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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 4:27pm on November 13, 2013, robtom59 said…

Hi Cindy....I just emailed you back but in case that didn't go though, yes I was so excited to get the call from my Sailor!!  He sounded great but of course tired, as you can imagine. How about your son? When did you get the call?  We'll be there very early Fri. about you?

At 8:00pm on October 29, 2013, robtom59 said…

I'm glad you got your letter too today and that he also is doing great!  My son said he should hear soon where he'll be going, he can't wait either. That's great that your son will be going with a lot of the guys he already knows. I wonder if our guys know each other even though they're in different divisions?

At 6:13pm on October 29, 2013, robtom59 said…

You going to the meet and greet? Like I said if we do, we have to find a hotel that is pet friendly cuz there's no one to watch our dog anymore.  I would love to go, but I have to see.  Anyways, I hear ya!!  I am sooo excited for graduation and sooooo excited to see my baby again, I can't wait!!!  Yup we couldn't wait for him to go either and now we can't wait to see him!!!  Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I know for my Matthew the Navy will be the best thing for him.  I'm sure for your son too!!!  It's time he found his way!!!

At 3:49pm on October 29, 2013, robtom59 said…

Hi Cindy....thanks for the link.  My plan is to finally sign up on facebook tonight.  I just got home from work and am tired now.  Well I didn't get a phone call yet but my husband, myself and my mom all got a letter today and it put me in such a good mood!!  He sounds very upbeat and happy and says he's doing really well! Says he hopes he can call soon. Did your son call yet? I talked to one mom today at work and she said her son only called once after the first night they got there so I know it's hard for them to call. Anyways I can't believe only 2 weeks left, I know we all can't wait!!

At 10:11pm on October 28, 2013, robtom59 said…

Goodnight Cindy....I hope our sons call us soon, I'll keep my fingers crossed!!

At 10:01pm on October 28, 2013, robtom59 said…

I know how you feel, I'm dying for him to call too!!!  They will call us soon, we have to believe that and think positive!!  :-)

At 9:59pm on October 28, 2013, robtom59 said…

He will see what he wants to go into after taking these classes for the 3 weeks at GL and then get placed at his base.....

At 9:56pm on October 28, 2013, robtom59 said…

That is cool!!!  I'm still confused as to what the apprenticeship program is, but I know he will stay at GL for 3 weeks, but not sure what he'll be doing there.  When did you know he'll be going to Pensicola?

At 9:53pm on October 28, 2013, robtom59 said…

I'll join FB tomorrow, too tired now but when I do I'll check that out and if you can think of any others on FB for me to check out, let me know please.  In the mean time please keep in touch, I'll look forward to it!  I'm going to check out that PIR sarges page now to see about the meet and greet. Hope to hear from you soon and thanks again for responding, I feel much better now!!  Hope our babies call us soon, they probably will!!!

At 9:46pm on October 28, 2013, robtom59 said…

I mean what's the A school?


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