPS in Louisville, so I assume that is where he will be leaving to bc from.  My son went to MEPS in September or so and can;t go to boot camp until April 8th.  7 month is a long time to wait.

At 2:09pm on December 28, 2012, wfindley said…

He talked to his recruiter today and his other choices were booked so if he wanted to go to bc quickly he had to do PACT.  Of course he did MEPS back in September and April 8th is the earlist they could get him in.

At 12:09pm on December 27, 2012, Liz "Geo" SHIP 13 DIV 095 said…

yes, my son is home sick & of course we miss him as well... He mentioned that there's a lot going on but there adjusting he cant wait for February 8th & we cant wait as well I'm glad we got our letters now cant wait for the phone call right?

I pray that God keep blessing & protecting our boys lets do this?

SHIP 13 DIV 095

At 6:41pm on December 26, 2012, Liz "Geo" SHIP 13 DIV 095 said…

received the letter today best present

miss my babyboy so much!!!

At 11:45pm on December 20, 2012, Liz "Geo" SHIP 13 DIV 095 said…

yes we live in Chicago "COLD" my son Giovanni he's 18 his birthday is next month 01/25/ turning 19. I have 3 children 2 girls & my boy & hes the middle child just been hard especially the holidays right around the corner & he's following his grandfather footsteps he going for Submarine Machinist's Mate (MMS)  very PROUD MAMA & his decision!!!!

At 8:29pm on December 20, 2012, Liz "Geo" SHIP 13 DIV 095 said…

Your from Ohio? not to far? How old is your son?

At 8:12pm on December 20, 2012, Liz "Geo" SHIP 13 DIV 095 said…

Yah, Nice to hear from you as well. SHIP 13 DIV 095!!!!

At 5:24pm on December 19, 2012, Marksmom ship 03 div 091 said…

I got the letter today so hoping that yours is either there or on its way :) His PIR date is Feb 8. I had to call the recruiter and ask him because my son had given the date 0 Feb 13....he had forgotten to put the actual day lol. Poor thing was probably so frazzled. I am so glad to have met someone in the same boat as myself. Look forward to meeting you at their graduation ceremony! Hoorah!

At 12:01pm on December 19, 2012, Marksmom ship 03 div 091 said…

Oh wow, your situation sounds very similiar to mine....My son also had just signed his contract on the 28th as well. Was told that he was leaving Dec. 11 to RTC. He is an ABE. He leaves Great Lakes and flies directly to Pensacola Florida for school. Totally threw the family off, with time crunch and mentally preparing for such a big change.

At 11:56am on December 19, 2012, Marksmom ship 03 div 091 said…

Hello :) our boys will most likely be in the same PIR group. My son is on ship 03 div 091. He is in a brother division. Have you recieved the box yet?



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