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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 9:59pm on August 17, 2010, Connie(Memphis Belle) said…
read your posting on 9-24-2010 group and visited your group. great pictures and our group has so much to look forward to on our sailors' graduation. i noticed the comments about the Ramada and it sounds HORRIBLE. our 'meet and greet' is scheduled there :( i am finding the information from the moms who have been on N4M's for awile to be so helpful and thank you all for your contributions to the newer groups.
At 3:46pm on August 17, 2010, diannep said…
yep, that seems to be the concensus on the Ramada!
At 3:35pm on August 17, 2010, diannep said…
On the future MeetNGreets, yes, I have been posting. I notice that some have gotten on 8/13 to chat about it. I'm not on all of the future groups, but have posted the options on some of them. I have suggested Anastasia's or Flannigans as possible places if they want to move. One of the moms in 8/13 group told Janelle that she thought that Ramada was great????? HA!
At 11:03am on August 17, 2010, proudtobehismom-Ship 10/Div 333 said…
Great! I will do that! Thank you!
At 10:55am on August 17, 2010, lucky1(11-20-2C) said…
Can you tell me, are divers considered G& they need to check in that day or stay a part of RTC over the weekend??
At 10:52am on August 17, 2010, proudtobehismom-Ship 10/Div 333 said…
Hi wvsuzanne-

So nice of you to take us under your wing. I'm looking forward to the day when I can take a beginning group and help them out too! My son arrived in GL Augsut 12th, of course I'm still reeling with emotion. When I went to your PIR group, I noticed a schedule of what they were doing. Do you know how to access that information. I would love to know what he is doing and when, as for me that is a way to get thru this. I have not even received my box or form letter yet, maybe it's in there? Any help is appreciated. Thanks again for being "our mom" ! =)
At 11:59am on July 12, 2010, diannep said…
Praying for you....such a hard time. I hope that focusing on your son's PIR will help you to keep your mind off of your mom's least, for a while. I think you are making the right decision not to tell him...but I will be praying that he doesn't ask you about his grandma in his phone calls which would force you to fib a let's pray that he doesn't ask about her. Hang in there....praying.
At 11:45am on July 12, 2010, diannep said…
Hey! I am SO SO sorry about your mom. I don't believe a recruit can attend the funeral of a grandparent while in bc. I say that because my father has dementia pretty badly and I wondered if something happened to him while my son was there, could he go. The answer was no. Only parents, siblings, children of the recruit dying can allow them to leave. Therefore, you are left with the choice of telling him. Only you know that...but if at all possible I would NOT tell him until after PIR. That would be so very very hard, I know...but would keep him from grieving during his training. He will be in "indoc" once transferred to A School, maybe even in a "hold" pattern, and also able to stay in touch with you then...a much better time to grieve in my opinion, when you can talk to him whenever he needs it. Just my 2 cents worth....I'm very sorry and will be praying for your family.
At 2:45pm on June 22, 2010, San said…
Hi wvsuzanne, you might ask your son to check to see if he's leaving right after PIR to A school, because my son just finished PIR June 11th and he stayed in GL for A school but he didn't leave to go over until that Wednesday which was 16th of June. His whole Division stayed none of them left until Wednesday. Well at least the ones who stayed in GL
At 4:37pm on June 20, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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