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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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USS Triton Div 423 Ship 12 just wanna meet some other people!!!!!

Just wanna know who my SR is with too! she was taking it a little rough but I know she can do it!

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My daughter is also on the Triton Div 423 Ship 12..Nice to meet you..We are from California! :)

Like wise as you probably saw on my Profile were from Rhode Island!!! I sent you a friend Request feel free to send me a message if you'd like!

hi darling sorry to be so late replying back, my son ship is 3 div 430, and we from Baltimore MD, I miss my son so much, does your son have PIR ON 11/8/

haha Barbara i was Initially on here for my Ex GF but i am no longer showing her support the boy you see in the picture is actually me LOL

My son is on uss hopper. Is that a cool ship?

hello there , does anyone have a picture of the ship, so i could frame it, also is your son ship 3, div 430, also how do i sign up for meet and greet

Check your My Page.

The info for the Meet and Greet is in the Events tab, but here is the link, PIR 11/08/13 SARGE'S MEET AND GREET.

Ships at the RTC are barracks, not real ships. Although a picture of the ship would be interesting, it does not reflect your SR's experience at the RTC. See Ship/Division--How it Works. I didn't find a photo of the USS Hopper, but here is an article about when it was commissioned: Check Gift Ideas for PIR for ideas that will help him to commemorate his time at the RTC.

thanks lemonelephant, that was very helpful, also is USS triton the same as USS Hopper?, I am getting confused

You are very welcome. No, the USS Triton is Ship 12 and the USS Hopper is Ship 3. They are both barracks at the RTC.


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