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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."


**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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CS (Culinary Specialist) Moms Discussions (20)

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Boot camp

My daughter left today for bootcamp. Sounds like every mother hear feels the same. Its bitter sweet and I can not wait to hear her voice ag…

Started by Amanda

0 Jan 30, 2019

Arrived at bc on June 13-CSS

My son has only been gone for 5 days now. I will get the box tomorrow via FedEx. They left a note for me to sign, which I have done. So rea…

Started by Lea (SHIP 11 DIV 242)

2 Jun 22, 2017
Reply by Lea (SHIP 11 DIV 242)

My Bird can Cook

My son choose culinary. He left for bootcamp May 1st. I am so excited for him he has always wanted to be a chef,

Started by My Little Bird

6 May 10, 2017
Reply by disneygirl64

Got the "box"

I was home today and I got the "box" from my son. I hurried to open it expecting that he put a note inside, but it was only his dirty cloth…

Started by My Little Bird

3 May 8, 2017
Reply by disneygirl64

Got the "box"

I was home today and I got the "box" from my son. I hurried to open it expecting that he put a note inside, but it was only his dirty cloth…

Started by My Little Bird

4 May 8, 2017
Reply by My Little Bird

are there any CS mom's or out there?

Our Grand-Daughter's PIR 02/05/2016, Ship 02 DIV 914

Started by D's Nana

16 May 8, 2017
Reply by wismama (CS mom)

New CSS sailors on hold at GL

My son just graduated BC and is waiting to go to Fort Lee. The rumor is he will be there about 4 weeks. Are there any other moms with sailo…

Started by Sassy4jake

17 Sep 1, 2016
Reply by therevbev

CS newbie 'Nana'

jus curious... r u there?

Started by D's Nana

9 Jan 26, 2016
Reply by therevbev

Will my css be home for Christmas 10/23 division 360

He is at fort and said the school is 4 weeks we was trying to figure out what to plan for hoildays since he will graduate right before Chri…

Started by navymom2015

0 Nov 9, 2015

My son is graduating 10/24/2014. Ship 13 div 341.

Are there any other moms out there whose sailor will be attending a school in fort lee.

Started by Yasminie5

8 Apr 13, 2015
Reply by Sassy4jake


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