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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 3:29pm on September 17, 2013, Carol Ann said…

Thanks for your help. I have gotten in and sent my request.I appreciate your help.

At 12:09pm on September 21, 2012, camcammom said…

Hi, I received your message about your son, and my son said that it was a tough Div. and that they all needed to work together better, and that he was hoping by the end of this week they could all figure it out!!  My son sounded very home sick but was trying to make the best out of it!!!  He did not say it in those exact words, but I new what he meant!!  I am keeping them all in my prayers at night and hoping for good things next week for all our recruits!!  Hang in there and I know they will do great things together!!!

At 10:21pm on September 14, 2012, wendi4 said…

matthew will be going to pensacola fl  for school

At 9:38pm on September 14, 2012, wendi4 said…

thank you i too was  thrilled to see someone else who had a son in the same group have you gotten your letter yet we're lucky and live in illinois and only 3 or so hrs fom great lakes can't wait till nov 2

At 7:58pm on September 14, 2012, wendi4 said…

my son is also ship 03 div 354  i was suprised on how fast his box of clothes came and his letter so so proud of my son

At 3:36pm on August 29, 2012, julieand3 said…

You are so sweet!  We are actually doing well.  Less than 7 days away, but we are calm and he's brave.  I took him to San Francisco for a great two days of kicking around, sightseeing and mostly just hanging out together.  It will definitely be a wonderful memory for me.  I had a tearful moment during dinner, but it was a happy, "I've been so blessed to have you as my son" kind of tears.  We meet with the CPO tomorrow and go through all the details of next week.  I'm good...really.  I'm at peace right week or the week after, well, I'll get back to ya!! 

How about you?   

At 11:47pm on August 27, 2012, jbkbmom said…

Hi There!

I'm still finding my way around the forums and can't get back to your original reply, so I want to just thank you for responding, and especially for asking how I was doing.  =)  My son and I just spent a couple of hours around the pool making bad jokes and throwing sarcastic barbs back and forth - general fare for us - but through it all I was fighting back tears knowing the week is flying by and I don't know how in the world I am going to hold it together when we drop him off on Monday.  He's been in the DEP since March, so I've had plenty of time to get used to the idea, and I'm so proud of him!  Just had no idea it would be this hard....thanks for asking! are YOU doing? =)

At 6:12pm on August 23, 2012, julieand3 said…

Hi Linda, It's very nice to meet you!  My son is Garrett and is leaving CA on 9/5. I appreciate this website so much!  Hang in there mom!!  Love & support from CA, Julie 

At 10:51am on August 4, 2012, Proudmomof2navysailors Div 285 said…

Thanks for the info, I think I just got really nervous considering he has already come this far in training and I don't want anything to halt that. I have recovered (lol) a little and I am just praying more than usual. I appreciate so much that you took the time to ease me mind. 

At 1:18pm on August 1, 2012, momof3 said…

Hello, Thank you for the friend request.   9-4 sounded so far away in the beginning, now it is coming faster and faster....Hope all is well with you & your son.  We are now in the process of just getting things ready for the "Day".  I am sure I will be talking to you again soon. I find myself not leaving this site just looking for all the advice and good pep talks I can find.  My daughter is so excited that I find it hard to even sound down around her I want her to keep that excitement:)


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