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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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i am currently waiting to retake the ASVAB i did not get a high enough score the first time, i retake it march 12th. i was told by someone in the Army that u can put where u want your permanent duty station to be in your contract. is this true?? if so how do i do this?

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If it were true the Hawaiian Islands would be overpopulated with US sailors. It may be something you can do in the Army but not in the Navy. You will get your permanent duty station for your enlistment based on the needs of the Navy, and you will not know that info until A school for your rate.

No that is not true for the Navy.  when you sign your contract you can get an "A" school in your contract, but not a duty station.  You don't know where you will be stationed until towards the end of your schooling (if you get an "A" school_

so i needed a 50, recieved a 50 on my ASVAB got a phone call 3 hrs later and went to MEPS 2 days later, i qualified, i am now a Future Sailor, i ship out as an EM (Electricians Mate) so IM IN!!!!!! i am super excited and soooo nervous at the same time. as for those of you whom knew abouth the troubles Buddy (my fiance) were having we did break up and are going to get our careers started and them if we are both still interested we might get back together we are not sure yet

Congratulations.  Join to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view. Craig runs that and will steer you to some good links on there.

When do you ship?  Be sure to let your mom and other loved ones know about this site and check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC (clickable link). (The different DEP groups for each month can be found in that discussion.)

I am happy for you!  Good luck on your future naval career.  :)

EM is a decent rating.  Now time to get ready to move ahead!

i ship out may 15th

sooo excited

Wow, just over a month.  Best wishes to you.

yea it was exactly 8 weeks from the time i enlisted


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